I sent my 30D in for repair a couple of months ago. Estimate was $201, but I saw the loyalty program info on the repair site so I called to ask about it.
The nice lady said yes, the price for the 50D is $669 plus my 30D. Sounded good to me.
But, she said, they were out of stock on the 50D bodies.
So, she said, they'd give me the kit - 50D plus 28-135IS for the same price.
So I jumped on it. Very happy with the 50D. It was very clean, had about 8K clicks if I can believe the software, and was perfectly adjusted. I did the microfocus adjustment on all my lenses, including the 28-135, and they were all in the range of -2 to +2.
Ummm, anyone want to buy a 28-135 IS?