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Oct 13, 2010 17:41 |  #1

ok so i was looking at the loyalty program since my camera broke, and im looking at the 5d mark II for 1600 + some change. this is refurbished. my question is, what are the chances that the camera would be bad, broken, or near the end of its life cycle. because i cant afford to have another camera beak in the next few years, i want one that will last.
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Oct 13, 2010 18:00 |  #2

Most people report that the cameras they received or better than new. Keep in mind that refurbs are checked over closely and anything in question is replaced to bring the camera to a like new camera. I would not hesitate to purchase refurb for a substantial price reduction.


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Oct 13, 2010 18:03 |  #3

The chances are slimmer than buying one off the net because these have been double checked and repaired (if needed) by a Canon Rep. I have no problem in buying a refurb whatsoever. I just ordered a 50D in exchange for a broken Rebel G. $719.20 plus tax :-)


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Oct 13, 2010 18:12 as a reply to  @ MDoc's post |  #4

My 5DII came with 13 clicks on the shutter.


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Oct 13, 2010 18:13 |  #5

I've had issues with refurbished goods, but not with a Canon camera. I've had issues with a Kodak P/S and a Canon printer. Referbs can be line samples, opened boxes, display samples, returns, and a host of other things that would render a camera not salable as new. That said, I'm guessing that the bulk of the referbs Canon offers are units pulled from their assemble line for some reason or units returned to them from retailers. But as said, they do go through some inspection process before being delivered to you but I seriously doubt that it is extensive.

Think about it. Does it make sense for some tech to spend hours fixing and testing a broken camera just so Canon can go off and sell it for less than a new camera? I'm guessing that they clean it up, run it through testing and if it passes, they sell it as a referb. I doubt that more than a few minutes are spent with each body.


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Oct 13, 2010 18:18 |  #6

rs2 wrote in post #11091509 (external link)
My 5DII came with 13 clicks on the shutter.

What program did you use to read out the shutter actuations? I tried Astrojargons tool but even using the power off trick I get different numbers each time.


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Oct 13, 2010 18:20 |  #7

Loyalty program has been good to me. 2nd 7d only 1214 with a dead canon 10d


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Oct 13, 2010 19:29 |  #8

gjl711 wrote in post #11091510 (external link)
Think about it. Does it make sense for some tech to spend hours fixing and testing a broken camera just so Canon can go off and sell it for less than a new camera? I'm guessing that they clean it up, run it through testing and if it passes, they sell it as a referb. I doubt that more than a few minutes are spent with each body.

Actually, I disagree, and believe that it's quite the opposite. If you're a genuine P&S user moving up to a dSLR through the loyalty program, they do not want any chance of you having a problem. If you have a problem with the dSLR, you might go back to P&S, or worse, switch to Nikon/Olympus/Sony. If you've got a broken dSLR, and get another one through Canon directly, and it breaks on you, you may very well switch to a competitor.

They probably make the same amount per camera, or more, as when they sell it to a retail outlet, so I doubt they're too upset about people buying their refurbs.


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Oct 13, 2010 20:42 as a reply to  @ shmoogy's post |  #9

got my 5dmk ii from them and its flawless, zero clicks

the people that answer the phone are camera lovers and know quite a bit. they say most of the refurbished cameras have very few clicks or none at all and they are there do to damaged boxes or cut boxes

she said one time someone sent one back that had purchased a refurbished that had 25k clicks but they figured whoever originally had it must have done time lapse within the typical 15-30 days someone has to return it

needless to say they let that clp purchase get returned for a new one




  
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Oct 13, 2010 23:17 |  #10

That sound very interesting.


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Oct 13, 2010 23:21 |  #11

Cool...I'm getting another 7D.


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Oct 14, 2010 09:49 |  #12

do you have the link to a 1500 price? The refurbs I saw on the Canon site were 1999.


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Oct 14, 2010 10:42 |  #13

NeutronBoy wrote in post #11095466 (external link)
do you have the link to a 1500 price? The refurbs I saw on the Canon site were 1999.

They will take some off if you have a dead camera to send in.
So I think they have a chart for the value of the camera you send in.


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Oct 14, 2010 10:45 |  #14

I wish I could trade my 7D for a mkii ;(


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Oct 14, 2010 10:45 |  #15

here's a question, is this in canada as well? i looked and googled but couldn't find anything saying the program was on up here.


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