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Nov 02, 2010 21:39 |  #91

HyperYagami wrote in post #11214125 (external link)
If someone who has the skill to hack Canon's site and did only that much, he/she was an idiot.

(i.e., your conspiracy theory is way too farfetched.)

Oh no, they wouldn't be an idiot at all. Quite the opposite. In many cases hackers will make only subtle changes to a web site, sometimes just enough to cause disruption but also not cause immediate attention so their work lingers longer. This is not a theory, it happen often.




  
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Nov 02, 2010 21:58 |  #92

I guess this is the Canon anti-Loyalty program...screaming bargain that gets cancelled.

Oh well.

At least their ridiculous prices remain intact. :)




  
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Nov 02, 2010 22:14 |  #93

spotz04 wrote in post #11214385 (external link)
In many cases hackers will make only subtle changes to a web site, sometimes just enough to cause disruption but also not cause immediate attention so their work lingers longer. This is not a theory, it happen often.

a) This change is not "subtle".
b) What disruption in this case? Flood of POTN/Fredmiranda users?
c) Seriously, hacking involves a lot of efforts, and this is to achieve what? So people could order a refurb 24-105mm for just a few hundred bucks less? Think if there's any meaningful purpose. Again, the hacker would have been a moron.

This is just a Canon price mistake, Jesus. This sort of things happens all the time.



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Nov 03, 2010 00:11 |  #94

HyperYagami wrote in post #11214608 (external link)
a) This change is not "subtle".
b) What disruption in this case? Flood of POTN/Fredmiranda users?
c) Seriously, hacking involves a lot of efforts, and this is to achieve what? So people could order a refurb 24-105mm for just a few hundred bucks less? Think if there's any meaningful purpose. Again, the hacker would have been a moron.

This is just a Canon price mistake, Jesus. This sort of things happens all the time.

Leave the Lord's name out of this before you insult someone in this forum.

Canon doesn't screw up the prices on multiple lenses "all the time" especially all within a 24 hour period. You're making silly comments. Disruptions are the cancellations. POTN and FM weren't the only sites who knew about the three discounted lenses - try surfing a bit wider on G. I've managed large commercial web servers, subtle hacks like this are common for their simple purpose alone. I'm not saying a hack has happened. I'm saying this could easily happened. Try to be less foolish in your response.




  
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Nov 03, 2010 00:35 |  #95

the 70-200 2.8 IS MK I was 1299 this summer, refurbed.


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Nov 03, 2010 09:46 as a reply to  @ Drakeskakes's post |  #96

Called this am and talked to a rep who didn't own a personality. She didn't have a clue and talked to a supervisor who told her it was a mistake. Boy this rep needs a new job as she sure came off as not liking her job.

Oh well, guess I'll have to part with a few more bucks if I want this lens :)

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Nov 03, 2010 14:04 |  #97

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After 40 minutes (mostly on hold) the supervisor recognized the error and stated that he would escalate the complaint and have someone higher up phone me tomorrow.

Did anyone from Canon call you yet? If so, what was the result?


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Nov 03, 2010 17:02 |  #98

I just got a call from Canon telling me that my order was being cancelled as they made a mistake on their web page. If I wanted the MKI then they would continue to process the order. My email confirmation said it was for the MKII but I'm not going to get in a pissing match with them. So, my dream of getting a MKII goes down the toilet.

The lady told me they don't even have any MKII's available as refurbished.


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Nov 03, 2010 17:05 as a reply to  @ psinkant's post |  #99

I spoke with 5 different people at Cannon. All of them started with some variation that I purchased a mark i. Fifth person offered a slightly reduced cost on a new mark ii with 12 month warranty.




  
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Nov 04, 2010 13:07 |  #100

I am surprised by so many people being mad, agitated etc etc. Ok they made a mistake, ok they had to cancel orders but at the end of the day so what? If you can afford a $1700 refurbished lens you can afford a $2000 new one.


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Nov 04, 2010 13:10 |  #101

Dimitris wrote in post #11224562 (external link)
If you can afford a $1700 refurbished lens you can afford a $2000 new one.

Are you being serious with this statement?


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Nov 04, 2010 13:36 |  #102

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Nov 04, 2010 14:07 |  #103

Dimitris wrote in post #11224700 (external link)
I am surprised by so many people being mad, agitated etc etc. Ok they made a mistake, ok they had to cancel orders but at the end of the day so what? If you can afford a $1700 refurbished lens you can afford a $2000 new one.

Well, $300 can get you a used 580exII


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Nov 04, 2010 16:25 |  #104

Dimitris wrote in post #11224700 (external link)
I am surprised by so many people being mad, agitated etc etc. Ok they made a mistake, ok they had to cancel orders but at the end of the day so what? If you can afford a $1700 refurbished lens you can afford a $2000 new one.

Next time you buy something please send me a pm. I need some free cash.


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Nov 04, 2010 16:40 |  #105

Dimitris wrote in post #11224700 (external link)
I am surprised by so many people being mad, agitated etc etc. Ok they made a mistake, ok they had to cancel orders but at the end of the day so what? If you can afford a $1700 refurbished lens you can afford a $2000 new one.

This is really ignorant. Maybe you can afford it...

Why did you buy a 2nd hand 7D on the forums instead of buying a brand new one from a store? If you could afford $1400 here you could certainly afford it from B+H?

To some people the extra $300 makes the difference.


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