FWIW, just received my 7D from the loyalty program. (Traded in an AE-1 I received as a high school graduation present--kinda sad I suppose. Then again, whoever thought I could get $200 of value out of that reliable old classic!) Anyway, the 7D looks brand new--not a scratch or mark anywhere. First shot was numbered 01-0001.
The battery, however, had been used. Slight marks and blemishes on the underside--which I only noticed after opening a new battery alongside it. The camera reports the battery as being "fully rechargeable", or whatever.
Just finished reading the manual--Wow!
With the money I saved, I went ahead and bought a Zeikos grip (works great!), a 32gb 400x CF card (Transend), and a UDMA reader from Lexar. Let the fun begin.
Also FWIW, I bought this because my venerable 40D has 90,000 clicks and folks are starting to pay me for may services. That 40D will be a great backup or second camera for an assistant.