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Canon 5D MARK II Refurbished: GOOD or BAD?

 
marvpf
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Jul 11, 2011 08:53 as a reply to  @ post 12738439 |  #106

One things for sure, I know I'll always think twice before ever hitting the "Purchase" button on that site again, and I'll cringe when/if I do with that kind of service policy in place.




  
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Jul 11, 2011 09:06 |  #107

Do they charge a restocking fee?

What are the conditions for returning a refurb? As in simply return it without buying anything else.


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Jul 11, 2011 09:15 |  #108

Yeah, up to 14 days. but from what the lady told me..if you return it ..the new sale price is a first come ..first serve. I doubt it will stay that price.




  
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Jul 11, 2011 09:37 |  #109

The copy I received appears to be brand new. It doesn't appear to have ever been touched outside the factory. Not a single mark, scratch or smudge anywhere. The way my luck is going with this purchase, I'll return it and receive one that's really been handled and used previously. That's a distinct possibility that I've considered too.




  
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Jul 11, 2011 09:45 |  #110

lol...true




  
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Jul 11, 2011 09:45 |  #111

they may have saved the banged up ones for the price drop! haha




  
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Jul 11, 2011 09:46 |  #112

i too, was not too happy upon finding out that it was discounted an extra 15% the last couple of days. i ordered mine on 6/20 so it's not as bad as some of you here but still sour regardless. i wonder how many people did get it for that special low price though.

i had a problem with my 21 actuation brand-new looking refurb though. there's a huge white dead pixel when i record movies and play it back on my computer. just called and spoke to a rep so i'll be sending in my 2 week old camera in for repair.

in the end, i'm glad to have paid less than what used ones w/ 10k clicks are going for now which is ridiculous and having warranty on it incase stuff like this happens. so even if we didn't get the amazing deal, still we got a better deal than buying one used "as-is" for more.


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Jul 11, 2011 09:53 |  #113

marvpf wrote in post #12738292 (external link)
I purchased mine last Tuesday (7/5) for $1999 and it arrived on Saturday, which I believe is the day the sale started.

I called Canon this morning as soon as they open and was told there was nothing they could do for me. They said the only thing I could do would be to return the camera within the 14-day time period after I received it and they would return my $ once they receive it. In the meantime, I could purchase another one at the current price of $1699.15 IF one becomes available (they're out of stock at this moment) and that price is still applicable but of course I would have to shell out about another $1750 (incl tax and shipping) to do so. I also asked if they could credit me the difference ($300) towards another purchase and they said no.

Way to go, Canon! vmad

that's exactly what I thought they'd say. And they can easily, since there are none in stock anyway.


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Jul 11, 2011 10:45 |  #114

I too am disappointed in this 15% sale.. I was willing to buy a refurb 5D2 at full price but this silly sale made them go out of stock :(


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Jul 11, 2011 12:07 |  #115

uOpt wrote in post #12738366 (external link)
Well that is also the reason why I won't go the return and order new route to get the $300. For all my luck I end up without any. Maybe that would be best.

Did the 15% combine with the loyalty program (not for the 5d, but for the others)?

If it makes anyone feel better, I was told the 15% price would NOT be applicable in the CLP. So youd get 20% off the original (non-sale) refurb price thru CLP, or 15% off if you ordered right from the refurb site.

I just got my 7d a little over 2 weeks ago for 1087+tax....if they combined the 2 discounts it would have saved me another 150, but no big deal if they didnt.....I got a low shutter count, just about brand new "refurb" that seems to be working perfectly. Still going through some tests to verify that but so far so good.




  
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Jul 11, 2011 12:46 |  #116

chrisexv6 wrote in post #12739661 (external link)
If it makes anyone feel better, I was told the 15% price would NOT be applicable in the CLP. So youd get 20% off the original (non-sale) refurb price thru CLP, or 15% off if you ordered right from the refurb site.

I just got my 7d a little over 2 weeks ago for 1087+tax....if they combined the 2 discounts it would have saved me another 150, but no big deal if they didnt.....I got a low shutter count, just about brand new "refurb" that seems to be working perfectly. Still going through some tests to verify that but so far so good.

Chris, you just made my day. I was in a dark mood since I purchased my T2i on 6/30 and the lady would not price match to the sales price. The site was down, so she didn't know I bought through CLP I guess. I'd rather get 20% off CLP then 15% off of refurb price. Thanks Chris!


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Jul 11, 2011 13:43 |  #117

chrisexv6 wrote in post #12739661 (external link)
If it makes anyone feel better, I was told the 15% price would NOT be applicable in the CLP. So youd get 20% off the original (non-sale) refurb price thru CLP, or 15% off if you ordered right from the refurb site.

I just got my 7d a little over 2 weeks ago for 1087+tax....if they combined the 2 discounts it would have saved me another 150, but no big deal if they didnt.....I got a low shutter count, just about brand new "refurb" that seems to be working perfectly. Still going through some tests to verify that but so far so good.

Yeah. As insane as it sounds, the camera we got was good enough that I am very tempted to get a loyalty 7D now. Way to go, get pissed off, throw more money at them.

I am sure Nikon treats us much better, no? :D


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Jul 11, 2011 14:27 |  #118

chrisexv6 wrote in post #12739661 (external link)
If it makes anyone feel better, I was told the 15% price would NOT be applicable in the CLP. So youd get 20% off the original (non-sale) refurb price thru CLP, or 15% off if you ordered right from the refurb site.

I just got my 7d a little over 2 weeks ago for 1087+tax....if they combined the 2 discounts it would have saved me another 150, but no big deal if they didnt.....I got a low shutter count, just about brand new "refurb" that seems to be working perfectly. Still going through some tests to verify that but so far so good.

You made my day as well! I JUST ordered on Saturday for the same $1087 and I just logged in out of curiousity and saw the sale price (sold out of course) I guess a good price is a good price, doesnt matter that a better one comes along, but it would be frustrating to pay $200 extra for ordering one workday too soon! Hopefully I get a good copy! (shipping today for Wed delivery)


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Borman
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Jul 14, 2011 08:32 |  #119

Got my 5d2. 167 shutter count :) Still testing it, but if you told me it was new, Id believe you.


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Jul 14, 2011 14:52 |  #120

Borman wrote in post #12756537 (external link)
Got my 5d2. 167 shutter count :) Still testing it, but if you told me it was new, Id believe you.

Congrats! I'm really happy with Canon at the moment also :). Definitely going to buy another refurbished!




  
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