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Experiences buying refurbished bodies from Canon Direct?

 
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Sep 23, 2011 13:04 |  #16

coldcuts113 wrote in post #13150439 (external link)
Update.. As I'm charging the battery, the 7d looks brand new. Seriously.

yea i bought my 7D a few months ago, would do it again. the camera looked and felt brand new.


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Sep 23, 2011 15:07 as a reply to  @ Daedalus34r's post |  #17

Well, curiosity got the better of me and I downloaded gphoto2. Shutter count shows as 1582 (I took about 40 photos so far). Seems a bit high for my liking - I'll have to look over the camera more closely before deciding.




  
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Sep 23, 2011 15:10 |  #18

that's really not a high shutter count. There was one forum member that got a 5D II from the CLP that had over 43k on the shutter....THAT I consider high.

on the CLP thread, there were people returning cameras if they had 100-200 shutter actuations...if you want a 0 count, buy new. these are refurbished for a reason...whether it was because someone bought it, used it, and it broke later on, or it may have been a demo unit, or even pulled from the production line and tested at the factory.


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Sep 23, 2011 15:16 |  #19

The CLP is not available in the UK
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Sep 23, 2011 15:17 |  #20

US only. get a friend in the states to do it for you and ship it.


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Sep 23, 2011 15:40 |  #21

Invertalon wrote in post #13150686 (external link)
My 5D2 was like new... With like 16 images on it. Not a single flaw, anywhere. Can't beat it. I wish I got a better deal on it, but still not terrible. Something like $2100 or something. Still $300 or so saved.

Wow I thought I lucked out with mine only have 600 clicks...


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Sep 23, 2011 16:14 |  #22

rick_reno wrote in post #13150565 (external link)
I've only seen two reports of people being unhappy with bodies they got. Overall, it appears to be a good place to buy a body, really good if you live in a state that doesn't have sales tax.

Yeah, one of them may have been me. Might as well re-tell my story...

I got a 7d through the CLP in December of last year. After about a month I started to notice a strange problem. Sometimes (not always, or even often) every other photo would get screwed up. Normally they would be duplicates of a previous photo, e.g. photos 23, 25, 27, 29, etc. of that particular set would be identical. Sometimes they would have a strong pinkish cast or be all-white instead or show "tearing". The JPEGs and RAWs always match (e.g. show the same corruption). Turning the camera off and waiting 5-10 minutes always fixes the problem, at least temporarily.

I'm sure that some people are thinking the memory card must be at fault right about now. Unfortunately I had this problem with two cards, a Sandisk 16GB 266x card and a Transcend 32GB 400x card. And yes they were formatted in-camera. I also had the problem with various lenses (Sigma and Canon), and even two different batteries (both Canon brand). I have upgraded to every firmware revision which was released and the problem still occurs (only once since upgrading to 1.2.5 recently, but it has happened).

Also, I have lent this camera out to three friends and two of them have had the problem. One of them thought that he broke it! So clearly it ain't just me. Also, my T1i has never had this problem.

I sent the camera to Canon twice for repairs during the three month warranty period. Both times it behaved for about a month then had the problem again.

Although this probably sounds awful, the thing is that it happens very rarely. At most once a month. When it does I just have to stop using the camera for a while and it will be okay thereafter.

If I were a professional this would be completely unacceptable. As a hobbyist I can tolerate it, but I'm not happy about it. If I had purchased my 7d new then it would still be under warranty even now and I would probably have returned it at this point, especially since some of my friends can also vouch for the problems it is having.




  
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Sep 23, 2011 16:46 |  #23

Got my 1DIV refurb, like new, perfect.


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Sep 23, 2011 23:39 as a reply to  @ MikeJohn's post |  #24

Bought a 7D through the CLP one year ago - had zero problems back then, or now.

Huge number of posts on this subject in two very long threads.

Ready CLP FAQ's first, start at post #1 -
https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=948785

Thread prior to FAQ thread created -
https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=918120




  
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Sep 24, 2011 09:04 |  #25

I have purchased a 7d from the CLP. The camera looks new and have 200's clicks. The camera did have a problem and was fixed under the warranty. If you purchased, I would have them perform a final health check before the warranty expired.


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Sep 24, 2011 14:32 |  #26

I bought a 7D from CLP in January. I did have to send it back for a shutter about a month later. It was in and out back to me in 7 Days. I wasn't comfortable only having a 90 day warranty so I bought a 3yr. Mack from Adorama for $129 including accidental damage. I love the camera and would do it again.

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Sep 29, 2011 04:25 |  #27

Excellent. I buy almost every camewra and lens used or refurbished. It's paid off!

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Sep 29, 2011 07:34 as a reply to  @ frule's post |  #28

The Canon Loyalty Program is not the same as just purchasing a refurbed body or lens. anyone off the street with a valid credit card can order refurbed equpment. The CLP lets you trade in an old Canon body for extra hundreds off the refurbed price. It no longer applies to 5DII. It does apply to any of the xxD or XXXD bodies they have for sale. And yes you do have to send in the old Canon body. ;)




  
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