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Jan 18, 2012 22:07 |  #1

Hello everyone. I've been around for a short while but in the last couple of years I've learned a ton thanks to the awesome members here.

I was wondering what your opinions were regarding canon's refurbished 60D. I plan on upgrading my almost 3 year old XSI, and seeing the refurb is $200 cheaper i thought why not?


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Jan 18, 2012 22:19 |  #2

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Hello everyone. I've been around for a short while but in the last couple of years I've learned a ton thanks to the awesome members here.

I was wondering what your opinions were regarding canon's refurbished 60D. I plan on upgrading my almost 3 year old XSI, and seeing the refurb is $200 cheaper i thought why not?
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Are you buying from amazon? Buying refurb from amazon is nice, but why not get a new one for just $400 more [I think]


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Jan 18, 2012 22:36 as a reply to  @ archpictures's post |  #3

for $200 delta...go with a new body every time with full 1 year warranty. Go with the refurbed if you swap in a old Canon body and get a few hundred more in savings.




  
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Jan 18, 2012 22:41 |  #4

Why risk buying what may have been someone elses problem previously. Just buy new especially since you appear get good use out of your camera.


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Jan 19, 2012 00:08 |  #5

I am not a fan of used. Refurb maybe another story though at least it has been gone over. Used is another story unless you know the owner. Never can tell how it was treated and they tend to ask for the moon when selling used maybe able to get new for close to used prices


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Jan 19, 2012 00:18 |  #6

buying from Canon is very safe, I wouldn't worry about it at all. That's a good upgrade path.




  
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Jan 19, 2012 07:48 |  #7

If you're buy from Canon itself then you should be fine. The refurbs have all been thoroughly checked and rebuilt with new parts where necessary and so should be as good as new. They may even come with some form of warranty though I'm not sure. A friend bought a refurb 7D and I couldn't see any difference at all between his and my new one, apart from the £229 more I paid for mine.


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Jan 19, 2012 09:56 as a reply to  @ modchild's post |  #8

I have had better luck buying refurbished Canon cameras than I have in buying new Canon cameras. I bought my first two (10D and 350D) new and had to send each in for repair within 90 days.

I bought my 30D, 40D and 7D as refurbished units and have had absolutely no problems in the years I have owned them.

IMO, the Q.C. at the Canon Repair Center is better than the quality control on the assembly line. Each camera from the Service Center is checked before it goes out the door. This is not the case for the asembly line where only a few cameras are actually checked.

HOWEVER... This is only true for cameras which are Canon Refurbished (the boxes are stamped as such). It may not be true for cameras purchased from a local camera shop, returned to that shop for some reason and then (incorrectly) sold as refurbished units...


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Jan 19, 2012 10:20 as a reply to  @ archpictures's post |  #9

The 60D (body only) refurb is $639.99 direct from Canon right now through their loyalty program.

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Jan 19, 2012 14:02 |  #10

Yea i meant i was going to buy from canon refubished site. It seems a lot of people have gotten good results. $639??!!!! REALLY!!!?
Can i turn in my XSI?
How much would i get?


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Jan 19, 2012 14:30 as a reply to  @ abc2000's post |  #11

You don't get any trade-in value, it's just a 20% discount from the refurb. price. They prefer the camera to be broken (Canon camera, P&S or whatever). I know people that have bought a broken Canon camera off of ebay for a couple bucks and used that to turn in.


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Jan 19, 2012 14:34 |  #12

abc2000 wrote in post #13732942 (external link)
Yea i meant i was going to buy from canon refubished site. It seems a lot of people have gotten good results. $639??!!!! REALLY!!!?
Can i turn in my XSI?
How much would i get?

For what it is worth, I can't tell you just how happy I am with my refurbished 60D I got from Canon Direct last month. It certainly looked new and felt new.

You should have no worries getting a refurb straight from Canon.


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Jan 19, 2012 14:39 |  #13

Canon's refurb program is good and offers some nice savings. Even better, if you can go through Canon Loyalty Program, trading in an old camera, that can add up to even more savings. Some poeple buy broken, cheap point n shoots that qualify for the CLP trade in off eBay, etc. You'll have to call Canon to see what's available through CLP and what trade-ins they are accepting, get a quote for your XSi. But assuming it's still working fine, you likely wouldn't get as much trade-in for your XSi, as you could sell it for here on POTN through the classifieds, on eBay or on Craigslist. For CLP, you generally want the cheapest, broken camera that qualifies, if you can lay your hands on one!

With either, Canon stands behind it with a 90 day warranty. If you have a problem, they'll make it right.

One thing, some of the major retailers also get refurbs to sell... Adorama and B&H sometimes have them. Their prices are similar to Canon's, but sometimes they often offer a longer warranty period. I've seen up to a year warranty on refurbs from those retailers. It might pay to shop around and look in the major retailers' used departments, too.

I have bought refurb lenses and cameras an never had any problem with them.

They might be returns for some reason or another, that were fixed. Or they may have been demo units in a store or at a trade show. Either way, they supposedly go through the Canon Service Dept. to be checked and probably get better/closer attention than a new camera coming off the factory assembly line that goes through a quick quality control inspection.


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Jan 19, 2012 15:15 |  #14

Hmmm i see, so if i buy a broken PS of ebay and turn it in the camera comes out to $639, if i sell my XSI too plus grip i should get aroung $360 or so right? so technically im paying around $330 more or less for the 60D...


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