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Jul 18, 2013 23:46 |  #16

I would spend the money on a new one for a similar price or even less in some cases. Somewhere down the line if you ever need to sell, it will have a better resell value.


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Jul 19, 2013 00:09 |  #17

Canonism wrote in post #16133544 (external link)
I would spend the money on a new one for a similar price or even less in some cases. Somewhere down the line if you ever need to sell, it will have a better resell value.

I've resold my refurb for more than what I paid.


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Jul 19, 2013 00:16 |  #18

sportmode wrote in post #16133577 (external link)
I've resold my refurb for more than what I paid.

ditto




  
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Jul 19, 2013 09:10 |  #19

^that might be the exceptions and most likely you had some additional discounts when it was purchased.
Buying this refurbished would have cost me $1994 shipped to CA when you can purchased a brand new from an authorized dealer for the same or less. In my cases a lot less. For me as a buyer, if I was given a choice between the 2 to purchased used, given the same condition, same price, date code, etc. I would choose to buy the non-reburbished version. So for me, the refurbished hold less value over the non-refurbished.


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Jul 19, 2013 11:26 |  #20

I sold my refurbished lenses for basically what I paid (or more).


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Jul 19, 2013 11:45 |  #21

I wonder if they are planning to use the refurb store as a primary outlet for these lenses. I imagine that there has been a lot of resistance to the price of this lens. They could sell many new (not refurbished) lenses out the back door as refurbs without having to lower the official list or street price. Those that are willing to pay for new can still do so at the official price through the usual retail stores.


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Jul 19, 2013 11:49 |  #22

Bearmann wrote in post #16134843 (external link)
I wonder if they are planning to use the refurb store as a primary outlet for these lenses. I imagine that there has been a lot of resistance to the price of this lens. They could sell many new (not refurbished) lenses out the back door as refurbs without having to lower the official list or street price. Those that are willing to pay for new can still do so at the official price through the usual retail stores.

i think they are just selling refurbs :)


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Jul 19, 2013 12:58 |  #23

pdrober2 wrote in post #16134862 (external link)
i think they are just selling refurbs :)

Of course, you would have no way of knowing. All you would know is that you got a lens in a white box. (Maybe I don't understand your smiley face. Were you being sarcastic?)


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Jul 19, 2013 15:42 |  #24

Why would Canon sell a new lens as a refurb for a lower price?


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Jul 19, 2013 15:45 |  #25

pdrober2 wrote in post #16135447 (external link)
Why would Canon sell a new lens as a refurb for a lower price?

Exactly. That's ruining their inventory and their profit margin.


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Jul 19, 2013 15:53 |  #26

1KIND wrote in post #16135454 (external link)
Exactly. That's ruining their inventory and their profit margin.

And their QC reputation will take a hit.




  
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Jul 19, 2013 16:19 |  #27

pdrober2 wrote in post #16135447 (external link)
Why would Canon sell a new lens as a refurb for a lower price?

To move additional inventory. Say there are 1000 people willing to pay $2100 for the lens, and 5000 additional people who would pay $1850 for the lens, and 10,000 people willing to pay $1600 for the lens. Assume they make a profit for any lens sold over $1200. They can maximize their profits by selling 1000 lenses at $2100 plus additional ones at lower prices. It would be the same reason that they offer a rebate, to sell more at a lower profit margin (even though the Canon rebates usually result in the customer paying more, not less :mad:)
I don't know how it could affect their QC reputation. Are you aware what percentage of their lenses are sold as refurbished? I am not. These would be brand new lenses placed in a white box. Their failure rate would be the same as the new lenses place in a retail box. (unless you are implying that the white boxes are less protective during shipment than the retail boxes).


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Jul 20, 2013 05:35 as a reply to  @ Bearmann's post |  #28

What do you all think of this lens with a 7D? I currently have a 10-22, 18-135, 50 1.4, and 70-200 f4. I would sell my 18-135. I'm also considering a 17-55.




  
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Jul 20, 2013 09:15 |  #29

I think the 17-55 would be a better all purpose lens for travel and such. If you don't mind frequent lens changes between the 10-22 and 24-70, you would have good coverage with it.


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Jul 20, 2013 09:47 |  #30

17-55 is better suited for a crop. i did not 24-xx on my 7d, not wide enough. plus, the 17-55 is half the price and has IS


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