shinksma wrote in post #16258895
Not sure of the intent of your post. The CLP program gladly takes in absolutely any old Canon camera - if they didn't want old P&Ss, they'd make the requirement an SLR or "a body with detachable lenses". It is a way of rewarding "loyalty", which is in the name of the program.
Since they regularly offer discounts that occasionally exceed the CLP discount, no-one is gaming the system, IMHO.
I didn't mean to offend anyone, I just hate to see people game the system. I figured that the intent of the program is to help loyal customers that have purchased cameras used them to the point that they don't work anymore or may be obsolete. Its an Honor system. Seems now days, especially since the internet has come into existence, people no loner have to walk up to the counter, look a person in the eye and state that they have this camera that they bought new or refurbished and have used it to the point that it doesn't work or is obsolete. Now days people do anything to save money. No one thinks about INTEGRITY, you know, do you do the right thing even when no one else is around or looking. I hate to see us lose that. It's been awhile since I used the loyalty program. Maybe I need to go back and read why Canon developed it and what and who it was targeted towards.
Maybe it is intended for anyone that can find a broken camera and send it in for the discount regardless of weather or not they actually bought it new or even used and used until it was broken or obsolete.
I probably shouldn't have replied to the post. It was a knee jerk reaction when I saw that someone was looking to buy broken cameras to get the discount.
I forget that now days, "the end result justifies the means".
I guess I am wrong and just a prude.