How much of a difference does a pristine box make on the resale of a lens?
Specifically, a 200 f/2.8 II?
Canon wants me to cut the UPC code out of the box to claim my $50 rebate. I'll end up with a box with a 2x4" hole in it which not only damages the box but tells the world "I got it cheap so I should sell it cheap". Sounds silly, but I'm not thrilled.
But if I don't cut the box, I lose out on $50.
I confess I MUCH prefer their prior method of instant rebates!