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MilesW
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Sep 03, 2014 07:53 |  #1

Thinking of getting a refurbished 60D from Canon to upgrade from my 20D. Anyone here dealt with a Canon Refurb? Yea or nay?


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Sep 03, 2014 07:59 |  #2

Everyone here seems to have had a really good experience with it.


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Sep 03, 2014 08:05 |  #3

Full disclosure, I have bought a lens(17-40 f4) and a camera body (6D) and I have had great results with the lens being only a few months old based on date code and the camera body having only a few hundred clicks. But there have been a few that have received refurbs with many more clicks on the body and a few years old on the lenses. So you have to be willing to accept that the age of the refurb is not always brand spanking new. But I will say the lens and body I received looks like they were new in box when they were received. I believe they go through each refurb individually to make sure the device meets or exceeds specs. That is not the case with ones right off the line as they only inspect a percentage of them. So I trust the refurbs more than I do new. But your mileage may vary.


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Sep 03, 2014 08:06 as a reply to  @ sirquack's post |  #4

Bought two cameras this way, no problems. Look into the Canon Loyalty Program:

https://photography-on-the.net …highlight=loyal​ty+program


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Sep 03, 2014 08:07 |  #5

ANd you get Canon's 1-year warranty. Just like their new products.


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Sep 03, 2014 08:20 |  #6

I forgot about that Gossamer. The refurb warranty is more than enough to cover you if something were to come to you less than perfect. And as I mentioned, both of my purchases were quite satisfactory. I will say this with no hesitation, any future Canon purchase I make will always be from the refurb unless they are not available there. Then I might consider buying new, but refurb will save me money and I know I will get a great product every single time.


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Sep 03, 2014 08:32 |  #7

gossamer88 wrote in post #17133125 (external link)
ANd you get Canon's 1-year warranty. Just like their new products.

...and I think a few weeks back we established the 14-day exchange privilege still exists.

My 60D had somewhere around 45 clicks. Only way to tell it wasn't new was the all white box and the punch (tiny hole) in the serial number tag.

Check on pricing using the Canon Loyalty Program...could be a bit better than the refurbished price.




  
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Sep 03, 2014 08:39 as a reply to  @ John from PA's post |  #8

I've bought a refurb body and several lenses...great deals and all received in like new condition. Only 132 clicks on my T2i. Don't think twice...go for it!




  
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Sep 03, 2014 08:54 |  #9

tomj wrote in post #17133124 (external link)
Bought two cameras this way, no problems. Look into the Canon Loyalty Program:

https://photography-on-the.net …highlight=loyal​ty+program

I agree with tomj and John from PA: check out the Canon Loyalty Program. When I bought my 60D refurb, there was a 20% off sale going on so it was moot for me.... but that 20% goes a long way to offset the sales tax and shipping costs.

The price of the 60D is a real bargain at the moment. Mine ended up being a few dollars over $700 with shipping and sales tax added in.


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Sep 03, 2014 09:39 |  #10

I recently picked up a refurbished 70D with an 18-55 for $836. Great deal - camera had around 4,000 clicks. A bit high - but everything appeared new. Taking it for a test drive this weekend - haven't had the time yet. Still within the 14-day return period so no big deal.

Saved lots of cheddar going refurbished and have the warranty. Time will tell.




  
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Sep 03, 2014 10:12 |  #11

MilesW wrote in post #17133112 (external link)
Thinking of getting a refurbished 60D from Canon to upgrade from my 20D. Anyone here dealt with a Canon Refurb? Yea or nay?

Looks like a good used one for $450.00.

https://photography-on-the.net …p?p=17132457#po​st17132457




  
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Sep 03, 2014 10:20 |  #12

"Check on pricing using the Canon Loyalty Program...could be a bit better than the refurbished price."

When I purchased refurbs, it was 20% off the refurb price. Current price of a refurb 60d looks like $575.99, under the loyalty program this would be abut $460. Unless things have changed.


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Sep 03, 2014 11:42 |  #13

Got a refurb 6D through Adorama. No regrets!


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Sep 03, 2014 13:27 |  #14

tomj wrote in post #17133329 (external link)
"Check on pricing using the Canon Loyalty Program...could be a bit better than the refurbished price."

When I purchased refurbs, it was 20% off the refurb price. Current price of a refurb 60d looks like $575.99, under the loyalty program this would be abut $460. Unless things have changed.

^^ probably the best option
a refurb with one year warranty is a good deal




  
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Sep 03, 2014 14:30 |  #15

I bought my 60D under the Canon Loyalty program a couple of years ago. I sent back a film EOS SLR that was not working and got the 20% discount on the refurb price.
My camera had a low-600 shutter count and I have been very happy with the 60D. I'm so happy with it that I will not upgrade to the 70D.


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