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Sep 03, 2014 19:20 |  #16

2 lenses and 3 bodies refurb from Canon Direct. No issues and would do it again.


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Sep 04, 2014 22:00 |  #17

I ordered my 60d through the loyalty program, I did have to send the first one they sent me back (some kind of lens error), but I got them to pay the shipping and have now put over 25k clicks on the replacement one they sent. I also bought my 55-250 on a 30% off refurb sale.


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Sep 04, 2014 23:31 |  #18
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I've purchased quite a few items from Canon refurbished. I get the same warranty as new, for 20% less. The question is: "Why pay more for new?" if refurbished is available? Waiting for refurb sales and clearances saves even more.


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Sep 05, 2014 04:44 |  #19

yeah go for it




  
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Sep 05, 2014 07:53 |  #20

mine1 wrote in post #17136389 (external link)
...and have now put over 25k clicks on the replacement one they sent.

Not hard to do where you live (Kalispell MT)! Lovely part of the country sitting at the "gate" to Glacier.




  
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Sep 05, 2014 10:48 |  #21

John from PA wrote in post #17136928 (external link)
Not hard to do where you live (Kalispell MT)! Lovely part of the country sitting at the "gate" to Glacier.

Thanks I love it here.


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Sep 05, 2014 13:07 |  #22

I have purchased a 7D and a 5DIII through the Canon Loyalty Program and both cameras were like new and have functioned flawlessly. If I ever purchase another DSLR I will definitely consider buying refurbished if it is available.


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Sep 05, 2014 13:26 |  #23

Since getting my 5D3 refurbished and with the extra canon loyalty program (sent in a stone old and long broken point&shoot I had set aside for my boy to take apart) I'll always check out what's available refurb first. Camera had 6 or 7 clicks on it, looked brand new, not a scratch or fingerprint. AND it was checked and evaluated by a Canon tech, which I'm sure does not happen to all cameras rolling off the production line. Shortly after I got mine they also increased the warranty (I think I got a month or something) so it's an even better deal now. Not that I ever had something break during warranty.

If what you want is available, go for it. And if you have an old Canon product, see if what you want also falls into the loyalty discount program. I saved a good $1000, so basically got my lens for free. :-)


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Sep 05, 2014 15:17 |  #24

Just to add to the positive...I've purchased 2 lenses and with the exception of the red dot marking to indicate it's refurbed from Canon, you cannot tell them from new.

I wouldn't hesitate to buy refurbed. The nice thing is they are not line items...they have been touched by tech's who inspect them for any issues before they release them for sale.



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Sep 06, 2014 07:52 |  #25

Sounds like the way to go then.


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Sep 28, 2014 23:18 |  #26

So, generally speaking is it safe to assume that a refurbished camera's shutter count has not been reset? I purchased a 60D about a week ago and just now checked the count. The program is saying 430 and the battery menu on the camera shows 320. I'm pretty sure that's right on for the amount of pictures I've taken since I got it. I have a bit of a dilemma though. It came with a spot of dirt underneath the glass covering the lcd screen! It's pretty obvious, and I feel that it should have been noticed very quickly by a technician. I'm just not so sure I should send this back though if it's that new and works fine otherwise!




  
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Sep 28, 2014 23:47 as a reply to  @ slathrum's post |  #27

Solid choice. Just do it.


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Sep 29, 2014 20:37 |  #28

I'm waiting on my second refurb lens 24L II to arrive.


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Sep 30, 2014 07:20 |  #29

24-70 f/2.8 mkii and 17-40 f/4, both refurb and both excellent lenses. I look refurb first now when looking for gear.



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Sep 30, 2014 08:28 |  #30

slathrum wrote in post #17183122 (external link)
I purchased a 60D about a week ago and just now checked the count. The program is saying 430 and the battery menu on the camera shows 320. I'm pretty sure that's right on for the amount of pictures I've taken since I got it. I have a bit of a dilemma though. It came with a spot of dirt underneath the glass covering the lcd screen! It's pretty obvious, and I feel that it should have been noticed very quickly by a technician. I'm just not so sure I should send this back though if it's that new and works fine otherwise!

You do have an exchange program for I think 14 days. The issue is it might just be replaced with a camera with a higher shutter count; and even a warranty repair might have the same result. If it really bothers you perhaps take it to a Canon service facility. To remove and replace the protective glass on the rear LCD is about a 1/2 hour repair tops. There are some videos on the web showing how to do it if you are adventuresome. As a minimum I would have on hand the replacement tape.

See http://m.youtube.com/w​atch?v=xckJW0NyW9E (external link).




  
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