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Any worries with Canon refurb 60d?

 
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Oct 29, 2014 18:22 |  #1

I'm going to upgrade to a 60D -- getting 20% off from Canon for a refurb. ($485 - is that good?)

I'm not keen on used but how used would a refurb be? Are they reliable?
Got any experience you all can relate?

Thanks.


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Oct 29, 2014 18:25 |  #2

Just search for refurbished, there are many threads about the refurbs from Canon. Generally, they are great, with a few exceptions.


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Oct 29, 2014 18:25 |  #3

bpiper7 wrote in post #17240521 (external link)
I'm going to upgrade to a 60D -- getting 20% off from Canon for a refurb. ($485 - is that good?)

I'm not keen on used but how used would a refurb be? Are they reliable?
Got any experience you all can relate?

Thanks.

Have bought a couple lenses and a flash from Canon refub and couldn't tell they weren't new.


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Oct 29, 2014 18:34 |  #4

It's a great way to go, I've gotten my 7D and my 70-200 F2.8 L II with Canon refurb and it was absolutely fine.


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Oct 29, 2014 18:35 |  #5

You might also check to see if any further discounts apply for a Canon Loyalty Program purchase. Likely not with that discount but it never hurts to ask.




  
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Oct 29, 2014 18:37 |  #6

I love the refurb Canon items. Better than 50% of my stuff came from there, and it is all great.




  
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Oct 29, 2014 18:48 |  #7

Price is about right, and the 60d is a fun camera. I'd think you'd be pretty safe going with it, and I'm sure Canon would make it right if there were issues.


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Oct 29, 2014 18:52 as a reply to  @ modestglock26's post |  #8

Don't hesitate...do it!




  
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Oct 29, 2014 18:56 |  #9

Buy all my gear that way. Partnered with my company discount it really becomes a no brainer!


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Oct 29, 2014 19:14 |  #10

Canon refurbs now carry a one year warranty, just like new, so there is nothing about which to worry.


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Oct 29, 2014 19:40 |  #11

Phoenixkh wrote in post #17240610 (external link)
Canon refurbs now carry a one year warranty, just like new, so there is nothing about which to worry.

And I believe a 14-day exchange privilege.




  
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Oct 29, 2014 19:43 |  #12

Be sure to have insurance to cover your gear, then you wont have to worry about it going bad.
Even brand new stuff can go out any second.


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Oct 29, 2014 20:28 |  #13
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My 60D was a Canon refurb 3 or 4 years ago. About 17,000 frames and no hiccups. Do it.


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Oct 29, 2014 23:40 |  #14

Thanks, everyone. I think I will.


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Oct 30, 2014 00:00 |  #15

I just picked up a refurbished 60D a couple of weeks ago. Canon's service was top notch and if I didn't know it was a refurb, I'd swear that it was a brand new camera. It's that nice looking. With a refurb you have the knowledge that a Canon tech inspected it himself before it reaches you, as well as the normal year warranty against any problems.
No brainer especially at that price.
Enjoy your 60D!


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