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When exactly are the Canon rebates being offered?

 
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Oct 03, 2006 11:55 |  #31

BTBeilke wrote in post #2071215 (external link)
You mentioned that you were wanting to get an additional lens. If you were to buy a lens off of the rebate list, you would get to double the rebate on both the 30D and whatever lens you choose. Or, you might consider buying a flash such as the 430EX. Then instead of just a $100 rebate, you'd get $220 back. You'd essentially be getting the 430EX for $20. I think most people here would agree that an external flash is a must. The built-in flash units are fine for an emergency but leave a lot to be desired in most cases.

The problem is that I whichever camera I go for it is a big expense for me. This is not what I do to make a living and to me this is a big purchase. I would love to take advantage of all the rebates and buy a camera and a few lenses and a flash but in the scheme of things I am barely going to be able to leave with the camera w/kit lens and a CF card.

So the 'small' amounts of money everyone mentions adds up to big doallrs for me. This is all about money for me but I will not compromise and will wait until I can afford the right camera. If I did not have to think about cash I would go out and buy a 30D today. I hear and read great things about the 400D and I bet I would be absolutely thrilled with it but I do wonder how long that will last.

Before I got my A620 I had limited understanding and experience with photography. Within about 6 months I was using the camera in M mode almost all the time and knew I wanted additional lenses. I was slowly outgrowing the camera. Now, another 6 months later I still love my A620 but am well aware of all it is and is not and I know I am ready for DSLR. I have a funny feeling that some of you that are recommending the 30D over the 400D are right in that the 30D is a camera that I will probably not outgrow. I really should go to the local camera store and feel them both too. Many refer to build and weight of the 400D as something they are not thrilled with and I can't relate to it because I have not held the camera in my hand.

I know I will wait at least until the rebates begin before I do anything so I will drive myself nuts for another few weeks and then more than likely just go for the D30 since I can see I am already presenting a good case for getting one. :D


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Oct 03, 2006 12:40 |  #32

TMR Design wrote in post #2071474 (external link)
The problem is that I whichever camera I go for it is a big expense for me. This is not what I do to make a living and to me this is a big purchase. I would love to take advantage of all the rebates and buy a camera and a few lenses and a flash but in the scheme of things I am barely going to be able to leave with the camera w/kit lens and a CF card.

I totally understand where you are coming from. I am hoping my wife will buy the "with these double rebates, I can't afford not to buy a 5D and a 16-35L before they expire" argument. :wink:


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Oct 03, 2006 12:51 |  #33

BTBeilke wrote in post #2071643 (external link)
I totally understand where you are coming from. I am hoping my wife will buy the "with these double rebates, I can't afford not to buy a 5D and a 16-35L before they expire" argument. :wink:

LOLOL too funny. Fortunately (or unfortunately, depending on how you view it) I only have to answer to myself so its easier to be irresponsible with money.;)


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Oct 03, 2006 13:50 |  #34

I figure I'll just pull out the rebate and say "Here's my shopping list"


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Oct 03, 2006 16:09 |  #35

Actually Canon uses a third-party for rebates.....Just so you know, while there are some who report receiving their rebates in a timely manner; many, many, many (note the number) that report waiting for many months to receive their rebate checks. If not in a hurry for the rebate check, then definitely worth it.

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Once Canon comes out with the rebates, basically, you purchase an item/two/three whatever. Then, you have to take a copy of the original receipt, cut off the UPC code and some other stuff from the original box, and send it off to canon. It's easy to prequalify your purchases online...and then wait.

There are rebate forms that you get, once you purchase something, during the rebate program, or you can always download them from the Canon website. Most of the rebates are in the US only, and require US Addresses.

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Oct 03, 2006 17:08 |  #36

m3incorp wrote in post #2072508 (external link)
Actually Canon uses a third-party for rebates.....Just so you know, while there are some who report receiving their rebates in a timely manner; many, many, many (note the number) that report waiting for many months to receive their rebate checks. If not in a hurry for the rebate check, then definitely worth it.

Yeah, I figured as much...and trust me, the waiting takes forever. Even checking the website from time to time revelas nothing. I just call every few weeks, just to make sure they received everything. Once, they lost all my info, and I had to send it all back (luckily I kept copies of everything).

No worries here, though...as I know what to expect.

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Oct 03, 2006 22:23 |  #37

Here's a detailed look at which lens gets the best savings and thus the best deals. (I couldn't get the text formatting figured out on the post) Bold red line represents the best deals in zoom and prime and light line 2nd best. :) Perfect for me since that 17-40L and 100 macro are exactly the ones I want! :D :D :D


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Oct 04, 2006 18:03 |  #38

From that chart the 5D is a bargain!


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Oct 05, 2006 01:55 |  #39

Yes, 5D is quite the bargain at 20+% off on double rebates. Of course, Canon will be coming out with the 5D and 30D successors most likely by March 2007, which is probably why the rebates are so steep. If you don't mind letting $600+ floating around till you get the rebate check, then 5D is indeed worth investing in. :D


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