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Dec 28, 2009 13:27 |  #121

mickeyjuice wrote in post #9276755 (external link)
It's a losing game, Henry - may as well try to explain algebra to cats.

I'd much rather he explain why the combination of the T1i kit plus the 55-250 costs $85.00 more, before the rebate, than buying the kit and the lens separately.

I understand algrebra, but I don't understand that.


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Dec 28, 2009 14:07 |  #122

runninmann wrote in post #9276854 (external link)
I'd much rather he explain why the combination of the T1i kit plus the 55-250 costs $85.00 more, before the rebate, than buying the kit and the lens separately.

I understand algrebra, but I don't understand that.

Maybe it's because the price of the "kit + lens" kit is listed at the price Canon says it would be. (Even then they are discounting a bit from what Canon says it will cost.)

http://www.usa.canon.c​om …/eos_instantreb​_nov29.pdf (external link)


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Dec 28, 2009 15:46 |  #123

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Maybe it's because the price of the "kit + lens" kit is listed at the price Canon says it would be. (Even then they are discounting a bit from what Canon says it will cost.)

http://www.usa.canon.c​om …/eos_instantreb​_nov29.pdf (external link)

I doubt that's the reason. Canon is just listing MSRP in those ads. It lists the T1i kit at $799.99, yet B&H sells it for 769.99. It lists the 55-250 at 299.99, yet B&H sells it for 255. It lists the 50D/28-135 kit at 1299 and B&H sells it for 1129.95. It seems that the only items that B&H prices according to the Canon suggested prices are those that are subject to the rebates.


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Dec 28, 2009 15:59 |  #124

It would be cool if canon just did mail in rebates like every other company and I got a little credit card in the mail


I've never had an issue with those, and it's so easy a monkey could figure it out. Receipt, UPC, send it to canon, a few weeks later I'd have a check.

That would be swell. Like Sandisk and Manfrotto do.


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Dec 28, 2009 16:04 |  #125
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mikekelley wrote in post #9277715 (external link)
It would be cool if canon just did mail in rebates like every other company and I got a little credit card in the mail


I've never had an issue with those, and it's so easy a monkey could figure it out. Receipt, UPC, send it to canon, a few weeks later I'd have a check.

That would be swell. Like Sandisk and Manfrotto do.

Yeah, because NOBODY has ever complained that they're a fantastic avenue for ripping off the consumer. Never.


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Dec 28, 2009 16:07 |  #126

mikekelley wrote in post #9277715 (external link)
It would be cool if canon just did mail in rebates like every other company and I got a little credit card in the mail


I've never had an issue with those, and it's so easy a monkey could figure it out. Receipt, UPC, send it to canon, a few weeks later I'd have a check.

That would be swell. Like Sandisk and Manfrotto do.

Yeah, I much prefer the Visa/Mastercard Debit cards that expire 90 days after they are issued instead of a check. Saves me a trip to the bank. :p


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Dec 28, 2009 16:08 |  #127

The Pixma 9000 is $499. All of the rebates associated with that, that I have ever seen, are mail in rebates. No one ever screws around with that price to make extra profit, it's always $499.




  
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Dec 28, 2009 16:09 |  #128

What? For a second there, I thought someone said they actually like regular mail-in rebates. And in the form of an awkward-to-spend credit card, too.


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Dec 28, 2009 17:35 |  #129

Just order from Amazon where you can get it for $814 like the B&H and Adorama prices should be. The discount will show up after you enter your CC info in the final review before ordering. It's cheaper than B&H or Adorama even with the bing cash back deal.


There was a thread nearly identical to this on DPreview where a B&H rep was trying to explain the situation. After avoiding the issue he finally broke down an gave an answer like Helen did, it's a Db issue.

Database issue my ass. It is a SKU that was set up specifically for the combo and priced at that time. It's not a situation where that SKU is pulling prices from other systems, or one where a Db specialist has to come in and fix it. They purposefully raised the price to canon recommended prices so they could minimize their losses with the rebate. They may say they're working on it but nothing will be corrected. At the end of the day there are plenty of people who won't research prices and the company will pocket that extra $85.

I support B&H and Adorama in daily activities, but will never buy from them when Canon releases these special packages and instant rebates as both companies have a history of raising the prices on these deals.


EDIT: Looks like Adorama actually corrected the price in their system. I wonder if B&H will now correct their price now that a competitor admitted the error and fixed it. They should also quit side stepping the issue and attacking the original poster about questioning price increase. Of course I wouldn't expect that to happen with how abrasive their representatives have been about this price increase.




  
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Dec 28, 2009 17:37 |  #130

No one else but Canon do the screwing with the "normal" Canon rebate system you mean.


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Dec 28, 2009 17:55 |  #131

iluvslr wrote in post #9271082 (external link)
I contacted BH about it and nobody gave me any info about the technical difficulties but rather told me that they charge me more for the convenience of buying two items at the same time,

henryp wrote in post #9275676 (external link)
Since I am unable to identify who "iluvslr" really is there's no way for me to review his conversation with our sales associates, but until I've heard those recordings I remain skeptical about this report.


Since you are skeptical of his report, why don't you do us all the favor of explaining exactly why the price difference exists? Unless of course you are too busy cherry picking this thread for posts that you can make snarky replies to...

If you want to set the record straight, simply explain to us why the kit costs more than buying the items individually. Nothing more, nothing less. Your eagerness to jump in on the mud slinging reflects poorly upon you and your company, you could learn a few things about professionalism from a certain other CSR that visits these forums.



  
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Dec 28, 2009 19:06 |  #132

This exact thread seems to pop up every year on a couple diff forums.....


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Dec 28, 2009 19:53 |  #133

Mike55 wrote in post #9278840 (external link)
This exact thread seems to pop up every year on a couple diff forums.....

.... often started by the same poster just like this one. :)


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Dec 28, 2009 20:13 |  #134

sodalis wrote in post #9278448 (external link)
Since you are skeptical of his report, why don't you do us all the favor of explaining exactly why the price difference exists? Unless of course you are too busy cherry picking this thread for posts that you can make snarky replies to...

If you want to set the record straight, simply explain to us why the kit costs more than buying the items individually. Nothing more, nothing less. Your eagerness to jump in on the mud slinging reflects poorly upon you and your company, you could learn a few things about professionalism from a certain other CSR that visits these forums.

Guess what ? I am not alone.

Following threads discuss about this issue and till this moment, Mr Henry Posner has'nt explained the reason for increasing the combo price and eating out the part of the customer's rebate

http://forums.dpreview​.com …rum=1031&messag​e=34029644 (external link)

http://forums.steves-digicams.com …non-xsi-t1i-55-250-a.html (external link)




  
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Dec 28, 2009 20:35 |  #135

Tom W wrote in post #9279121 (external link)
.... often started by the same poster just like this one. :)

Not from what I have seen. It seems for a few years now that this exact thread is started by different posters across different forums.

It's getting old, IMHO.


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