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7D + 3 year Mack Diamond Warranty for $1400?

 
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Jul 25, 2011 14:49 |  #1

Would you consider this a good deal? A 7D (purchased in Sep 2010) that was used for one vacation, a 3 year Mack Diamond warranty (accidental + liquid damage included), 7 CF cards (1x8GB, 5x1GB, 1x2GB), Elastic Softstrap, and an extra battery (LP-E6) for $1400. They initially wanted $1450, but I was able to talk it down to $1400.

I've wanted to go full frame for a while now, but this seems like a half decent deal to me. I figured I'd either go FF, or get a 7D for now until the 5DIII is released


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Jul 25, 2011 15:03 |  #2

Don't know anything about that warranty, those cards are small - even for a 2010 purchase. Is the battery the real deal? Look around on Ebay to see what 7D bodies sell for used, it's a good metric to use. To me, it seems a little on the high side given the extras aren't something I'd care much about.




  
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Jul 25, 2011 15:20 |  #3

If you really wanted to buy a 7d at the current prices with the warranty it would be a pretty decent deal ( except for the cards) . But if you want full frame and focus is image quality then I would suggest you a get a full frame model ( 5D II ). However if your focus is on sports and wild life you can get a 7D.


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Jul 25, 2011 16:19 |  #4

r34p3rex wrote in post #12820026 (external link)
Would you consider this a good deal? A 7D (purchased in Sep 2010) that was used for one vacation, a 3 year Mack Diamond warranty (accidental + liquid damage included), 7 CF cards (1x8GB, 5x1GB, 1x2GB), Elastic Softstrap, and an extra battery (LP-E6) for $1400. They initially wanted $1450, but I was able to talk it down to $1400.

Have you looked into a Canon Refurb. Comes with a short Canon warranty. You can buy a Mack Refurb warranty, battery, large card and still have some change in your pocket.

True a refurb is used - but I have never seen anyone selling a camera that has been used and abused - always seem to have been used once.


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Jul 25, 2011 16:34 |  #5

Justaddwata wrote in post #12820567 (external link)
Have you looked into a Canon Refurb. Comes with a short Canon warranty. You can buy a Mack Refurb warranty, battery, large card and still have some change in your pocket.

True a refurb is used - but I have never seen anyone selling a camera that has been used and abused - always seem to have been used once.

The cheapest I can get the 7D for from Canon is $1087 + 6.25% tax + $30-50 (for a broken camera) = ~$1200 through the CLP program. The only thing I'm not sure of is how much the Mack Diamond warranty is worth


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Jul 25, 2011 17:07 |  #6

r34p3rex wrote in post #12820633 (external link)
The only thing I'm not sure of is how much the Mack Diamond warranty is worth

I read many negatives on that company but nothing could be worse then Best Buy and their Black Tie scam.




  
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Jul 25, 2011 18:31 |  #7

You can also go the Squaretrade route with the refurb, there are always coupons to knock down the warranty price from them. I got a 50% off one for putting my washing machine on a plan. :)

You can find broken cameras for ~$5+:
http://cgi.ebay.com …m1c1d5b3509#ht_​506wt_1141 (external link)

And I easily found many more around $5.


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Jul 26, 2011 07:18 |  #8

Mack warranties are at least transferable unlike Canon US warranties.




  
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Jul 26, 2011 07:25 as a reply to  @ dgrPhotos's post |  #9

One Adorama sold me was $80 - http://www.adorama.com …_campaign=2poin​t0Product1 (external link) though think it is higher coverage than needed for the 7D.

My last camera (40D) in to Canon cost me $575 for a repair of some part that they did not explain but made it all better. The Mack will hopefully take away some of that sting should I have any problems with this Canon (at least in the next 3 years).


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Jul 28, 2011 10:21 |  #10

I bought Mack warranties for a 60D and 70-200 f2.8 II...being the clown that I am, I dumped this combo over onto asphalt while it was on a tripod. Took both the body and lens to my local shop, had them shipped out and returned in 3-4 weeks - the Macks paid for themselves right there. The drop, spill warranty for 3 years was about $125-150 for the 60D and a little more for the lens. A new 7D is $1600.00. The 8G card can be used as a backup plus a second battery (is it genuine?)...sounds like a year old $1800ish package for $1400. Provided all is OK with the 7D, it sounds like you'd have a pretty good deal at $1400. Good luck.


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Jul 29, 2011 11:20 |  #11

Justaddwata wrote in post #12824251 (external link)
One Adorama sold me was $80 - http://www.adorama.com …_campaign=2poin​t0Product1 (external link) though think it is higher coverage than needed for the 7D.

My last camera (40D) in to Canon cost me $575 for a repair of some part that they did not explain but made it all better. The Mack will hopefully take away some of that sting should I have any problems with this Canon (at least in the next 3 years).

That's not a diamond warranty--that's the cheap normal warranty. The diamond is closer to $200, and includes perks like several sensor cleanings each year.


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