DarioC wrote in post #17825468
Looking to pick up a new Canon lens, and having read around there seems to be some consensus about post-christmas being a good period to buy.
Can anyone give me an idea of how long after usually the sales take place? Is it Canon or some authorized retailers that do the sales?
Historically, the best time to buy has been around Black Friday, or in the weeks between Black Friday and Christmas in early December.
In previous years, there have not been any discounts post-Christmas. Typically the Canon rebate will expire in early January, and prices go back up.
That being said, even if dealers are willing to discount, you're unlikely to see the discounted price at authorized retailers as they are not permitted to advertise low prices. What you may see are "free items" added (such as printers, accessories, or rewards.)