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Feb 20, 2009 20:10 |  #1

I came across this and found it to be odd, so basically its saying that if someone steals your camera / lens and you report it stolen the person who stole it can send it to canon for repair and they dont even know?

please tell me this is not true, if it is true I am guessing I am not the only one thinks its crazy :)

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Feb 20, 2009 20:15 |  #2

Not cost effective for Canon to fund and staff such an operation.

As one of the posters in that thread mentions, there's also liablity exposure that I'm sure Canon would not want to have.


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Feb 20, 2009 20:19 |  #3

FlyingPhotog wrote in post #7371006 (external link)
As one of the posters in that thread mentions, there's also liablity exposure that I'm sure Canon would not want to have.

yes thats probably the main point, damn Americans and their ridiculous suing everyone for everything lol


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Feb 20, 2009 20:47 |  #4

Its like this with a lot of products. Tens of thousands of manufactures simply won't play cop. Even if they did say check a list of stolen items - an error of somesort could be made and they stand a chance of alienating a customer. Consumer authored lists can be full of fakes and mistakes. The only reliable place to make sure the camera is stolen is to contact the police...and they (example; Canon) aren't goin to do that. There is no one police data base they have access to get that information.


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Feb 20, 2009 20:58 |  #5

I had seen where Dell has had computers sent in by people unaware they have bought a stolen laptop for repairs and its been reported to Dell as stolen. Dell then called the victim and they are able to get the stolen computer back. I have worked several of these cases. If your equipment is stolen and you have it registered with Cannon, I would call them and let them put a note in the system about it in case its returned for repair.


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Feb 20, 2009 22:34 |  #6

There was a big push here 10-15 years ago to ID everything with your drivers lience # . They gave out pens to write the numbers with .
The police don't / won't check .
I had a three wheel bike and a wire rack stolen - found them at a police auction - they gave them back - but said they don't have man power to check on anything worth less than 1500 - " besides the people don't want them back - insurance has already paid ".
I called the TV station - they were not interested either .


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