Here's an important tidbit for those of you who have pre-ordered from Tigerdirect or Circuit City and have already earned MS Bing cashback: It would appear that once cashback has been earned, you are free to cancel your order with a vendor who has not produced the item within the 60 day waiting period. As Tigerdirect now says they have no idea when they'll be getting 7Ds, I queried MS Bing support regarding my options at this point. Here's the response from Bing:
Thank you for contacting Bing cashback Customer Support!
Thank you for bringing this error to our attention and we are sorry for any inconvenience you may have experienced. Unfortunately we cannot cancel cashback once it has been earned. Please accept the cashback compliments of the merchnat and Bing cashback.
Thank you, Dave, for contacting Bing cashback Customer Support."
I'll give Tigerdirect a few more days before cancelling my 7D order and taking my business elsewhere.
Sooner or later, MS is going to realize that pre-orders should be excluded from cashback eligibility. I also pre-ordered a Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8G VR II lens that is scheduled to be released the end of November. However, my $355 Bing cashback will mature on November 10! Theoretically, an unscrupulous individual could have placed multiple pre-orders for this lens, collected a huge cashback windfall, and then cancelled all of the pre-orders. I'm sure there are people abusing the system in this way.