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tommibear99
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Sep 04, 2009 13:01 |  #1

I sent my Canon 50D for sensor cleaning calibration of the body.

While checking my repair status, there was a message online>

"Canon has a special program for its valued customers.

As an alternative to repair you may now purchase a refurbished EOS REBEL XS (BLACK) for $359 or a EOS 50D for $629. Call our Customer Care desk at 1-866-443-8002 for more details.

This offer is subject to availability and the Terms & Conditions of the Program in effect at the time the offer is accepted. Upgrade orders must be placed by phone. Do not mail checks or credit card information."

It might be time to purchased "as is/broken" slr on Ebay or CL and upgrade?!? $629 isn't bad deal for a refurbished 50D.:lol:




  
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Sep 04, 2009 13:10 |  #2
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I'm a little confused. The message sounds like an automated one since you already have a 50D. Why would you get an XS instead of a 50D? And why in the world would someone get a refurbished 50D when all you're doing is a sensor calibration on a 50D. Are you thinking of buying a refurbished one and selling it? Maybe I'm missing something here.


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Sep 04, 2009 13:21 |  #3

It is obviously and automated response as it makes no sense in the OP's case. It is the Canon customer loyalty program. You could trade in an older body in exchange for a refurbed 50D for $629. I've still got my original dReb and the offer sounds quite tempting.




  
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Sep 04, 2009 13:34 |  #4

crn3371 wrote in post #8584024 (external link)
It is obviously and automated response as it makes no sense in the OP's case. It is the Canon customer loyalty program. You could trade in an older body in exchange for a refurbed 50D for $629. I've still got my original dReb and the offer sounds quite tempting.

sorry about the confusion...

yes, it was an automated response on my warranty "status" page. I think the offer is good for anyone who is servicing their SLR.




  
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Sep 04, 2009 14:41 |  #5

Exact same message when I sent in my 350D 2 weeks ago for cleaning as well.




  
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Sep 04, 2009 14:43 |  #6

Damn... how do you take advantage of this if you're not in a service center? I don't have a service center within 10 hours of me.




  
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Sep 04, 2009 15:18 |  #7

Sounds like a pretty good deal considering that a new 50D is $1,100.00 at Adorama and B & H, especially if you have an older "beater" around that qualifies.


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Sep 04, 2009 16:01 |  #8

How can I find out what body (bodies) currently qualify for this? More importantly, do I need my original receipt as part of being eligible?


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Sep 04, 2009 16:34 |  #9

Acceptable models toward the upgrade:

20D, 30D, 40D, 50D

300D, 350D (XT), 400D (XTi), 450D (XSi), 1000D (XS)


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Sep 04, 2009 16:35 |  #10

Man, I would love to have one.


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Sep 04, 2009 16:44 |  #11

professorman wrote in post #8585074 (external link)
I have a broken XT. I wonder if this would qualify? I would love a 50D

See my reply above yours.... :)


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Sep 04, 2009 16:45 as a reply to  @ professorman's post |  #12

When I sent in my 40D for repair, I was offered the same thing. They take you camera and sell you a 50D or Xs for the specified amount of money. Send you stuff in for a cleaning and see what they say.


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Sep 04, 2009 16:58 |  #13

I just called. Sounds like a good way to upgrade my 300d.


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Sep 06, 2009 09:13 |  #14

That's a great idea!


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Sep 06, 2009 09:31 |  #15

Canon UK were offering £60 for upgrading to a 500D or £75 for a 50D, whoopy do, I would probably get a lot more than that selling my 350D in the normal way.


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