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    Canon Loyalty Program - Cash for Clunkers

    I thought I should share with my friends here this program Canon has going on right now:

    Trade in any Canon camera (working or not, digital or film) for 20% off of their refurbished EOS dSLRs. I called this morning and they have currently in stock 5DmkII for $1,599.20 with this program including free 2nd day shipping. They also have in stock 7D for $1,119.20.

    I bought the 5DmkII

    Even though the cameras are "refurbished", the rep told me many are brand new overstock items returned by retailers who opened the box (which can no longer be sold for new) or the outer box was damaged. I know many people who have already taken advantage of this program and many said the bodies were indistinguishable from new (LCD protective screen still on, less than a few dozen shutter actuations, no scratches, etc.).

    Check out their current list of refurbished cameras on their website HERE. Even though their stock levels may say "1" or "0", call them at 1-866-443-8002 option 2 and check if you're interested.

    There is a 14 day return policy and a 90 day Canon repair warranty and local sales tax do apply.

    Oh, the only catch is that you do need to send in an old beat up Canon camera. Most people are buying broken cameras on Ebay or Craigslist for $20 to save $400.

    Try it! :thumbsup:
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    Re: Canon Loyalty Program - Cash for Clunkers

    Thanks for the heads up Loupey. I think I still have my old Rebel G that took a dip in a river stashed away in a drawer somewhere. If only I was in the market for a different body...

    If anyone is interested in taking advantage of this deal and doesn't have an SLR body to send in, let me know. I will see if I can find my old Rebel G body and you can use that.
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    Re: Canon Loyalty Program - Cash for Clunkers

    I'd love to get a 7d (my poor little XSi has been taking a beating over the last year), but even with a discount it's more than I can afford at the moment.
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    Re: Canon Loyalty Program - Cash for Clunkers

    Update: My 5DmkII came in today. I can't see any evidence whatsoever that it was ever even touched - not a scratch, blemish, or even a fingerprint.

    All original accessories included (straps, manuals, charger, cables, and battery - all unopened). I guess it did come in a different Canon box that has "REFURBISHED" printed on it and there is a little round sticker on the bottom of the camera that says the same thing. But the old Rebel Xs film camera that I sent in has the same little sticker on the bottom :lol:

    Seriously, if you are in the market for either a 7D or 5DmkII, this deal might sound too good to be true - but it's definitely true (for now at least). Total savings on the 5D with the trade in is $900.


    Oh, and the shutter count on the body I received? 31 :thumbsup:
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    Re: Canon Loyalty Program - Cash for Clunkers

    Awesome deal! Congratulations on the new camera, Loupey! It's tempting to see what I could get for my XSi. But spending is still spending. And I need to save for a honeymoon

    I never heard about this promotion and I'm sure there are others who haven't heard about it either so I posted a link for this thread on our Facebook page. Thanks for sharing this, Loupey!
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    Re: Canon Loyalty Program - Cash for Clunkers

    My friend called Canon to get this deal and he was told that he would need to have an unfix-able camera to get 20% off a refurbished one.

    So called myself and confirmed exactly what Loupey is describing.

    So I told my friend and he tried and again. His second operator told him it has to be unfix-able.

    Please make sure you speak to somebody that knows of this program and call again to get the right person on the phone. Don't you just love customer service?
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    Re: Canon Loyalty Program - Cash for Clunkers

    Quote Originally Posted by poker
    My friend called Canon to get this deal and he was told that he would need to have an unfix-able camera to get 20% off a refurbished one.

    So called myself and confirmed exactly what Loupey is describing.

    So I told my friend and he tried and again. His second operator told him it has to be unfix-able.

    Please make sure you speak to somebody that knows of this program and call again to get the right person on the phone. Don't you just love customer service?

    About a year ago I wanted to trade in a camera for a refurb - and was told it was too new - and wasn't broken.

    BTW..........does anyone know if Panasonic has anything like this?

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    Re: Canon Loyalty Program - Cash for Clunkers

    Quote Originally Posted by poker
    My friend called Canon to get this deal and he was told that he would need to have an unfix-able camera to get 20% off a refurbished one.

    So called myself and confirmed exactly what Loupey is describing.

    So I told my friend and he tried and again. His second operator told him it has to be unfix-able.

    Please make sure you speak to somebody that knows of this program and call again to get the right person on the phone. Don't you just love customer service?
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    Re: Canon Loyalty Program - Cash for Clunkers

    Quote Originally Posted by Photo-John
    Awesome deal! Congratulations on the new camera, Loupey! It's tempting to see what I could get for my XSi. But spending is still spending. And I need to save for a honeymoon
    Congrats on the upcoming event!

    For others that might get the same idea about trading in a new-ish dSLR, I would advise against it. Since they are accepting any camera, new or old, digital or film, as long as it is Canon, I'd rather sell something like a working XSi to someone for $100 and buy a beat up clunker at a garage sale or ebay for $5 to use as the trade-in camera. I'm sure we all have some friends or family that probably has an old camera in a closet.

    Someone also said that it is possible to get multiple cameras with a single trade-in. I've also heard that a second trade-in at a later date will allow another purchase under this program. (hmmm, that 7D refurb looks pretty good )

    As for whether a trade-in is working or not, I don't think they really care. The rep I spoke to didn't even ask if my trade was operational. I seriously doubt they have the time to check when they receive it. The prepaid UPS mailing label has the destination as the Canon recycling center so I bet all the cameras get thrown in a big bin to be batch recycled - whether they are pulverized or sent to another country for parts cannibilization.
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    To put this program in another perspective...

    A program like this has got to be hurting the used camera business.

    Not only are the prices better under this program, but the cameras are in better condition, have been inspected by Canon, and includes a warranty (albeit rather short - 90 day).
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    Re: Canon Loyalty Program - Cash for Clunkers

    I am really excited that they are doing this. I am going to look into it right away.

    thanks for posting it here.
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    Re: Canon Loyalty Program - Cash for Clunkers

    out of stock on the MKII right now
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    Re: Canon Loyalty Program - Cash for Clunkers

    Looks like both the 7D and 5d2 are both in stock again as of yesterday 10/29.
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    Re: Canon Loyalty Program - Cash for Clunkers

    BTW, there is a handly little download which can tell you exactly how many times the shutter has been actuated in total (regardless of how many times the camera counter has been reset).

    You can download it here

    It works on cameras with Digic III and IV processors (40D, 50D, 450D, 1000D, and 5DmkII).

    Unfortunately, the program won't work with the 7D so you won't be able to check the shutter actuations on the camera you purchase through this program.
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    Re: Canon Loyalty Program - Cash for Clunkers

    Quote Originally Posted by Loupey
    BTW, there is a handly little download which can tell you exactly how many times the shutter has been actuated in total (regardless of how many times the camera counter has been reset).

    You can download it here

    It works on cameras with Digic III and IV processors (40D, 50D, 450D, 1000D, and 5DmkII).

    Unfortunately, the program won't work with the 7D so you won't be able to check the shutter actuations on the camera you purchase through this program.
    Good to know! Thanks!


    Also, I placed my order for the mkII, should be here next week!

    My 5d will be going up on eBay tonight
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    Re: Canon Loyalty Program - Cash for Clunkers

    Quote Originally Posted by spiraleyes
    Also, I placed my order for the mkII, should be here next week!
    Congrats! Looking forward to hearing how your new baby arrives :thumbsup:
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    Re: Canon Loyalty Program - Cash for Clunkers

    Wow! My 5d sold on eBay in less than 12 hours after listing it!
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    Re: Canon Loyalty Program - Cash for Clunkers

    Quote Originally Posted by spiraleyes
    Also, I placed my order for the mkII, should be here next week!
    Hey, Jim - I hope you got your order placed in time. I called over there today on rumors that the 5DmkII is no longer available under the loyalty program and, yes, it's true - the 20% discount is no longer available on that body.

    However, the 7D's are still available under the program and in stock as of today.
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    Re: Canon Loyalty Program - Cash for Clunkers

    Quote Originally Posted by Loupey
    Hey, Jim - I hope you got your order placed in time. I called over there today on rumors that the 5DmkII is no longer available under the loyalty program and, yes, it's true - the 20% discount is no longer available on that body.

    However, the 7D's are still available under the program and in stock as of today.
    I have the camera sitting next to me. I'm glad I got it ordered - and just in the nick of time!

    Thanks again for posting this deal here!
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    Re: Canon Loyalty Program - Cash for Clunkers

    Quote Originally Posted by Loupey
    BTW, there is a handly little download which can tell you exactly how many times the shutter has been actuated in total (regardless of how many times the camera counter has been reset).

    You can download it here

    It works on cameras with Digic III and IV processors (40D, 50D, 450D, 1000D, and 5DmkII).

    Unfortunately, the program won't work with the 7D so you won't be able to check the shutter actuations on the camera you purchase through this program.
    370 clicks on my 5d MKII
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    Re: Canon Loyalty Program - Cash for Clunkers

    Quote Originally Posted by spiraleyes
    I have the camera sitting next to me. I'm glad I got it ordered - and just in the nick of time!

    Thanks again for posting this deal here!
    Phew - just in the nick of time for sure! I'm glad you were able to take advantage of the program.

    On a side note, they said that the 5DmkII was pulled from the program when they did this earlier in the year but later added it back to the CLP. So I wouldn't be surprised if the 5D becomes eligible again. For others that might be thinking about it, just keep calling every week or so.


    Quote Originally Posted by spiraleyes
    370 clicks on my 5d MKII
    Pretty good. I blew that many clicks on the first day I had it. How's the external condition? Any signs of usage?
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    Re: Canon Loyalty Program - Cash for Clunkers

    Quote Originally Posted by Loupey

    Pretty good. I blew that many clicks on the first day I had it. How's the external condition? Any signs of usage?
    No signs of usage, the exterior is perfect!
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