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Why should Canon be unlike other vendors you rely on in your profession? When you need to ship a lens to CPS, does UPS let you cut line to get in front of some shmuck who may just be expressing some cat pics to his mother?
Your reply is ridiculous.
I do not have a pay for contract with CPS where CPS grants me expedited service...because I'm a professional using their equipment to do...ahem, my profession.
UPS is a shipping vendor that is open to the public. Anyone off of the street with a few bucks can get in line and ship an item. No, being a member of CPS doesn't allow you to circumvent the line at the UPS store...even asking this is asenine. Same as the gas pump or any other service/product that is available to anyone.
The CPS program stands for "Canon Professional Services". Their own nomenclature says that it's open to PROFESSIONALS. As a benefit of being a member of CPS, you get expedited turn around when they don't have a backlog of work. IE, if there's too much work to be done from other pros who got there before you, you get put in the que and when they get to you...they get to you. If some shmuck who doesn't depend on his camera for an income becomes a member of CPS in ill manner (IE lying or just applying since this don't check) they get the same treatment that I do. While it hasn't been a problem yet, I imagine with the increase of individuals just signing up and sending in everything they own...it's only a matter of time before they do something different to the program.
on the same ticket, if they aren't checking...whyw ouldn't someone sign up? The honor system? No, that wouldn't do it. As a society in general, my fellow Americans are a bunch of entitlement searching individuals who want to garner whatever handout they can. Me even suggesting that a professional program maintain its integrity is probably likened to me "victimizing the poor people who bought all of the equipment they need but just aren't in business".
Some countries, it's not a requirement. In America, it is. Until they drop it, it's a sticking point for me.