Upload & Sell: On
CPS Canada is geared ( ) towards providing certain benefits to people who own pro gear.
The more pro gear you own, the better they like you. Why would that be ? Perhaps because Canon's business is to sell gear. The more pro gear they sell, the more money they make. Businesses with any smarts whatsoever treat their best customers in special little ways. It's kind of a volume discount. In the end, Canon really doesn't care much what I do with my gears, whether I just store them in a curio, or shoot Bar Mitzvas for money. As long...Show more →
Indeed Peter, like any successful business knows...repeat customers are your best profit maker and cheapest form of advertisement/marketing. It's a simple model, been used for thousands of years, make a dependable/usable product, give the customers choice, give them a small bonus item...freebie...that doesn't cut into the margin tooooo much and you stay in business...and have mostly happy customers.
Back when I bought my first starter kit; an A-1 and a few primes, the camera store I purchased from gave me the standard cleaning kit as a thank you. But what hooked me was their willingness, enthusiasm for the craft, and they've had my business ever since. The shop in question is still going strong; Cal's Camera in Newport Beach. It's a smallish place with great service, wonderful photography nuts, dedicated to the art, and the sale.
I don't see CPS, the CDLC or CLP as anything but good/solid, 'Canon' product customer service/support. Canon puts out a ton of on-line materials; docs and videos...people just need to leverage every bit of what Canon gives us, stop complaining about the small BS and enjoy photography.
As for the requirements debate, I wonder what the actual membership level is in CPS, pro vs whatever, and do that many folks, the masses, even bother to send in their warranty cards or are they still in the box with the unread manual.
Was that a rant...oops...maybe I need to go shoot something