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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Up to $300 off with new Canon instant rebates


Up to $300 off with new Canon instant rebates
Canon is offering new rebates on selected Lenses and Speedlites for the US market until March 30th, 2013.

From the current rebate list, the only lens with $300 instant rebate is the Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II

With $200 off, we have the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II, EF 85mm 1.2L and EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS lenses.

Check out the entire list of Canon lenses and Speedlites with instant rebates.



Feb 19, 2013 at 03:27 AM
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Why, did they raise prices first?

EBH



Feb 18, 2013 at 01:00 AM
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the 24-70 was selling for 2049 to 2100 yesterday; now with a $300 rebate its selling for $2049


Feb 18, 2013 at 01:09 AM
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Canon's pricing strategy is like loading camels. You load as much as possible, then take a little bit off.


Feb 18, 2013 at 03:00 AM
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Chumma wrote:
Canon's pricing strategy is like loading camels. You load as much as possible, then take a little bit off.


That's a good one I gotta remember.
Those "rebates" make them look stupid and less than trustworthy.



Feb 18, 2013 at 03:56 AM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Up to $300 off with new Canon instant rebates


Why do they even bother!!


Feb 18, 2013 at 07:48 AM
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EB-1 wrote:
Why, did they raise prices first?

EBH

Come on, we've been online long enough to know that they do that for every rebate. Didn't we go thru the same discussion every time? Basically, this is a price raise within a month, for example:

The rebate that ended on 2/2/13:
24mm f/1.4L II ($200 rebate)
Original: $1,699
After rebate: $1,499

24mm f/3.5L II ($250 rebate)
Original: $2,199
After rebate: $1,949

50mm f/1.2L ($180 rebate)
Original: $1,479
After rebate: $1,299


Current rebate:
24mm f/1.4L II ($150 rebate)
Original: $1,709
After rebate: $1,559

24mm f/3.5L II (no rebate)
Original: $2,089

50mm f/1.2L ($180 rebate)
Original: $1,579
After rebate: $1,399



Feb 18, 2013 at 09:30 AM
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You guys make it sound like photo dealers are merely slaves of Canon, doing their bidding. In reality Canon is competing for sales against not only Nikon, Sony, Olympus, etc., but all sorts of other devices and services the dealer is pushing. So anything Canon can do to get the dealer to floor and push more stock is fair game. The dealer is responsible for passing on the savings to the buyer. Some might toss you a bone but if market demand is strong they can and will work some or most of the rebate back into their cash register. I'm pretty sure the wholesale net was the same before and during the rebate.

I worked in musical instrument retail for years and we periodically were given rebates to entice volume purchases and fill our floor with their models. Last year if you bought a Takamine Pro guitar with VISA you were refunded $150 if you filled out the app form. We weren't forced by Takamine to raise the price but almost everybody else padded the price because people were buying and the rebate offset it. If no body was buying, the retail price would have stayed the same as before the rebate (not lower due to price control), but deals could be sweetened with accessories, etc.



Feb 18, 2013 at 10:14 AM
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Yes, we do fully realize that the dealers have to follow their agreements with canon. We also do very much realize that they are purely telegraphed future price increases.

I guess I should have made that clear with the word "again" in my original post. In either case, it makes you wonder if they really think they are fooling us (ie that we are stupid) or if they don't care.



Feb 18, 2013 at 02:05 PM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · Up to $300 off with new Canon instant rebates


Well, the only lens I want to buy soon is the 70-200/4 VR and naturally there is no rebate.

EBH



Feb 18, 2013 at 04:11 PM
 

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Canon has always done this - I am sure a search of the forums will show multiple threads. I believe that even Henry from B&H responded in one of them.


Feb 18, 2013 at 04:16 PM
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Buying used Canon lenses for a good deal is the best option still since a while.


Feb 18, 2013 at 04:22 PM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · Up to $300 off with new Canon instant rebates


I don't get how canon can even call it an effin rebate.


Feb 18, 2013 at 06:53 PM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · Up to $300 off with new Canon instant rebates


I guess it would be "I don't know how canon can even call it A effin rebate."


Feb 18, 2013 at 06:54 PM
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This (Canon rebate) should be long to the "Fool me once, shame on you... fool me twice, shame on me." category....Perhaps, they just used the rebate to push the fence-sitters, and to measure the market and/or the foolishness of buyers.


Feb 18, 2013 at 07:35 PM
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p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · Up to $300 off with new Canon instant rebates


The yen is falling and falling. This is good for electronics but might be bad for others so I don't want to piss off anyone. When the yen hits $110, we might be seeing a lot of more rebates.


Feb 18, 2013 at 07:35 PM
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Dustin Gent wrote:
I believe that even Henry from B&H responded in one of them.


Yeah, models do that all the time to look pretty in front of the camera!






Feb 18, 2013 at 10:44 PM
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timbop wrote:
New ripoff rebates!


+1 to this.



Feb 19, 2013 at 01:17 PM
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p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · Up to $300 off with new Canon instant rebates


dgsphoto wrote:
Why do they even bother!!


There are gullible, purely 'sale crazy' driven impulse buyers in every market.
It's just business, just business...you can find a sucker most anywhere, any time of the year.
Take the money and run, upgrade from box wine to bottled, one ages better, refines it's taste... and enjoy the drink along the way. Sneaky but profitable...yep...so do your homework or get burned.

Caveat Emptor



Feb 19, 2013 at 01:39 PM
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p.1 #20 · p.1 #20 · Up to $300 off with new Canon instant rebates


The 5DIII with 24-70 I've been tracking is now $150 less. I'll take take being hosed like that any day.....


Feb 19, 2013 at 02:25 PM
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