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I have a Platinum membership here in the UK, to qualify you have to have a certain amount of pro bodies & lenses, if you have that then it's free to join but we don't get any discount on repairs here
Man, that is so different than here in Canada. I have CPS Gold for $100 p.a. and Platimum costs $1000 p.a.. There are minimum gear requirements. You have to be full-time pro to get Platinum. Both Platinum and Gold get substantial cost reductions for buying new 'pro' gear, as well as very reaonably priced, flat rate repairs for most problems with most gear.
In the past two years, I've saved enough money on new gear purchases to pay for about ten years of Gold membership. Last year, I saved enough additional money on lens repairs to pay for about nine more years of Gold membership. IMO, the only reason to go to Platimum in Canada is if you cycle through a lot of CPS equipment loans. Of course, that could be of very value, depending on how you want to run things.