I think I win the award for oldest camera traded-in, the S100 (from 12 years ago). I called in on Tuesday, got the Rebel Xt on Thursday (2nd day Fedex). Super fast shipping! Happy to report that the camera arrived looking brand new. They include all the original accessories and they are new as well (charger, manuals, usb cables, new battery, 32mb memory card, camera strap). It doesn't come in it's original retail box but a white box that says "Canon Refurbished". Very happy with the deal offered. Been taking pics with it to test things out performance-wise and I can see no difference between the refurb and a brand new camera.
Over at the original thread on Sd, others receiving their refurbs are also reporting that theirs are arriving "brand new" looking. One guy had a G9 that had some scratches and he called Canon back and they sent him another in better condition to replace it. Great customer service I say!
Oh, also wanted to point out that Canon offers this same kind of loyalty program for their camcorders and printers.
I have an old SD400 that is on its last legs, but I was planning on upgrading to a Nikon D60 (~$650). I'm not sure if the Nikon is going to be worth $350 extra on the price of a refurbished XT from the loyalty program.
ryryfree said: I don't know how good this site is but they have the rebel XT for $319 no tax and free shipping and it is new instead of a refurb (personally I don't have a problem with refurbs, but the new one I am sure has a better warranty)
Some time ago I posted something that I saw on SD. It was a great deal that had not been posted on Fatwallet. I gave SD credit, but about an hour later the deal was removed from Fatwallet. I was able to determine that it happened because I mentioned SD in the message. I just let it go because I didn't want to mess with it. This was the first and only time I ever had it happen. Don't get me wrong, I believe in giving credit where credit is due. However, it looks like in this case the OP did not find out about the deal from SD. I don't need another camera, but thanks for the post OP.
"Thank you for taking advantage of Canon's Upgrade Program. We are pleased to confirm the placement of your order. Your order will be shipped by Federal Express. Please note that a signature is required for delivery.
Your Upgrade Program Package will include a prepaid shipping label to assist you in returning your original unit to Canon. (If your original unit is currently with the Factory Service Center (F.S.C) PLEASE NOTE, your original unit will be forwarded by the F.S.C. to the Recycle Center for recycling). Upon receipt of your upgrade unit, please securely package your original unit in the box provided, affix the prepaid label, and return it to Canon. Please be sure to enclose the Upgrade Return Procedure Document with your signature. You may keep all original accessories, such as your memory card and battery.
Your original unit must be returned to Canon within 10 business days of the date you receive the upgrade unit to avoid a non-returned product fee. (If your original unit is currently with the Factory Service Center (F.S.C) PLEASE NOTE, your original unit will be forwarded by the F.S.C. to the Recycle Center for recycling). Once the upgrade program process has been completed, your original unit will no longer be available."
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