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Canon Professional Services
« on: November 21, 2012, 11:31:43 AM »
Hello,
I just was wondering if a lot of people use Canon Professional Services.  This looks like a great service but I don’t have a tax ID number.  Do you have to absolutely have one to join?, I certainly have the gear and the points to join….
Any thoughts?  Thanks

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« on: November 21, 2012, 11:31:43 AM »

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Re: Canon Professional Services
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2012, 11:35:33 AM »
Hello,
I just was wondering if a lot of people use Canon Professional Services.  This looks like a great service but I don’t have a tax ID number.  Do you have to absolutely have one to join?, I certainly have the gear and the points to join….
Any thoughts?  Thanks

If your in the US and have a Social Security number then you have a tax ID number.
You do not have to have a buisness tax ID number.

I do not rember CPS asking for either. Maybe they did, I don't have a buisness tax ID number and joined, but they main thing they wanted was my money for Gold membership and I had to enter a credit card number.

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Re: Canon Professional Services
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2012, 11:59:16 AM »
I just signed up for Gold membership last month and they never asked for a tax ID number.
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« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2012, 12:13:25 PM »
You don't need one.  8)

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Re: Canon Professional Services
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2012, 12:56:40 PM »
You don't need one.  8)

Canon changed their policies in 09 (i think?) so that they no longer verify that you are a professional photographer, only that you pay them the money  :D
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« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2012, 01:40:39 PM »
Canon changed their policies in 09 (i think?) so that they no longer verify that you are a professional photographer, only that you pay them the money

Good to know...  In my head, I make the argument that since I do get paid to (in part) generate digital images, that 'counts'.  So what if they're made using Zeiss microscopes and cameras?  Sophistry, I know.   :-X
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« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2012, 02:03:44 PM »
I joined them a couple of years ago when I needed to get a camera repaired.  Since then I have used them several time and have been very impressed with the speed and quality of work.  The only exception is once getting a lens back with a fingerprint on the inside of the glass.  They had be send it back to clean at their expense with a 1-day turn around. 
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« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2012, 03:39:04 PM »
I became a Gold member a few month ago and have used them 3 times.  Clean and check on a Mark IV and 5D that I later sold and got a good price due to the CPS proof of work.  Lastly, I had a Mark II Clean and Checked in addition to the replacement of the CF socket with bent pins.

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« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2012, 03:58:36 PM »
I just became a Gold Member (no request of for SSN or TaxID) last month so have not had the need to use service yet.  I have enjoyed their equipment evaluation program as I am trying to build my kit and it is a great perk to be able to request L glass to try out prior to purchasing.
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