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Re: Canon USA Rebates Starting April 14, 2013 [CR3]
« Reply #15 on: April 12, 2013, 05:58:19 PM »
Aren't the "rebates" really just the actual prices so when they say "rebate" you feel all warm and fuzzy inside (and you can justify the purchase) that you are saving $200 on that 3k purchase?

For those of us who have time to find the deals and wait, yes.  But many people need to buy NOW so for them rebates are less of opportunity.

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Re: Canon USA Rebates Starting April 14, 2013 [CR3]
« Reply #15 on: April 12, 2013, 05:58:19 PM »

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« Reply #16 on: April 12, 2013, 06:02:49 PM »
that explains why at amazon germany the price jumped 100 euro UP today.   ::)

2979 euro for the "best" offer.
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Re: Canon USA Rebates Starting April 14, 2013 [CR3]
« Reply #17 on: April 12, 2013, 06:03:28 PM »
Well, of course, just as soon as I drop $2000+ on a new 70-200 2.8 IS II...  So much for the previous rumor that there wouldn't anymore rebates until next spring >:(

Keep in mind that the Yes is now nearly 100 Yen to 1 USD from below 80 several months ago.

Increase margin and gives Canon room to fund rebates.

Wonder if the big whites will get rebates



Don't think I've ever seen rebates on the Super-Teles.  Supply is somewhat limited and demand still seems to be high for the MK II versions.  Hope Canon starts a new trend and includes the 500 F4 MK II in the rebates.  Then I can hustle and figure out a way to fund one! 

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Re: Canon USA Rebates Starting April 14, 2013 [CR3]
« Reply #18 on: April 12, 2013, 06:34:19 PM »
The 200mm f/2L IS has had a $500 rebate in the past.
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Re: Canon USA Rebates Starting April 14, 2013 [CR3]
« Reply #19 on: April 12, 2013, 06:42:08 PM »
I'd like to replace my 24-105L with primes.  This will be along term project but maybe I can start this week.  Don't even know what the plan is but the keyword is sharp.  Deciding between the 100 2.8L macro and the 135 f2L on the long end.  I have a 50mm 1.8 (first generation) that I am using more and more so I will sit tight until they refresh the 50mm lenses.  Yup,  I want rebates on sharp primes
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Re: Canon USA Rebates Starting April 14, 2013 [CR3]
« Reply #20 on: April 12, 2013, 09:09:59 PM »
You guys are lucky, just have to wait.

Rebates don't happen here, I bet most stores don't even know what rebate means, SE Asian markets..  :P
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Re: Canon USA Rebates Starting April 14, 2013 [CR3]
« Reply #21 on: April 12, 2013, 11:24:57 PM »
Well, of course, just as soon as I drop $2000+ on a new 70-200 2.8 IS II...  So much for the previous rumor that there wouldn't anymore rebates until next spring >:(

Next spring... but that would then ignore the christmas season... so that definitely wasn't going to happen. 
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« Reply #21 on: April 12, 2013, 11:24:57 PM »

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« Reply #22 on: April 12, 2013, 11:27:57 PM »
Aren't the "rebates" really just the actual prices so when they say "rebate" you feel all warm and fuzzy inside (and you can justify the purchase) that you are saving $200 on that 3k purchase?

Yes, but sometimes dealers will sweeten the pot because they know that buyers have been waiting for the starting gun and the start of rebates is what drives people to their computers.  So maybe we get an additional 5% credit to use on our next purchase ($150) which is pretty appealing.  Or maybe they throw in a software package... or maybe they are willing to do that and price match another deal... so that rebate on top of your other savings or freebies just started to add up.
Upgrade  path.->means the former was sold for the latter.

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Re: Canon USA Rebates Starting April 14, 2013 [CR3]
« Reply #23 on: April 12, 2013, 11:31:04 PM »
I'd like to replace my 24-105L with primes.  This will be along term project but maybe I can start this week.  Don't even know what the plan is but the keyword is sharp.  Deciding between the 100 2.8L macro and the 135 f2L on the long end.  I have a 50mm 1.8 (first generation) that I am using more and more so I will sit tight until they refresh the 50mm lenses.  Yup,  I want rebates on sharp primes

They have had rebated on the 100 and 135 before... but I think it was only around $100... so the best value is still getting those refurbished from Canon directly.
Upgrade  path.->means the former was sold for the latter.

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Re: Canon USA Rebates Starting April 14, 2013 [CR3]
« Reply #24 on: April 12, 2013, 11:38:58 PM »
I'm seriously considering a 5d mkiii... I already own a 24-105, but if I can save some cash and get the kit and sell the lens for around $800... I'm game.  I've done it before... and I'm sure I can do it again. 

My buy it now, don't blind price for the body is $2500.  So that means $3300 for the kit. 

Per Canon price watch, the best body price is around $2950... so I really doubt they are going to offer a $450 rebate on the body.  :(

The kit is $3600... so after an $800 sale, I'm looking at $2800.  I think it is more reasonable to believe they will offer a $300 rebate on the kit... but unlikely.  I guess I will just have to keep waiting.
Upgrade  path.->means the former was sold for the latter.

XS->60D->5d Mkiii:18-55->24-105L:75-300->55-250->70-300->70-200 f4L USM->70-200 f/2.8L USM->70-200 f/2.8L IS Mkii:50 f/1.8->50 f/1.4->100 f/2.8L->85mm f/1.8 USM->135L -> 8mm ->100L

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Re: Canon USA Rebates Starting April 14, 2013 [CR3]
« Reply #25 on: April 12, 2013, 11:50:34 PM »
Expect sub $2k for 24-70II AND 70-200II. just got my 24-70II today. Maybe I'll need to call the dealer if the price does drop significantly.
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« Reply #26 on: April 12, 2013, 11:55:57 PM »
Expect sub $2k for 24-70II AND 70-200II. just got my 24-70II today. Maybe I'll need to call the dealer if the price does drop significantly.

Anyone who is willing to drop 2k on a lens is obviously a desirable customer... they better take care of you.
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Re: Canon USA Rebates Starting April 14, 2013 [CR3]
« Reply #27 on: April 13, 2013, 12:24:51 AM »
Nope..  Can't see myself getting any more Canon gear...  Gotta save my pennies in case they come through with with specs on that big MP baby...
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« Reply #28 on: April 13, 2013, 02:37:41 AM »
I am hoping for a few lenses to get some significant rebates:

EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM
EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM
EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
EF 135mm f/2L USM

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The 200mm f/2L IS has had a $500 rebate in the past.

Now that is another deal I could get behind.  Also, if the TS-E 90mm f/2.8 gets an end-of-life discount, I could see that one as well. So many lenses, so few resources...
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Re: Canon USA Rebates Starting April 14, 2013 [CR3]
« Reply #29 on: April 13, 2013, 06:19:57 AM »
Well, of course, just as soon as I drop $2000+ on a new 70-200 2.8 IS II...  So much for the previous rumor that there wouldn't anymore rebates until next spring >:(
Next Spring??  I've never seen that Rumor! 
 
Canon has had almost continuous rebates for the last year.  Some involve only a few items and some cover a lot of items.  As long as the world economy is poor, Canon and Nikon will keep having rebates in order to keep the production lines going.  Its cheaper that way.  Shutting down a factory and restarting it later is incredibally expensive, while rebates just result in a lower profit margin, but its still profit.
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