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Dang, missed the Canon 50L f/1.2 refurb for $5.95 :(
« on: September 19, 2013, 01:52:06 PM »
I know..I couldn't believe it either, but I got my notice from Canon Pricewatch:

"The EF 50mm f/1.2L USM is available refurbished for $5.95, which is below your target of $1367.05.
http://www.CanonPriceWatch.com/used/0000079800
A coupon code is required: SHIP75

Using our links when purchasing helps to support this service! Thanks.

Thanks,
CanonPriceWatch.com"

Believe me...I clicked that link with lightning speed!!!

But as I guessed, it was sold out already....   :(

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Dang, missed the Canon 50L f/1.2 refurb for $5.95 :(
« on: September 19, 2013, 01:52:06 PM »

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Re: Dang, missed the Canon 50L f/1.2 refurb for $5.95 :(
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2013, 02:35:29 PM »
may not have sold at that price - way too low.

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Re: Dang, missed the Canon 50L f/1.2 refurb for $5.95 :(
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2013, 03:13:30 PM »
You read too fast and did not realize it was just the lens cover that cost $ 5.95. :P

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Re: Dang, missed the Canon 50L f/1.2 refurb for $5.95 :(
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2013, 04:59:24 PM »
You read too fast and did not realize it was just the lens cover that cost $ 5.95. :P

I don't see where it says lens cover....and that link sure takes you directly to the lens itself.

LOL..I know it had to be a mistake somewhere, but whew...would have been SWEET to have caught that mistake and grabbed a 50L for less than $6.00 dollars.

 ;D

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Re: Dang, missed the Canon 50L f/1.2 refurb for $5.95 :(
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2013, 05:20:46 PM »
You read too fast and did not realize it was just the lens cover that cost $ 5.95. :P

I don't see where it says lens cover....and that link sure takes you directly to the lens itself.

LOL..I know it had to be a mistake somewhere, but whew...would have been SWEET to have caught that mistake and grabbed a 50L for less than $6.00 dollars.

 ;D

I'm sure they have some clause that lets them take it back and refuse the order for that price. Although, I have heard occasional stories of retailers who have a mis-price honoring those prices.
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Re: Dang, missed the Canon 50L f/1.2 refurb for $5.95 :(
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2013, 03:14:43 PM »
You read too fast and did not realize it was just the lens cover that cost $ 5.95. :P

I don't see where it says lens cover....and that link sure takes you directly to the lens itself.

LOL..I know it had to be a mistake somewhere, but whew...would have been SWEET to have caught that mistake and grabbed a 50L for less than $6.00 dollars.

 ;D

I'm sure they have some clause that lets them take it back and refuse the order for that price. Although, I have heard occasional stories of retailers who have a mis-price honoring those prices.

LOL...I'm sure too.

But then again, so much of this stuff is now automated, if  a price gets set mistakenly, it could easily escape notice for long enough to have units bought and shipped at that price....

Hey, one can always hope, eh?

 ;D

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Re: Dang, missed the Canon 50L f/1.2 refurb for $5.95 :(
« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2013, 08:01:19 PM »
I know..I couldn't believe it either, but I got my notice from Canon Pricewatch:

"The EF 50mm f/1.2L USM is available refurbished for $5.95, which is below your target of $1367.05.
http://www.CanonPriceWatch.com/used/0000079800
A coupon code is required: SHIP75

Using our links when purchasing helps to support this service! Thanks.

Thanks,
CanonPriceWatch.com"

Believe me...I clicked that link with lightning speed!!!

But as I guessed, it was sold out already....   :(

cayenne

I've had quite a few of these notices for such lenses as the 24-70 II, 85 II and 135...each for under $10 (can't remember the exact prices). Anyways, I clicked on the links within seconds of receiving the notices and always they've shown the correct price in the Canon store, which leads me to believe it is a glitch in CPW's monitoring-notification system.

So don't kick yourself too hard, you probably didn't miss out on much of a deal ;)
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Re: Dang, missed the Canon 50L f/1.2 refurb for $5.95 :(
« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2013, 08:01:19 PM »

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Re: Dang, missed the Canon 50L f/1.2 refurb for $5.95 :(
« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2013, 08:22:35 PM »
which leads me to believe it is a glitch in CPW's monitoring-notification system.

Or a feature of the "remind people of a certain product" system.

It's not spam, because instead of advertising the enlargement of certain parts of you, it advertises diminishment (talking about aperture number, of course  ::);D

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Re: Dang, missed the Canon 50L f/1.2 refurb for $5.95 :(
« Reply #8 on: September 30, 2013, 10:29:11 PM »
which leads me to believe it is a glitch in CPW's monitoring-notification system.

Or a feature of the "remind people of a certain product" system.

It's not spam, because instead of advertising the enlargement of certain parts of you, it advertises diminishment (talking about aperture number, of course  ::);D

Touché ;) I wonder if these "reminders" happen to increase in frequency during promotions and holidays, such as now...
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Re: Dang, missed the Canon 50L f/1.2 refurb for $5.95 :(
« Reply #9 on: October 03, 2013, 08:34:31 AM »
I emailed CPW about this a couple weeks ago and got this reply:

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Hi Fred,

We had an error when retrieving prices from Canon's site; specifically, when a popular product goes out of stock at Canon's site there is a brief period of a few minutes during which we would pull the wrong price. We would send out these incorrect notifications when things go out of stock.

We've fixed the bug now and we're very sorry about the inconvenience. Please let me know if you receive any more of these erroneous messages.

I haven't gotten any incorrect notifications since Tuesday the 24th.

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Re: Dang, missed the Canon 50L f/1.2 refurb for $5.95 :(
« Reply #9 on: October 03, 2013, 08:34:31 AM »