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Re: What Does Canon Refurbished Mean?
« Reply #30 on: June 26, 2016, 04:46:32 PM »
I've never seen this offer in the UK..  do Canon UK just not sell refurb?

Canon's "online store" here in the UK appears to be SO pointless, with its higher-than-retail prices and failure to stock or even acknowledge their own new products, that it leads me to believe they DO have a purpose: to half-heatedly direct people towards their comparatively-well-priced business associates such as Jessops...

I'm pretty sure there won't be any refurbs listed on the official Canon UK website but they DO have one or two eBay accounts where you'll occasionally see Powershots, printers and an elusive 70D or 1200D mildly discounted! :)
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Re: What Does Canon Refurbished Mean?
« Reply #30 on: June 26, 2016, 04:46:32 PM »

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Re: What Does Canon Refurbished Mean?
« Reply #31 on: June 26, 2016, 06:41:57 PM »
I've purchased a few Canon refurb products now - an SL1 with 18-55 kit and a 55-250 STM for my girlfriend, and a 100-400 II a few weeks ago. In each case, there was no sign that the items weren't brand new; just didn't come with the standard boxes. The 100-400 went on sale less than a week after I bought it, I contacted Canon and they said they will refund me the difference. Ended up $600 less than list price. Performs well, much sharper than my other telephoto lenses.

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Re: What Does Canon Refurbished Mean?
« Reply #32 on: June 26, 2016, 11:44:47 PM »
GOOD for you :) ...uses it for leisure :) and all other online sellers... :) cheers.

Yes... :) - and when one sells it for 100 refurb plus tax...you got the idea :)

... and one ships it with free expedited Shipping!!!! :)

THEY (the readers) can also BUY USED :) ...and Im sure they will get the retail BOX too :) even a free filter :) and YES, no tax :)

You seem like a very smiley guy. Did you just discover emoticons?

YES - : ) :) :) :) :) I enjoy it a lot :) :) :) Im a happy person.. hope you are to :) :) :) and they're not refurb :)

nothing serious man, just sharing some emoticons here -some forum threads on here are getting too serious for all its worth ... its the internet.
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Re: What Does Canon Refurbished Mean?
« Reply #33 on: September 11, 2016, 09:50:26 PM »
It also means unchecked items that need to either be sent back immediately, potentially broken right out of the box.


My personal canon refurb misdventures, take from it what you will:

2x 50mm 1.4 - broken focus

6D- focus always been suspect even after CPS repair. Sits on the shelf, cant trust it for shoots.

70d with COMPLETELY BROKEN focus out of the box, in every mode. So upset, I nearly went nuclear on a canon sales rep. Nearly.

35mm IS F2 (2 months ago) - busted circuit board + scratch on the front element-  sent back for repair, but they never fixed the front element. Operations is STELLAR now, literally completely different beast then what was originally shipped. Will still go back in to get that front element repaired.

Well that's my story.

No more refurbs for me, unless its a flash.


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Re: What Does Canon Refurbished Mean?
« Reply #34 on: June 19, 2017, 01:48:30 PM »
I've purchased NUMEROUS refurbished lenses, a few T3i bodies, a 6D body and a 5D Mark III body. All were in like-new condition. The T3i bodies had less than 50 shutter actuations, and the 5D was somewhere in the 2000 range (software verified, not reading memory card figures). The fact that the products come with same 1 year warranty as new, it's a real bargain!

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Re: What Does Canon Refurbished Mean?
« Reply #35 on: September 22, 2017, 04:49:29 AM »
Most of the time, refurbished cameras work the same as the brand new but a lot cheaper.

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Re: What Does Canon Refurbished Mean?
« Reply #36 on: September 22, 2017, 08:26:21 AM »
Love canon refurb. Got a 100-400L II, 100L macro, and 5DsR. All like brand new. The 5DsR came in a GX7 box which freaked me out until I opened it.
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Re: What Does Canon Refurbished Mean?
« Reply #36 on: September 22, 2017, 08:26:21 AM »

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Re: What Does Canon Refurbished Mean?
« Reply #37 on: September 22, 2017, 10:13:40 AM »
I've never seen this offer in the UK..  do Canon UK just not sell refurb?

Canon's "online store" here in the UK appears to be SO pointless, with its higher-than-retail prices and failure to stock or even acknowledge their own new products, that it leads me to believe they DO have a purpose: to half-heatedly direct people towards their comparatively-well-priced business associates such as Jessops...

I'm pretty sure there won't be any refurbs listed on the official Canon UK website but they DO have one or two eBay accounts where you'll occasionally see Powershots, printers and an elusive 70D or 1200D mildly discounted! :)
This thread surprised me because I had always assumed that a refurbished product was one that had at one time been faulty and then repaired. I didn't realise that they could be returns or items where just the box was damaged.
In the UK - try Wex. They have an OB category which means the customer took a look at it, decided they didn't want it and returned it. They are essentially brand new products that have never been used.
They also have a number of classifications for used products, but in my experience they are always in better condition than the web site claims. For example I bought a Canon 135mm F2 that was described as condition 9- (Lens shows light signs of use, lens shows very few cosmetic marks and scratches including wear to the hood mount, wear and shining to the grips and marks to the lens mount. The optics of the lens show dust and fibres throughout and light marks to the front optic although this will not affect images in any way).
Well I could not find any marks or scratches on the lens, or any wear to the hood or lens mount or grips, or any dust or fibres on the inside or outside of the lens. It looked to me almost like a brand new lens, still in its original box with all the packaging.

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Re: What Does Canon Refurbished Mean?
« Reply #38 on: September 22, 2017, 08:10:56 PM »
I bought my Canon 6D from Canon US refurb site over 3 years ago on sale for around $1100.  It came in a plain brown box marked "Vixia" but the box was kitted up inside and looked just like a new camera box with all of the packaging and interior fitments that made it a perfect fit for the 6D and accessories that came with it. 

And since I ordered it from my home in Oregon, no sales tax!

The camera and everything inside the box, and the box itself, were completely new looking. That camera has served me reliably since the day I got it, with the sxception that the circular disk that labels the top of the mode dial came off about 8 months ago.  Probably because I almost always have my camera with me or in my trunk, and that trunk can get pretty hot.

I found the disk in my camera bag and placed in safely an old 35mm film container in my camera drawer.   I'm afraid to reattach it and have it fall off and be lost forever.  In it's absense, I have become adept at switching between T, A, M, and B modes without it (I just look at the LCD to see which mode I'm in and I know which direction I need to turn the mode dial in to get to the mode I want, although normally I do everything in A or M mode).

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Re: What Does Canon Refurbished Mean?
« Reply #38 on: September 22, 2017, 08:10:56 PM »