Last week I applied for my CPS membership in Canada, the $100 Gold membership.
My question is Can I order new equipment form CPS? I assume there are no discounts on new equipment, are there? (I did research but could not find anything other than the 20% savings on repairs and the welcome kit that also include 2 free check and clean)
So if true how does one get to the front of the line with a CPS membership? Notify your retailer like B&H?
Curious to know if I can order directly from CPS and how?
You can't order directly from CPS. You have to contact your Canon authorized retailer (eg. In Canada: Henry's, The Camera Store etc.) and provide your CPS number. It is up to the retailers to maintain that list. Canon hands retailers orders about how they handle CPS members.
Generally your CPS membership number will get you priority as well as a rebate of some kind on most pro gear (L lenses, 1D bodies, etc.). Usually the retailer has to check in with Canon about how much the CPS rebate is.
Oh, and I'm talking about here in Canada, btw.