What Does Canon Refurbished Mean?

slclick

135L
Dec 17, 2013
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l_d_allan said:
Purchased a good-as-new 24-70mm f/2.8 series 2 (non IS) at a 15% off discount.

It works very well on this Canon f.f. semi-defector's Sony a7Rii with IBIS and $100 adapter, although missing Eye AF and somewhat limited AF coverage ... about half of native lens.

Do be patient and watch for regularly occurring 10% to 15% sales, sometimes better.
If you had bought a Canon 24-70 2.8L with IS I would be very surprised so yes, it comes without. (And doesn't need it imho)
 

drob

EOS 80D
Jan 11, 2013
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I've gotten a refurb 6D, 100mm L macro, and 16-35 F4 IS all without problems. I'd do it again, definitely saves some cash!
 

stevelee

FT-QL
Jul 6, 2017
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Davidson, NC
privatebydesign said:
When local stores do that they don't not pay the sales tax, they suck it up and take it out of their margins.
There are states that have a sales tax holiday just before school starts. Eligible items lists usually include clothing, school supplies, and computer equipment. Maybe some cameras quality in some states.

As you state, otherwise, the no sales tax promotions are like free shipping. Shipping is never really free. Somebody pays for it. See also "free lunch."