Does this huge Canon sale mean they're coming out with something new?

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  1. keith204

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    I'm just trying to figure out why Canon's offering such a huge INSTANT rebate on so much of their stuff, and for so long (July 19th I think). I mean, a 40D for around $950?
     
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    Umm, where exactly is this sale? Haha, I'd love a 40D for that price!
     
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    B&H has it for $939.
     
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    I read in UK magazine publication, mentioned in it that nikons outsells canons in the last financial year. Maybe that is the reason, balancing the sheet.
     
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    Oh wow... would it be safe to assume the price will not go back up? And possibly fall more? I've been waiting for just the right price to purchase the 40D.
     
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    I think it will go down further regardless which one. Don't forget Sony is in full swing to grab the 3rd spot right now and Panasonic is right behind it by parading Leica glass as the very tempting bait. Don't know what happen with olympus and Pentax, I hope and I wish they move a bit faster.

    God bless the competition -- don't you think?.
     
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    I almost bought my 40D for $1069, but didn't get around to ordering it 'til 3 days later and the price was down to $939.

    Horay for being busy and hesitant. :lmao:
     
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    Awesome! I'm planning on purchasing an DSLR once I finish school, and the XSi has been my choice, becaue the 40D is just out of my budget. But this may change things :D
     
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    I don't mean o hijack tis thread, but I just checked all the Canadian camera stors, and the price of a 40D has not changed :(

    So I'm wondering if it is worth it to buy from the States (Adorama or B&H) ? As in, is it worth it to lose the customer support? Or would I be going via Canon anyways? I just worry that if something goes wrong, getting help/returning/exchanging will be quite a production...
     
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    Canon has been offering rebate programs for at least several years -- usually twice a year, I think. The lens rebates seem to be in line with past rebates. The body rebates do seem pretty good this year -- whether they're significantly better than in past years I couldn't tell you, but my guess is no.

    The one major difference recently is that Canon is going with instant -- rather than mail-in -- rebates in the U.S. My guess is that it's because there were so many complaints about people not getting their rebates from the mail-in company.

    So I wouldn't read too much into this. But it is a sweet deal -- only wish the 24-70 had been on the list this time!

    (By the way, when the rebate's done, the price usually does go back up to normal, I think.)
     
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    You guys get your own rebate program :D-- but it's mail-in, not instant. :er: http://www.canon.ca/english/index-whatsnew.html (I think that's the link). I think to get the $200 rebate, you need to buy two items on the list.
     
  12. astrostu

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    Yeah, I was gonna say that I thought they did a similar rebate deal last Summer. As for things going down in price, the lenses that I'm looking at have actually gone up in price since last year. Granted, by $10, but they've still gone up. But, I plan on taking advantage of their rebate this summer on the 70-200 mm f/2.8L IS. :)
     

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