As kind of an unannounced PSA, it seems that a mere two weeks after the news hit the airwaves that Canon was adjusting their gear prices by about 5% due to “increased fuel costs” and “unfavorable exchange rates”, Thursday they announced their Canada rebate program. Since I missed this in my Friday post, I figured a weekend post would be in order.
For the newcomers to the world of photography and Canon and rebate programs, Canon typically does start rebates in Canada every year. This rebate program will then migrate to US retailers and e-tailers about two weeks after Canada, so the price increases will now be offset back to around their original rates. The Canada pricing info can be found here: Canon Canada Rebate Information.
I did take the liberty of downloading the PDF and am making it available here for those that don’t want to make the extra click. Of specific interest to me is the $100 rebate on the 40D. With the current pricing at B&H showing up as $1140 (direct link), then the out of pocket will be only a shade over $1000. Look for the used pricing on various forum communities to drop below $900 (10% less than new pricing is typically what to expect.) So…shop smartly and save! 🙂 Happy shooting all, more to come on Monday!