Holiday Predictions Part 3: Refurbished (+Free $30 Canon Store Credit)

This is the last in a series of Canon holiday price prediction posts. In Part 1 and its follow-up we covered some price predictions from authorized Canon dealers. In Part 2 we went over unauthorized dealer (e.g. eBay) price predictions. Finally, in this post we’re covering refurbished store prices.

We also have instructions on how to claim a free $30 Canon eCash credit (no purchase necessary), at the end of the post!

The Predictions

Well, these aren’t exactly predictions because we’ve been told (thanks!) a list of some of the things to expect from Canon over the next couple of weeks.

  • A tiered refurbished sale for Thanksgiving week.
    Up to 10% off: $100 off $1000, $50 off $500. Not nearly as good as 15% or 20% off, but maybe we’ll see that come later?
  • EOS 6D for 10% off.
    Yet to be seen if this stacks with the tiered discount, but not a great deal as the final price (including sales tax, which the Canon store charges to most states) will likely end up a bit higher than our street price.
  • 25%-35% Off Rebels, 60D, and 70D.
    Also yet to be seen if this stacks with the tiered discount, but we’re told to expect really great blow-out prices on consumer bodies.

As usual, with any refurbished sale things will sell out quickly, so if you’d like to be e-mailed immediately when a sale starts, please set notifications from the refurbished stock tracker or from a item’s page on our site.

Free $30 Canon eCash

Now, on to the free stuff. It looks like Canon is just giving away $30 of Canon eCash, that can be used as a credit towards a purchase on the Canon Store. It’s fairly straight forward, just fill out a form on their site. (Ignore the rules and regulations on the right. There was supposed to be some flash-based game to play, but the form is a short-circuit to the reward phase.) You will be mailed an eCash voucher within a couple days. Hold on to this, you’ll need it during the refurbished sales!



16 comments on “Holiday Predictions Part 3: Refurbished (+Free $30 Canon Store Credit)

  1. Jake H.
    November 20, 2014 at 11:22 pm EDT

    Oh wow, I bought my 60D during the last refurb sale. Should’ve waited…

    1. CanonPriceWatch
      November 20, 2014 at 11:23 pm EDT

      Not if you bought it during the 38%-off sale… that was better.

      1. Jake H.
        November 21, 2014 at 12:10 am EDT

        I got it with the $50 off $500 and 20% off that which came out to $435 total. 35% off the $576 is was under $400 so I must’ve missed that 38% sale too…

        1. CanonPriceWatch
          November 21, 2014 at 2:45 am EDT

          Yes, you missed the 38%-off Price Mistake.

          http://www.canonpricewatch.com/blog/2014/10/38-off-refurbished-bodies-lenses-at-canon-store-price-mistake/

          If it’s any consolation, the higher-end bodies (60D, 70D) are probably closer to the 25% off mark, and the Rebels are closer to the 35% mark (or at least that’s what makes most sense to me).

  2. Jim
    November 20, 2014 at 11:58 pm EDT

    Any idea of refurbished sales after Thanksgiving week? I’m sure Canon’s going to have at least one more refurbished sale before Christmas, right? Being that the tiered sales aren’t as good as the 15%/20% of sales, I’m thinking about waiting to see what’s on the horizon. However, if no additional sales are anticipated, I might just go with this expected tiered sale.

    1. CanonPriceWatch
      November 21, 2014 at 2:44 am EDT

      I don’t have the visibility. The last few years we’ve seen one sale, and it’s either the week of Thanksgiving week or Cyber week. They haven’t offered back-to-back sales for a while, but it’s always a possibility. The challenge is all desirable inventory is going long gone after a whole week of the tiered discount.

  3. Vern
    November 21, 2014 at 12:02 am EDT

    How do you get to the free eCash form? No links, no game either

    1. CanonPriceWatch
      November 21, 2014 at 2:41 am EDT

      There’s a link to the form in our post. Here it is again:

      http://www.canonpricewatch.com/click.cgi?u=125637

      Scroll down a bit, it’s on the left.

      1. November 21, 2014 at 10:01 am EDT

        I filled this form about 10days ago. Only got the confirmation email but not the ecash code yet. Any idea why?

      2. Vern
        November 21, 2014 at 10:26 am EDT

        Must be something wrong with my IE, used Chrome and the form showed on the left. Thanks.

  4. Will
    November 26, 2014 at 5:59 pm EDT

    I dont think we are receiving the ecash coupons because its been a couple of weeks since I filled this one out….

  5. alfonso
    November 27, 2014 at 9:32 pm EDT

    I filled it out as well, but have never received the ecash coupon.

  6. S
    December 3, 2014 at 5:00 pm EDT

    Just received an email for $30 e-cash! Only took a few weeks…

  7. David S.
    December 6, 2014 at 8:20 pm EDT

    The same for me, I filled out the form for the e-cash on Nov. 23rd, still haven’t received anything from Canon, not even a confirmation e-mail. Is this still working?

  8. Candace U.
    December 8, 2014 at 3:00 pm EDT

    Received my confirmation email on 11/21 stating I would receive my e-cash in 2-3 business days. It is now 12/8 and nothing. Anyone know who we contact about this?

    1. David S.
      December 8, 2014 at 4:40 pm EDT

      At lease you received a confirmation e-mail. I didn’t even get that.

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