Hot: 15% Off Refurbished Sale (Surprise!), Stacks with Tiered Discount

This is really hot: the Canon refurbished store just started a 15% off sale, which runs until Black Friday 11:59 PM. It is 15% off lenses and speedlites, and stacks with the tiered discount of $100 off a purchase of $1000 and $50 off a purchase of $500. You see the full discount in-cart.

Check out our refurbished stock tracker to see everything in-stock, and to set notifications. Most things are out of stock (as they sold out already with only one discount), but what’s left is at an insanely great price.

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38 comments on “Hot: 15% Off Refurbished Sale (Surprise!), Stacks with Tiered Discount

  1. tankhimo
    November 26, 2014 at 12:38 am EDT

    I got one of the two 35mm f/1.4 for $905, thanks to canonpricewatch. The other one was gone in minutes. Thank you Gordon!

    1. CanonPriceWatch
      November 26, 2014 at 12:44 am EDT


    2. SB
      November 26, 2014 at 4:08 pm EDT

      I got the other 🙂

  2. Fujimoto
    November 26, 2014 at 12:41 am EDT

    Does that make the Canon 6D less than $1267?

    1. CanonPriceWatch
      November 26, 2014 at 12:44 am EDT

      No, it appears to be lenses/speedlites only, and it doesn’t apply to things that are already discounted with a % discount. It only stacks with the tiered discount. Confusing enough for you?

  3. kwan8911
    November 26, 2014 at 12:45 am EDT

    Will canon honor a price match for a order that I placed earlier today ?

    1. CanonPriceWatch
      November 26, 2014 at 12:46 am EDT

      Generally not, if it’s out of stock. You can call and try, but the answer has typically been no.

    2. CanonPriceWatch
      November 26, 2014 at 3:43 pm EDT

      On another post, readers are commenting that Canon will now do a price adjustment — so if you ordered before the deal started, call and ask for an adjustment.

  4. Alex
    November 26, 2014 at 12:46 am EDT

    Finally got me a 70-200mm F4 non IS. Was trying to get this lens refurb with a good sale for months.

  5. CanonPriceWatch
    November 26, 2014 at 12:47 am EDT

    I think this is the first refurb sale Canon’s had without me finding out about it early, through my network of spies 🙂

  6. peter
    November 26, 2014 at 12:51 am EDT

    Do you recommend the 6D for 1267 with 2.5% cashback or for 1299 new through ebay?

    1. CanonPriceWatch
      November 26, 2014 at 1:01 am EDT

      It’s up to you, and whatever you feel comfortable with. It also depends on your tax rate.

      BTW, I won’t ask you to *not* use a cashback site, but one thing you should be aware of: when you buy from our links directly you are helping to support our site and the work we do for you (the store gives us a small percentage of the sale), but we don’t get anything if you see a deal on here, and then go use a cashback site.

  7. November 26, 2014 at 1:07 am EDT

    what? I just grabbed the 70-200 f2.8 IS II in the morning :(. Is there any possibility about restocking that lens before tomorrow midnight?

    1. CanonPriceWatch
      November 26, 2014 at 1:12 am EDT

      Maybe. Who knows. Canon generally restocks only once or twice during a week-long sale, I don’t know if they held back inventory for Wednesday-Friday.

      I’m suspecting Canon wouldn’t hold back inventory. They would release all the inventory early, and let people buy it at a lower discount first, and then only when things were left over, turn on the 15% discount.

      1. November 26, 2014 at 1:24 am EDT

        is there anyway to cancel order on Canon website or I need to call in? Thanks!

      2. November 26, 2014 at 1:26 am EDT

        also, do you think the price in the morning of 70-200 2.8 L IS II is good thought? $1895 after tax? will it worth the risk for cancel the order and reorder or just accept it? Thanks a lot for providing us this great website!

        1. CanonPriceWatch
          November 26, 2014 at 1:28 am EDT

          For $1895 after tax, you can get that price brand new via our street price program ($1899 AR, no tax to most states), which is probably why the 70-200 II hung around for 25 minutes before being sold out earlier today. Likely bought by people who didn’t know about street price. 🙂

          I think the chance of you re-ordering this at 15% off and stacked $100 off is zero, there will be 2000 people waiting to order this for $1463.32.

        2. November 26, 2014 at 1:36 am EDT

          dont know why I can’t reply to your comment below directly? But I have a reason to buy it using canon store because of the 2.5% cashback from ebates and 5% cashback for online shopping from Discover. If I use your street price, the retailers (BH, Adorama) usually will charge my credit card “in store” (not qualifying for the cashback). That should yield me around 7.5% of $1895.

          Man, I feel so cheap huh 🙁

        3. CanonPriceWatch
          November 26, 2014 at 1:41 am EDT

          Actually, street prices from one of our retailers is eligible for the 5% Discover online shopping. Perhaps you should ask first before assuming. 🙂

          So the remaining difference is just the 2.5% cashback site, which I’ve already stated my opinion on elsewhere in a comment on this post…

        4. November 26, 2014 at 1:47 am EDT

          sorry about that, i don’t know that. Can you think about providing a “donate button” or similar features, so I can send some money in. Just to help you guys to maintain this website.

  8. Vivek
    November 26, 2014 at 1:10 am EDT

    Stacking for % off refurb lens does not seem to appy tiered discount. Can you advise here?

    1. CanonPriceWatch
      November 26, 2014 at 1:14 am EDT

      It applies the tiered discount in cart.

      For example, 70-200mm f/4L IS USM is $1039.20 refurbished (80% of MAP price of $1299).

      15% off $1039.20 is $883.32.

      $50 off $500 is $833.32, which is the price seen in cart.

      The cart combines both discounts and shows a single discount, which is confusing, it just says $205.88 discount, but doesn’t show you that it’s two stacked discounts.

      Hope this explains things.

      1. Vivek
        November 26, 2014 at 5:24 am EDT

        Thanks .. It worked and I order 100mm and 85mm ..

  9. Niko
    November 26, 2014 at 1:21 am EDT

    It’s so confusing figuring out what applies and what doesn’t

    1. CanonPriceWatch
      November 26, 2014 at 1:24 am EDT

      Yes. The Canon Store has the most opaque discounting system ever.

  10. siaj
    November 26, 2014 at 1:38 am EDT

    nice, so is EF 17-40mm f/4L USM + EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM good deal to replace my 24-105 F4L lens.

  11. siaj
    November 26, 2014 at 1:40 am EDT

    oops I mean EF 24-70 plus EF 70 -200 F/2.8 to replace 24-105 F4

    1. Ken
      November 26, 2014 at 1:58 pm EDT

      Just got those combo before it sold out.

      1. siaj
        November 26, 2014 at 2:23 pm EDT

        Did you get the EF 7–200 F4 IS or F208 non IS version ?

        1. Ken
          November 26, 2014 at 3:32 pm EDT

          I got the 70-200 f/4 IS.

  12. November 26, 2014 at 8:02 am EDT

    Thanks! Just bought myself a new lens!

  13. Kuba
    November 26, 2014 at 8:11 am EDT

    Ahh, any advice on getting one of the 70-200 f2.8L (non IS) for 935(pre tax) or waiting to see if an ebay deal (or refurbished somewhere) for the tamron 70-200 2.8 VC can come in at a similar price?

  14. Pradeep Jayaraman
    November 26, 2014 at 8:14 am EDT

    Got 28mm f1.8 USM for $306 after 15% off + 25 off + $30 ecash coupon.

  15. tedgoudie
    November 26, 2014 at 9:37 am EDT

    Thanks, just picked up the 100 macro!

  16. Karthic
    November 26, 2014 at 12:36 pm EDT

    Could you please comment on the quality of these items? Will we have any problems with “refurbished” lenses? I am thinking of buying 70-200 f/2.8 NON IS version because of sub 1k price but not sure if it is worth to go for a newer version to avoid any future problems?

    Are these covered by Canon International warranties to get them repaired if any problem comes up? I am having these fears since I have not bought any refurbished lens.

    1. CanonPriceWatch
      November 26, 2014 at 1:45 pm EDT

      You can expect to find a refurbished lens indistinguishable from new (except for a red dot marking on the mount flange, and the brown or white box it comes packaged in).

      It comes with a 1 year Canon USA warranty. Whether or not this is valid for international service, I do not know.

  17. November 27, 2014 at 3:13 pm EDT

    Any idea whether they will restock through the day?

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