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Old January 30th, 2008, 06:29 PM   #1
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2008 $250 Rebate?

Hello!

I am wondering if anyone has any insight into if/when the $250 rebate for the A1 will start again. It stopped 12/31/2007.

A project has come up and I would like to buy an A1.

Thanks!

Ryan

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Old February 1st, 2008, 11:20 PM   #2
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Ryan,

Just Talked with Tom @ Zotzdigital. Price $3400, comes with camera bag, and UV Filter. He said, " You never know what Canon will do next month”. It almost sounded like a rebate is in the works.

President Bush is giving a rebate so I guess I will go ahead and place my order with Zotzdigital. Heehehe
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Old February 2nd, 2008, 10:02 PM   #3
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yeah i jumped on the 07 rebate. the check came fast. hope it comes around for you. BTW, I had heard stories of denied rebates, so I copied everything, stapled all the pieces together and sent certified mail. I suggest you do the same.
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Old February 2nd, 2008, 10:37 PM   #4
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The price right now at B&H is $3299.95 down from $3499.95 without a rebate
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Old February 4th, 2008, 03:33 PM   #5
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Hey guys newbie here. Saw this which might be what you're looking for...
http://www.jr.com/images/pdf/rebates/CAN4_20080331.pdf
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Old February 4th, 2008, 03:37 PM   #6
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This will probably sound like a dumb question but how do some of these places post prices on the Canon XH A1 that are so low? I called and they said that the lens isn't included in the purchase only the camera body......Then I called Canon and they say the lens is permanently attached and if you take off the lens you have broken the camera. Whatever I'm totally confused. I have purchased before from B&H and most likely will again but I'm trying to save a few $$$'s. Any advice is appreciated. Peace.
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Old February 4th, 2008, 04:07 PM   #7
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Hmmm...jr.com??? Looks like somebody is playing with Photoshop on that rebate page.

You will not find a legitimate dealer who is more than a hundred bucks or so under B&H on this camera. Nobody can sell the camera for less money than it cost them to buy it. Both Zotz Digital and Tapeworks Texas had a free bag offer, and that's worth around $150. The XH A1 is already the cheapest thing on the market in its class at under $3500. If that's too much for you, consider a less expensive, SD camera--don't buy from one of those scam places.
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Old February 4th, 2008, 04:20 PM   #8
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Expired ProMo

Ira,


http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/co...dPromotionsAct

Canon USA Site promotions has the XH A1 listed as expired. Buy from a DVi sponser, and you will be pleased:)
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Old February 4th, 2008, 04:48 PM   #9
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Thanks guys. I'll be saving my pennies to buy the Canon XH A1. Guess that rebate form is not valid....what's this world coming to? Peace....
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Old February 4th, 2008, 04:55 PM   #10
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Found this

http://www.acephotodigital.com/sc/re...p?id=964672981

looks like it's complete.....
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Old February 4th, 2008, 05:06 PM   #11
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Hey guys newbie here. Saw this which might be what you're looking for...
http://www.jr.com/images/pdf/rebates/CAN4_20080331.pdf
I called Canon and they verified they have no official Canon rebates on this model at this time. She said dealers can have their own rebates, but that link to J&R didn't have any dealer restrictions. What's strange is if you search the J&R site for the XH-A1, there is no reference to a rebate.

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Old February 4th, 2008, 05:18 PM   #12
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I searched the site too....I was trying to find how I came across that rebate and if I do I'll let you know...I know I was looking around at prices and just saved the rebate form and not the site...I'm cussing at myself
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Old February 4th, 2008, 05:25 PM   #13
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It Is Hard!!!!!!

Ira,
I know that it’s hard, but do lots of research on the store before you buy!!
Read, read and read (reviews), if they try to pressure sale you, stay away. I bought my Canon GL2 from B&H after a month of reading. B&H was not the lowest price, but I knew that I was going to get a new GL2 and all the pieces. Also, I would call the place and see if you can get a real person quickly. Case in point: I emailed zotzdigital and received a quote in a short time. Then they called me to see if I had any questions. Same with Texas Tape Works Inc, They are there to help you.
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Old February 4th, 2008, 05:34 PM   #14
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Rob, yes you are right I know....I have tried calling these other stores and the customer service is outrageous to say the least! I will be buying from a reputable dealer probably B&H.....thanks for the input I really do appreciate it. I'm about a week away from buying. As far as the rebate form I posted, I found it listed here
http://www.mbsdirect.com/product.php?productid=17338
I can't find anywhere that it says you have to buy it at this site...I also don't know if it is a valid rebate or not. It would be great if it is....peace y'all
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Old February 4th, 2008, 05:39 PM   #15
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Rebate Form Found It!

http://www.mbsdirect.com/product.php?productid=17338

Just to be clear it is listed as $250 Rebate in blue to the right of the camera pic you can download the form in pdf
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