I just ordered a Canon Rebel XS from this program, and I'd like to point out a certain deal that's going on right now.
On Canon's website, the Rebel XS is selling for $350 ($50 off the normal price) and it comes with extra accessories (gadget bag, 2GB SD card, and a tutorial DVD).
When I first asked the lady on the phone if I was going to get the 20% discount off that price, she said "No, you have to chose either the bundle or the CLP price". So I decided with just sticking with the CLP price because it is $320.
But as she was processing my order, it was giving her trouble so she spoke with her supervisor and I ended up getting the $50 off the original CLP price of $320 (Camera cost me $270) and it comes with all the extra accessories!
Just thought I'd let you guys know about this deal, but I doubt it's permanent because it was only in correlation to the refurb Canon XS being on sale on their website.
In conclusion, I'm really excited that I finally get to have a DSLR for a really appeasing price. I can't wait 'till it arrives on Wednesday!
For those that may be wondering:
The 2 GB card is a Dane-Elec card (would've cost $7.99), has anyone had any experience with this brand? The Amazon reviews seems good.
The "refurbished" Rebel gadget bag is $80 (0_0 does anyone know why it costs this much, or this th e norm with gadget bags, and if so what's so special about it'?).
And the Rebel XS tutorial DVD is normally worth $40 (again this seems really expensive, to me).
2. If you're going off of Canon's MSRP, it probably sells for less than it says on Canon's site. If it's the typical Canon bag I'm thinking of right now, I usually see it go for $15-$20 used. Again though, free is free.
3. Worth a watch if you're new to DSLRs, but I agree, price is inflated. And hey, afterwards, free coaster!