Canon Canada violates Canada's Privacy Act

Discussion in 'Canon' started by Just Me, Dec 5, 2008.

  1. Just Me

    Just Me Guest

    For Canadian dealers who want 5Dmk.II they must submit pre-sale invoices
    with full customer information (name,address,phone numbers) to Canon Canada.

    Canon will then match the names on all the lists, so if my name is on both
    Henry's and Vistek's lists I won't get two cameras. How does Canon Canada
    decide if Henry's or Vistek gets my sale?

    If a small shop, didn't take a pre-sale deposit, or doesn't send in the
    info, they won't get any 5Dmk.II cameras. So a small shop can't buy a couple
    for the shelf knowing they'll sell.

    Canon will send a display model to Henry's and Vistek (want to bet they'll
    get sold too!)

    This release of private information irks me, as this is a legal product,
    it's not a firearm! In fact I don't think customer names get sent along to
    Smith-Wesson or Colt when somebody buys a gun
     
    Just Me, Dec 5, 2008
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  2. How many were you in line to buy?

    Were you told up front that your info would be sent to Canon Canada?
     
    John McWilliams, Dec 5, 2008
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  3. Just Me

    Just Me Guest

    No one in the stores knew, this will be done.
     
    Just Me, Dec 5, 2008
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  4. Just Me

    Humm Guest

    Why would you want to be the "First" person to buy this camera. If you have
    a problem with giving personal information to Canon wait till the camera
    becomes in stock with the dealers.

    I generally wait for at least 6 months because within that time the price
    comes down and any bugs with the camera are fixed.

    I do not buy from Vistek or Henry's they are too expensive.


    The pixel is mightier than the bullet.
     
    Humm, Dec 5, 2008
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  5. Just Me

    Pboud Guest

    Out here, Vistek and McBain's are about it for solid camera shops :(
    (though I've no complaints with the McBain's service, just the price).


    Bang on though with approach to 'when' to buy a camera.

    P.
     
    Pboud, Dec 5, 2008
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  6. Just Me

    Humm Guest

    Out here, Vistek and McBain's are about it for solid camera shops :(
    (though I've no complaints with the McBain's service, just the price).


    Bang on though with approach to 'when' to buy a camera.

    P.
    I live "out here" and there are many factory authorized camera stores you
    can buy cameras and photo gear at less coin than Vistek of McBain.
     
    Humm, Dec 5, 2008
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  7. Just Me

    RichA Guest

    F--- Canon. This drubbed up B.S. is designed to create a phony
    mystique around the camera, a FAKE shortage to produce more pent-up
    demand. Canon are scum.
     
    RichA, Dec 5, 2008
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