How to save money at Canon this Black Friday
If you want to walk away with the best Black Friday 2020 deals, you have to know what they are as early as possible. That's the best way to plan your shopping strategy so you know where to shop and when.
Need a new printer or to stock up on ink? Have you been dreaming of a new camera or thinking about stocking up on some much-needed accessories? Be sure to visit Canon on Black Friday 2020. Also, make sure to follow Savings.com so you can be aware of the latest Canon coupons and Black Friday deals.
Like many retailers, Canon has been carefully responding to the COVID-19 outbreak in order to keep its customers and employees safe.
Canon does not have any retail locations, so there's nowhere for you to visit this Black Friday. However, it does have service centers that customers visit for repairs and maintenance.
At this time, most of Canon’s factory service centers are open. Some are available for customer drop-offs, while others are only accepting items in need of repair by mail.
If one of your Canon products is in need of repair, first start the claim process online. From there, you’ll head to your nearest repair facility to be helped on a first-come, first-served basis. The facility will have a drop-off bin for your equipment. When your item is ready for pickup, you’ll be contacted via email or phone.
When visiting a Canon facility, the company asks that you wear a face covering and adhere to proper social distancing standards.
Unlike many retailers, Canon doesn’t tend to have a flashy Black Friday sale. However, that’s not to say that it doesn’t have its fair share of good deals.
Last year, visitors to Canon’s website saw a clean homepage with a simple banner announcing that the Black Friday Deal Week had arrived. When you clicked Shop Deals, you were taken to all of the store’s best discounts.
To make it easier for you to find what you needed, Canon featured its product categories at the top of the page. You could choose from featured deals, cameras, lens/flashes, printers, camcorders and business products.
The featured deals were the cream of the crop when it came to Black Friday savings. The store featured such products as an EOS Rebel SL3 EF-S camera for $599.99 (down from $749.99) and a PIXMA TS6220 wireless printer for just $44.99 (down from $149.99).
If you were in the market for a simple camera that would take incredible pictures, you could snatch up the PowerShot SX540 HS for just $249.99. Professionals and hobbyists could also choose from an assortment of lenses, including an RF 35mm F1.8 Macro IS STM for $449.99 and an incredible EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM for $1799 (down from $2099).
When you navigated to printer deals, you were presented with 11 great options. Some of the most interesting were the IVY CLIQ and CLIQ+ instant cameras with portable printers. There were also entry-level computer printers starting at $39.99 and impressive workhorses like the PIXMA G6020, priced at $249.99.
When you shop online, you always have to be cognizant of shipping costs. If they’re too high, the deals die in your shopping cart.
Thankfully, that’s typically not a problem at Canon. Last year, the store offered free shipping on all orders. There was no minimum purchase requirement, so you could purchase whatever you wanted, from a pack of photo paper to a sophisticated camera.
It’s too soon to say whether Canon will have free shipping this year, but we think there’s a fairly good chance it will. Should it not, don’t worry too much. Its standard shipping rates top out at $15.99.
When shopping for high-value items like cameras, lenses and computer accessories, you’ll feel more confident when there’s a good return policy backing your purchase.
At this time, Canon’s return policy is intact. If you’re not happy with something you’ve received, you have 14 days from the date of delivery to request an RMA. Once an RMA is issued, you have another 14 days in which to return the product.
Canon does not offer free returns, so you’ll be responsible for return shipping costs on anything you send back unless you’ve received a defective product.
Some items are not eligible for Canon’s return policy. They include WG Series Inkjet Business printers and CD software.
As you’re probably aware, Canon products are sold at canon.com, but also at an array of authorized retailers.
The special pricing that you see at canon.com is only applicable to that website. Other stores may have sales of their own for Canon products.
Canon does not offer price matching, so if you see a Canon product cheaper elsewhere, you’ll have to purchase it there if you want the lower price. Likewise, many retailers suspend their price-matching policies during Black Friday, so it’s unlikely another store will honor a price you see at canon.com.
While Canon has not announced when its Black Friday sale will start this year, it’s important that you act fast once those dates are released.
Popular Canon products sold out quickly last year. Even on the first day of the sale, some items were already showing a back-ordered status.
To prevent shopping paralysis once the sale is live, consider spending some time in the coming days deciding which Canon products you’d like to purchase. Bookmark them or add them to your cart for easy reference.