Originally Posted by M_Six
Well I just signed up for a Gold membership with no problems. Yet. I figured the warranty status on my 7D is in doubt, so having 30% off repairs if needed will come in handy. Plus two free C&C coupons. Like my BMWCCA membership, it should pay for itself.
It's a very good deal. When it's time to upgrade my 7D and 5D2 I'll send them in for C&C. Also, after the dust settles in a few months, I'd like to try the new 600mm and maybe even the 1D X.
Why is your warranty status in doubt? They require the SN to register with CPS, so I'd think that if it were grey market or something that they might give you crap at that point.
Both my bodies are out of warranty, but I have high hopes not to need any service; however, if I do, the discount and the quick turnaround is a nice plus. Oh, the CPS strap is very nice and all the books and info that they send you is very interesting.