Bought the Canon PowerShot S95 from the Canon Service Center at Keppel Towers for S$531 (usual price S$669) through the Canon Privilege Purchase Program. This program entice users to purchase another Canon product by allowing trade-in/buy-back of their previously owned Canon products and offering them about 20.5% off the recommended retail price (RRP).
I traded-in my Canon IXUS 860IS which I got from Malaysia back in July 2008 for the new Canon PowerShot S95 which was just launched a few weeks back. The RRP of the Canon PowerShot S95 is S$669 and after the trade-in, I paid S$531. That is about 20.6% off.
Canon service is excellent! I went to the service center on Wednesday, 22nd September 2010 after work which is about 5.30pm and I was the next one in the queue. Within 10 minutes, I am out with a form for collection. All I have to do is wait for their SMS to inform me when to collect it.
The next day, Thursday, I received an SMS about 4pm saying my Canon PowerShot S95 is ready for collection, but unfortunately I forgot to bring along the collection form with me to office. I went there to collect on Friday instead and as usual, when I reached there, I was the next one in the queue. Did the checking of the camera and paid for it all within 10 minutes! The Customer Service Center is at level 4, but I have to proceed down to Canon Digital Lab at level 1 to collect my 8GB SD Card and carrying case.
When doing the buy-back, Canon does not require anything, just the body of your camera will do. No memory card, no battery, no cables and no charger is needed. You pay upon collection of your camera and you can pay by Cash, NETS, Debit Card and Credit Card. Fore more FAQ, check out ClubSNAP Forum: Canon Privilege Purchase Program FAQs.
Here is the address for Canon Customer Service Centre:
Canon Singapore Customer Service Centre
1 HarbourFront Ave
#04-01 Keppel Bay Tower
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday, 9.30am – 7pm (closed on public holidays)
PS: I have not played around with the camera enough yet to give a review. Sorry about that.