Swarovski has announced a trade in program for their EL and SLC binoculars thru 6/30/2012:
If you buy a new EL 42mm or 50mm Swarovision or a new SLC 8×42 HD or SLC 10×42 HD you can trade in your old EL 8.5×42, 10×42 EL or SLC 10×42 (Only the dark Green version with a serial #D7450 or more current).
The way this will work is you buy your new binocular from us and then contact Swarovski for an RA# and send your binocular in to them. Your binocular must be functional.
They will allow $700.00 for a 10×42 SLC-neu, $850.00 for an 8.5×42 EL, and $900.00 for a 10×42 EL. Swarovski will then send you a payment.
My advise, before you call us to order your new binocular (as everyone hates issues with product trade ins) is to call Swarovski @ 1-800-426-3089 and speak with someone in customer service to make sure your trade in binocular is eligible for the rebate. Always a great idea to check and confirm ahead of time, rather than to find out after you make the purchase that your binocular is too old to qualify.
IMO, this is a wonderful program and Swarovski is stepping up to the plate to make upgrading your existing Swarovski binocular a breeze.
Terms and Conditions for SWAROVSKI OPTIK Trade-Up Program:
Consumer must first purchase a new EL 42 or 50 mm SWAROVISION or SLC 42mm HD Binocular between 1/15/12 and 6/1/12 from an Authorized SWAROVSKI OPTIK NORTH AMERICA Dealer. Consumer must call SWAROVSKI OPTIK NORTH AMERICA Customer Service at 800-426-3089 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain a return authorization number.
Binocular must be functional in order to be eligible for this program. Products that qualify for the trade up are:
EL 42 mm non-SWAROVISION models and SLC-Neu 10×42 model only with a serial Number that starts with D7450 or later. Consumer must send in their older EL 42 mm (non-SWAROVISION) or older SLC-Neu 10×42 binocular with the RA#, copy of the receipt for the new binocular and the trade-in promotion form to the address below. US and Canada residents only.
Attn: Trade-Up Program, SWAROVSKI OPTIK NORTH AMERICA LTD., 2 Slater Road,Cranston, RI 02920
Product must be received within 30 days of the date of new product purchase. All product must be received by 6/30/12. EL 42 mm non-SWAROVISION SLC-Neu 10×42 non-HD Binoculars that are eligible to trade-in.
Binoculars that are eligible to purchase.
EL 42 or 50 mm SWAROVISION
SLC 42 mm HD
Check will be issued payable to the buyers name 4-6 weeks after product is received once determined product qualifies for the promotion.
Please feel free to give Doug or Neil a call at 212-753-5128 to discuss these great optics.
Doug @ Camera Land