15 Sep Kudos to Canon
Canon launches Trade Me auction for Christchurch earthquake relief
press release here
“Canon New Zealand is launching the largest online auction in its history to raise money for the victims of the recent Christchurch earthquake.
The auction, which will go live on Trade Me tomorrow, will see a huge line up of more than 100 Canon products valued at over $50,000 (RRP) going under the virtual hammer. 100% of the proceeds are being donated to the Mayoral Earthquake Relief Fund.
Mike Johnston, Country Manager of Canon New Zealand, says they hope to see a frenzy of online bidding that will raise much needed funds for fellow Kiwis affected by the tragedy.
“We would like to encourage anyone who has been considering a new camera or a printer to get online and take a look. It√¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢s a chance for people to pick up a Canon product at a great price and every dollar raised will go towards helping those affected by the earthquake in their time of need.”
“It is going to take a lot of time and financial assistance to rebuild Christchurch but we are very fortunate to live in a nation where charitable giving is such a strong part of our culture,” says Johnston. “Kiwis really step up when needed and we hope they will dig deep with this auction.”
The auction will start from mid morning on Wednesday and will close at 5pm on Sunday 19th September. As the seller is Canon New Zealand all products will come with a Canon genuine twelve month warranty.
The range of Canon products include: digital compact cameras, inkjet and laser printers, video cameras, digital SLR cameras and even lenses and scanners. The total retail value is over $50,000 however Canon hopes that this figure will be far surpassed in an online bidding war.
For more information visit¬†www.trademe.co.nz and look out for Canon – Earthquake Charity Auction”
full link to all the gear is here