Dropped my 5D Mark III - Send in for repair or not?

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Dropped my 5D Mark III - Send in for repair or not?

I dropped my 5D Mark III.  It was on a Black Rapid Strap RS-4 strapped over my shoulder and then attached to a little ARCA plate arrangement I have.  I will probably write a post to my blog about this with the details.  But essentially I somehow either did not tighten the screw lock or it came loose on its own and sliped right out.  It fell about 2-3 ft on to a concrete sidewalk.  Ugggh!

Here is a picture of the ding it made.   I colored in the ding area with a black magic marker because I hate to look at it.  But it is more than just a scuff it pushed this dent area in about 1mm.

The lens looked ok but the hood was scuffed.  Later the lens behaved badly so I got it repaired ($250).   Its been about 2 months now since the drop and the camera still seems to be working fine.  Do you think I should send it in anyway.

The biggest problem for me is the loss in $$.   I like to resell my stuff when new cameras come out.  With this ding in it I bet my resale value dropped $500-1000.... or maybe its a keeper for life.  This brings up another question.   Will canon fix body issues like this so it would look new again.  And if so does that make any economical sense?

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