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Old Dec 6, 2009, 12:37 PM   #1
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Anybody ever bought from this camera, if so tell me your experience

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Old Dec 6, 2009, 1:07 PM   #2
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i cannot find any information on that website, my guess is its not the best place to buy from.

use this instead.
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...R_Digital.html
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If a price looks too good to be true, it probably is.

I see lot of prices that look too low at that store.

They have no listing in http://www.reselleratings.com yet

The address on their web site appears to be for an office building and the domain was registered through a foreign service designed to allow the owner to remain anonymous. See more here (and you can search for the domain using a whois search and see the same thing).

http://thoughts-of-dave.blogspot.com...s-sketchy.html

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Old Dec 6, 2009, 1:24 PM   #4
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another clue that they may not be reputable beyond their low price and lack of listing on resellerratings is the "package deals" listed on the same page.
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Yep, low body prices, bundles with higher prices, and extras like $129 for a 4GB SDHC card (with no brand name shown). :-)

http://www.photovideosuperstore.com/...t.asp?id=16279

There are lots of scammers around with nice looking web sites.

When you see prices that are much lower than you find at http://www.buydig.com or http://www.bhphotovideo.com on Canon gear, there is usually going to be a catch. ;-)

The scammers will usually call you to confirm the order. Then, you'll also find out that they'll want to sell you high priced memory cards, batteries, extended warranties, stuff that normally comes with the camera anyway, want to include inflated shipping and insurance charges (sometimes unauthorized). Anything to increase their profit (since they can't sell the camera alone at the advertised prices without losing money).

If you don't buy enough of the outrageously priced extras, your camera will suddenly go to backorder status (of course, the web sites still show them in stock and your credit card has been charged). They'll often sell gray market gear, too (not intended for sale in the country you live in with a store versus manufacturers warranty).

This has been going on for years. It's a racket.

Do yourself a favor and stick with a reputable dealer.

Make sure to check out any vendor you consider using http://www.resellerratings.com
(they're a bit better about filtering out fake vendor reviews compared to most)

If they are not listed, I'd avoid them (these guys tend to start up new web sites often under a variety of names). If they have a small number of customer reviews there, I'd avoid them (they tend to try and get away with padding their own ratings with glowing reviews). Some even seem to have their own ratings sites now (with all of the stores listed being same old scammers, with the reviews unbelievably good).

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