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obermotz Aug 18, 2002 4:18 PM

Fuji Finepix2800Z purchase in Florida

one of my friends is going to spend some time in September in Florida and I asked him to buy a Fuji Finepix 2800Z for me (it seems to be a tad cheaper in the US than here in Hungary). Could you guys recommend a shop in Tampa or Miami where he could get one (preferably a cheap one)? I tried to look around on the net but could not find any. Any help is appreciated.


John Maddox Aug 18, 2002 7:07 PM

Check out Circuit City. They have a good return policy. Also pick-up local paper and look for specials.

DigitalArtist71 Aug 26, 2002 12:11 AM

2800 has them for $274 ...about as cheap as they get! awesome deal!

Gary Senkus Aug 26, 2002 6:18 AM

Check review sights on ths merchant. Read negative reviews. Only 2 types write reviews on merchants that have real negitave reviews. The ripped off and the merchants try to bury them . If you order/pay for/ recieve on ttime, they have only done minnuim expected of a merchant ..........

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[Edited on 8-26-2002 by Gary Senkus]

Gary Senkus Aug 26, 2002 6:44 AM

Looked at bizrate for your reccommended merchant. Stats listed for

Overall Rating
Summary Past
Week Past
Month Past 3
Positive 89% 93% 93%
Neutral 2% 1% 1%
Negative 9% 6% 6%

Show that 1 in 10 had a negative experince with them in the last week. NO LOCAL brick and mortor store would last with that amount of very unhappy consumers.

DigitalArtist71 Aug 26, 2002 9:49 PM
well... i had great LUCK then with got my cam on time and for the cheapest price available on the net. cam sold for $375 plus tax at Target...and seemed to average $350 everywhere i am quite happy to have got it for $275+20 shipping. u run a RISK no matter what when purchasing on the net..and most of the time it's a blind purchase. i looked at the others (on they had horrendous i chose

u can have negative reviews purchsing from sellers that sell merchandise for almost retail too...not just the retailers that can sell them cheap. this cam is also brand new and not a refurb..which i undestand some are at that low of price.

tome dego Sep 11, 2002 10:28 PM

Costco just posted the s 602 on their website for 699.00!

left_r_right Sep 24, 2002 6:12 PM

don't get the Finepix 2800....some model's CCD is tilted (takes picture slanted)....i got my during the summer and had my first one return for a new one;' but the second one is still a bit tilted. go for the canon's s30/40.

-100 iso - you want 200-400
-chance of getting a tilted CCD (very upset on this one)
-Picture quality is not as good compared to Canon's and Nikon
-no TIF format (uncompred file) support

-6x zoom (never can find one under 1000$ CND)
-the Design
-regular AA batteries (recommand using Ni-MH rechariable batteries)

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