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IQRaceworks Jan 12, 2015 6:15 PM

Are these online vendors legit? Scammers?
 
I'm getting ready to buy a new DSLR camera...a Canon T5i w/e 18-55mm lens kit. The lowest I've been able to find them for is around the $600 range on Amazon....and I think they are $750 from B&H.

I was getting ready to buy one, and then I just happened to stumble onto a few other deals I found on "thefind.com"....and they are cheap, so cheap that it has me worried that it might be one of those "if it's too good to be true" deals.

I found one place selling the same setup for $500 http://www.haleshoppers.com/canon-eo...-kit-172-p.asp

And another place selling it for $420 http://www.therosamart.com/canon-eos...-kit-154-p.asp

The place selling it for $500 is out of Baltimore according to their contact info, the other place looks like it's overseas. Is there any way to find out if the $420 deal is legit? Seems way too cheap to be true.....almost 50% off B&H's price.

TCav Jan 12, 2015 7:28 PM

haleshoppers.com lists an address of 200 Ridgewood Road, Baltimore, Maryland 21210 which according to Zillow is an $885,000 single family home, and a phone number with a 760 area code which is in California, but Network Solutions WHOIS search shows the domain belonging to Paijo Bruno at 17146 NE Sandy Blvd., Portland, OR 97230, with a phone number with an 801 area code which is in Utah. I wouldn't give it the time of day.

therosamart.com lists an address of 218 St Albans Road, Watford, Hertfordshire, UK, which is a single family home, with the phone number of 0123468785, which is in Bedfordshire. (That phone number is quite popular, btw. It's also used by a menswear shop, a shop specializing in French cuisine, Korean teas, and a variety of other online retailers) but tucows Domains has that domain belonging to a Song Park at 10571 E Asbury Avenue, Unit 2-223, Aurora, CO 80014, an apartment complex, with a phone number with a 559 area code which is in California. Similarly, I think placing a order here would be a mistake.

IQRaceworks Jan 12, 2015 7:34 PM

Thanks for the heads up...I think I'll just order from Canon :D

TCav Jan 13, 2015 7:35 AM

If it ever seem like it's too good to be true, it probably is.


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