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Old Sep 28, 2009, 4:22 PM   #1
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I am looking at buying a camera from Butterflyphoto.com. I myself have never heard of them, but some people I've run into have. They have mostly good reviews on resellerratings.com, but also some bad ones.

Has anyone had any experiences with them in the past?
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http://www.resellerratings.com/store/ButterFly_Photo

There are better places to by a camera, but there are some that are a lot worse.
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There are better places to by a camera, but there are some that are a lot worse.
Do you think I should attempt it? They do have a lot of ratings after all...
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Do you think I should attempt it? They do have a lot of ratings after all...
If the deal is good and/or they're relatively local, go for it.

But if their price isn't any better than a retailer with higher ratings, I'd go with the other retailer.
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If the deal is good and/or they're relatively local, go for it.

But if their price isn't any better than a retailer with higher ratings, I'd go with the other retailer.
Ya, thats the problem. They sell the camera for $500, but currently its on sale for $415, and most "popular" retailers start at $500
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Here is some information about the Butterfly Family of businesses

http://sheddingsomelight.com/buy-cam...terflyfam.html


Their old locations:
http://donwiss.com/pictures/BrooklynStores/0123a.jpg

http://donwiss.com/pictures/BrooklynStores/h0123.htm

http://donwiss.com/pictures/BrooklynStores/h0016.htm

The owner was particularly proud of this one:
http://donwiss.com/pictures/BrooklynStores/h0081.htm


Here is their current location:
http://donwiss.com/pictures/OtherStores/h0016.htm

Photo from their website:
http://butterflyphoto.com/help.phtml?hid=2



Having never done business with the firm, just evaluating the photos, I would say the company has come a long way.... but resellerratings paint an inconsistent picture with enough negatives to question the business tactics of the firm.
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Ya, thats the problem. They sell the camera for $500, but currently its on sale for $415, and most "popular" retailers start at $500

If popular retailers are:

B&H
Adorama
Crutchfield
Dell
Sears
Staples
Office Depot
Best Buy
Wal-Mart

Then you can be fairly certain the price really is $500.
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Well I just put the order in

We'll see how this goes.
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fwiw, i have purchased a couple of times from them with no issues. they may call and ask you to buy additional items but you can just say 'no'.

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Well I just put the order in

We'll see how this goes.

Be sure to let us know, especially the warranty registration part.
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