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Old Dec 27, 2004, 5:37 AM   #1
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I am off to NY and want to but two cameras. A compact to carry anywhere and a ultra zoom.

Any suggestions of shops to visit to purchase these at good prices.

Compact - Pentax S5i or Sony P100/P150 or Sony T1/T3

Ultra Zoom - Olympus C765/C770

Thanks in advance,

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My personnel favorite is Fry's Electronics. They always have the best deals on everything. The one here has horrible customer service but the prices make up for it. If you want great customer service check out Ritz or Kitz Camera. Those guys are genius' when it comes to cameras. Good luck
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Old Dec 27, 2004, 7:45 AM   #3
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check B&H Photo (www.bhphoto.com)
They are the largest single retailer of photo and video equipment in the entire US.

Even if you don't buy from them, I've heard that just going by their store is a trip unto its self. They take up an entire city block.

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Old Dec 27, 2004, 9:37 AM   #4
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I'll second visiting B&H.


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Old Dec 27, 2004, 10:24 AM   #5
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Fry's is good but they are only in the West coast. As for B & H, they are great - not a city block in size but they have a huge floor room. Just remember that they are owned and operated by Jews, meaning they are closed Sat. You can also check out JandR Electronics down at Park Row. Where ever you go DO NOT buy from those small tourist trap stores that line 5th Ave., 14th St. ect.

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Old Dec 27, 2004, 10:48 AM   #6
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Cheers for the replys.

I have also found on the net a shop called '17 Photo'. Has any body heard of them?

Prices look ok.

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Old Dec 27, 2004, 2:54 PM   #7
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Yes, I have ordered three cameras from 17th Street Photo in NYC. They are very nice people to deal with and they ship out the day you call and order. Fast Fast Fast delivery. Packaging is always good. They do NOT pressure you to buy any extras. No grey market either. Check resellerratings.com for them. You will find they have very high ratings. I will always buy from them.
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Old Dec 28, 2004, 4:22 PM   #8
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Thanks Jazzy J, that's all I needed to here. I'll go to 17 photo as they have all I want and the price's are great.

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Only thing I would note about 17photo is that they have a very short return window of 7 days. Other shops usually offer 15 to 30 day returns.

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if you are still looking....
I also recomended b&h
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