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Old Apr 20, 2006, 11:32 PM   #1
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I just came across with the message on Q and A section of Steve's Forums. There was a post that was listing cameras like T7 ($ 450 MSRP) for 100 dollars. Did anyone buy anything from them? How's that possible? Is it shady?

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Old Apr 21, 2006, 12:41 AM   #2
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It's called Spam. I'm removing the posts now.

Do you really think that you can buy DSLR models like the Nikon D50 for $150 (the price in the posts)?

Would you really want to send your money to a "dealer" using a hotmail.com e-mail address as a contact point, getting business by posting spam in forums?



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Old Apr 21, 2006, 6:05 AM   #3
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Dude, chill


If you are a moderator it's your mistake to have overlooked it.
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Old Apr 21, 2006, 6:35 AM   #4
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That was just to make you think about the deal since you seemed interested.

If a price looks too good to be true, it probably is (and that goes for some of the prices you find from dealers listing in the price search engines, too).

There are a lot of scam artists around with very nice looking web sites that include lots of great logos. Some of them have beern doing business for a long time.

Bryan Biggers has a very good article that everyone should read before buying a camera from a vendor they're not familar with:

How to Buy a Digital Camera without being Robbed


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Old Apr 21, 2006, 6:37 AM   #5
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JimC can't be on every forum 24/7 looking for spam posts, you know.
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Old Apr 21, 2006, 7:27 AM   #6
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Yes but he doesn't have to grill someone over it.



I thought it could be a spam, but then again, thought about it and these can be refurbished, returns, scrap items or just plain scam.



So there're a few possibilities that might happen.
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I was just trying to point out that's it's not a good idea to buy from a dealer like this. The questions were designed to make people think before ordering.

If it came across as "grilling", then my apologies. That wasn't my intent.


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Old Apr 21, 2006, 7:58 AM   #8
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Thank you.



Now back to real subject. Where can I buy a DSC-T7 for 100 dollars :G
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Now back to real subject. Where can I buy a DSC-T7 for 100 dollars :G
Some of the Brooklyn based scam artists would probably sell you one for that, as long as you don't mind paying a LOT for shipping, insurance, memory cards, batteries, extended warranties, etc.

Pricing is very competitive. If you see a price that's much lower than everyone elses, it's probably a scam.

The forums are full of stories from buyers that fall for them.

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