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Old Apr 29, 2004, 2:57 PM   #1
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Default Nikon D70 kit...below costs ???

Anyone has experience or order from the following website:?

http://www.finetronics.com/nikon_d70.html

Here is a sample of the order:


Nikon D-70 Digital SLR Package (18-70mm Lens, 512MB and more) $1049.00 $1049.00

Subtotal: $1049.00
Shipping: $3.99
Grand Total: $1052.99

Appreciate the feed back...
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Old Apr 29, 2004, 3:08 PM   #2
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Cannot find anything about their ratings but instinct would say something is up, giving hundreds of dollars off something that they can get full retail for any day of the week. Would guess either A - they don't really have them, B - it comes stripped of lens caps, battery, battery door, manual, warranty, strap, everything else that can come off it (like a 10D I found one day for $1069). Somehow either you will pay as much as everyone else or you won't get all the parts. Sorry to be negative but 'been there done that'.
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Old Apr 29, 2004, 3:21 PM   #3
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Read the site carefully. They do not give telephone number, "prefer e-mail", accept only moneygram..no credit cards! I wouldn't risk my $$. Check resellerratings and/or bizrate and see if anything there on this company.
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Old Apr 29, 2004, 3:22 PM   #4
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Those customer feedback comments they post sound a bit phoney to me.

Just noticed, their mailing address is Helsinki, Finland. They charge $3.99 for Fed Ex or DHL shipping. There are a few things about this that just don't compute.
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Old Apr 29, 2004, 5:38 PM   #5
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Check out this bboard:

http://www.photo.net/bboard/q-and-a-...5d&unified_p=1

Some posts:

Bob Atkins (www.bobatkins.com) , apr 25, 2004; 03:24 p.m.

Finetronics have very low prices. Too low.

I'd be wary. They are supposed to be located in Finland. They only accept "Moneygram" payment. Their prices are way too good to be true. Their domain name was registed a couple of months ago. All very suspect.


Mikael Udd , apr 27, 2004; 12:57 p.m.
I just checked whether this company´s adress is a valid one. It does not exist:

There are "Eteläinen Hesperiankatu 2,4,6,8 ..." and "Pohjoinen Hesperiankatu 1,3,5,7,9 .... etc". The streets are parallell and real ones, but there is not such an address as "Eteläinen Hesperiankatu 7" ... :-)
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Old Apr 30, 2004, 2:46 AM   #6
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I didn't see a mention of the place selling new cameras, unless I missed it.
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Old Apr 30, 2004, 9:08 AM   #7
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Nice job, collect the money from people and dissaper after a while and spend the money in HAWAI........

Or, Gray market products.... :?


Very attractive offer.................

I'll ask if they can give me a free MODEL to test the camera for one week... :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
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Old Apr 30, 2004, 5:23 PM   #8
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Thank you for all of the feedback, I want to gather facts and hope that no one will make a mistake of a scam deal, here is a sample of the email from that dealer after you placed an order:

Thank you for your order!

Your order will be processed and we will contact you shortly and
provide with payment information
(Moneygram transfer details and nearest Moneygram agencies).

You can check your order status online at any time by going to
Order
Status page:
http://www.finetronics.com/cgi-bin/c...ge=ostatus.htm


Product Information--

Quantity: 1
Product: Nikon D-70 Digital SLR Package (18-70mm Lens,
512MB and more)
Price: $1049.00
Options:
Subtotal: $1049.00



Order Information--

Order Number: 0000001
Order Date: Thursday, April , 2004 at 21:45: 01Subtotal: $1049.00
Shipping: $3.99 Federal Express Int.
Discount: $0.00
Sales Tax: $0.00
Total: $1052.99

Customer Information --------------

Too good to be true, isn't it?
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Old Apr 30, 2004, 5:31 PM   #9
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Default Comedy...

You now, if someone orders and get his camera with all the extras for that money from them and smile to us, it will be a comedy...... 8)

All we will turn red and green...... :shock: :shock: :shock:
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Old Apr 30, 2004, 5:32 PM   #10
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here is the next e-mail from them:

Hello,

Thank you for shopping at Finetronics

Grand Total: $1052.99

Please transfer the payment by Moneygram international transfer
(not
express payment) to our financial manager:

Name: Malceva Tatyana
City: Helsinki
Country: Finland

Please email us the 8-digit reference number that you received
from
MoneyGram after the transfer. As soon as we receive this
information
we will ship your order.

Nearest MoneyGram locations to you:

:?

what if the buyer to use the COD option?.

However, there are other concerns those:

If by any luck, the order is shipped from outside the USA, I guess the person who gets the merchandise will be responsibe for all of the due taxes (custom, foreign...), and he/she may end up paying a lot more than the $1049 price tag.

Anyone has a better thought? actually, I'd like to here some thoughts from the Nikon's marketing folks... 8)
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