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Old May 3, 2006, 8:22 PM   #1
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Hey guys, i am currently looking at which website to buy from, i know about how horrible geniuscameras is so i didnt even look at them. I found bestpricecameras.com. I cannot find anything wrong with them because it says factory fresh and full USA warranty. Please help me to see if their is something wrong or missing from the D50 package, THANK YOU!!

direct link: http://www.bestpricecameras.com/2506...kkor-Lens.html
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Old May 3, 2006, 8:51 PM   #2
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First of all, when you see a price that's significantly lower than everyone elses, you can expect that there is a catch somewhere. That's what the vendors are counting on (customers being sucked in by the low advertised price).

Caveat Emptor!

You need to learn to research your vendors. Always use http://www.resellerratings.com

If they're not listed, or they don't have a LOT of very good customer reviews, I'd avoid them. Vendors have been known to pad their own ratings.

Here is the vendor you're looking at:

http://www.resellerratings.com/seller8754.html

Their location:

http://donwiss.com/pictures/BrooklynStores/h0058.htm

Most of the well known scam artists are located in Brooklyn, where they seem to be able to get away with their tactics.

I'd also suggest reading this article by Bryan Biggers:

How to Buy a Digital Camera without being Robbed

BTW, "Full USA Warranty" doesn't really tell you anything. It doesn't say it has a Nikon USA Manufacturer's warranty.

If you buy a camera that's not intended for sale in the U.S., Nikon USA will refuse to service it, even if you are willing to pay them for the service. As for a store warranty, good luck. lol

Try http://www.buydig.com (a.k.a., http://www.beachcamera.com ). They're usually one the least expensive "legitimate" vendors on most camera bodies (but, watch out for the accessories prices on things like memory cards).

Nikon D50 with 18-55mm "kit" lens at buydig.com

Or, try CametaAuctions on Ebay. They've got a good reputation, sell cameras that are intended for sale in the U.S., and you can sometimes get a pretty good deal from 'em. They have lots of listings for D50s now (some with auctions in progress, and some with that still have "buy it now" prices available). Here's an example:

Nikon D50 Kit from CametaAuctions


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Old May 3, 2006, 8:54 PM   #3
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thanks, saved me from a con.



im just too much of a sucker for low prices. :?
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It also looks like B&H has the D50 with 18-50mm kit for $629 now. They're a very reputable vendor.

Nikon D50 Listings at B&H




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Newegg currently has the d50 kit w/18-55mm zoom for $621.99 and they also throw in a 1gb SD card. Shipping is a mere $6.00

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16830113131

I've purchased a number of items from Newegg and have been very satisfied with all of them. Check them out on reselleratings.com.

I bought my D50 from cameta - was overall pleased w/that retailer/price as well.

Good luck!


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I saw the D50 with an 18-55 & 70-300 Nikkor lenses for 799.00 @ Costco . . . hmmmmmmmmmm and they have a great return policy. Or wait for something new . . . decisions decisions.

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