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Old May 16, 2003, 11:27 PM   #1
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I am looking at the Nikon 4500 and 5700. I would prefer the 5700 but it seems really expensive and I think I might have to settle on the 4500. Where can I go in Toronto to get one of these cameras at a really good price. MSRP on a 4500 is $849 right now and I think $1499 on the 5700.

Whats the lowest you think I can get the price down to? In the states right now they have pretty big rebates ($200US on 4500 and $100US on 5700) any chance of getting these in Canada?

What about financing? I know places like futureshop I can get financing but they don't carry Nikon.
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Old May 17, 2003, 6:05 PM   #2
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Hi Wing

Go to any of the Henry's stores. We got our CP5600 a few weeks ago with a $50(Approx$US 75) reduction. Check the Henry's flier in the Toronto Star. If you buy accessories at the same time you can negotiatea better price for the package. Sorry don't know about financing.

We got our camera from a great sales assistant Lenvard at the Mississauga store on Hurontario St. He was very helpful.

Henry's also has a used camera store in downtown Toronto. The cameras come w/ a warranty. You might be lucky. They used to do trade-ins when you brough in your regular camera to buy a digital. They also have a huge ebay business but you will be bidding against the US$

Good luck & tell us what you manage to come up with.

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Old May 17, 2003, 10:13 PM   #3
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Wing, I did my price shopping on http://www.cameracanada.com/, printed off the shopping basket and took it to Henry's here in Newmarket. I had a good look at the camera then showed the clerk the shopping list and asked him to beat the price. He proceeded to do so I purchased!

Now I was buying a Nikon 5700, TC-E15ED, WC-E80, Sandisk Ultra 256mb, spare EN-EL1 battery and a Vivitar 285HV flash so commanded some respect from the associate which I may not have got if I was just buying a disposable camera. He still greets me with a smile when I return to the store.
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Old May 18, 2003, 8:30 AM   #4
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Great site Bob. Wih I'd know a few weeks ago.

Yes Henry's is alround freindly. I did a couple of their classes @ the downtown store. Excellent stuff. They are currently writing a Nikon digital course to be offered soon. I think the cost($35 last time I did it) is included if you buy a Henry's compact flash card.

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Old Jul 28, 2003, 2:04 PM   #5
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I suggest purchasing from Henry's ebay store - you can generally save around $100 (depending on the purchase). You can also buy their extended warranty as an option. I emailed Henry's and they said there is no difference except that if a service is required within the mfgr's warranty, you should go to the mfgr. If it is after the warranty, then you could go to Henry's.

To be honest - although I've heard good things about Henry's, I haven't had the greatest experience with their sales reps. They are perfect for the customer that does not know any better and is in need for some non-factual convincing.

Two guys from the Steeles branch (names witheld - but available if you contact me) claimed that there are no other flash bracket available on the market for the 4500. I told them about the one's I have found reviewed on this site and they dismissed them - concluding that if Henry's doesn't supply them, then they must be crap.

Yesterday I asked about other filters for my 4500 - my sales rep decreed that there is no other filter available except uv and polarizing. Just go to shene's site at http://www.cs.mtu.edu/~shene/DigiCam/User-Guide/4500/ and you can see why he is incorrect. I wouldn't mind if he would say: we only carry 2 and I am not sure if there are others available.

I would suggest that before buying anything from Henry's, first check http://www.blacks.ca, http://www.vistek.ca, http://www.adencamera.com, http://www.downtowncamera.com and http://www.cameracanada.com.

Case in point - I am about to purchase the TC-E2.
Henry's: $209
Vistek: $199
Blacks: $175 (@yorkdale)
CameraCanada.com $155.50 (+ $10 shipping in canada)

I told my Henry's sales rep yesterday that the TC-E2 is available at blacks at yorkdale for $175. He said that he couldn't match it because "it is below cost". Any intelligent person would know that if it was "below cost", then Henry's mininum markup according to this example would be a shockingly low 19%. I would have to say that he assumes that I don't know any better.[/i]
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You hit all my favourite camera stops except Downtown Camera http://www.downtowncamera.com/

I've found them to be pretty good.
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Old Jul 29, 2003, 11:24 AM   #7
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Thanks. That's a new one for me. I'll add that to my shopping process.
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Old Jul 29, 2003, 12:56 PM   #8
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Buy it on E-Bay from a Canadian Manufacturer ... you will save yourself hundreds.

I got my 5700 from a place in Owen Sound via E-Bay about 3 months ago. Total price was a mere $1400, at a time when the cameras were $1700 ...

$300 savings. You can probably get it now for around $1100-$1200 if you look around ...
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I spent a year in TO and fpound Vistek quite snotty and Henry's .. well ... as Ywoolf described.

I bought my camera from the states on Ebay and had it sent over as a gift ... .paid $400 for a Fuji 3800 when it was $800 in the stores in Toronto.

Even allowing for the exchange rates, the US is so cheap it is scary.

Downtown Camera are pretty good and I would be willing to try http://www.cameracanada.com/
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I just ordered a Manfrotto 714SHB tripod from CameraCanada.com. I actually bought a Velbon tripod from Henry's last week and the sales guy was trying to convince me to buy the Manfrotto. I agreed until I picked it up and it was way heavier than the Velbon. I walked out with the Velbon - and at home went online to Manfrotto.com and discovered that they manufacture a lighter tripod - so I returned my Velbon explaining that he convinced me to get the Manfrotto. :P

Well I hope to get my new tripod soon - the sales lady was really nice at cameracanada on the phone. I also just ordered an infrared filter from a co. in California. I am very excitied to find out that my camera has the ability to shoot b+w infrared.
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