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Old Jan 12, 2006, 3:08 PM   #1
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I noticed that http://stores.ebay.com/RitzCamera-Auctionshas three FZ1 cameras for sale. Look to be refurbs but for the price it may be worth it. Just wanted to let you all know.

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Old Jan 12, 2006, 4:47 PM   #2
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This is an excellent opportunity to pick-up one of the best 2mp ever made. A great way to introduce someone to the pleasures of image stabilized ultra zoom AND with a Leica lens. As an added benefit, it is one of the few handheld infrared capable cameras. All you need is a 55mm hoya r72 ir filter (~$40) and your ready to go. Examples at http://www.ishots.net/infrared/

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Old Jan 12, 2006, 9:15 PM   #3
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I noticed that onecall.com has them for $149 as well. They are in Seattle and I have used them for years, great company. They always fed-ex their stuff, and no sales tax unless you live in WA. Their page shows the FZ is an"open box" item.
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Old Jan 13, 2006, 2:39 AM   #4
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I heard of an FZ1 that sold at impossible €75 ($94) on ebay. What a bargain! :shock:
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Old Jan 13, 2006, 4:09 AM   #5
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One potential problem with buying a discontinued refurbished camera from the Ritz ebay store is their 96.3% feedback ratio with 52 negatives an 52 neutral within the last 12 months. From reading some of the feedback, the weak spot of the Ritz ebay store seems to be after the sale customer support in the event a buyer receives dead or defective merchandise and wants a refund or exchange.
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