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Old Apr 5, 2011, 9:26 AM   #1
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Default Best price for A580 with kit lens

Can anybody suggest a site where I can get the best price for Sony A580 with kit lens?

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Old Apr 5, 2011, 9:30 AM   #2
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Sony fixes prices (in the US.) You won't find much difference in price from one vendor to another. What you will find are places that provide free shipping and/or no sales tax.
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Old Apr 5, 2011, 9:35 AM   #3
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Be careful, as there are a lot of scam artists around with very nice looking websites. If price looks too good to be true, it probably is. ;-)

In the U.S., you'll usually find the same price at any Authorized Sony Dealer (because Sony frowns upon dealers advertising cameras at a lower price than they have set), and the A580 kit with the 18-55mm lens is selling for $899.99 right now. Here's one example from a reputable dealer:


If you see it for less in the U.S., there's probably a catch (e.g., gray market camera with no Sony US warranty, excessive shipping charges, etc.)

If you're not in the U.S., I'd suggest finding an Authorized Sony Dealer in the Region you live in. Otherwise, you may have issues with Warranty coverage, customs and duties issues when trying to receive merchandise from overseas, etc. (and that type of thing will vary by region/country). You may also see other differences between cameras designed for a specific region (video format, language options, etc.)
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