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Old Nov 24, 2008, 9:40 PM   #1
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So my family and I are getting my father the A300 for christmas. Anyone think there are going to be upcoming sales for the A300 with the kit 18-70 lens. We are hoping to find it somewhere on sale for around $500. considering its only $600 new I don't see that being too far fetched.

What do you guys think? there is obviously black friday coming up and then christmas is just around the corner.

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Old Nov 25, 2008, 12:39 AM   #2
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Any "official" sales will be approved by SONY. Major retailers will follow Sony's recommendations or risk loosing their premium status with Sony.

Not saying Sony won't do a sale, but if their is a sale, it will be organized and available at every major outlet (B&H, BestBuy, WallyWorld etc) equally (more or less) tosome extent.

The scammers andgrey marketvendors will be discounting Sony heavily during the holidays. You can always find a deal with them. :evil:



I personally would check the Black Friday circulars from Best Buy and Circuit City. I suspect you will find the B&M stores will quite competitive this year.




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Sony has a SURE program that keeps authorized vendors from advertising prices that are lower than those appearing on the SonyStyle website. It does not prohibit vendors from having unadvertised specials, so if you want to beat the SonyStyle price, keep your eyes open.
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thanks guys, i'll keep my eyes open!
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I have purchased a few times from this company. They currently have the A300 with 18-70 shipped for free for $569.00. I think this is the regular price for them.

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A300>>>http://www.ibuydigital.com/product/?...rt_id=31566204
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I have purchased a few times from this company. They currently have the A300 with 18-70 shipped for free for $569.00. I think this is the regular price for them.

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A300>>>http://www.ibuydigital.com/product/?...rt_id=31566204
Brooklyn.

See http://www.ibuydigital.com/tops/dsp_Contact.cfm

See http://donwiss.com/pictures/brooklynstores/h0099.htm

It's a scam.
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Old Nov 26, 2008, 10:24 PM   #7
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yup anything from brooklyn I stay away from, thanks for mentioning it though!
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Old Nov 26, 2008, 10:27 PM   #8
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i looked on amazon and they have it for $549...but its through a company called electronics expo

anyone know anything about them, they are out of NJ it looks like.
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Old Nov 27, 2008, 12:39 AM   #9
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http://donwiss.com/pictures/ManhattanStores/#active

http://donwiss.com/pictures/brooklynstores/#active

http://donwiss.com/pictures/brooklynstores/#moved



Hint, hint. If the store looks like trash you can pretty much expect to be Suckered, Scammed, Ripped a New One or what ever you want to call it.

Based upon the APPEARANCEof the stores, outside of B&H, J&R Music World and to a lesser extent Adorama there is not a store in the Metro NYC marketI would purchase from.

In fact, if the business is offering a better price than B&H, J&R Music World or Adorama I would just skip the website.

I know, everybody wants to find that one single fantastic price, the mistake of the vendor does not know the difference between a Sony W150 and a Sony Alpha 900 and will search the world over looking for thatone single fantastic deal.

Guess what? Super mistakes don't exist. Ignoring Sony's SURE program, there is so much competativeness in the market that small price difference rather than large price difference is thenorm.

Want a deal? Try Best Buy,Circuit City, Sears, Office Depot, Office Max, Staplesand WallyWorld. Often the brick and motars will dump stock at a pretty darn good price right before the new item hits the market. And Black Friday is happening in less than 36 hours.

Another good source is Dell. Don't laugh. Dell is actually quite competative, but they only sell cameras and limited lenses. Crutchfield (who has been around since I installed my first car stereo way back before CD's were invented) is just like Dell and is reliable.



Don't judge the price, judge the WHAT is selling the product. A little Googling Mapswill never hurt ya.


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People mention Amazon and ebay as "reliable" sources.

Amazon is reliable. People selling on Amazon are not always reliable. Too many people don't know the difference and assume a product sold "on" Amazon is being sold "by" Amazon.

eBay?Sucker Central. I know, I am being harsh. But think about it. A business should never hide their name, and I have yet to find a major camera store selling on ebay under a hidden name. However, I can lots of undesirables on ebay. Lots. And their names never match the name on the building selling the product.
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