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Old May 26, 2011, 5:16 PM   #1
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i saw a store "the digital camera" on the advertisements on this site. Their prices for a T2i are very low, does anyone have any experience with their store. is it an offer too good to be true.
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Old May 26, 2011, 6:20 PM   #2
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A link to their web site would help, as I'm not familiar with any stores named "the digital camera".

But if a price looks too good to be true, it probably is. ;-)

Always check a vendor's reputation first.

Most of the Google Doubleclick related ad feeds use page content to decide what ads to display, and if someone is willing to pay for the ads, then Google will usually use them.

Be careful what you click on as far as adverts on sites go, as not only may the seller end up being less reputable than desired, but another tactic being used now is Ad Poisoning to distribute malware.

I'd suggest sticking with reputable vendors. Here are some that have good reputations:

http://www.bhphotovideo.com

http://www.adorama.com

http://www.amazon.com (provided you're dealing directly with amazon, and not one of the vendors listing items there)

http://www.buydig.com

http://www.beachcamera.com (same owners as buydig.com)

Note that if you see prices that are lower than you find at those vendors there is probably a catch. Suggested reading:

How to Buy a Digital Camera without being Robbed

That's an old article written by Bryan Biggers. But, the same tactics mentioned in it are still being used today. Note that most of the scammers are in Brooklyn (where they seem to be able to get away with it). But, regardless of a vendor's location, I'd research them carefully (and I'd suggest sticking to one of the better known vendors I mentioned above).
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Old May 26, 2011, 6:31 PM   #3
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i saw a store "the digital camera" on the advertisements on this site. Their prices for a T2i are very low, does anyone have any experience with their store. is it an offer too good to be true.
I apologise the store is The Digital Hunter". ooops!
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