Steve's Digicams Forums

Steve's Digicams Forums (
-   What Camera Should I Buy? (
-   -   Found Rebel XT online w/kit for $469 ??? NEW! (

futbol mom Feb 2, 2006 12:14 PM

So is this a scam?? I called and it's brand new. How do they get a $1000 camera down to $469? Am I missing something, or should I just give them my credit card #?

Here's the website. If someone with some camera savvy and knows what questions to askwants to help check it out, I'd appreciate it.


jbjalways Feb 2, 2006 1:28 PM

I bought mine from last year. It comes with a USA Warranty and is brand new. I have had no problems with it. They seem to have the best prices online.

style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #000000"Whatever site you ar looking at, just make sure it says USA Warranty (if you are in US) and brand new.

rjseeney Feb 2, 2006 1:39 PM

You don't have the seller listed, but you can always check their ratings at Typically, if it sounds too good to be true then it probably is. Often these cheap prices are for the body don't even get things that would normally be included, like the battery, charger, software or cables. The vendor will often ask you to call them to confirm the order, then put serious pressure on you to buy the accessories that should have came with the camera for remarkably high prices. If you refuse, they will then cancel the order saying "item no longer available" or some other lame excuse.

JimC Feb 2, 2006 1:46 PM

Post a link (you forgot it in your post).

But, as already pointed out, if a price looks too good to be true, it probably is.

There are a lot of scam artists out there (most with very nice looking web sites, including impressive logos).

Check them out using (and read through the reviews and look for patterns).

If they are not listed, and don't have LOTS of good reviews (new vendors sometimes try to pad their own ratings), don't buy from them.

With a price that low, I'd guess they're located in Brooklyn (that's where you'll find most of the scammers).

futbol mom Feb 2, 2006 4:12 PM

Sorry, I thought I put the URL down. Here it is:

thebac Feb 2, 2006 4:16 PM

Yeah, I don't think you want to buy from those guys:

Besides, it's the Original Rebel (300D), not the Rebel XT.

VAtechtigger Feb 2, 2006 4:17 PM

hehe, a 0.16 rating. (out of 10) not so good. :-)

Stick with adorama, BH photovideo and others as suggested here.

JimC Feb 2, 2006 4:18 PM

The first clue (Brooklyn Address shown on their web site for returns):

WAWA Digital
295 AVE o
RMA(place return authorization number)
Brooklyn ny 11230;Services.asp

Next clue (look them up in )

Note their score and read the customer reviews to see how these dealers work:

rjseeney Feb 2, 2006 4:21 PM

I would definitely stay as far away as possible!!!

futbol mom Feb 2, 2006 4:21 PM

I figured it out with the help of MT. It's not the XT. It's the original EOS Rebel 6.1 MP. New it was too good to be true! Thanks all for your help.


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 9:27 PM.