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Old Apr 15, 2008, 5:10 PM   #1
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I found these sites whiledoing agoogle searchfor the TZ5.

One person sounded he just got out of bed! I already placed an order on this site....uh oh.

did i make a mistake?



Can someone suggest reputable sites?
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Old Apr 15, 2008, 5:19 PM   #2
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If you have to ask....

If a price looks too good to be true....

Always use http://www.resellerratings.com and check customer feedback for any vendor you consider. They're a bit better than most ratings sites at keeping false reviews out (vendors have been know to try and pad their own ratings with glowing reviews).

See the customer reviews for one of the vendors you mentioned here:

http://www.resellerratings.com/store/Broadway_Photo

Suggested Reading:

How to buy a Digital Camera without being robbed

Suggested vendors:

http://www.bhphotovideo.com

http://www.buydig.com (a.k.a., www.beachcamera.com )

http://www.adorama.com

If the price you see advertised is lower than these guys, I'd research the vendor *before* placing an order, since it's probably a scam of some kind (unauthorized shipping and insurance, item goes to backorder status unless you buy overpriced extras like memory cards, warranties, etc.), and even then, the gear may be gray market (not intended for sale in the country you live in).


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You can find customer reviews for the other vendor here:

http://www.resellerratings.com/store/TheDigitalNerds

If a price looks too good to be true....

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Old Apr 15, 2008, 5:35 PM   #4
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thankaa lot JIM i appreciate the links =)
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Old Apr 15, 2008, 6:12 PM   #5
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Thought you might want to see where your camera is coming from...er...where you thought it was coming from?

http://donwiss.com/pictures/BrooklynStores/h0099.htm

http://donwiss.com/pictures/BrooklynStores/h0253.htm

Good luck.

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Old Apr 15, 2008, 7:21 PM   #6
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i ended up canceling my credit card. phew. i learned my lesson.

thanks a lot for the links, i shall use them from now on, especially http://www.resellerratings.com

thanks everyone
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Old Apr 15, 2008, 7:49 PM   #7
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They are all related...

http://www.nydailynews.com/archives/...in_scam__.html

Sorry, couldn't resist.

Good move canceling the credit card xo...

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Techon Digital is at best a scam. They will not sale the TZ5 to you at the advertized price. An attempt will be made to sell you some overpriced assessories and when you refuse to buy them techon digital will cancel your camera order. Stay away from them unless you want to be hoodwinked.
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penny-

Now really? What did you expect?

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Old Apr 26, 2008, 11:24 AM   #10
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Sorry, but I wouldn't buy from anyone located in NYC (not including B&H Photo). Besides, I would wind up paying the sales tax.
Kinda defeats the purpose of buying mail order.
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