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Old Aug 12, 2006, 1:36 PM   #11
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I believe the price of $436 is after the $100 rebate. From my searches that is a pretty good price. I can get it local for $429.99 after rebate, but then I have to pay $31 in taxes....lol.
Your right - I stand corrected - I thought that the price was a might too agressive. I took the price off the froogle list and then at the website I saw it as "before the 100 rebate", so I was just cutting and pasting a bit too fast.


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Old Aug 12, 2006, 3:18 PM   #12
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Note - I do not know any thing about abesofmaine.com
They're located in Brooklyn, NY. See some customer reviews here (and I'd make sure to read more than one page of reviews and look for patterns, as some dealers have been know to try and pad their own ratings).

http://www.resellerratings.com/selle...1.html#reviews

Use your own judgement. But, I wouldn't buy from them. For that matter, I wouldn't buy from most Brooklyn based dealers.

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Old Aug 12, 2006, 3:26 PM   #13
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this is what i have found

http://www.gr8consumerelectronics.com/0/3587391.html

any1 know that store? after i calculate shipping......taxes...and conversion, it turns out to be almost same as here, so i decided i'd rather by here inc ase something goes wrong.....
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Old Aug 12, 2006, 3:46 PM   #14
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They don't even have an address that I can find on their web site. If you want to give your money away, send it to me. :-)

Again, Suggested Reading:

How to Buy a Digital Camera without being Robbed

If you want a reputable dealer that will ship to locations outside of the U.S. and won't try to rob you, try http://www.bhphotovideo.com

Another reputable dealer that will ship outside of the U.S. is http://www.17photo.com/



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Old Aug 12, 2006, 3:59 PM   #15
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like i said, i no a store in my area that has it for a low price, so no worries, thanx againl
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Old Aug 12, 2006, 4:06 PM   #16
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You can't be too careful anymore. There are too many scam artists around.

Some of them are actually very well known, and they seem to be able to get away with it in some areas (Brooklyn, NY is where most of them are located).

They frequently start new companies using different names, too.

Use http://www.resellerratings.com to research any vendor you consider. Beware of new companies that are not listed, or those that have a small number of customer reviews (since vendors have been caught trying to pad their own ratings with glowing reviews).

There are some lower priced vendors that are reputable. For example, http://www.beachcamera.com in the U.S. usually has a very good price on cameras. But, watch out for their accessories prices (much higher than others for name brand memory cards, etc.). They have to make a profit somewhere if they're selling the camera bodies for such a good price. ;-) I don't think they ship outside of the U.S., though.

Your best bets in U.S. vendors that ship outside of the U.S. are B&H at http://www.bhphotovideo.com and 17th Street Photo at http://www.17photo.com

These are reputable dealers that will not try to rob you like some of the Brooklyn based scam artists will.

I would not hesitate to buy from these dealers.

As for the last two dealers you mentioned, they're not getting my credit card numbers (at least not from me). lol

But, your best bet is to buy locally if you can. For one reason, manufacturers can be picky about warranty work. For example, Nikon will not service a camera that was intended for sale outside of the region you're trying to get it serviced in.


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Old Aug 12, 2006, 6:00 PM   #17
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hey! i found a great store through price grabber.

www.camera-warehouse.ca

they seem to be reputable, their products have MANY reviews, what do u gus think?
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I'm not familiar with them. But, at least they've got an address listed. ;-)

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They've got a good rating at resllerratings.com:

http://www.resellerratings.com/seller8924.html

I wouldn't normally be comfortable with just 2 customer reviews (especially when none of them are current).

If you found them in one of the price search engines, I'd make sure to read through all of the customer reviews and look for any suspicious patterns (for example, very bad reviews mised in with reviews that sound too good to be true). lol

It doesn't hurt to be cautious.

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k thanx, i found it at price grabber btw.
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