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Buying Digital Camera Online


anchor man

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I'm planning to finally purchase a dig. camera and was of course attracted to the significantly lower prices online than at the major stores. Is there anything I should be aware of when purchasing one of these online, or should I just find the lowest price and go for it??

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I got mine online and had no problems whatsoever. Plus, they threw in a bigger memory card for free, too. I'd just make sure you buy from a reputable place.

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I was advised that many online camera sales were actually shipped from overseas. The menu displays or instructions maybe be in a foreign language for one. There was other things too but the advise I received was BEWARE. I ended up buying from a local retailer to just save any hassle.

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I bought a camera in an on line auction. Big mistake. The camera was an obsolete model. As soon as I bought it, another lot of about 400 of the same model opened up for $40 cheaper if you took the buy it now option. Had I purchased from a store, I could have tried all the features first and known it wasn't the camera for me. Sure, I might have paid a few dollars more. But the shipping/handling, the extended warranty (another bad move), all would have been better directed to a more suitable camera. Unless you know precisely what you are buying in a camera, I'd recommend staying away from on line sources.

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Like someone else said... if it's from a reputable dealer it shouldn't be a big deal...

My wife and I bought our Cannon A80 digital camera online from Dell, but only after we had tried them out at Best Buy, etc and were sure that's what we wanted... Dell turned out to be about 100 bucks cheaper (at the time) than any local store.. which was really hard to pass up.

We've had the camera now for about a year... no regrets!

marine_man

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Three folks I know bought at buydig dot com and had excellent delivery and service. Each of them saved around 100 bucks. This was just this year, the last one two weeks ago. I wouldn't buy anyplace else IMO. The local stores don't service the stuff anyhow as far as I know.

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Anchor man. I've purchased 2 cameras from DigitalFoto out of New York and had no problems and fast deliver too. The Olympus 765 with 10X optical zoom takes great hunting and fishing photos. Good Luck DrJ.

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Bought mine from buydig and was "as ordered". Guy's voice scared me-didn't know where (country)I was talking to. However, same type thing trying to order @ Taco Bell smile.gif

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I bought my canon A80 from newegg dot com and saved myself over 100 beans. I spent a lot of time researching before my purchase, between reading opinions online (epinions dot com) and stopping by ritz and best buy to check out the cameras I was interested in, I feel I got a great deal when I purchased. One major thing you lose buying online is the ability to go to the store and either get a problem fixed or the camera replaced all together. So I guess buying from either has it's ups and downs, just have to weight whats more important in the end.

RU

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Check out B+H Photo out of New York.I've used them for about five years with very good results.They've been around a long time and are very competitive in their prices.

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many good deals online for electronics compared to worst buy.

Always check resellerratings dot com before buying from a company.

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