canon scams? I REALLY want the Canon 60D!

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    It took me 3 weeks just deciding on a speedlite. I finally got the speedlite, ready to sell my starter Canon t3 and REALLY want the canon 60D. I have been searching for the best prices until blue in the face. I keep running across sites such as this one that seem 'to good to be true." Any thoughts? And where in your opinion is the best place to get the 60D? I know I am dreaming, but would like to get it for $899, kit lens to 135mm included. This is the site I am leary of:

    FirstClassCameras.com
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    $899 is about the standard discount price for a 60D Body only. To fing it with a kit lens for that price would be a steal.
    What has made you settle for the 60D? For about $400 more you can buy a 7D, which I think would be a bigger step up for you. The 7D doesnt have the swivel lcd, but I didnt see that as too important.
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    I would love the 7D, but I'm already trying to come up with $400 and more to upgrade to the 60D. Sure wish money grew on trees. Spent my birthday money on a speedlite. Now trying to sell stuff on Craigslist to get the money to upgrade.
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    Ah, got ya. I can understand that. I would be afraid of any online store that offered a new, 60D, with ANY lens for $899.00. There are so many bait and switch companies online these days. You place your order for the super deal and then you get a phone call or email explaining that the one you ordered just ran out of stock. Been there, done that. As they always say, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. I have never heard of or dealt with that company, but I would stick with one of the main dealers, like B&H, Adorama, 47th ST, etc. I have dealt with GetItDigital a few times and had good experiences. Good luck on your quest.
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    I was torn between the 60d and 7d myself.... I went ahead with the 7d and LOVE it. If you can swing it, o for the 7d
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    Hold out for the 7d its worth the wait to save.
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    I would LOVE the 7D, but I also like the 60D. Ugg, guess I need to save and scrape change from the many handbags I have ;)
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    I have the 7D and love it. I think you will be glad you waited and saved in the long run. My mama always said, "Good things come to those who wait".
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    True!
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    Have any of you guys even asked her what she'll be using it for? OP, what will you be using it for? If it's an everyday walk around camera for portraits, landscapes, etc. you may not need the extra FPS of the 7d.

    The 7D doesn't fit everyone's needs or budget. It is a niche camera geared towards sports/outdoor shooters. I'll concede the build quality is better than the 60d and it is a great camera. But she's already expressed the 60d price itself is a stretch. So obviously the 7d is not realistic from a budgetary standpoint.

    OP, I have a 60d and I've really enjoyed it. If you do get the 60d, you're going to see a huge upgrade in a number of things. You'll have the ability to shoot video (which you don't have now). You'll have a much bigger buffer for continuous shooting and much faster (2fps RAW vs 5.2fps RAW). You'll have a higher max resolution (12mp vs 18mp). You'll probably enjoy the articulated screen as it does come in handy in a lot of situations. Overall the t3 to a 60d is a solid upgrade in just about every way imaginable. Here's a full comparison:

    Side by Side Comparison: Digital Photography Review
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    4 more $100 photoshoots would get you there.
    Or 8 $50 shoots.
    Or 16 $25 shoots.

    Throw up that Facebook page!

    Just sayin'.
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    firstclasscameras.com is registered through go daddy and are done through the privacy company "Contact Privacy Inc." out of Toronto, Ontario. In other words, they paid to keep their domain registrant info a secret.

    You can try to contact them by going to http://www.contactprivacy.com, but their very basic, opening page states:

    "Welcome to contactprivacy.com

    Use this site to contact the owner of a domain name protected by the WHOIS Privacy Service. This service protects the privacy of domain name holders in the WHOIS system.

    Please note that domain name owners are not obligated to respond to requests."

    So take that to mean you can ask, but probably won't get a response.

    I'll bet money they're a bait & switch set up. There are tons of reports, blogs, etc on the net about these kinds of businesses. They advertise crazy low prices, but then you end up getting phone calls to "verify" your order only to find out your camera doesn't include all the normal basic parts, like a battery and charger, etc and they attempt to upsell you. When you decline their highly inflated extras your order is suddenly cancelled, or put on back order.

    I'd avoid this place for sure. They're hiding for a reason.
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    Run away, far away.... Then got to B&H and buy from them.
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    Paying to keep your registration info secret means nothing.
    I pay to keep mine secret too.
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    Try keh.com, don't let "bargains" cloud you judgement.
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    These guys sound like "Digital Depot Online". On other forums there are threads dedicated to their scams.

    When I'm spending that kind of money, there's a point where I'm not willing to risk a scam in order to save a little. A 60D is $899 for the "body only" version... pretty much at every legitimate (Canon authorized) dealer.

    You can buy a "refurbished" body either direct from Canon's online website ( Canon Direct Store - Refurbished EOS Digital SLR Cameras ) and I think both B&H Photo and Adorama also have a "refurbished" option. Refurbished cameras have warranties but usually not for the same amount of time as a new camera. Also keep in mind that you can get the "USA" vs. "imported" version. There is no difference in the camera (they're all made overseas). The difference is the warranty. Cameras marked for "USA" have gone through proper import channels and Canon backs them with the factory warranty. Cameras NOT marked "USA" (usually it'll say "imported") mean that it was imported through gray market to save a little, but Canon won't provide the warranty -- sometimes the store will offer the warranty but that means you can ONLY get it serviced at the store where you bought it.
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    Bitter, I do not charge....yet, not ready. It just takes time, right? ;) I do have a fb page, but no business cards, not ready for biz yet. I haven't made a dime off any of the photo's taken. OH, I take that back! I made $1.40! I ordered prints for someone and they told me to keep the change :) :) WHOO HOO!!!
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    I am officially scared, so sticking with who I trust!! This is why I made this post, wanted to make sure. I even read lots of compliant boards on sites like this.
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    How about skipping the kit lens to save? What lenses do you have now? I got it with my 60d and I never use it

    Oh and I bought refurbs directly from Canon. I think it was $1050 total but that was last June, not sure on the prices now.

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