How many here bought their camera from B&H?

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  1. vonbonds

    vonbonds TPF Noob!

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    Hi all,

    I have done my research and I am ready to buy an Olympus E-510 with the 2 lens kit. No one has them on sale locally (Best Buy did up until a week ago for $675) so I am thinking of going with B&H. How many have purchased from them and how was your experience? Did you go with their protection plan?

    Thanks!

    Tom
     
  2. RKW3

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    B&H probably has the highest customer satisfaction of all camera-selling websites. I wouldn't hesitate buying any equipment from them.
     
  3. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I didn't by my cameras there...but I've spent a lot of money ordering stuff from them. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them.

    Also, if you use the link at the top/right of the page, when you order, you will be helping this forum.
     
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    lextalionis TPF Noob!

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    I agree, B&H is a very good place to buy on-line. I too didn't buy an bodies there, but I've dropped some cash on glass with them.

    -Roy
     
  5. usayit

    usayit No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I"ve bought a variety of stuff from them. High end or really expensive things are usually purchased from a local camera shop that treats me right. B&H is my Walmart and local camera shop is my Boutique.
     
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    Jermz_01 TPF Noob!

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    I realize your question is about B&H, and though I have not used them, I have heard a lot of good things about them. I personally bought my camera from Adorama (best deal at the time of my purchase) and the experience was very good.
     
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    I agree B&H has a great reputation. I have bought products from them a few times with no problems.

    I wouldn't say they are always the cheapest, but they have good service and reliability.
     
  8. kundalini

    kundalini Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I bought my camera body before I knew about B&H. Since then, I have dropped serious cash for lenses and ancillary items. Only positive reviews from me.
     
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    yeah man B&H is great!:)
     
  10. vonbonds

    vonbonds TPF Noob!

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    Good point about not maybe being the cheapest. My theory is if something does go wrong I want a reputable dealer to work with. I don't always go for the cheapest deal just in case I actually have to work with them :wink:

    Thanks for all of your suggestions guys. I will check out Adorama too.
     
  11. dpolston

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    I bought 2 from there and a lot of other goodies. That place inside is amazing! My last trip there was on a Friday and I forgot that they closed early. They kicked me out and I was only there for less than an hour! But I still picked up a 70-200 2.8!

    B&H is my Disney World!
     
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    Did not get camera from B&H.

    But spent more then price of camera buying lens from them.

    I especially like their "Live Help" because I always have stupid questions - I analyze every word in description to much.

    Lens always arrive on time as promised.
     

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