is this a scam????

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  1. 99csvtoledo

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    You know, this kinda message pops up every short while. The answer is ALWAYS the same:

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

    There are some VERY good reasons why the club sponsered businesses here got here... and its not because they blatantly rip people off. Adorama and B&H are reputable places. Use them if for NOTHING else than as a sanity check. You may find deals a little better, but if you find deals a LOT better... its no deal.

    "If something looks too good to be true, it usually is!"
     
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    Are there that many people to fall for that crap that these businesses are able to keep in operation????

    sigh....
     
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    Apparently so!
     
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    Overread has a hat around here somewhere Staff Member Supporting Member

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    And the internet and legal red tape let them keep trading (often legally) for a considerable time before the boss takes a quick no returns holiday -- with cash.
     
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    I dunno how they even operate. I assume they take everything out of the box and ship the body. No batteries, no charger etc... I dunno tho. I almost got scammed by them once before I knew about them. I thought it was too good to be true also I looked them up. Bad review.
     
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    Really? Look at the prices. There's no way you're really going to get those cameras at those prices.
     
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    I deleted my post...

    I read a few more of the reviews.. :D
     
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    If I knew I could get a legit new 40D for $600, I'd go buy 2 right now.
     
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    The Sarducci brothers have some that "fell off the back of a truck" they'll sell you for that. :D
     
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    Yes always. I see the have the D700 for 2K, woohoo Im going to get myself one today. :lol:
    And a 1.02 rating nice.
     
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    The only good thing about those kind of sellers is that seeing the f2.8 lenses for sale made me want them although i was reluctant to buy from the seller who was as shady as they come. I orginally wanted f4 lenses but seeing the f2.8 was enough to swing me.

    I eventually went to B&H and never regretted it for a second.

    Fantastic shop and very helpful and knowledgeable staff - I'd recommend them everytime.
     

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