Net-shopping?

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  1. Chriss

    Chriss TPF Noob!

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    Ok so after a lot of research I have decided on buying the Canon Rebel XSi as my first DSLR. I was looking online for it and stumbled across this site:

    Canon EOS Rebel XSi 450D 12.2MP Digital Camera W/ 18-55mm IS Lens

    Obviously the price they put is very cheap. $312. Is this site real or a scam?
    If you can tell me, that'd be great. Thanks.
     
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    Without evening clicking the link I call SCAM. I sold my 2 year old xsi with lens for $450. Run!!!
     
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    I wouldn't trust it, personally. I only buy from major stores online that have a proven track record. I've never personally heard of this site before.
     
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    I would absolutely NOT buy from them. Its got to be a SCAM. its just too cheap.
    Search google, you cant even find a review, they are way to suspicious.
    I would suggest buying from www.[B]bhphoto[/B]video.com they are reliable
     
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    Payment methods - WESTERN UNION as well as options like wirebank transfer.
    DO NOT TOUCH!

    Western Union is a great way to send money to people you know, but not to unknowns since its very easy to simple to scam and not be tracable after the transfer. They get your (and loads of other peoples) money and then close the account and website - open another under a different name and keep going like that.

    If you are ever in doubt stick to known good retailers like Amazon, B&H, Adorama - the ultra cheap sites be very cautious of and if they offer bank transfer as a payment method or don't accept major credit cards don't use them at all
     
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    I figured it wasnt legit. Thanks guys
     
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    if it's too good to be true ...it probably is.
     

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