website d80 only 499.00 new?

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  1. Stitch

    Stitch TPF Noob!

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    hey hows it going guys, i was just browsing some photo stores and i came across this one, i am looking to buy a d80, i currently have the d40x but i feel limited to the lenses, but anyway i found a d80 body only for 499.00 on 1wayphoto.com. has anyone bought anything off this site, why is it so cheap there? here is the link http://www.1wayphoto.com/products.asp?product_id=12051&dept_id=10267&show=specs
     
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    I'd stay away. Typical bait & switch scammers - take a look at their reseller ratings.

    ..edit.. I should add that with cameras and camera gear, that for the most part if it looks too good to be true, it is. B&H and Adorama are the most well known distributors - you can find links to their sites at the top of this page. While their prices may be no better than anyone else's, you can be sure you're not getting scammed. I've bought from B&H on several occasions, and I've had absolutely no trouble with them.
     
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    If a deal is too good to be true it usually is and on the internet Iwould say it definately is, there is no reason for a D80 to go for half its price at this point in time.
     
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    I wouldn't touch that deal with a 10 foot pole.
     
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    I wouldn't borrow seafoxfla's ten foot pole and touch it either.

    STAY AWAY from these people my friend... STAY AWAY...
     
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    Ya they are scam artist, I cant believe ppl havent sued them yet for their border-line or totally illegal tatics.
     
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    I wonder why in the world the AG's in NY (if that is where they are located... a lot of these scam places are in NY and NJ) don't rip these guys a new one?

    If I were a state AG, I would make it my personal goal in life of ridding my state of scammers of all kinds.
     
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    alright thanks guys ill stay away from those kind of deals
     
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    You could always look for a used or refurbished body. I got my 350d refurbed and it works perfectly.
     
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    Instead of starting a new thread, I noticed in a copy of Outdoor photography which I just got, Broadwayphoto has a D80 listed for $769.99 (vs $859 @ B&H)

    Whats their reputation like? Would OP mag list a shop with dodgy service?

    EDIT: After a quick google I answered my own question. Another bait& switch...why would a major magazine accept an add placment from a dodgy firm?

    EDIT: Is it ok to name the magazine? Great magazine and its not going to stop me buying it :p
     
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    Josh66 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I don't think I would go with them either. If it's the store I'm thinking of, they have 4 or 5 different names - and all of them have crappy ratings.
     

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