What is the deal with these prices?? Good deal or scam??

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  1. Idaho21

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    I have been looking at various online vendors for my next dslr. I am really leaning towards a Nikon D90. I found a place called Close Out Genius. They have some really good deals and lots of people have posted on the site that they have had positive experiences buying from them.

    Well, I found that they offer Nikon packages, with lenses. Here is one for instance-
    Close Out Genius

    $559 w/ free shipping for a brand new D90, all accessories(charger, battery, cables, etc.), a 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF Nikkor Lens, and a bunch of various stuff as well(tripod, case, etc.)

    Most other places have the body only for $889, and the 28-200mm Nikor lens runs approx. $300. What's the catch?
     
  2. Mgw189

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    as the saying goes if it is too good to be true it probably is...
     
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    another pretty good give away is when you go to place the order they want you to buy a $400 CF card LOL.
     
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    Lol, we need a sticky thread with a link to reseller ratings, then we wouldn't have to deal with this daily.....actually we still would......
     
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    agreed.
     
  7. Big Mike

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    I couple years ago, I wrote up a long post, outlining all of the details about those places and shopping on-line etc. Unfortunatly the forum crashed and we lost a few days worth of posts...mine included. I never got around to it again...

    Maybe that is something I should do again.
     
  8. Overread

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    would be good to have Mike - certainly it would be a good thing to link to so that newer people can get hte full story on things
     
  9. nikonguy

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    great idea mike... but as Alex said.. we will still have to deal with people asking the question... even if it was a sticky
     
  10. Big Mike

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

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    Yes, people tend to ignore stickies...they don't use the search feature as much as they should either. :roll: But at least if there is a sticky post, we can link to it rather than explain it over and over again.
     
  11. Overread

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    but at least then we can link them to the right information - that is what stickies are for - not for being noticed but for being info that newer people can be shown (ok it might not be the intent but its how they work best ;))
    and stickies are always a lot easier to find that that thread that appeard half a year ago in some section ;)
     
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    agreed.
    Go with real camera stores and sites. Don't look for the cheapest thing. I got my Canon from B&H. shipping was a little long, but i did order it on christmas eve.
     

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