Where did you buy your tripod?

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  1. a1157814a

    a1157814a TPF Noob!

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    I need to buy one... I'm not sure if I would ever want to buy online though, unless I know exactly how it is like.
    I want to try before I purchase
     
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    if your going to buy one online, make sure you read reviews about it first, or do a search here for the tripod... that way you can find out what others think of it.. don't make a post about the particular tripod until you've done a search for it though, cause chances are, someone has already asked about it
     
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    If you don't live near a camera store, buying on line through a legit dealer isn't a bad idea. I think you're better off saying what equipment you're planning to mount on the tripod, and asking for recommendations.
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I believe that tripods and camera bags are best looked at in person, before you buy them.
     
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    Battou No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I bought my big one at wall mart over a year ago and it has stood up to the abuse I have put it through. I buy my little ones at Rite Aid.

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    Listen to this man. For things that are almost purely tactile, nothing beats buying them in person, assuming its an option. I have the luxury of living 45 minutes from a very well stocked/priced shop, but chances are you can track one down within a reasonable distance.
     
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    I like to find the item at the store ans see if that is what i want then i buy it online for less. :D
     
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    i'd buy everything in a store - you're better off, i got my tripod in my local camera shop, which i think is the best bet for everything
     
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    Jaszek No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    This is why I'm Happy to live in New York. #0 minutes by metro to B&H
     
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    I am lucky to live 3 buildings down from a camera shop in a small town and I go once or twice a week. I like to buy equipment in person, even if the shop is a little on the high end. If it is too much then I will go and check it out and then buy on-line. I try to support my locals first though.:thumbup:
     
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    kundalini Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I bought mine on-line after seeing it in-store. The particular order was rather large and the camera shop couldn't or wouldn't match prices.
     
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    Ritz is only 30 min away thats where I buy mostly,,,as fer the cheepie well its a wally world brand for the woods and outdoor terrains
     

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