Where to buy a camera?

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  1. Jillinebinny

    Jillinebinny TPF Noob!

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    I was just wondering, where do you guys buy your cameras? I am a little limited in choices where i live (we only have one photography store and their selection is limited).

    I could look for cameras in the Tri-cites (WA) when i'm down there visiting family, but i'm not down there often (it's 2 1/2 hours away). I'm also close to spokane (1 1/2 hours).

    Anyways, i was just wondering what stores you reccomend, or if you know of an online store that is good to do buisness with. Online would be nice because then i don't have to dive very far (gas is so crazy), but i can understand the benifits of going into a store and actually being able to talk to someone...

    I am leaning towards a Canon right now, but i'm still deciding, but i would like to be able to compare prices between cameras and such.

    Thanks for the help :)
     
  2. Big Mike

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

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    There are two links at the top/right of the page. B&H and Adorama...both are highly recommended.
     
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    Thanks :) I'm sure those wil give me a great begining point :D
     
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    I bought mine through Amazon, but would have bought it through B&H is I had known about it!
     
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    I've bought from B&H a couple times and had not one hitch.

    Also, they probably have about the best price you're going to get and not have to worry about getting ripped off.
     
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    Jillinebinny TPF Noob!

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    I just looked at B&H and their prices seem very reasonable :)

    I see that you have a canon rebel XTi, that is what i'm looking into getting. How do you like it? Would you reccomend it?
     
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    christopher walrath No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    eBay, eBay, eBay, eBay, eBay, and . . . , oh yeah, eBay.
     
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    Thanks, that is great to know :)
     
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    Never ever ever ever ever ever buy from eBay or Craigslist. OK... use eBey only if you wanna get burned. Stick with Adorama, or B+H Photo, or Fredmiranda.com -buy and sell forum. That's a hard lesson learned that I am imparting for you my friend.
     
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    It's a shame so many people get burned on ebay. I've had nothing but good luck buying on there. I have however stepped away from buying on ebay lately and started buying from people on the photo forums that I belong to. Had nothing but good dealings doing it that way.
     
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    There are those that have and those that havent bought from Allens Camera in PA... and those that havent... are missing out... period...
     
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    That's great for those that live in the area...but for those that don't...doesn't look like there's too many options, if this is the company you're referring to, they only have 2 links on their site, home page and Store Hours and Directions, lol.

    http://www.allenscamera.com/Home_Page.html

    You can't order online from what I can see.
     

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