Where to Buy Camera

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  1. circa808

    circa808 TPF Noob!

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    So I posted a previous post on what to buy for a beginner, and thanks for all the replies. I have decided to go with a Canon T1i. Now I was wondering what the best online store to buy it from? Newegg, bhpotovideo? Please suggest something that'll give me best prices, and combo packages also. thanks
     
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    I like Adorama. B&H and Adorama are pretty much on the same level and I personally would say either of them are your best bet. I have experience with Adorama and they are just great over there!
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Yup, B&H or Adorama.
     
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    Battou No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    At the risk of sounding redundant, B&H is your best bet
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Of course, there is something to be said about buying locally. If you don't support your local camera shops now and then, they won't be around when you really need them.
     
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    CW Jones TPF Noob!

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    mmm VERY true, but a camera body will most likely cost more locally than getting it somewhere on the internet. From my experiences at least
     
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    Adorama, B&H, KEH...

    But DO NOT forget Newegg.

    For items that Newegg sells, nobody, and I mean NOBODY, ships any faster, or has better Customer Service than Newegg does.

    Don't forget your local craigslist - you can really find some deals there if you know what you are doing.

    Good luck!
     
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    Personally, I go with Adorama. The customer service is absolutely amazing.

    B&H is another good source. Between them, you will get the best price (that isn't an internet scam) and the best service.
     
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    I have had continued success from Amazon.com. Bought camera, lenses, accessories, Wacom tablet, etc. from them. Rapid response, free shipping on orders over $25, and lowest prices (they have always been lower than B&H or Adorama on things I've bought).
     
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    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    I would also check Amazon.com (Make sure the seller is reputable) and BuyDig.com (Beach Camera)

    To save a bit more money you could also look at refurbished gear.
     
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    :thumbup:

    I live in the second largest city in GA and all we have is two Ritz stores which have basically nothing. The only prime lenses they carry are the 50mms :(

    If you're lucky enough to still have a real camera store in your area, definitely support it. When I was in the DC area, I hung out at a camera store that was somewhat more expensive than the big NY stores but the extra I paid them was more than repaid by the customer service.

    They let me take out for a couple days any piece of used equipment I was interested in just so I could test it. And they saved my rear-end a couple times when I had problems with shoots.

    Food for thought.
     

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