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  1. ipon

    ipon TPF Noob!

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    hey guys i'm a newbi.. i'm looking into purchasing a Nikon D50, my question is where is a good place to buy one.
    B&H has this package for $869:
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Nikon D50, 6.1 Megapixel, SLR, Digital Camera Kit with 18-55mm DX Zoom Nikkor Lens and 55-200 DX Zoom Nikkor[/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]no memory or tripod[/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]http://www.bhphotovideo.com/sitem/sku=381588&is=REG&EB=272

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    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]bestpricecameras.com has almost the same thing for $200 last and comes witm memory but seems like it comes with some generic brand lens. what does it mean when they say "brand new and factory fresh"?[/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]thank you for any advice..[/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]bestpricecameras.com:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]http://www.bestpricecameras.com/231981-230797-1--NIKON-D50-KIT-#-1-(18-50-&-55-200)-PLUS-EXTRAS.html[/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]opinions welcome, thank you in advance..[/FONT]
     
  2. DLL_4ever

    DLL_4ever TPF Noob!

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    Before you buy from a store, especially from an online store, make sure you check out its reputation. You can do that here>
    http://www.resellerratings.com/find.pl

    B&H has an EXTREMELY GOOD reputation. It has an average rating of 9.5/10! They're excellent in customer service, shipping, prices, etc.
    http://www.resellerratings.com/seller1914.html

    bestpricecameras.com however, has a HORRIBLE reputation. It has an average rating of 0.20/10. Read for yourself some of the nasty reviews they're gotten:
    http://www.resellerratings.com/seller8754.html

    Funny enough, i had this exact problem just yesterday :D I wanted to buy a Sony H1 (normally worth $600) for only $324 from a store with a rating of 1.25/10, but fortunately the amazing people here at thephotoforum.com told me about their horrible reputation and how they just scam you for your money.
    B&H is defidentally the right place to get it from... it might be a bit more expensive, but atleast you'll actually get what you order, on time, and without any hasles or problems at all.
     
  3. dsp921

    dsp921 TPF Noob!

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    Check out resellerratings.com. bestpricecameras.com has a lifetime rating of 0.21 out of 10.0. That's pretty bad, about the worst I've seen. B&H Photo is a better place to make your purchase. They aren't perfect, but they usually do a good job satisfying the customers. They have a rating of 9.20 lifetime. If someone is underselling by hundreds fof dollars you can bet it's a scam.
    I've spent about $2000 at B&H over the last month or so and I'm 95% satisfied.
     
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    Beat me by that much.....
     
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    DLL_4ever TPF Noob!

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    /\ haha... :cheers:
     
  6. ipon

    ipon TPF Noob!

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    thanks guys, so bestpricecameras is out of the picture, yea i was filling a lil iffy about them so i asked you guys.
     
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    If you plan to buy from B&H or Adorama (which you should) click on one of the links at the bottom of the page. It helps support TPF! Which is good...cause we could've just saved you a major headache :mrgreen:

    The only other place I can personally recommend is Cameta Camera. They are located in NY also. They don't have an actual web site. Their online service is done through ebay. They are also a very reputable business with great prices and great customer service! Good luck.
     
  8. ipon

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    i will do....:thumbup:
     
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    jstuedle No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I have bought from both Adorama and B&H, for me both are excellent. B&H is a lot more willing to walk a newbie through the basics, they go the extra mile if you need a hand holding, but they are also very well respected by the best Pro's as well. Adorama I believe gets a poor rating due to a lack of support with the beginning photographer. But otherwise I think they are a good reputable dealer, at least I and my friends have not experienced any problems with there service.
     
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    well guys i made my purchase with B&H, unfortunitly they close at 1pm today and it probably won't ship till Mon or Tus. oh well i can wait..
    what i forgot to add to the order is the memory card, what kind does it use? thanks all you guys again for helping..
     

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