Where to buy?

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  1. my*

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    I am considering getting a Canon 30D. I am looking for an internet company to buy from. Price is important but so is customer service. Any suggestions?

    Edit: preferabaly in the USA
     
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    Thanks for the imput. Here are some of the ones that I have found on the internet
    http://www.access2digital.com/index...agwProduct&ProductId=444&lead=NexTag_1234B002
    http://www.mytaxfree.com/viewproducts3.aspx?ID=7941&REF=nextag
    http://www.42photo.com/productdetail.asp?level=119&catid=316&productid=13474&ref=nextag
    http://www.digicombos.com/SearchResults.asp?Cat=22&Click=946
    Has anyone used any of these. I don't think any are "grey market" cameras but let me know if you know different.
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Welcome to the forum.

    You really have to be careful when you search the Internet for the lowest price. There are many, many 'bait & switch' type scams with these cameras. Basically they get you on the phone to confirm the order then hit you with a hard sell for a bunch of overpriced accessories. After that, they tell you that the camera is back ordered and it won't be there for a while...unless you want to upgrade to something etc. :roll:

    I would check out this site and see what other people have to say first. www.resellerratings.com

    Or just save yourself the trouble and buy from B&H or Adorama. If you do shop their, we would appreciate it if you used the links on this site to get there.
     
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    There are also a lot of mail order houses that report that they are selling US versions of certain models but they are selling grey market foreign models which are available a highly discounted price. I agree with Adorama and B&H being good co's to deal with. B&H will carry some foreign models but will tell you.
     
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    Amazon is another good place to pick up cameras and lenses. They usually have a lower price than B&H or Adorama unless those sites are offering a discount or rebate. A lot of the stuff on Amazon actually comes from Adorama or 47th Street Photo.
     
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    usayit No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Another recommendation for bhphoto and adorama. KEH is also another good one.
     
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    Am I right in assuming that KEH sells for other companies. It seems like some of the prices are the same as samys.com
     

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