Anyone buy from Vistek?

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  1. Tolyk

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    Yeah, that so sucked didn't it? :p


    I ordered my first SLR from Vistek.. shipping took quite some time, considering I only lived a few hours from their store. I'd probably never order from them again.... but that's also due to working at The Camera Store and I can get anything I need/want from there :p

    Order from us, we don't charge PST :) (except to Nova Scotia) Thanks for the mention Mike :p


     
  2. Peanuts

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    Baha.. biased!
     
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    epp_b No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Alberta doesn't charge PST for Alberta, you rich oil snob :lol:
     
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    If you spend over $1000...McBain Camera has free shipping.

    I think someone mentioned it, but most of the stores mentioned will price match each other...so be sure to look around for the best price, then ask your closest store to match that price.
     
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    JerryPH No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I could not aford to buy a single thing if I had to go through them. They are well overpriced, IMHO.
     
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    adamwilliamking TPF Noob!

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    Oh a complete blast! ... ... .. :gah:

    Thank god for this forum or I'd be staring off into space all day.
     
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    I go to your vistek when ever im home from school. Let me tell you, the employees on the 'amateur' side of the store don't know very much about the cameras their selling.
     
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    Weird because they all shoot part time and are very knowledgable.
     
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    Yes, I found Vistek prices higher than Henry's on cameras, lenses and photo software was overpriced as well but sometimes only available at Vistek or on the Internet.

    skieur
     
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    Arent you out near the London area? Forgive me if Im wrong. :D Camera Canada is in London. I am not sure what they are like to deal with in person, but online, they are pretty good.
    I usually shop at the Henrys superstore in downtown Toronto.
     
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    I once asked a guy way back about a Canon 430EX flash and asked him to show me how the high speed sync worked on the strobe and he asked me what that was... I had to show him. Maybe that guy doesn't work there any more.
     
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    I've found that in most camera stores, there are some employees that know very little about photography beyond the sales jargon on the boxes of P&S cameras...but there are usually a few that do know their stuff and there might be one or two who are a wealth of knowledge and wisdom. You just have to know who to talk to.
     

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