Reward points/incentives on equipment sites?

Discussion in 'Photography Beginners' Forum' started by footballfan993, Jan 21, 2016.

  1. footballfan993

    footballfan993 TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2015
    Messages:
    93
    Likes Received:
    9
    Location:
    Stevens Point, WI
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Does anyone know of any camera specialty stores, preferably online ones that offer rewards points, discounts, or financing plans?

    Currently I've bought all of my equipment directly from Best Buy, because I have their Best Buy credit card, but I don't think I can get 6 or 12 month financing if I buy online from their "marketplace" listings, which means that the items aren't sold or shipped from Bestbuy.

    Thanks, please let me know if you know of any stores that offer special customer programs!


     
  2. snowbear

    snowbear fuzzy-wuzzy Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2006
    Messages:
    13,589
    Likes Received:
    5,112
    Location:
    SoMD
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Most places take MC, Visa and cash (or PayPal). Save up - it'll be cheaper in the long run .
     
  3. beagle100

    beagle100 No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2015
    Messages:
    1,927
    Likes Received:
    489
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    I'm thinking if you don't buy from Best Buy you could save plenty
    why not use a regular credit card and buy from B&H, Adorama, etc. or just buy what you can currently afford without resorting to a financing plan
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
  4. spiralout462

    spiralout462 TPF Supporters Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2014
    Messages:
    1,069
    Likes Received:
    493
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Adorama just sent me almost $40 in credit this week. I think they must figure up the points quarterly, unless I spent more than I thought last month. Even paying full price at B&H and Adorama has got to be cheaper than Best Buy! In addition their service is actually good. They even employ people who are knowledgeable about the products they sell! Imagine that!!

    edit:
    Adorama VIP - It's all about you! | Adorama.com

    These businesses also ship very fast and free. One might even think they want your business and desire to keep it for years.
     
  5. Designer

    Designer Been spending a lot of time on here!

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2012
    Messages:
    16,657
    Likes Received:
    4,187
    Location:
    Iowa
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    A disciplined consumer can still save money and avoid paying any interest charges.

    It's very simple; divide the total amount of the purchase by the number of months in the deferment program. Each month pay at least that amount or more. By the time the contract period is finished, you will have paid the entire amount thus avoiding any interest charges.
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
  6. spiralout462

    spiralout462 TPF Supporters Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2014
    Messages:
    1,069
    Likes Received:
    493
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    It is very simple. Don't let the conglomerates rob you!
     
  7. footballfan993

    footballfan993 TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2015
    Messages:
    93
    Likes Received:
    9
    Location:
    Stevens Point, WI
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Thanks, I'll have to check these out!
     
  8. mcap1972

    mcap1972 No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2011
    Messages:
    290
    Likes Received:
    33
    Location:
    Toronto ON
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit


    I use BH Video. They have their own loyalty program in addition to your credit card.
     
    • Like Like x 1

Share This Page