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Old July 8th 04, 01:29 AM
Charlie Self
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Default Canon EOS 10D price difference

Lei Lui asks:

he
trustworthy B&H and Adorama in New York City have been holding the
same price ($1499) since the 10D first hit the market. Dell.com and
Circuit city also have this price. There was one occasion Circuit city
offered a 10% coupon for the 10D, but it was just enough to offset the
sale tax. On the other hand, some online stores, such as BuyDig.com
and ElectricSam have 10D for around $1150, brand new, US warranty and
such. These stores seem to be quite credeble. I saw them in the
PhotoExpo in NYC and they seem to have very high customer satisfaction
ratings. Since these stores may not charge sale tax, depending on
where the camera is shipped, and they only charge a small shipping fee
($12), the final out-of-pocket cost can be $500 lower than buying from
stores like B&H or Circuit City. Is this just because the online
stores have a very low overhead, or because they ship different
things? I remember a while ago there were two versions of EOS Elan 2E,
one was made in Japan and the other was made in Malaysia or somewhere
about. The price difference was $70-$90 for the $200-$300 body. Will
someone enlighten me on this issue? I am perfectly comfortable making
purchase online, but I want to make sure that I receive the real
thing, and with all the goodies in the retail box.


I bought my Minolta 7i from BuyDig about 2 years ago. Perfectly satisfactory
transaction at about $90 less than I could have gotten it elsewhere. I just
bought a Pentax *ist (hate that name) from Dell. Excellent transaction, but a
sale and rebate put their price down near that of the cheaper stores (cheaper
reliable stores, that is).

Simplest thing: make sure that you're not getting gray market goods without a
U.S. warranty (B&H sells gray market, but is established enough to offer its
own warranty, so that's a point to check--I don't think [though I'm not sure]
that the 10d is in great enough supply even now to be heavily gray marketed).




Charlie Self
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not, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedy." Ernest Benn
  #2  
Old July 8th 04, 01:29 AM
Charlie Self
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Default Canon EOS 10D price difference

Lei Lui asks:

he
trustworthy B&H and Adorama in New York City have been holding the
same price ($1499) since the 10D first hit the market. Dell.com and
Circuit city also have this price. There was one occasion Circuit city
offered a 10% coupon for the 10D, but it was just enough to offset the
sale tax. On the other hand, some online stores, such as BuyDig.com
and ElectricSam have 10D for around $1150, brand new, US warranty and
such. These stores seem to be quite credeble. I saw them in the
PhotoExpo in NYC and they seem to have very high customer satisfaction
ratings. Since these stores may not charge sale tax, depending on
where the camera is shipped, and they only charge a small shipping fee
($12), the final out-of-pocket cost can be $500 lower than buying from
stores like B&H or Circuit City. Is this just because the online
stores have a very low overhead, or because they ship different
things? I remember a while ago there were two versions of EOS Elan 2E,
one was made in Japan and the other was made in Malaysia or somewhere
about. The price difference was $70-$90 for the $200-$300 body. Will
someone enlighten me on this issue? I am perfectly comfortable making
purchase online, but I want to make sure that I receive the real
thing, and with all the goodies in the retail box.


I bought my Minolta 7i from BuyDig about 2 years ago. Perfectly satisfactory
transaction at about $90 less than I could have gotten it elsewhere. I just
bought a Pentax *ist (hate that name) from Dell. Excellent transaction, but a
sale and rebate put their price down near that of the cheaper stores (cheaper
reliable stores, that is).

Simplest thing: make sure that you're not getting gray market goods without a
U.S. warranty (B&H sells gray market, but is established enough to offer its
own warranty, so that's a point to check--I don't think [though I'm not sure]
that the 10d is in great enough supply even now to be heavily gray marketed).




Charlie Self
"Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it whether it exists or
not, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedy." Ernest Benn
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Old July 8th 04, 03:55 AM
Tony Spadaro
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Default Canon EOS 10D price difference

There are a lot of phony dealers out there. Find out where these places are
located - if they are in Brooklyn NY or anywhere in NJ I would suggest
forgetting them immediately. For any other location look for recommendations
from real people - those store rating websites tend to get clogged up with
employees of the crooked stores giving high marks to their unsavory
operations.

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"Lei Liu" wrote in message
om...
I am thinking of getting my second EOS 10D. When I purchased my first
one from B&H a year ago, it was $1499. I did a search recently, and
was surprised by the price differences from different merchants. The
trustworthy B&H and Adorama in New York City have been holding the
same price ($1499) since the 10D first hit the market. Dell.com and
Circuit city also have this price. There was one occasion Circuit city
offered a 10% coupon for the 10D, but it was just enough to offset the
sale tax. On the other hand, some online stores, such as BuyDig.com
and ElectricSam have 10D for around $1150, brand new, US warranty and
such. These stores seem to be quite credeble. I saw them in the
PhotoExpo in NYC and they seem to have very high customer satisfaction
ratings. Since these stores may not charge sale tax, depending on
where the camera is shipped, and they only charge a small shipping fee
($12), the final out-of-pocket cost can be $500 lower than buying from
stores like B&H or Circuit City. Is this just because the online
stores have a very low overhead, or because they ship different
things? I remember a while ago there were two versions of EOS Elan 2E,
one was made in Japan and the other was made in Malaysia or somewhere
about. The price difference was $70-$90 for the $200-$300 body. Will
someone enlighten me on this issue? I am perfectly comfortable making
purchase online, but I want to make sure that I receive the real
thing, and with all the goodies in the retail box.
Many thanks!
Lei



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Old July 8th 04, 03:55 AM
Tony Spadaro
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Default Canon EOS 10D price difference

There are a lot of phony dealers out there. Find out where these places are
located - if they are in Brooklyn NY or anywhere in NJ I would suggest
forgetting them immediately. For any other location look for recommendations
from real people - those store rating websites tend to get clogged up with
employees of the crooked stores giving high marks to their unsavory
operations.

--
http://www.chapelhillnoir.com
home of The Camera-ist's Manifesto
The Improved Links Pages are at
http://www.chapelhillnoir.com/links/mlinks00.html
A sample chapter from my novel "Haight-Ashbury" is at
http://www.chapelhillnoir.com/writ/hait/hatitl.html
"Lei Liu" wrote in message
om...
I am thinking of getting my second EOS 10D. When I purchased my first
one from B&H a year ago, it was $1499. I did a search recently, and
was surprised by the price differences from different merchants. The
trustworthy B&H and Adorama in New York City have been holding the
same price ($1499) since the 10D first hit the market. Dell.com and
Circuit city also have this price. There was one occasion Circuit city
offered a 10% coupon for the 10D, but it was just enough to offset the
sale tax. On the other hand, some online stores, such as BuyDig.com
and ElectricSam have 10D for around $1150, brand new, US warranty and
such. These stores seem to be quite credeble. I saw them in the
PhotoExpo in NYC and they seem to have very high customer satisfaction
ratings. Since these stores may not charge sale tax, depending on
where the camera is shipped, and they only charge a small shipping fee
($12), the final out-of-pocket cost can be $500 lower than buying from
stores like B&H or Circuit City. Is this just because the online
stores have a very low overhead, or because they ship different
things? I remember a while ago there were two versions of EOS Elan 2E,
one was made in Japan and the other was made in Malaysia or somewhere
about. The price difference was $70-$90 for the $200-$300 body. Will
someone enlighten me on this issue? I am perfectly comfortable making
purchase online, but I want to make sure that I receive the real
thing, and with all the goodies in the retail box.
Many thanks!
Lei



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Old July 8th 04, 04:00 AM
leo
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Default Canon EOS 10D price difference

"Michael Scarpitti" wrote in message
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(Lei Liu) wrote in message

. com...
I am thinking of getting my second EOS 10D. When I purchased my first
one from B&H a year ago, it was $1499. I did a search recently, and
was surprised by the price differences from different merchants. The
trustworthy B&H and Adorama in New York City have been holding the
same price ($1499) since the 10D first hit the market. Dell.com and
Circuit city also have this price. There was one occasion Circuit city
offered a 10% coupon for the 10D, but it was just enough to offset the
sale tax. On the other hand, some online stores, such as BuyDig.com
and ElectricSam have 10D for around $1150, brand new, US warranty and
such. These stores seem to be quite credeble. I saw them in the
PhotoExpo in NYC and they seem to have very high customer satisfaction
ratings. Since these stores may not charge sale tax, depending on
where the camera is shipped, and they only charge a small shipping fee
($12), the final out-of-pocket cost can be $500 lower than buying from
stores like B&H or Circuit City. Is this just because the online
stores have a very low overhead, or because they ship different
things? I remember a while ago there were two versions of EOS Elan 2E,
one was made in Japan and the other was made in Malaysia or somewhere
about. The price difference was $70-$90 for the $200-$300 body. Will
someone enlighten me on this issue? I am perfectly comfortable making
purchase online, but I want to make sure that I receive the real
thing, and with all the goodies in the retail box.
Many thanks!
Lei


There's a sucker born every minute. 2/3 of them end up as photographers.



You don't find bargains at B&H. But if you're looking at items that are very
professional, just about everything except digital cameras, printers,
etc.that few places carry, it's the place to go. Otherwise, BuyDig and many
others are reliable e-tailers for deeper discounts on cameras etc.


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Old July 8th 04, 04:00 AM
leo
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Default Canon EOS 10D price difference

"Michael Scarpitti" wrote in message
om...
(Lei Liu) wrote in message

. com...
I am thinking of getting my second EOS 10D. When I purchased my first
one from B&H a year ago, it was $1499. I did a search recently, and
was surprised by the price differences from different merchants. The
trustworthy B&H and Adorama in New York City have been holding the
same price ($1499) since the 10D first hit the market. Dell.com and
Circuit city also have this price. There was one occasion Circuit city
offered a 10% coupon for the 10D, but it was just enough to offset the
sale tax. On the other hand, some online stores, such as BuyDig.com
and ElectricSam have 10D for around $1150, brand new, US warranty and
such. These stores seem to be quite credeble. I saw them in the
PhotoExpo in NYC and they seem to have very high customer satisfaction
ratings. Since these stores may not charge sale tax, depending on
where the camera is shipped, and they only charge a small shipping fee
($12), the final out-of-pocket cost can be $500 lower than buying from
stores like B&H or Circuit City. Is this just because the online
stores have a very low overhead, or because they ship different
things? I remember a while ago there were two versions of EOS Elan 2E,
one was made in Japan and the other was made in Malaysia or somewhere
about. The price difference was $70-$90 for the $200-$300 body. Will
someone enlighten me on this issue? I am perfectly comfortable making
purchase online, but I want to make sure that I receive the real
thing, and with all the goodies in the retail box.
Many thanks!
Lei


There's a sucker born every minute. 2/3 of them end up as photographers.



You don't find bargains at B&H. But if you're looking at items that are very
professional, just about everything except digital cameras, printers,
etc.that few places carry, it's the place to go. Otherwise, BuyDig and many
others are reliable e-tailers for deeper discounts on cameras etc.


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Old July 8th 04, 04:11 AM
Richard Cockburn
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Default Canon EOS 10D price difference

(Lei Liu) wrote in
om:

I am thinking of getting my second EOS 10D. When I purchased my first
one from B&H a year ago, it was $1499. I did a search recently, and
was surprised by the price differences from different merchants. The
trustworthy B&H and Adorama in New York City have been holding the
same price ($1499) since the 10D first hit the market. Dell.com and
Circuit city also have this price. There was one occasion Circuit city
offered a 10% coupon for the 10D, but it was just enough to offset the
sale tax. On the other hand, some online stores, such as BuyDig.com
and ElectricSam have 10D for around $1150, brand new, US warranty and
such. These stores seem to be quite credeble. I saw them in the
PhotoExpo in NYC and they seem to have very high customer satisfaction
ratings. Since these stores may not charge sale tax, depending on
where the camera is shipped, and they only charge a small shipping fee
($12), the final out-of-pocket cost can be $500 lower than buying from
stores like B&H or Circuit City. Is this just because the online
stores have a very low overhead, or because they ship different
things? I remember a while ago there were two versions of EOS Elan 2E,
one was made in Japan and the other was made in Malaysia or somewhere
about. The price difference was $70-$90 for the $200-$300 body. Will
someone enlighten me on this issue? I am perfectly comfortable making
purchase online, but I want to make sure that I receive the real
thing, and with all the goodies in the retail box.
Many thanks!
Lei


I too am thinking about buying a second EOS digital body to accompany my
10D. Rumor has it that an 8MP version is on the horizon, so I've held off
from buying a second 10D or a dRebel.

--
"Live fast. Die young." (Nikki Sixx)

-Richard Cockburn
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Old July 8th 04, 04:11 AM
Richard Cockburn
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Default Canon EOS 10D price difference

(Lei Liu) wrote in
om:

I am thinking of getting my second EOS 10D. When I purchased my first
one from B&H a year ago, it was $1499. I did a search recently, and
was surprised by the price differences from different merchants. The
trustworthy B&H and Adorama in New York City have been holding the
same price ($1499) since the 10D first hit the market. Dell.com and
Circuit city also have this price. There was one occasion Circuit city
offered a 10% coupon for the 10D, but it was just enough to offset the
sale tax. On the other hand, some online stores, such as BuyDig.com
and ElectricSam have 10D for around $1150, brand new, US warranty and
such. These stores seem to be quite credeble. I saw them in the
PhotoExpo in NYC and they seem to have very high customer satisfaction
ratings. Since these stores may not charge sale tax, depending on
where the camera is shipped, and they only charge a small shipping fee
($12), the final out-of-pocket cost can be $500 lower than buying from
stores like B&H or Circuit City. Is this just because the online
stores have a very low overhead, or because they ship different
things? I remember a while ago there were two versions of EOS Elan 2E,
one was made in Japan and the other was made in Malaysia or somewhere
about. The price difference was $70-$90 for the $200-$300 body. Will
someone enlighten me on this issue? I am perfectly comfortable making
purchase online, but I want to make sure that I receive the real
thing, and with all the goodies in the retail box.
Many thanks!
Lei


I too am thinking about buying a second EOS digital body to accompany my
10D. Rumor has it that an 8MP version is on the horizon, so I've held off
from buying a second 10D or a dRebel.

--
"Live fast. Die young." (Nikki Sixx)

-Richard Cockburn
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Old July 8th 04, 04:14 AM
Richard Cockburn
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Default Canon EOS 10D price difference

"Tony Spadaro" wrote in
.com:

Find out where these places are
located - if they are in Brooklyn NY or anywhere in NJ I would suggest
forgetting them immediately


There's a blanket statement of crap. Yes, there have been some bad ones in
Jersey and Brooklyn, but there have also been some excellent ones like
Buydig & Beach Camera with excellent ratings.

--
"Live fast. Die young." (Nikki Sixx)

-Richard Cockburn
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Old July 8th 04, 04:14 AM
Richard Cockburn
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Default Canon EOS 10D price difference

"Tony Spadaro" wrote in
.com:

Find out where these places are
located - if they are in Brooklyn NY or anywhere in NJ I would suggest
forgetting them immediately


There's a blanket statement of crap. Yes, there have been some bad ones in
Jersey and Brooklyn, but there have also been some excellent ones like
Buydig & Beach Camera with excellent ratings.

--
"Live fast. Die young." (Nikki Sixx)

-Richard Cockburn
 




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