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« on: April 12, 2009, 13:21 »
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Hello to all,

I'm just surf the www.nextag.com for new Nikon d3x and lower price is $6700 at www.digitalmegastore.com but on bhphoto.com and other major sealers still is  $8000.

It is huge gap in price and digitalmegastore have "trusted sealer" icon... ow I'm in big doubt about this and need some advices for this retailer.

Regards,
BA


« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2009, 14:46 »
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There are major endorsements from some big names NOT to purchase this camera because of the impossible price tag.   The price dropped recently in Europe (500 pounds?) but not yet in North America, but I woudl think that a significant price drop is just around the corner.

If you are wondering about the legitimacy of that dealer, I would too.   I can't see how a legitimate dealer can sell for that much less.  Maybe one of those *deals* where it is just a body, no battery, no strap, no user manual...  Also, their terms say they don't ship International - aren't you in Europe somewhere? 

« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2009, 15:12 »
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all my orders ware shipped with www.myus.com but will wait month or two to see price changes in us... anyone here who was order something from this dealer (digital megastore)???

This is article page, do I miss something?
http://www.digitalmegastore.com/product/?54593&hit_id=13986349&Campaign_id=118&CFID=37777380&CFTOKEN=56630631&sk1=1

rinderart

« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2009, 19:36 »
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Id wait. New stuff coming.

puravida

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« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2009, 20:47 »
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you better be with Vetta or some other premium stock if you intend to invest 6.7k on a camera. To press a shutter on this alone would cost far more than 30cents to a dollar that you would earn at this moment in subs with the Big 6.
in the words of an auditor, putting so much money without a viable return would be considered reckless. you would make more money investing in penny stocks (as in stock market, not stock photography).

« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2009, 22:27 »
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It never hurts if you use a search engine like Google to read about other people's experiences with any given website/store.

I ALWAYS check at least with this site:

http://www.resellerratings.com/store/Digital_MegaStore

Read through the reviews and you get a good idea when you focus on the bad ones!!!

Like:
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They run a scam. They have had my money for nearly a month and I still do not have the camera 

or
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Bought a new Denon receiver, when delivered, it was a previously opened box and was damaged.


http://www.resellerratings.com

« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2009, 05:55 »
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yeah there seems to be some really mixed reviews.

Some people with horrible experience, and some with good.  It seems that they are 'legit' in that they are not just there to trick you out of your money and not send you anything, but they probably cut too many corners to make your purchase a pleasent one.

On that reseller ratings that click_click linked to, they have a rating of 7.7 whereas BHPhoto has 9.7 (for comparison)

« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2009, 06:30 »
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It's probably just me but I would never order there.

I never would buy on ebay from someone less than 99.5% positive feedback either.

You can tell if a business is serious if you go through the negative reviews. They unveil drawbacks and attitude of the company.

I assume most companies will complete an order as stated but once you would like to return a broken product and need solid customer service you will quickly see who is a serious business and who isn't.

Some rating reviews on that site (some of the positive ones) are even from the company itself to justify the horror stories of some scammed buyers. I'd never buy there if that is the case.

When it comes to photo geat I only buy from Adorama or straight from Amazon because I know they go the extra mile. Since they all are run by humans this won't be a 100% guarantee either but the chances are much higher to get better service than with a company that undercuts prices by 10-20%.


« Reply #8 on: July 07, 2009, 06:52 »
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you better be with Vetta or some other premium stock if you intend to invest 6.7k on a camera. To press a shutter on this alone would cost far more than 30cents to a dollar that you would earn at this moment in subs with the Big 6.
in the words of an auditor, putting so much money without a viable return would be considered reckless. you would make more money investing in penny stocks (as in stock market, not stock photography).

I wouldn't agree. When I bought my 1Ds MkIII it cost a bit more than that. I average about 70K shutter operations per year and expect the camera to last me at least 3 years __ that would work out at less than 3c per shutter operation. I could probably sell the camera at that point for 30-50% of what I'd paid for it. The depreciation is of course a legitimate business expense so will also reduce my tax bill.

I bought the camera with a 3-year business loan (again the interest is tax deductable) and the monthly repayments are less than 5% of my stock income. As far as I'm concerned it has been a hugely worthwhile investment in my business. I also enjoy using one of the finest DSLRs in the world and it certainly makes my job easier than if I were using inferior equipment __ I know because I've tried it.

michealo

« Reply #9 on: July 07, 2009, 07:42 »
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Its a beautiful camera, really nicely balanced.

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