Thursday, December 08, 2005

Would You Buy a Camera From This Store?


Thanks to the Consumerist for reminding me of one of my favorite websites from back in the day: Brooklyn Stores... a site that actually ran photos of the physical locations of the NY camera stores mentioned unfavorably by consumers in rec.photo.digital.

When you're buying an expensive piece of equipment online at a too-good-to-be-true price, odds are you will never get your camera at that price.

The most common problems run into, in no particular order, are:

1. shoddy, counterfeit or grey-market goods
2. the phone call trying to upsell you accessories you don't need. Don't buy them, you won't get the camera.
3. You just never get what you ordered.

As you know if you read these postings, I buy everything online, but I buy from trusted dealers. Just check around before you buy, and you'll never be sorry.

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