black Friday deals

staypuffinpcstaypuffinpc Big grinsAthens, GA, USARegistered Users Posts: 80 Big grins
edited November 30, 2008 in Flea Market
OK, so Shopdigitaldirect is offering a Canon EOS 40D body for $399 or a Nikon D60 for $299, either of which I'd like to purhase to start a terribly expensive hobby. BUT, I've checked them out at the BBB and they're not that popular. I've also checked out the link wxwax provided on the "don't get ripped off" post (http://dgrin.com/showthread.php?t=374) for Brooklyn storefronts and this place doesn't even look like a shop. They've also changed names several times. No other Black Friday deal on these cameras comes close.

It almost seems like enough to deal with the bait and switch, "you need more junk, only this time it's way overpriced" phone call for a price like this, but I'm really not interested in getting ripped off, either. But that old story about the kid carrying the snake down the mountain and getting bit keeps popping into my head.

Does anyone know of any other Black Friday deals for either of these camera bodies (around $500 would be nice) from a reputable dealer?
{something witty here}

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  • ziggy53ziggy53 Still learnin'still lovin Illinois cornfieldSuper Moderators Posts: 22,907 moderator
    edited November 28, 2008
    I moved this into the Flea Market since it has to do with a general purchase question.

    The short answer is that there are no "miracle" Black Friday prices that I've seen, unless there might be a regional special somewhere.

    The Canon 40D is available for $840USD, after rebate, and that is about the lowest legitimate price you will find (and a lot less than I paid).

    The Nikon D60 is available with kit lens for about $575, after rebate. (Amazon shows $543.)

    Anything much less than these prices and you are likely dealing with a scammer, pure and simple.
    ziggy53
    Moderator of the Cameras and Accessories forums
  • AndyAndy Bicameral New YorkRegistered Users Posts: 50,154 Major grins
    edited November 28, 2008
    No other Black Friday deal on these cameras comes close.

    How much do we have to scream it to you folks :D

    http://donwiss.com/pictures/BrooklynStores/h0178.htm

    Stay away.
    Far away.
  • The MackThe Mack <<<<<>>>>> Tryon, NCRegistered Users Posts: 602 Major grins
    edited November 28, 2008
    Andy wrote:
    How much do we have to scream it to you folks :D

    http://donwiss.com/pictures/BrooklynStores/h0178.htm

    Stay away.
    Far away.

    I've found, dealing with the public, common sense is seriosuly lacking in this day and age.
  • staypuffinpcstaypuffinpc Big grins Athens, GA, USARegistered Users Posts: 80 Big grins
    edited November 28, 2008
    let's be civil now
    The Mack wrote:
    I've found, dealing with the public, common sense is seriosuly lacking in this day and age.

    you mean common sense, such as checking the BBB, Dgrin, consumer ratings, the price everyone else is selling the cameras for, the price with the kit lens included, and then asking if anyone has seen anything that looks legitimate instead of what I was seeing?

    Alas, a 'good deal' often seems to trump common sense mwink.gif , but as I said, all the warnings from what I've read here as well as that old story about the snake being carried down the mountain and biting the one who carried him, slithering away saying, "you knew what I was when you picked me up" screamed, "don't do it" to me.

    thanks for all the feedback. Amazon seems to be the closest to what I thought might be reasonable, but still a super deal (I was hoping that getting it w/o the kit lens could drop the price). As usual, if it looks like a scam, it probably is. BUT if anyone knows where the legitimate deals are, it's always good to know ;)
    {something witty here}
  • cpagilitycpagility Big grins Fillmore, CARegistered Users Posts: 82 Big grins
    edited November 28, 2008
    I'd check ebay or Dgrin for a used 40d. I just got one on Ebay the other day for what I think was a great price of $610 with only 500 actuations on it. Plus the seller shipped overnight for free. I have the camera and it's great! I do think that I lucked out by the sellers lack of experience in listing items. His description was not the best for getting the camera in front of people looking for 40d's. You can also check B&H Photo's used camera department. The prices are $660-$720 there.

    Good luck.
  • The MackThe Mack <<<<<>>>>> Tryon, NCRegistered Users Posts: 602 Major grins
    edited November 29, 2008
    you mean common sense, such as checking the BBB, Dgrin, consumer ratings, the price everyone else is selling the cameras for, the price with the kit lens included, and then asking if anyone has seen anything that looks legitimate instead of what I was seeing?

    Alas, a 'good deal' often seems to trump common sense mwink.gif , but as I said, all the warnings from what I've read here as well as that old story about the snake being carried down the mountain and biting the one who carried him, slithering away saying, "you knew what I was when you picked me up" screamed, "don't do it" to me.

    thanks for all the feedback. Amazon seems to be the closest to what I thought might be reasonable, but still a super deal (I was hoping that getting it w/o the kit lens could drop the price). As usual, if it looks like a scam, it probably is. BUT if anyone knows where the legitimate deals are, it's always good to know ;)

    I mean common sense as in even having to ask if it was a legit deal..
  • staypuffinpcstaypuffinpc Big grins Athens, GA, USARegistered Users Posts: 80 Big grins
    edited November 29, 2008
    thanks
    The Mack wrote:
    I mean common sense as in even having to ask if it was a legit deal..

    :D Well, thank you all the same (though, if you reread the initial post and look for the question mark, you'll see that the original question was whether or not anyone knew of any legitimate BF deals, not whether this was legitimate).
    {something witty here}
  • PupatorPupator Major grins AtlantaRegistered Users Posts: 2,322 Major grins
    edited November 29, 2008
    The Mack wrote:
    I mean common sense as in even having to ask if it was a legit deal..

    Or common sense like making the link in your signature actually work? :haha rolleyes1.gif

    (Just having some fun with you since you don't seem to want to give the guy a break.)
  • Candid ArtsCandid Arts Ear2Ear Grinner Portland, ORRegistered Users Posts: 1,685 Major grins
    edited November 29, 2008
    So did anyone else get any killer Black Friday deals?

    I personally got a pretty good one I think. I picked up three 8GB sandisk extreme III CF cards for $20. After a $70 rebate.
  • Ric GrupeRic Grupe Hampshire Prairie Registered Users Posts: 9,522 Major grins
    edited November 29, 2008
    Pupator wrote:
    (Just having some fun with you since you don't seem to want to give the guy a break.)

    :Dthumb.gif
  • The MackThe Mack <<<<<>>>>> Tryon, NCRegistered Users Posts: 602 Major grins
    edited November 29, 2008
    Not fault the forum screwed it up, here is how it sits when i type it in...
    attachment.php?attachmentid=25850&stc=1&d=1227984119
    Pupator wrote:
    Or common sense like making the link in your signature actually work? :haha rolleyes1.gif

    (Just having some fun with you since you don't seem to want to give the guy a break.)
  • Ric GrupeRic Grupe Hampshire Prairie Registered Users Posts: 9,522 Major grins
    edited November 29, 2008
    Not Found

    The requested URL /www.mackeric.com was not found on this server.
    Apache/2.0.52 (CentOS) Server at www.dgrin.com Port 80

    http://www.mackeric.smugmug.com/

    :D
  • The MackThe Mack <<<<<>>>>> Tryon, NCRegistered Users Posts: 602 Major grins
    edited November 29, 2008
    http://mackeric.smugmug.com/

    copied right from my site
    or you can do http://mackeric.com

    works for me.
  • Ric GrupeRic Grupe Hampshire Prairie Registered Users Posts: 9,522 Major grins
    edited November 29, 2008
    The Mack wrote:
    http://mackeric.smugmug.com/

    copied right from my site
    or you can do http://mackeric.com

    works for me.

    HTTP//WWW.WHATSUP.COM
    works too!rolleyes1.gif
  • Candid ArtsCandid Arts Ear2Ear Grinner Portland, ORRegistered Users Posts: 1,685 Major grins
    edited November 29, 2008
  • staypuffinpcstaypuffinpc Big grins Athens, GA, USARegistered Users Posts: 80 Big grins
    edited November 30, 2008
    Pupator wrote:
    Or common sense like making the link in your signature actually work? :haha rolleyes1.gif

    (Just having some fun with you since you don't seem to want to give the guy a break.)
    ha ha,. Thanks for keeping things in perspective.clap.gif
    {something witty here}
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