A very good, very long read... Tells a good story.
One guy's horror story of dealing with a camera store in NY.
Seymore, you're about the fifth guy to post this.. I moved your post from the Hall of Wisdom (read the forum sticky there) to the Cameras forum here.
If I order online I don't want to have my order held to wait on me having to call in to hear a sales pitch.
TOF guy wrote:
- final point: Adorama does * not * delay an order because you don't answer to the e-mail. It will ship whether you call them or not (again, based on mine and others' experience with them).--chop--
Just a horrible reminder of what can happen on EBAY guys. The original person had good feedback (up to page 5) but unfortunately their account was hi-jacked...quite possibly from replying to an email sent to them that looked official from Ebay.
Dont reply to an email with your personal details guys.
This scammer has made his money fast & is now on holidays.
I'm considering buying this camera. Canon EOS D10. This is my question. How many shutter activations appx has this camera had? Is there a way of knowing trough the camera settings?
Doesn't the number roll over at some point?
Yes, but it's like buying a used car. If the odometer says 30k miles, but the brakepedal is worn through to the metal, you know that it's had more than 30k miles, and that the odometer has rolled over.
OK, this is getting really complicated. The 10D has a brake pedal?
I have been looking through this topic and reading and now I wondering if I done the right thing.
I -purchased a canon rebel xt from ebay from sunshine electronics.
I seen that the store front pic was on here. Are they bad to buy from should I go some where else?
I havent paid just yet and dont want to get burned.
I had another great Calumet Photographic experience today -- picked-up at 17-40 f/4L. I've used their brick & mortar stores in Chicago and Cambridge MA and never had a bad experience. I routinely buy commodity items from B&H, but when it comes to lenses, bodies and anything else that I want to easily return if not completely satisfied I go to Calumet and pay a bit more for the service. They have a 15 day return policy on most items and I've returned things like $1500 L lenses with no questions asked. To me that peace of mind worth something!
Good post. It's nice to hear about a vendor who really does practice customer service.
WRT buying lenses from Brooklyn, other than warranty, I think one of the biggest issues is whether or not they actually have the lens in stock. I've read many a story of someone taking the risk, and then waiting for weeks for a product they were promised in a few days. Naturally, their credit card was charged immediately.