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Camera shops in oahu Hawaii?

 
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Dec 08, 2006 00:38 |  #1

Any decent shops on Oahu? Should be here for a couple months.
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Dec 08, 2006 01:41 |  #2

Welcome to Hawaii. You're still better off getting your stuff online and paying for shipping.




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Dec 08, 2006 01:47 |  #3

the best shop IMHO on oahu is kaimuki camaera. theres also one at the alamoana mall




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Dec 08, 2006 02:18 |  #4

yea me and Bitterapects both shop there, friendly mom and pop place with good prices!


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HAHAHAHAH. HI CHRIS




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Dec 08, 2006 17:23 as a reply to bitteraspects's post |  #6

I live on Oahu and would like to know of a good place to try out new cameras and lenses before I ultimately purchase them online. The camera shop in the Ala Moana is very hesitent to open anything to let me try it out, especially L series lenses.


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Dec 08, 2006 18:44 |  #7

johncloo wrote in post #2373138external link
I live on Oahu and would like to know of a good place to try out new cameras and lenses before I ultimately purchase them online. The camera shop in the Ala Moana is very hesitent to open anything to let me try it out, especially L series lenses.

Well there is a local RitzCamera here (there are 3 total on Island ((Waikiki, Ala Moana Mall, and Kahala Mall)). But Kaimuki Camera's prices are better than Ritz and you dont have a pushy salesman trying to sale you everthing you dont need. PM me if you want directions.


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Dec 08, 2006 20:55 |  #8

How does a camera shop stay in business if you play with their stuff and then buy online.

You are stealing from them


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Dec 08, 2006 22:03 |  #9

Tapeman wrote in post #2373930external link
How does a camera shop stay in business if you play with their stuff and then buy online.

You are stealing from them



very true, I read the post wrong. But the time you pay for shipping here in Hawaiim it's almost the same price. Just buy locally, unless the online deal is just "that" good, but if its not from BH or some other well know online shop then it probably has catches.


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Dec 08, 2006 22:30 |  #10

yeah. i definately agree. but the mark up in hawaii is rediculous due to shipping. buying online is usually cheaper.
i always buy locally from kaimuki camera or ritz because im an impulse buyer




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Dec 09, 2006 02:01 |  #11

I live on Kauai and there is NOTHING for me to look at in any shop here....it's online only for me.


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Dec 09, 2006 02:17 as a reply to sly808's post |  #12

I wasn't trying to mention names, but all I knew of on the island was Ritz camera, and they are at least 10+ percent more expensive than B&H, not including sales tax. If I can find a better price at the non-chain store, I would much rather buy locally. Even if it is a little more expensive than online, being able to take it home that day and knowing that it works before getting it home justify the added cost and the sales tax. I just feel like Ritz camera is like Radio Shack, trying to sell you everything in the store. Thanks to you all for the help!


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Dec 13, 2006 07:31 |  #13

Thanks for the info all.


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