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Thread started 26 Dec 2010 (Sunday) 19:40
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POLL: "Where do you buy your camera gear?"
B&H
137
26%
Adorama
81
15.4%
Amazon
108
20.5%
eBay
43
8.2%
Buy/Sell forums
58
11%
Small store retailer (eg local camera exchange)
43
8.2%
Large retailer (eg Best Buy, Target)
18
3.4%
Other online stores
39
7.4%

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dtli919
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Dec 26, 2010 19:40 |  #1

For the majority of time, where do you folks like to shop for your camera gear?


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Dec 26, 2010 19:53 |  #2

Honestly almost always Craigslist.


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Dec 26, 2010 19:58 as a reply to  @ Josh13's post |  #3

Calumet I have an account there.




  
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dtli919
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Dec 26, 2010 19:58 |  #4

Josh13 wrote in post #11518783 (external link)
Honestly almost always Craigslist.

I wouldn't mind purchasing stuff through Craigslist if it were cheaper items, but to carry around hundreds of dollars in cash usually to an unknown address doesn't really give me a sense of security.


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Dec 26, 2010 20:06 |  #5

Just to add, I'm relatively new to DSLR and I've only purchased through Amazon and Adorama. I did find Adorama to be a bit weird because they had to call me to confirm my order. The number they were calling from was only 3 digits instead of the normal (area code)-xxx-xxxx number.


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Dec 26, 2010 20:08 |  #6

mostly Ebay and digitalrev as BH to Australia is really exepensive to ship


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Dec 26, 2010 20:19 as a reply to  @ lerroy's post |  #7

Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Buy/Sell forum.


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Dec 26, 2010 20:19 |  #8

Since local stores are much more expensive and don't carry pro Canon gear, I have to order on-line.


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Dec 26, 2010 20:39 |  #9

dtli919 wrote in post #11518811 (external link)
I wouldn't mind purchasing stuff through Craigslist if it were cheaper items, but to carry around hundreds of dollars in cash usually to an unknown address doesn't really give me a sense of security.


Do the transaction in public place and NOT a private residence.

I use a local fast food place to do the meet up.




  
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Dec 26, 2010 20:48 |  #10

B&H, Adorama, local camera store.


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Dec 26, 2010 21:28 as a reply to  @ hieu1004's post |  #11

B & H - a friend who knows a lot about photography told me to buy stuff there. I've bought everything there and have been very happy with their service.




  
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Dec 26, 2010 21:47 as a reply to  @ rick_reno's post |  #12

B&H and Adorama (and Canons CLP). I prefer B&H's website when just looking but make the effort to check both for prices when ready to buy.

It's so nice to be retired in Florida and no longer paying the ultra high NYC sales tax :)


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Dec 26, 2010 22:13 |  #13

Probably 80% Craigslist (used), 20% Amazon (new.) Every piece of photo gear I currently own, except for my flash, came from Craigslist.


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Dec 26, 2010 22:25 |  #14

B&H here, been using them for quite some time now.


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Dec 26, 2010 22:28 |  #15

Not living in the US, I can't really get all my stuff via the internet. B&H does ship internationally, but it's not always cost effective.

I go to a local shop called Fotofile.


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