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Sep 10, 2011 11:44 |  #1

Have anyone bought anything from this site? I'm in the market for a new 70-200L II IS and they seem to be the cheapest place to buy. They listed the lens for around 2,000 but I'm a bit skeptical. Here is the link

http://www.thedigitalh​unter.com …=p.retail_price​&pageNum=7 (external link)

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Sep 10, 2011 11:56 |  #2

I'd be very skeptical of any online business that doesn't list a physical address.


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Sep 10, 2011 12:02 |  #3

There is phone number did you try to call them, also I can;t find the physical address, be careful with stores like that....




  
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Sep 10, 2011 12:02 |  #4

What scares me is the 70-200 IS II "STEEL FOR DSLRS" is 2400 and the 70-200 IS II is 2099. I'd hate to get a plastic lens not for dslrs for 2100$. IMO if you want one that cheap a used one here is your best bet. Otherwise, you pay the 2400 and buy from B&H, Adorama, etc and have your peace of mind.


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Sep 10, 2011 12:07 |  #5

yes, they have listed twice 70-200mm II for 2099$ and 2399$ , that is interesting




  
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Sep 10, 2011 12:08 |  #6

I would stay away from it. Plus you can't even click on the verified price grabber or visa information on the bottom where it says "click on me." It looks like those where cut and pasted onto the site. Then the reviews on the side look like its just repeated.




  
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Sep 10, 2011 12:09 |  #7

I think they will bate and switch saying it wasn't the II version for the cheaper price. I'd avoid this seller if I were you. You get what you pay for in all things this expensive.


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Sep 10, 2011 12:11 |  #8

There is some review about this store.... but is it real ? Maybe the first post.

http://www.resellerrat​ings.com/store/The_Dig​ital_Hunter (external link)




  
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Sep 10, 2011 12:12 |  #9

this is good review:


"This is a scam. I recently bought a Nikon camera with them and they sent me a second hand one instead of a new one. In addition, the extra charger and battery pack I ordered never arrived but were charged. I am currently contesting the whole transaction with Visa. When I opened the package and saw that the equipment was second hand, I wrote an email but they don't even have the decency to respond. They are thieves."




  
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Sep 10, 2011 12:14 |  #10

I believe the reviews are written by real customers 5/1 and 5/5 by them self...

I would definitely avoid this store....




  
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Sep 10, 2011 13:30 as a reply to  @ falagrim's post |  #11

Thank you evryone. I guess I will still with the good old B&H or Amazon.

Just placed an order with Amazon. It should be here on Tuesday 9/13. Can't wait.


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Sep 10, 2011 13:59 |  #12

If it was cheap stuff under $100 and they sell for like $50, then I might think about trying them out. But for anything over $500, I'd rather just spend the few bucks and go to a known reliable place.


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Sep 10, 2011 14:21 |  #13
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There are far too many negative reviews for me to consider ever using them...


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Sep 10, 2011 20:38 as a reply to  @ BreitlingFan's post |  #14

From one of the reviews.


"The camera arrived in excellent condition, although I was overcharged on the shipping. I had selected 3 day shipping that was supposed to be about $25. The invoice showed a $64 shipping charge, and to add insult to injury the package took a full week to get to me.

I must commend Rick who was a major help in my decision to place this order. He was extremely knowledgeable and saved me from making a grave mistake when I was prepared to order the European version ($500 less) of this Canon EOS 60D, not aware that the mountings of my L series lenses would not be compatible with that version. "


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Sep 10, 2011 21:26 |  #15

Stick with B&H and Amazon. There is no way any store is able to sell for less given the volume that amazon and B&H do. Period.


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