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Any chance in Heck?

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May 22, 2008 07:09 |  #1

Does anyone know anything about Photo Dynasty? Has anyone ever dealt with these clowns before? I ordered a Canon 40D body only with no battery or charger (refurbished I believe) for a pretty low price. I don't really expect to actually get it but I thought I would try anyway. I did get a confirmation from them and of course the usual pressure to "upgrade". I am just waiting now for the e-mail from them telling me they just ran out of stock and how badly they feel about that. :rolleyes:

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May 22, 2008 07:11 |  #2

yeah sounds like the same ol' thing... they ran out of stock while you were on the phone rejecting their upgrade "offer" no doubt :-)

don't hold your breath man...

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May 22, 2008 07:14 |  #3

This is the risk of getting equipment from a low rated company. They do this normally, sell you one part of the box and nothing more. Just order a battery and charger from ebay or amazon. I would order from SterlingTek for a lot less and not worry about it anymore. Go to your local camera store, like Best Buy and ask if you can borrow a battery and see if the camera works. Don't do anything until you do that. Seriously, though, my advice is to get your money back with return and get the camera from a reputable company. I doubt the low cost pays in the end. Sorry about that. Next time, ask the people here first. We've all done this and got burned.

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May 22, 2008 08:15 |  #4

They're so good that their score at is a perfect 0....How do you spell scammer? If you gave them a credit card number, you need to seriously consider canceling the card, before you fund someone's trip to Rio!

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May 22, 2008 08:51 as a reply to  @ Woolburr's post |  #5

Like I said, I am not holding my breath. I was doing it almost as a goof. I am interested to see what happens. I can get brand new batteries and changers off eBay for a fraction of the price and they work great. That is what i did before with no problem.

I just thought I would throw this out there for some fun. Stand by and I will let you know how this turns out. It should be fun to watch! :lol:

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May 22, 2008 08:57 as a reply to  @ Woolburr's post |  #6

No offense to the OP, but it is amazing that people continue to be sucked into this sort of scam. There is very little new that can be said about it except to do your research before you hit the 'Buy Now' button. In the OP's defense, this appears to be a fairly new name. There are only a couple comments on, and all within the last couple days. Of course, they are all negative.

The best advice is to stick with reputable dealers like B&H or Adorama, and when a 'deal' seems too good to be true, RUN AWAY!!

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May 23, 2008 12:27 |  #7

So, on a lark, you gave your credit card number to a scammer?

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