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Feb 20, 2010 07:19 |  #1

I was on Amazon today looking at a Canon 100mm macro L IS lens and their was a link to Oregs.com website. They are selling this lens for about half the price as anywhere else.

Has anyone ever bought from them before? Are they reputable?

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Feb 20, 2010 07:28 |  #2

Their displayed prices are very cheap. They don't appear in reseller ratings but that doesn't mean they are safe. I would think that this is one of those places that does sell new goods, shows incredibly low prices and then once they get you on the phone wants extra money for battery, charger, straps, manuals, etc. There is no way that they are selling new goods with all the items included for the displayed prices. I would probably avoid them like the plague.


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Feb 23, 2010 17:03 as a reply to  @ ssim's post |  #3

I've also spotted some great prices on the Oregs website so I sent them an enquiry asking about their prices. Their reply was "Everything that we sell is brand new and comes with manufacturer warranty. You will get the camera factory sealed with the standard package and everything it comes with included : cables ,manuals...
The reasons for our low prices are :
-no taxes are added to your prices
-a temporary promotion made by our dropshipper
."

It would be unusual for a spoof website to offer a phone number, address and a shop location but then I'm still concerned that their offer prices are too good to be true. What's the position in the USA if a customer pays by credit card for goods that either don't arrive or aren't as described/expected when they do arrive?

merchantcircle.com has some brief customer reviews for Oregs but I still can't decide whether or not to go ahead with an order.




  
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Feb 23, 2010 17:17 |  #4

Itsonlyme wrote in post #9668129 (external link)
I've also spotted some great prices on the Oregs website so I sent them an enquiry asking about their prices. Their reply was "Everything that we sell is brand new and comes with manufacturer warranty. You will get the camera factory sealed with the standard package and everything it comes with included : cables ,manuals...
The reasons for our low prices are :
-no taxes are added to your prices
-a temporary promotion made by our dropshipper."

It would be unusual for a spoof website to offer a phone number, address and a shop location but then I'm still concerned that their offer prices are too good to be true. What's the position in the USA if a customer pays by credit card for goods that either don't arrive or aren't as described/expected when they do arrive?

merchantcircle.com has some brief customer reviews for Oregs but I still can't decide whether or not to go ahead with an order.

The onld saying "If it seems too good to be true, it probably is" comes to mind here...

Generally CC companies will have their own rules about how to go about an issue of mis-represented goods. I'd check with your company to see what protection they offer.

Working at a camera shop, I can tell you horror storey after horror story about deals that were so good, but didn't quite pan out for the customer. Every so often, though, I see one deal that goes the right way. The other thing that I have learned from working at this store is that no one makes money on hardware; all the internet retailers are close enough in price that it almost doesn't matter. If you see someone that has it that much noticeably less expensive, be weary.


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Feb 24, 2010 04:42 |  #5

Thanks for the responses and advice.

I too subscribe to the philosophy of "if it sounds to good to be true - it probably is"


Thanks again.


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Feb 24, 2010 13:03 |  #6

Dude, those are some crazy sale prices: (external link)

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro Lens Sale: $500.00
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 L IS USM Lens Sale: $500.00
Canon EOS 50D SLR Digital Camera with 28-135mm Lens Sale: $500.00

So, they have a photo of their storefront on their contact page, with an address:

Contact Us (external link)

Instead of calling my sister in Seattle to go check them out, I decided to just Google map 'em:

Screenshot (external link)of Google streetview. Same view that Oregs edited for their contact photo. :mad:

I that qualifies them for the scam list. :rolleyes:


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