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Recommendations for Online Sellers

by leoele / May 12, 2006 5:44 PM PDT

Hey, I'm looking to purchase a digital SLR, and I was wondering if anyone could point me in the right direction for some cheap but reliable online vendors.


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by Kiddpeat / May 13, 2006 12:06 AM PDT

I'm not sure what you think 'cheap' is.

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by snapshot2 Forum moderator / May 13, 2006 12:10 AM PDT

If you are looking for a DSLR camera that costs $1,500 and above, you will not find any cheap online sellers. At the very best, you could find it for $100 off. If you see one advertised for less than that, beware.

The more popular and lower priced DSLR cameras can be found at good discounts. And you can find them advertised by "bait and switch" outfits. has the largest stock of camera equipment. Advanced photographers like them.

I favor because they have good prices and fast delivery at reasonable shipping costs.

Many people like


If you find a camera at a bargain price and are not familiar with the on-line company, do a Google search for the name of that company followed by the word "review". That usually uncovers the bad sellers.

If the company is in Brooklyn, NY or you can not find the location of the away quickly.

If you find your camera advertised at a super cheap away real fast.


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by rgfitz / May 13, 2006 6:31 AM PDT

My daughter-in-law bought a point-and-shoot digital camera on my recommendation from They have a lot of reconditioned cameras and a couple of SLRs.

I believe they are reliable and their shipping charges are very reasonable. I have never bought a camera from them however, because they didn't have the particular model I wanted. Ebay is my usual source but I am very familiar with ebay and wouldn't recommend it to anyone who wasn't a savvy ebay buyer.
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by leoele / May 13, 2006 7:01 AM PDT

Has anyone delt with Adorama?

Thanks to all who have replied to this topic!

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Just go to Google and look
by rgfitz / May 13, 2006 9:59 AM PDT
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I use several
by Alan Copeland / May 15, 2006 1:46 AM PDT

Digital Photo, B&H, Adorama,and many more. I look for the best deal from the stores I trust or that are highly rated by or

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