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Sony DCR-DVD-403 buying question

by scott12333 / June 22, 2005 10:32 AM PDT

Hi, my parents want to buy me a Sony dcr-dvd-403 Handycam Dvd Camcorder. The only problem is they dont want to spend lots of money. My Dad wants to get the best of the best so it wont be obsolete in a few years.

I was wondering if anyone knows of a website where you can find this camcorder for really cheap? We found one for $469.00, but it came with like a 10 minute battery, so you pretty much had to buy another battery. And ONLY a 30 day warranty. So we probably wont buy from them.

So, if anyone has a website with a DCR-DVD-403 Sony Handycam Dvd Camcorder for really cheap, it would be greatly appreciated. Also, please dont give me websites that make you buy the battery and the warranty and the charger separately unless they are all cheap.

Thank you all very much!

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were you successful in finding one from a reptuable seller
by cgj005 / July 15, 2005 12:23 AM PDT

i see they cost about $750-$1000 online
do you know what accessories i need addition to the default ones that come out of the box

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Sony DCR-DVD-403 buying question
by jcrobso / July 15, 2005 12:31 AM PDT
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reliable , u get what u pay for
by cgj005 / July 15, 2005 3:39 AM PDT

true the cheaper prices i found had a catch, they did not include the battery and they sold it separately as an accessory as part of a package and they raised the price.

as far as HD and MINIDV or DVD, I'VE heard great things about the DCRDVD403, seems like almost everyone loves it. i think i will stick w/ that one since it is so easy it seems to pop a dvd in instead of dealing with those cables and i don't think i will be editing video so the lack of easy editing capabilities of dvd doesn't bother me

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Dont waste money on SONY
by jinglanzhang / July 15, 2005 2:37 PM PDT
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$469 must be for other models, not DCR-DVD403
by gu0982 / September 28, 2005 6:21 AM PDT

$469 must be for other models, not DCR-DVD403.

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I recently bought it
by fun2sh / October 5, 2005 5:16 AM PDT

I also found that prices but All had catch. Selling expensive battery or Media. and all goes up to 900.
I bought this one month back from I had great deal of 720 $ in 6 cents shipping.I received it in next day.
Before buying please check the seller ratings on or yahoo shopping.

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