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Super cheap Website Found for Cameras

by gdiproductions / July 1, 2004 11:11 AM PDT

For anyone out there I came across this site I find that they have the cameras i want at a ridiculously cheap price... a pd170 is only 2000 dollars!!! Is this site legitamte. Is it legal?? How can it be so cheap... If anyone can please respond id appreciate it, are they a trusted seller?


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Are they FIXED units? Hiss?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 1, 2004 11:35 AM PDT

The pd170 had a noted problem with hiss if the LCD was used during recording. The units that are not fixed could fins their way to such low prices.


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Re: Are they FIXED units? Hiss?
by gdiproductions / July 1, 2004 12:54 PM PDT

It says they are all brand new

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May be a bad move. NEW units had the hiss.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 2, 2004 12:48 AM PDT

If you do this, get an agreement upfront that you'll get all your money back if the audio has HUMMmmmm or Hissss when the LCD is in use. New units had the issue and it's unclear if Sony recalled the lot and fixed them.

I hope I save a few from this trap.


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Re: Super cheap Website Found for Cameras
by drhiberd / July 4, 2004 2:30 AM PDT

Where did you find them? Are they a member of the Better Business Bureau? There are many sites that offer super cheap prices on electronics that are not what they seem. You will often be dissapointed by pushy salespeople, horrible customer service, double charges on your credit card, and even a product that is not even made by the company you thought. (Sony, Canon, JVC, etc) I know you will pay more, but look for a site that is an authorized reseller of these products. You can contact any company by phone and find out if this site is authorized to sell their products. If they are not, you may want to avoid them. There are a lot of scams out there. The best site I have found is, they are not as cheap as some others, but still cheaper than buying in a store, and they have very reasonable warranties. They are not pushy, and have very good customer service. Shipping is also fast. Bottom line is BE CAREFUL. You may be taking a gamble with your $2000.

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Re: Super cheap Website Found for Cameras
by gdiproductions / July 9, 2004 2:27 PM PDT

...if i did use Credit card to purchase.... and say never got it, or it was not what it was advertised as... my credit card company allows me to dispute charges.... and i can give them the specific reason of either of those 2 and they are in catagories on the banks side... and they credit my account anytime there is an issue... no matter the sum it seems.... wouldnt this be a protection from such matters?

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No protection from that hum and hiss problem.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 9, 2004 11:05 PM PDT

The product from Sony had an issue. Sony isn't talking much about it, but is silently repairing new units.

Your money, your headache. The credit card company is unlikely to help you on this issue.


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by maxxx / August 11, 2004 9:39 AM PDT

I was in the process of checking out (buying a camcorder). So far i had only entered my name, address and contact phone numbers. Something came up and I could not finish the purchase. I figured since i had not yet entered my cc no. I was okay. The next morning a very, very pushy, fast talking, difficult to understand, Oriental called my office insisting that he needed my cc number. My secretary of course called me to confirm weather or not she should comply. Because no one was in a hurry to call him back - he called all of my contact numbers at least 3 times each. For some reason (probably his low price) I eventually gave this guy my card number.

Wouldnt you know it!! After he gets my card number, he calls me back and says the camera needs a battery and charger to operate and i might want to buy one to save on shipping!! I argued with him for 10 minutes just trying to get a straight answer as to what was included and what was not. The price that started out at 469 was now 600. Interestingly enough, every time I told him to cancel the order - he lowered the price by $10 or would say he was throwing in some little trinket.

I guess I should probably cancel the card....
...And I still dont know what comes with the Sony HC40

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Good News
by maxxx / August 11, 2004 10:02 AM PDT

I checked my credit card and all is well!

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Late to the game but check out some of their TOS
by edgeways / January 13, 2005 12:58 AM PST

"Order confirmation doesn?t constitute a final offer or contract. All orders are subject to management review and approval and if found to be invalid due to any reason, are subject to cancellation by management.

We reserve the right to cancel any international orders that do not meet our verification standards.

Please note that prices change frequently, and we cannot offer price protection on any product that has already been shipped to you."

There is a lot of negative stuff about them out there, even though they seem cheap I'd avoid them... As I am doing (in the market for a Canon 20D and they advertise one that is $270 cheeper then anything else, makes me suspicious)

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~Look at their Great Customer Reviews~
by PeacefulWarrior / January 27, 2005 10:54 AM PST
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You get what you pay for!
by hh / February 17, 2005 2:35 AM PST

I still believe in that saying. Beware of all these people advertising super low prices and then not giving you the complete package. Recently I saw an item for sale at super low price. However the more normal price elswhere included a 256MB Scan Disk card as well as something else in the original package from the manufacturer. After much questioning I found out that the cheap seller had removed those items and would sell them to you separately, and guess what? The price came out to be more expensive than others.
So, if something sounds too good to be true, it probably is not legit.

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Re: Super cheap Website Found for Cameras
by Socrates75 / August 12, 2004 12:34 AM PDT

This is a legit. I recent bought a Panasonic AG from them and was very statisfied with the service.

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Re: Super cheap Website Found for Cameras
by schneider / August 26, 2004 1:27 AM PDT

I read your posting on the cnet forum. Did you find out any info on royal camera? I am shopping for a new camcorder. Any info would be appreciated.

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low prices
by jcrobso / February 15, 2005 12:39 AM PST

check out B& and J& compaire prices. John

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