#34. "RE: Considering d3100 as First DSLR" In response to In response to 0 Fri 14-Jun-13 12:19 AM by pjonesCET
If a Brick and Mortar store is available definitely.
I bought my D3000 from Sears and worked like a Champ.
Sold it bought a 3200 from Sears. Even purchased their extended warranty.
They sent off didn't talk too promising, said it would take month to hear back. Knowing my luck when things break. I bought another from a Company called Crutchfield's. So far this camera is performing even better than the one from Sears.
Received notice from Sears to come pickup the camera they were unable to fix it. Evidently I'll either have to send to Nikon or throw away.
If there had been a Brick and Mortar shop I could have brought it in to, I could have had them send to Nikon. The display went haywire (color shift) just using it and all of sudden boom.
The nearest what you call Brick and Mortar shops in Va is Crutchfield's and it 2-1/2 hours a way. In North Carolina there is another company (or was one) also about 2-1/2 hours a way. So if my cameras die. I'll have to send off with no guarantee of being fixed.
By the way the d3200 is an excellent camera and would recommend anyone buy.
As Typical I just had bad luck (who knows it might have been dropped at the factory, or in transit, or the display was defective from the get go. And, I had just dumb enough luck to get one defective.)