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F Gray

Joliet, US
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F Gray Silver Member Nikonian since 20th Sep 2008
Thu 01-Mar-12 03:33 AM | edited Fri 02-Mar-12 07:21 AM by briantilley

The Camera shop that I stop at in Salt Lake City on the way back from Bonneville send me an email letting me know that they are giving away a Nikon D800, thats 36mp of awesomeness! The contest is facebook based so I will post a link. The place is called Pictureline and its a camera store I wish we had around here in Montana.

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MelT

Petersburg, US
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MelT Registered since 06th Jul 2002
Thu 01-Mar-12 02:40 AM

Seeing this is your very first post, some may say this is obvious spam in an effort to build up "likes" on a FB page.


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SVA

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SVA Registered since 26th Jun 2004
Thu 01-Mar-12 11:09 AM | edited Thu 01-Mar-12 11:13 AM by SVA

Not obviously - first message, but silver membership.

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PaintedRays

Oregon, US
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#3. "RE: D800 Give away" | In response to Reply # 2

PaintedRays Silver Member Nikonian since 24th Oct 2011
Thu 01-Mar-12 12:06 PM

Well, Mel is "An Opinionated Old Curmudgeon from Virginia". His words not mine:~)

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F Gray

Joliet, US
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F Gray Silver Member Nikonian since 20th Sep 2008
Thu 01-Mar-12 03:45 PM

Wow, well just trying to share an opportunity with you, but your welcome to be as paranoid as you wish. The reason I haven't posted is because I come here to listen and learn from the more experienced photographers and not to interject any of my limited knowledge.
I was a gold member for two years and now a silver member for another two, I wouldnt think myself a spammer.

I apologize for the effort.

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Omaha

Omaha, US
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Omaha Registered since 07th Jan 2012
Thu 01-Mar-12 03:54 PM

I went to Facebook, searched for "pictureline", found their contest and entered.

Looks legit to me.

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SVA

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SVA Registered since 26th Jun 2004
Thu 01-Mar-12 08:24 PM

>I was a gold member for two years and now a silver member for
>another two, I wouldnt think myself a spammer.

Wow! You know we Russians have a proverb: "word is silver, silence is gold" I do not contribute a lot of postings myself, but - four years without opening a mouth - I suspect you are the champion! It reminds me an old joke: in a family there was a teenage boy who never spoke. His parents, as well as all other people, thought he cannot. But once, he suddenly complains: "the soup is not salted". Poor happy mother falls on her bottom - and asks: "and why did you never speak before, my dear?" -- "There was no reason - everything was perfect".

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Ned_L

Philadelphia, US
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#7. "RE: D800 Give away" | In response to Reply # 4

Ned_L Moderator Awarded for his in-depth knowledge in various areas, especially Travel Photography Charter Member
Mon 05-Mar-12 11:17 AM

Why are you apologizing? You told us about an opportunity to perhaps win a D800, a long shot I'd think, but a chance. It's up to each member to evaluate the opportunity.

The company is a legitimate organization. A few years ago while in Salt Lake for a shoot my MC-36 died. I went to their Salt Lake store and picked up a new one.

Many people have qualms about using Facebook. I've had concerns about privacy issues there myself, but I've learned how to control privacy there. Not every company on Facebook is out there to bamboozle people.

I look forward to your next post. I just hope I don't have to wait four years for it. (LOL)

Thanks again.

Ned
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DAJolley

US
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DAJolley Silver Member Nikonian since 19th Dec 2007
Thu 01-Mar-12 11:23 PM

Thanks, I entered and was not bothered by your post.
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TonyJ

Boulder, US
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TonyJ Silver Member Nikonian since 14th Sep 2004
Fri 02-Mar-12 12:49 PM

Thanks!

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wmcy

Charlotte, US
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#10. "RE: D800 Give away" | In response to Reply # 9

wmcy Gold Member Nikonian since 20th Aug 2006
Sun 04-Mar-12 10:37 AM

Thanks for the link. Sounds like a great contest.

Mel, let's be careful about jumping to conclusions and assuming the worst re our fellow Nikonians.

piniongear

Houston Texas, US
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#11. "RE: D800 Give away" | In response to Reply # 10

piniongear Registered since 29th Jul 2006
Wed 07-Mar-12 12:07 AM

Poor Mel! He must have a red face by now.
Hoof 'n Mouth disease.
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Bluefin

Danville, US
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#12. "RE: D800 Give away" | In response to Reply # 11

Bluefin Registered since 14th Nov 2006
Wed 07-Mar-12 02:01 PM

Frank,

Thanks for sharing. Please don't wait so long to post again. What happened here with this thread is not the norm.

I too use this website to learn from better, more experienced photographers. I listen a lot but I also ask a lot of dumb questions and present ideas I'm not 100% sure about for comment. These guys take all my silly questions and thoughts in stride and always come back with something new for me to consider.

Good luck with the contest......Mark

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mtpeke

Weaverville, US
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#14. "RE: D800 Give away" | In response to Reply # 12

mtpeke Silver Member Nikonian since 19th Feb 2002
Thu 08-Mar-12 12:42 AM

Thanks for the tip. I signed up for a chance to win?. What the heck

Carpe Diem!

Alicia

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