I purchased a Canon G9 for my daughter on EBAY. I'm not sure if this person had a store or just was someone who buys and sells what ever he gets his hands on. The long and the short of this was she used the camera for three monthes, it broke and I had no recourse. I like Nikonians because most of the dealing's I've had here the people take care of there equipment and tell you up front what to expect from what you are buying. I'll never buy camera gear, watches or any other mechanical items on EBay again.