Hi guys, I am about to purchase the D3 and with a price of $3999.00 from Broadway Photo it is a considerable difference from list prices elswhere. Has anyone got good or bad experiences dealing with Broadway. The camera will be shipped to Bermuda. Thanks for any response.
Whenever you see a dramatically lower price on a camera or lens, beware. The website below is a good source for information on unscrupulous sellers. Stick to the well-known and honest retailers such as Roberts Imaging, B&H, Adorama and Berger Brothers. My first choice would be Roberts - they're great people and help support this site.
I agree w/ Rick Walker. The price of $3999. is approximately $1000. off the price I paid for my D3 @ Canoga Camera here in Calif. I am sorry to say there are unscroupulous internet dealers out there. You have to ask yourself why Broadway photo is able to see the camera at the price quoted to you. Donna Willey
STAY AWAY!!!! They are bait and switch junkies. STAY AWAY!!! Why would you think that you could buy a newly released camera that has been on back order for months until recently for a full $1,000 off? This is one of those times when logic should play a major role in decision making. Especially, when you are parting with thousands of $$$. Go to reseller ratings and type in broadway photo. Let me know what you find.
>At least do the Jellyfish / PhotoAlley thing to get $500 >knocked off. PhotoAlley is part of Ritz camera so you know it >is 100% legit. I've received over $400 from Jellyfish since >January 1. > >PhotoAlley gives free shipping and no tax. > >www.jellyfish.com to sign up
Does the Jellyfish thing really work? How long does it take to get the cash back? I am thinking about a D3 sometime and this would be a great way to save some money.
Wed 14-May-08 01:07 AM | edited Wed 14-May-08 01:09 AM by bills_pix
Yes, the Jellyfish worked for me. I bought the Epson P3000 viewer and after rebate from Epson and Jellyfish it worked out to $219 with no tax and free shipping. It takes about 4 weeks to get the check but it is owned by Microsoft and 100% legit. Quite a few photo resellers are part of it such as B&H, J&R, but only PhotoAlley (part of Ritz Camera) gives a full 10% rebate. I've got over $400 in checks this year from a variety of stores since we just did a bunch of home renovations. Even Buy.com is part of it.
You're absolutely right. I have purchased tens of thousands of dollars with Cameta over the years and have never been unhappy. On one occasion I received an item that was broken, called them, shipped it back and got a replacement all within a week. They will also take orders through their 800 number and they honor ALL Ebay prices over the phone.
Got my D3 from Cameta. Good price and no problems.
I have found that any of those retailers that are closed on Saturday (Trying not to imply a racial or religious bias here) tend to be very problematic and bait-n-switch operations. If it's in New York, closed on Saturday, Look elswhere.
When I lived in New York and in art school before the Internet (OK, NOW I feel OLD), I used to go to many of these places and they were almost as bad in person. They would ignore you, barely look at you and made you feel like you were hassling them if you just wanted to pay for something. I don't know haw they have stayed in business.
B&H is in New York and closed on Saturday and that's where I spend all my money for camera gear.
Cameta was charging $2700 for the D200 when they first came out and were hard to get. B&H sold the camera for it's retail price when they had them in stock while Cameta was trying to screw people over.
Wed 21-May-08 01:45 AM | edited Wed 21-May-08 01:54 AM by IntegrityPhotos
osbie_feelgood says: >Got my D3 from Cameta. Good price and no problems. > >I have found that any of those retailers that are closed on >Saturday (Trying not to imply a racial or religious bias here) >tend to be very problematic and bait-n-switch operations. If >it's in New York, closed on Saturday, Look elswhere. > >When I lived in New York and in art school before the Internet >(OK, NOW I feel OLD), I used to go to many of these places and >they were almost as bad in person. They would ignore you, >barely look at you and made you feel like you were hassling >them if you just wanted to pay for something. I don't know haw >they have stayed in business. > >Dave
Dave From my perspective, it seems sincerity is lacking with your comment "(Trying not to imply a racial or religious bias here)", since the only retailers who close on Saturday are Jewish Orthodox. As the spouse of an ordained protestant minister (yes, she and I were experiencing role reversal in a traditionally male dominated profession), I learned much more than anticipated about religious bias and discrimination even within the same faith. And I can only imagine what it is like to be a member of the Jewish faith in today's unsettled world. I continually hope and pray that we're moving beyond that, but posts like yours suggest we still have a long way to go.
As mentioned above, B&H, which I believe is one of the largest photo online and retail stores in the world, and one of the most respected, fits your "Saturday closing" criteria. Yet it is obviously preferred by more customers than almost any other photo supplier. And they even close for the long Passover holiday, with little or no ill effect on their business!
OldPhotos "If everyone possesses some measure of this intangible quality called creativity, photography is unprecedented as an outlet for its expression." - Ansel Adams
I've had good experiences from both Adorama and B&H. They are closed on Saturday, but I figure nothing ships till Monday anyway. So I call on Sunday or Monday morning. Prices are good. Most of the stuff from Adorama ships free (if you are willing to use the slooooow UPS shipping).
It was eye opening to see the broadway photos's and other ratings on reseller ratings. At first I just looked at the ShopCartUSA forged ratings. 5000+ five out of five stars. I wondered how that could be wrong. As I started looking through the comments I found similarities between responses, like they were written by the same person. The use of "to" instead of "too". I think their people are writing comments when they aren't answering the phone.