Is that the exact name of the company? There is no rating for Best Price Photo on Retailerratings.com which is a bad sign. Are they located in Brooklyn or NJ? If so, unless you know them to be legitimate by personally visiting their physical store, avoid it. Considering most stores are having a hard time keeping the D7000 on the shelves and selling at MSRP, it does not make sense that a store would drop the price so much unless it is a scam. Stan St Petersburg Russia
There is a possibility of one of known scams. A someone buying a product from a reputable company and then clams that he/she found a better price on line (that page with low price can be created by the same person or by partner in crime). Then they claim the difference from platinum credit cards. there were special buyer protection programs from AmEx and some other cards. Last time i heeard about this about 5-6 years ago, but who knows, maybe twisted version of that scam is still exists.
You made a good choice, I did a google search on their address 2380 60th St Brooklyn, NY 11230 and it is not a pretty picture. You need to map the address in google and then do a street view. This store is pretty rough looking. I wouldn't put my $900 in their hands.
>You made a good choice, I did a google search on their >address 2380 60th St >Brooklyn, NY 11230 and it is not a pretty picture. You need >to map the address in google and then do a street view. This >store is pretty rough looking. I wouldn't put my $900 in >their hands.
Nice neighborhood . Not only would I not trust them with my $900, but I don't think I'd want to go anywhere near that store location.
>>You made a good choice, I did a google search on their >>address 2380 60th St >>Brooklyn, NY 11230 and it is not a pretty picture. You >need >>to map the address in google and then do a street view. >This >>store is pretty rough looking. I wouldn't put my $900 in >>their hands. > >Nice neighborhood . Not only would I not trust them with my >$900, but I don't think I'd want to go anywhere near that >store location.
Sun 01-Jul-12 11:05 PM | edited Sun 01-Jul-12 11:05 PM by beemerman2k
Wanna hear something funny? When the D7000 first came out, my wife was in a hurry to get me one for Christmas that year. I think this was Christmas of 2010. Anyhow, after not finding them in stock at all the camera places I told her I liked (B&H Photo, Berger Bros, Canoga Camera, etc), she ordered one for me from this very company. I found out about it after the fact and told her that I don't think what she did was very smart. I could have waited; a card or something that promised that a D7K was in my future when the supply hit normal levels would have been more than good enough, especially since my D70s was running in fine form.
So the package never arrives. She calls them, gets promises, the package doesn't arrive. She calls them, tells them she is an attorney and is authorized to practice in New York State (pass the NYS bar and whatever else is involved) (plus, my wife is from Brooklyn, migrated from Jamaica, so she's not at all intimidated by these folks), a couple of days later, a new Nikon D7000 arrives via FEDEX
Then I find out that it's a non-USA version, intended for South Korea (although the Users Guide and other material sure seemed to be USA legit, there was no warranty card). Honestly, after all that drama I decided to just live with it. My previous camera was a D70s, and that thing was bulletproof. I can tell you right here and now that my D7K has been equally as bulletproof. If you go to my web site, you'll get an idea as to how many pictures I've taken with it -- tens of thousands! For every photo on my web site, there are probably 20+ that never saw the light of day. So it's been, what, 18 or so months now? Not one hiccup out of place; this camera has been fantastic.
So all in all, things worked out for me, but not without a little muscle being applied (my wife is all the muscle I need, baby)
Thanks for sharing that with me. I definitely will NOT go with this company because I don't have an attorney to go to bat for me - lol. Just thought maybe some places were selling them a little cheaper.
For Carol or anyone else stumbling on this thread - shopping online for best price on a camera is a 100% sure way to find one of these scams. More often than not, they have a Brooklyn address, but I'm not sure why that is.
Check the name of the store with www.resellerratings.com and if they have no rating history, they are a scam. (The way they stay a step ahead of the online ratings is to constantly change their name.)
Generally I try to deal with places that are rated over 8, with thousands of ratings over a long period of time. These are places that will deliver what they promise, and be ready with stellar customer service if anything goes wrong. Often, you pay a little more for the customer service you get from them.
There is a 2nd tier of online stores that are probably rated 5-7 which are not trying to deceive you, and will deliver what they promise, but are perhaps ill equipped to help in cases where something goes wrong. I'd deal with one of these places primarily if what I want isn't available from the higher rated places and/or it was a minor purchase.