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tech70
08-29-2004, 06:33 PM
Is there any price drop expected for Canon 10D with the new Canon 20D in the market...???

Can anybody suggest me any reliable online store for buying Canon 10D...
I have narrowed down few stores....

Butterflyphoto.com...
Ritzcamera.com....
buydig.com
but still confused...??

Thanks for all the inputs???

tarfearauko
08-29-2004, 07:44 PM
I am also tracking those two (10D and 20D). Damned I am leaving the states in a couple of months, I heve been here for 4 months and canon decides to announce this now!!! :( moreover, the euro is going down this precisely week :mad: and the 20D has only added more confusion to my selection....

Anyway, about buying I would say Butterflyphoto and BuyDig, I have read tons of nice reviews from buyers all over the Internet.

Rhys
08-30-2004, 08:54 AM
I am also tracking those two (10D and 20D). Damned I am leaving the states in a couple of months, I heve been here for 4 months and canon decides to announce this now!!! :( moreover, the euro is going down this precisely week :mad: and the 20D has only added more confusion to my selection....

Anyway, about buying I would say Butterflyphoto and BuyDig, I have read tons of nice reviews from buyers all over the Internet.

I'm watching prices with interest too. I imagine that in about 2 years time we'll see dSLRs going for about the price that film SLRs go for now.

We're already seeing digital compacts going for around the price of the better film compacts. The Olympus Mju used to be abut 120 as far as I can recall. I recently saw a Nikon 3200 going for 160. They're almost there. Next year I can well imagine 3mp digital cameras will be going for the same price as the film compacts and that the price of film compacts will drop or the range of film compacts will reduce dramatically.

SLRs will follow but as they're a more specialised market, more slowly. Having said that I did see a Fuji S1 Pro going for about 500 secondhand. I imagine that by the time the S5 is out, the S1 Pro (if any still work) will be going around for maybe 50 while the S5 will be going for maybe 500. I see waiting as a good option and doing with cheaper all-in-ones until the price of real cameras falls as good too.

tech70
08-31-2004, 08:02 PM
Anyway, about buying I would say Butterflyphoto and BuyDig, I have read tons of nice reviews from buyers all over the Internet.

Thanks for the input.....Though I have never dealt with any of the online stores....after checking out Butterfly and Buydig's return policy....I saw they have restocking fee...10-15%.
That is what my concern is...whereas Ritzcamera has no restocking fee...I would like to buy Canon G5...though Ritzcamera is a bit expensive than Butterfly....but I hope it saves any post purchase hassle while returning back...incase any need for that.

I am still confused as G5 is at Amazon.com and at Ritzcamera of same price and Amazon is offering G5 from Ritzcamera.com only....and I dont know is it better to buy from Amazon.com or directly from Ritzcamera.

Thanks for all the input

LoveOfSelene
08-31-2004, 10:13 PM
Thanks for the input.....Though I have never dealt with any of the online stores....after checking out Butterfly and Buydig's return policy....I saw they have restocking fee...10-15%.
That is what my concern is...whereas Ritzcamera has no restocking fee...I would like to buy Canon G5...though Ritzcamera is a bit expensive than Butterfly....but I hope it saves any post purchase hassle while returning back...incase any need for that.

I am still confused as G5 is at Amazon.com and at Ritzcamera of same price and Amazon is offering G5 from Ritzcamera.com only....and I dont know is it better to buy from Amazon.com or directly from Ritzcamera.

Thanks for all the input

In my opinion i would buy from ritzcamera.com.
i had no luck the last time i tryed buydig.com...i yet to try butterfly

but thats just me

l8r
~LoveOfSelene

tech70
09-01-2004, 09:25 AM
But is there any advantage in buying from Amazon over Ritzcamera - as Amazon is offering from ritzcamera only???
So my question is - Is it better to go directly to Ritzcamera and buy or thru Amazon.

People on other sites mentioned Buydig.com too.....Any experience with that one.
Well ...so now I have 3 options - Amazon.com , Ritzcamera.com or Buydig.com

Some people advised me check the store rating from resellerratings.com.

Does this site resellerratings.com posts unbiased opinion....????

Any comment on resellerratings.com or the above mentioned online stores??


I guess I m just trying to be careful...for not dealing with unreputed online stores...thats why I m reading as many reviews as possible for all the 3 online stores ...but can resellerratings be trusted....!!!

Any input is precious!!!!

tech70
09-01-2004, 12:28 PM
As advised by many people...I just called Buydig.com to check the availibilty and few more questions...like return policy, restocking fee.
As the guy came online; I asked for the price and he said yes its in stock for $598.
And he goes "Do You want to order" I said yes but I have few more questions.
He said its orderline we just take orders and I said but to order I need to have answers to my questions. He said if you have questions you can get answers from Website.
And I just said thankyou and said I dont think I would be intrested in placing any orders with you..
Well I guess....that left bitter taste in mouth and I guess Buydig.com..is out of my list.
And I cant believe that how could you just take an order and would not answer any question....thats coarse and rude!!!
Thanks

scottyja
09-01-2004, 01:22 PM
I love purchasing at Amazon. IMO they have the best service, and are very good about returns. However, the return policy applies only to purchasing Amazon-offered merchandise, and not third party vendors. The website help differentiates between items purchased from them, and item purchased from others through them. I don't think there is any benefit ordering Ritz merchandise through Amazon; I just see it as another hoop to jump through if you have to return it. I've only returned Amazon merchandise, though (and they were great about it!), and not third-party. Good luck!