View Full Version : Any ezperience with Butterfly Photo?

07-22-2004, 03:52 PM
Butterfly Photo (http://www2.butterflyphoto.com)

I was reading this site's faq, and it says be on the look out for very low price cameras (butterfly is even based in new york!). Has anyone bought from them before? Pricegrabebr reviews seemed positive. They call you to "confirm" your order and try to sell some extras, but i think its worth it for the savings. On the shopping cart page this notice is posted:


Jake Conner
07-22-2004, 03:56 PM
I'd go for it, but keep a screenshot with that notice you posted just in case... and of course be sure to print and save the invoice.


Steve Siers
07-27-2004, 07:15 PM
Both http://www.ResellerRatings.com and http://www.Shopping.com rate them pretty well. I was considering using them for a camcorder. Read the reviews on those sites. Even the negatives don't sound quite as bad as some of the horror stories for other vendors.

Sony DCR-HC40 camcorder is about $526 at Butterfly, about $630 from J&R via Amazon, the only online vendor I trust 100%. I missed a chance to get it from Amazone for $378, new, no hanky panky. Waaagh!

Good luck!


08-02-2004, 09:24 AM
I purchased a Panasonic GS200 from Butterfly Photo a couple of months ago. I did a lot of research and read a lot of horror stories about many of these online discount places. The feedback from butterfly was, for the most part, positive. I decided to take a chance (and save some $$) I called Butterfly and asked a lot of questions. Turns out I bought the cam from them (with USA warranty) and added an additional 2 yr warranty for $99. They did suggest other things to add on, but I was not interested. There was NO high pressure from the salesperson. My order was shipped promptly, my credit card was charged properly and delivery was ahead of schedule.

I am now looking for another digital still cam and will buy it from butterfly also. Overall I was pleasantly surprised and quite pleased with their service.

08-10-2004, 09:54 AM
Just wanted to ask further if www.butterflyphoto.com is a reliable online seller....I have been looking around for a camera, but I am afraid to purchase something online just because it is cheaper. Am I being too paranoid? How is purchasing further warranty? Is is the as if I would have bought it from, say Best Buy?