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buying camera from amazon

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by xrumer_service, Feb 5, 2009.

  1. xrumer_service

    xrumer_service Newbie

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    Hi guys?!

    Do you have any experience buying things like camera from US like Amazon.com?
    What things should I pay attention to?

    What is the positive and negative things I should pay attention to, before I decide to buy?

    Thanks.
     
  2. unravelled

    unravelled Junior Member

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    Digi or SLR?
     
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  3. pizzafasie

    pizzafasie Junior Member

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    Hey, please specify what you mean? Do you mean you want to buy sth from amazon.com but you live outside the us? or do you want information about a specific product or category? its not quite clear to me....
     
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  4. leonidt

    leonidt Regular Member

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    Need more info, it isn't clear from your post what information exactly you're looking for. A still camera? As a bit of an amateur photographer, I can tell you that at the moment Canon and Nikon are universally considered the top brands. What kind of camera are you looking for? DSLR or point&shoot?
     
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  5. Keedev

    Keedev Regular Member

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    Pay attention to new/used.. User ratings and merchant ratings..

    Are you purchasing from somewhere other than the US? Since you mentioned it..

    If your looking for a camera.. Search around under yahoo/flickr images for pictures and quality.. Sometimes on the page you can find out what camera people use. It's a good indicator on what type of quality output a camera is able to produce.


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  6. voxclan

    voxclan Regular Member

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    Assuming you are asking about teh merchant experience.

    I bough camera from Amazon before and it's ok.

    But, I much prefer to buy from BH (just type BH camera in G ). They are the best IMO.
    Just bought another camcorder this week + wireless mic and some other stuff. Top service.
     
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    housemusic Regular Member

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    i use to buy books and its ok. first you need to check the taxs in your country.
     
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  8. xrumer_service

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    Hi ALL,
    thanks for all of the inputs.

    I live outside the US.
    I only know a bit about camera.
    I want to buy Digicam Canon PS 2000AIS - any review about this camera?
    I heard that US uses 110 Volt, different from my country. Although I know that the camera is using
    batteries, I wonder if there is any negative impact later.

    Also about guarantee-since I buy from outside country, may be I would not use the guarantee.

    About tax?..Wow, I have to check about this.


    Thks ALL
     
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    xrumer_service Newbie

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    HI Voxclan,
    what do you mean buying camera from BH?
    And what is IMO?

    Thks.

     
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    xhpdx Regular Member

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    bh is
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    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/
    and IMO is "In my opinion"
     
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  11. xrumer_service

    xrumer_service Newbie

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    Hi guys,
    I want to share:

    I have checked, that if I'm using Fedex with insurance, the price is quiet a lot, and it has not included the tax.

    If you want to get the cheaper one use forwarder service. But I think I'll just buy from my own country. It is a lot easier.
     
  12. wowhaxor

    wowhaxor Executive VIP Premium Member

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    You might want to check into the battery thing, lots of cameras have proprietary batteries with proprietary chargers so it may only work on 120v.
     
  13. zhagijs1

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    all you going to need is a converot which converts frm 110v to 220v
     
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    cpaaddict Supreme Member

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    i bought this cple weeks ago, canon IXUS 960 and works wanders. good pics to