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Buying a 20d
Old 04-06-2005, 09:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm going to take the plunge and buy a Canon 20d. I've been looking at
pricing on the net and notice a camera store out of New York that's
supposedly been in business since 1898 called Willoughbys. They have all the
5 star ratings from cnet, biz rate and my simon. The price of 1298.00 for a
body only, with USA warranty and all the accessories sounds really tempting.
I usually buy from B&H (there price 1369.95) The savings of $70.00 could
almost pay for a media card. Anyone heard or done business with them? Or
should I just go with the reliable on that I know of (B&H).

Here's the link to them:http://tinyurl.com/5bvhf

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Re: Buying a 20d
Old 04-06-2005, 09:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Why didn't you post that link 3 days ago when I ordered my 20d!!! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]

I got mine from Newegg for $1,345.95 total plus a free shipping coupon. Not a bad price, and I have had good experiences with NewEgg in the past. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
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Re: Buying a 20d
Old 04-06-2005, 10:12 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I don't know...Obviously the price is right, but...is it worth the headache if things go bad??? Personally, I'd stick with B&H. Even after moving to Vegas, I still do my business with them.
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Old 04-06-2005, 10:37 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Tom, I would stick with B&H. I'm sure you could find the camera at a cheaper price but, I would have to agree with Ed. When I do business with a company I not only consider their price, but also their CUSTOMER SERVICE. I've been dealing with B&H for many many years now and not once have I had a problem. On the other hand, I order a 35mm camera from another New York company and let me tell you, I had a headache for months, and not to mention it took almost five weeks to get the camera.
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They have a good rating according to:

http://www.resellerratings.com/seller3595.html

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Hi,

According to my experience, both B&H and NewEgg are good. I have shopped at both, no problems at all (when there were problems, both dealers resolved them fairly well). One thing with NewEgg is that if something goes wrong with the item and if you need a refund, they'll charge 15% restocking fee (even if that was their fault). I don't know if this is the same with B&H.
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One thing with NewEgg is that if something goes wrong with the item and if you need a refund, they'll charge 15% restocking fee (even if that was their fault).

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That would seem to make NewEgg a very poor choice as a vendor to do business with. I often find problems with products after delivery and would never consider doing business with a firm that charges a restocking fee. That is one of the reasons I like Frys Electronics (no restocking fee) as opposed to companies like Best Buy and CompuUSA that both usually charge restocking fees.

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I'm sure the purchase of a new camera will improve your photography dramatically......at least that's what we all want to believe. Then, we realize that we really just bought a new "toy".
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I just unpacked another order from B&H today...(The UPS guy comees over with B&H packages so often that we are pretty good friends...we wave when we pass on the road...no kidding!) ....and as always, no problems...everything was well boxed,..and brand spanking new.. and the sales people are great and helpful.. and I have gotten to know Phil is used sales pretty well over the years..

Yep,... I might save a few extra dollars if I buy somewhere else, however, their prices aren't too bad, and I always have peace of mind after I hang up with a B&H salesman..

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I'm sure the purchase of a new camera will improve your photography dramatically......at least that's what we all want to believe. Then, we realize that we really just bought a new "toy".

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Or a new tool that works better than your old tool,...and or helps you to capture images that you wouldn't have been able to before.. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

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