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Old 07-11-2005, 04:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello peoples. I recently inquired on a trade for a Nikon E8700 for a D70 kit and this is the response I got. It sounded fishy to me, so I wanted to see what my great peers here had to say about it.

Good Afternoon:

Yes, we would have potential interest in this equipment. In order to make
an offer to you we will need to inspect and evaluate the equipment. If you
are interested in proceeding, please ship the equipment to the address
listed below. We will then evaluate the equipment and contact you with our
offer. Please enclose with your equipment an item by item list with serial
numbers (where applicable) and note if you wish to offer the equipment for
cash sale or as trade in toward any other equipment.

Regards,

Ed Dertinger
Cameta Camera

Ship to:

Cameta Camera
8400 New Horizons Blvd.
Amityville, NY 11701


At 08:58 AM 7/11/2005, you wrote:
>I'm looking for information on trades and if you take them. I have a
>Nikon E8700 Coolpix with extensive kit, and am looking for a D-70, used or
>rebuilt with the 70 300 lens.

THank you, Adam
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Old 07-11-2005, 05:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I can't speak to that particular offer but I would be generally hesitant to just send off my stuff to an unknown buyer.

Give KEH Camera a try. They have a good reputation. I think you do ultimately have to send them your gear for evaluation but they'll give give you an estimate first. When you trade in gear, you don't get much out of it. Be prepared for a disappointing offer.
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Old 07-11-2005, 05:30 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Seems like someone else on this forum did something similar a little while ago... I htink maybe Marty but I'm not sure... I do remember whoever it was was revy upset with the outcome.
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Old 07-11-2005, 05:38 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I have done business with Cameta before on at least 3 occasions. I have found them to be completely fair and upfront. No problems.
Michael
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Yep, that was Marty. She tried KEH and said they lost her camera bag. That's the only time I've heard about KEH screwing somebody.

I'm not pushing KEH, frankly, I'd go with eBay. But if I was looking for a trade, I'd try them first.
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Old 07-11-2005, 06:11 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I have also used Cameta on several occasions, they were completely on the up and up with me.
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Old 07-11-2005, 06:18 PM   #7 (permalink)
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They seem to have a good rating here:

http://www.resellerratings.com/seller1697.html

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Old 07-11-2005, 09:28 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Thanks for the quick input guys. I'm gonna do some more sniffing around.
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Cameta has a HUGE positive eBay rating, if that means anything. One of their biggest power sellers or whatever they call them, I think.
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