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Old 23-08-2006, 19:39   #1 (permalink)
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Is it safe to buy cameras over the Net ?

Have noticed some people buy camera stuff over the Net, yet others choose shops. Is it safe buying on the Net, as there seems to be some savings ?
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Old 23-08-2006, 19:46   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Is it safe to buy cameras over the Net ?

Depends on the quality of the seller. You can always ask here if you are unsure.
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Old 23-08-2006, 21:31   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Is it safe to buy cameras over the Net ?

I've bought from Bristol Cameras and Collage Cameras in the past and had no problems with either.

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Old 23-08-2006, 23:00   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Is it safe to buy cameras over the Net ?

It also depends on what you're buying and where you're buying it from.

Canon dSLR's for example come without international warranty if buying from Hong Kong eBay sellers, Nikon as I understand it (check it yourself though) do have warranty. Lenses usually come with international warranty although sigma bicker about it a bit.

Personally when it comes to bodies I'll usually buy on the HIgh Street, lenses I'll go to whoever is cheapest providing they've got a reasonable reputation.

For accessories I'll tend to go to eBay.

What are you looking for?
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Re: Is it safe to buy cameras over the Net ?

Bought most of my gear (camera, lenses, hiking, computer) off eBay!

Do have certain other preferred online shops
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Re: Is it safe to buy cameras over the Net ?

Happy to buy over the net, especially from HK due to prices, as long as warranties are valid in UK.

Only exception to this was when I bought a Sigma 10-20mm lens & was slightly concerned over reports of "quality control" . In this scenario I didn't want the hassle of posting possible faulty goods back to HK, so bought from Jessops.....still over the net mind you
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