Nikon D3 - Is this company too good to be true?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Renderz, Sep 24, 2008.

  1. Renderz macrumors 6502

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  2. SolracSelbor macrumors 6502

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    you can check online at resellerratings.com or always go to the contact us or about me section if they are from New York usually (98% of the time) they are a bait and switch scam company. In this case the company is located in:

    Shop Digital Online
    Brooklyn, ny 11232

    So the answer is no, they are probably a scam. As usual, if it's to good to be true it probably is.
     
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  4. Kebabselector macrumors 68030

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    If it's too good to be true it usually is. I'd only buy from places I had heard of. Especially if you prepared to drop 2-3K on a body.
     
  5. Hmac macrumors 68020

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    It's always important to check out a reseller at http://resellerratings.com before buying online. The camera-selling biz has been notorious for bait-and-switch scammers since the early days of mail order sales. In fact - the venerated B&H Photo, one of the prototype mail order places, was well-known for this practice too, back then. I have first-hand experience with those tactics from B&H back in the late 70's. Not any more, however...they are uttlerly scrupulous and reliable these days, as reflected at resellerratings.com.

    These companies do business under several different names. There is a guy named Don Wiss that lives in New York. Over the last several years, he has been driving around Brooklyn taking pictures of NYC camera stores that advertise online. His photo website is here..... and below is a picture of shopdigitalonline.com's storefront. And here is the info on that building, which is at the address that shopdigitalonline.com noted on their website under "contact us" . Don was actually written up in the New York Times for this project. Because of Don Wiss, many of these scammers now don't list their physical address on those sites.

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    And for comparison, here is a picture of B&H Photo in Manhattan

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  6. Westside guy macrumors 601

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    Yes, of course it's too good to be true. That's pretty much the definition of scam.
     

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