D3 for nearly nothing

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by www.roelandebruijn.nl, Jul 10, 2008.

  1. One of the advertisers for this site is promoting a D3 for タ 2700.00
    http://www.globalmediapro.com/do/category/nikondigicam?campaign=Global&adgroup=NikonD3-stock-cat
    This is less money then needed for the D700. I cannot believe it, am I alone in thinking this is just to good to be true?
     
  2. Remember what your Dad told you? "If it sounds too good to be true....."
     
  3. ShunCheung

    ShunCheung Administrator

    You get what you pay for. If you pay nearly nothing, you will receive nearly nothing. :)
     
  4. Scam.

    Go ahead and try it, I guarantee it won't come with a battery, strap, charger, charger cord, etc. Now, naturally, they'll be happy to sell you those items - the battery will be $500, the strap $250, etc. And if you don't want to buy those things from them, the camera will suddenly be out of stock and backordered.
     
  5. Best 'deal' I have found to date (where you will actually receive the camera) is for just under $3900 (on eBay), BUT it is a gray market camera.
     
  6. Yeah - this outfit is a real winner. Go ahead and order ... we'll watch the train wreck from here.
    As of 1/12/2008, this merchant only accepts payment by wire transfer. ResellerRatings recommends against purchasing merchandise by wire transfer, Western Union, or personal check. Only use a credit card to make online purchases. Credit card companies protect consumers and will nearly always refund your money if you fail to receive the merchandise as-promised.
    ResellerRatings user Dr_Wombat wrote on 7/21/2007, "I did not have a good experience with this store and they threatened to sue me if I wrote about the facts. I have withdrawn my comments."

    Can you spell k-i-s-s-y-o-u-r-m-o-n-e-y-g-o-o-d-b-y-e ?
     
  7. Look guys, I was suspicious to begin with. But it is an advertiser on this site. You'd expect some vetting from photo.net before placing ads, or is that just too naive?
    I wasn't actually planning on getting one, I have my sights set on D300/D700 combo. but if I could have had the D3 for that amount I wouldn't have hesitated. Maybe use it as a backup to my D300? :)
     
  8. ShunCheung

    ShunCheung Administrator

    Roeland, no, they are not an advertiser on this site. Photo.net sells ad space to Google, and Google puts whatever
    junk there; photo.net has no control over it. Unfortunately, Google has a very low (or no) standard for screening their
    ads.

    I do feel that photo.net is somewhat responsible for permitting this stuff to appear on our pages, though.
    But that is merely my personal opinion.
     
  9. "would give them away, but my wife won't let me!"
     
  10. Shun--

    Maybe the standard is, if the check clears, it's a great advertiser! My thinking always is this. B&H is the largest seller of Nikon in the Western Hemisphere. If a place is advertising something for more than 2 or 3% less, I tend to look at it as a scam.


    Kent in SD
     
  11. ShunCheung

    ShunCheung Administrator

    Kent, some stores can probably beat B&H by 10% in certain occasions. For example, B&H currently lists the SB-800 flash for $315. Two months ago I was at a PhotoShop seminar where B&H was a sponsor, and they were offering a "show special" for $290. So B&H has some built-in margin.

    If you see prices 20% or more cheapers than B&H, you probably want to stay away or at least check it out thoroughly.
     
  12. Adorama has some items for less than B&H. Places like that I will buy from. If its to good to believe then its no good at all.
     
  13. They must have pulled the D3 off their site. Some of their items, like the 50 mm F1.4 and F1.8 Nikkor are TWICE as expensive as they are at the
    reputable on line stores?!
     
  14. B&H now has the Nikon D3 on sale for $4,819.95:
    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?ci=0&sb=ps&pn=1&sq=desc&InitialSearch=yes&O=jsp%2FRootPage.jsp&A=search&Q=*&bhs=t&shs=Nikon+D3&sb=ps&pn=1&sq=desc&InitialSearch=yes&O=jsp%2FRootPage.jsp&A=search&Q=*&bhs=t

    Adorama currently has the D3 on sale for $4,799.95:
    http://www.adorama.com/catalog.tpl?addtocart=INKD3&src=itemlist

    25 Days ago I paid the full $4,999.95 for my D3 at B&H....3 days ago they refunded me the price difference. Customer Servis is what B&H will give you over some of the other websites.
     
  15. B&H now has the Nikon D3 on sale for $4,819.95:
    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?ci=0&sb=ps&pn=1&sq=desc&InitialSearch=yes&O=jsp%
    2FRootPage.jsp&A=search&Q=*&bhs=t&shs=Nikon+D3&sb=ps&pn=1&sq=desc&InitialSearch=yes&O=jsp%
    2FRootPage.jsp&A=search&Q=*&bhs=t


    Adorama currently has the D3 on sale for $4,799.95:
    http://www.adorama.com/catalog.tpl?addtocart=INKD3&src=itemlist


    25 Days ago I paid the full $4,999.95 for my D3 at B&H....3 days ago they refunded me the price difference.
    Customer Servis is what B&H will give you over some of the other websites.
     
  16. looks like a misprint. maybe they meant to say D300. their prices are actually much higher than B&H. by about 25%-33%. the 18-200 hasnt sold at $900+ for two years! and that's not including "transport."

    still, any e-store where payment is through wire transfer has been a bad boy. this shouldn't just raise a red flag, it should cause you to run screaming from your computer.
     
  17. i bought mine in february for 4.1k euros. at this momentum, in Serbia, official price was 5k euros.
    so... if it sounds too much good to be true - probably is not true.
     

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