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#1 Chris Sellers

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Posted 07 March 2006 - 11:09 AM

47st Photo.com has the XL2 priced at 3499.95 and it just came down from 3999.95 while B&H Photo has it still at 3999.95. Are both reputable companies? I know B&H has been around awhile, but do any of you have experience buying from 47st Photo.com? There are way to many scams out there and I want to be carefull.
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#2 Jay Gladwell

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Posted 07 March 2006 - 02:26 PM

Don't waste your time. Go with B&H, a highly reputable company.
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Posted 07 March 2006 - 02:39 PM

Here's a link to a picture of the address of 47stphoto.com. You decide if this is where you want to do business. http://donwiss.com/p...tores/h0086.htm

Here's B&H. http://donwiss.com/p...tores/h0002.htm

Edited by Jay Gladwell, 07 March 2006 - 02:42 PM.

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#4 Mitch Gross

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Posted 07 March 2006 - 03:57 PM

The original 47th St. Photo -- a highly reputable and well-regarded operation -- went bankrupt about 10 years ago. The new company is, well it isn't the original.

B&H Photo is the single largest photo & video equipment dealer in the world. It is a first class operation.
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#5 Tim J Durham

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Posted 07 March 2006 - 04:01 PM

The original 47th St. Photo -- a highly reputable and well-regarded operation -- went bankrupt about 10 years ago. The new company is, well it isn't the original.

B&H Photo is the single largest photo & video equipment dealer in the world. It is a first class operation.


I am also a first-class operation:

http://www.cinematog...showtopic=12600
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#6 Chris Sellers

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Posted 07 March 2006 - 07:52 PM

Here's a link to a picture of the address of 47stphoto.com. You decide if this is where you want to do business. http://donwiss.com/p...tores/h0086.htm

Here's B&H. http://donwiss.com/p...tores/h0002.htm

Huge differance in store fronts! Im still wondering if any of you have done buisness with 47st though?
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Posted 07 March 2006 - 09:40 PM

B&H Photo is the single largest photo & video equipment dealer in the world. It is a first class operation.


While you are visiting B&H Photo, stop by at the Kodak office at 360 West 31st Street, just a block away, south of the post office building. Lots of information available for the asking. B)

I've had good experiences when I've shopped at B&H Photo -- both in person and via their website.
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#8 Jay Gladwell

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Posted 08 March 2006 - 06:32 AM

Huge differance in store fronts! Im still wondering if any of you have done buisness with 47st though?

Chris, I guess you missed the point. They are a sham operation--bait and switch. You NEVER pay the price they advertise. They bait you with that price, then sell you another thousand dollars worth of junk that you don't want or need. If you don't play their game, the camera is instantly and mysteriously on backorder.

In other words, stay away from them!

Always remember: If it's too good to be true, it is!
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#9 Chris Sellers

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Posted 08 March 2006 - 12:08 PM

Thanx to everyone who posted! I purchased everything through B&H, and am very pleased. They are awesome! Friendly and very helpfull. They also know what they are talking about. It ended up being a no brainer. B&H just dropped the price to 3899.95 with the 20x lens. You cant beat that, with the quality of the store.
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#10 Jay Gladwell

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Posted 08 March 2006 - 03:37 PM

Congrats, Chris! You're gonna really enjoy your new camera!
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