Hi "XSABERX": Um, both "Abe's of Maine" and "Nice Electronics" have _terrible_ ratings on Reseller Ratings:http://www.resellerratings.com
Abe's is rated 5.4 and Nice is 5.5, compared to B&H's rating of 9.23.
In general, if a dealer is rated below about 8.5 on Reseller Ratings, proceed with extreme caution!
Although good deals can be found randomly almost anywhere (on ebay, craigslist, 3 blocks from where you live, whatever), in general: "If a deal looks too good to be true, it probably is."
Typically, dealers selling at low, low prices will screw you one way or another, and sometimes screw you more than one way! For example, they may not ship you a camera at all (but take/hold your money), or ship you an incomplete system (no factory-standard user manual, accessories, warranty, bundled software, and so forth), or ship gray-market goods, or ship used/demo goods as "new", and on and on.
Sure, you can get lucky and find a honest dealer by chance; if so, great. But it's your hard-earned cash. It gets down to your tolerance for risk and hassle.
The better dealers (like B&H and Armatos in NYC, and a few others) got to where they are by being consistently more honest and dependable compared to the vast majority of dealers. And although honest dealers occasionally screw up, they can be depended on to make good on a transaction.
Best of luck with your "new" camcorder purchase!
P.S.: The cam manufacturers often offer substantial rebates on their camcorders; these rebates may only be available for cams purchased from a factory-authorized dealer.