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#1 Michael Hall

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Posted 05 November 2008 - 12:19 AM

Hello all,

I have two Panasonic DVX100Bs that I have paid roughly $3000 for. Yet lately I have been seeing deals from $800 to $999. Upon ordering one of these packages, I was informed that this wasn't the whole camera, or that I would need to buy more parts. Would anyone have more information on these sales, and what exactly I would be missing out on if I went with this instead of the whole package at $3000+? Thanks in advance.
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#2 Steve McBride

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Posted 05 November 2008 - 08:45 AM

Without knowing where you got it from it's hard to tell.

I just hope it wasn't from bestpricedcameras.com.
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Posted 05 November 2008 - 11:35 AM

No, it was from Sonic Cameras, which I believe is based out of New York.
The weirdest thing is everyone seems to buy these cameras for around the same price, $2300 and up, yet when you google "Panasonic DVX100B", all the stores are selling them for $999. I'm sorry if I'm confusing, because the truth of it is, I'm confused as well.
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#4 Tim Terner

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Posted 05 November 2008 - 01:49 PM

Just do a google and you'll come up with these

http://soniccamerass...om/Welcome.html

http://www.resellerr...e/Sonic_Cameras

http://www.ripoffrep...pOff0322088.htm

Nothings for nothing
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#5 Matthew Buick

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Posted 05 November 2008 - 03:43 PM

When I was browsing for my HV30 there were tons of sellers offloading cameras for $279 - $329. I looked up some of these names on the HV30 forum, and all I would would here was bad news. I think Sonic Cameras was among these dealers, you should try and reclaim your money, these people sound really unscrupulous. Threaten court action if you must.

Good Luck.
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#6 Michael Hall

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Posted 05 November 2008 - 08:59 PM

THANK YOU GUYS SO MUCH!

I filed a complaint with the BBB. Hopefully I can get something out of this. I appreciate everything.
-Mike
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#7 Michele Peterson

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Posted 10 November 2008 - 11:13 AM

I have two Panasonic DVX100Bs that I have paid roughly $3000 for. Yet lately I have been seeing deals from $800 to $999. Upon ordering one of these packages, I was informed that this wasn't the whole camera, or that I would need to buy more parts. Would anyone have more information on these sales, and what exactly I would be missing out on if I went with this instead of the whole package at $3000+? Thanks in advance.



It's a scam. They lure you in with the too good to be true price and that's exactly what it is. They are fly-by-night companies and the internet makes it easier for them. They sell the body for $1000, and stuff like batteries and other basic items to make it function are absurdly overpriced priced. So in the end, you don't end up saving money. If you try to just say no to the add-ons and up-sells, then don't expect to receive your item any time soon, if at all, or get a call returned.

They are often grey market items or undisclosed that they are refurbished. Warranties are not always valid or have to be sent to Mexico for repair. I have even heard of people getting Japanese NTSC cameras and all the menus and buttons are labeled in Japanese.

I once bought a camera at a slightly lower price, although I research the company with better business bureau beforehand, I still got hit with up-sells for getting a battery included.


I suggest call the company and cancel your order, then call your credit card company or bank and stop payment.

Edited by Michele Peterson, 10 November 2008 - 11:16 AM.

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#8 Michael Hall

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Posted 14 November 2008 - 02:14 PM

has anyone ever bought from sonic cameras or one of these other bait-and-switch companies, refused the overpriced accessories, and still recieved their order? I'M NOT GOING TO BE STUPID, I'm just doing some researd :lol:
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