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I'm seeing some amazing prices for Digital SLRs such as the Canon
Digital Rebel XT on Amazon, half of what I can find anywhere else, in
fact so good it makes me question if it's legit. I find it through the
Amazon search, but it's through one of the Zshops... Anyone hear of any
ripoffs filtering through the Amazon.com site? I inquired about one and
they requested I send a moneygram to Romainia... as they say, if it
sounds too good to be true, it usually is.. I contacted Amazon a week
ago to ask if it's real, but never heard back from them.

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Steve Cutchen wrote:
> In article <4327A7A1.201368FF@killspam.127.0.0.1>, Colin D
> <ColinD@killspam.127.0.0.1> wrote:
>
> > Sken wrote:
> > >
> > > I'm seeing some amazing prices for Digital SLRs such as the Canon
> > > Digital Rebel XT on Amazon, half of what I can find anywhere else, in
> > > fact so good it makes me question if it's legit. I find it through the
> > > Amazon search, but it's through one of the Zshops... Anyone hear of any
> > > ripoffs filtering through the Amazon.com site? I inquired about one and
> > > they requested I send a moneygram to Romainia... as they say, if it
> > > sounds too good to be true, it usually is.. I contacted Amazon a week
> > > ago to ask if it's real, but never heard back from them.
> > >
> > > SK
> >
> > Sounds like you could have a hijack program redirecting you to a ripoff
> > site made to look like Amazon. Romainia? Not likely.
> >
> > Colin D.
>
> There are scams running in the "new and used" shops all over Amazon.
> Treat them like eBay. Check the feedback and proceed with caution.

Amazon may also be selling "Gray Market" products. Basicly, a product
without a US warranty. Again use caution.

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"Sken" <SK@nospam.com> wrote in message
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> I'm seeing some amazing prices for Digital SLRs such as the Canon Digital
> Rebel XT on Amazon, half of what I can find anywhere else, in fact so good
> it makes me question if it's legit. I find it through the Amazon search,
> but it's through one of the Zshops...

Which one?
 
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Sken wrote:
>
> I'm seeing some amazing prices for Digital SLRs such as the Canon
> Digital Rebel XT on Amazon, half of what I can find anywhere else, in
> fact so good it makes me question if it's legit. I find it through the
> Amazon search, but it's through one of the Zshops... Anyone hear of any
> ripoffs filtering through the Amazon.com site? I inquired about one and
> they requested I send a moneygram to Romainia... as they say, if it
> sounds too good to be true, it usually is.. I contacted Amazon a week
> ago to ask if it's real, but never heard back from them.
>
> SK

Sounds like you could have a hijack program redirecting you to a ripoff
site made to look like Amazon. Romainia? Not likely.

Colin D.
 
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In article <4327A7A1.201368FF@killspam.127.0.0.1>, Colin D
<ColinD@killspam.127.0.0.1> wrote:

> Sken wrote:
> >
> > I'm seeing some amazing prices for Digital SLRs such as the Canon
> > Digital Rebel XT on Amazon, half of what I can find anywhere else, in
> > fact so good it makes me question if it's legit. I find it through the
> > Amazon search, but it's through one of the Zshops... Anyone hear of any
> > ripoffs filtering through the Amazon.com site? I inquired about one and
> > they requested I send a moneygram to Romainia... as they say, if it
> > sounds too good to be true, it usually is.. I contacted Amazon a week
> > ago to ask if it's real, but never heard back from them.
> >
> > SK
>
> Sounds like you could have a hijack program redirecting you to a ripoff
> site made to look like Amazon. Romainia? Not likely.
>
> Colin D.

There are scams running in the "new and used" shops all over Amazon.
Treat them like eBay. Check the feedback and proceed with caution.
 
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I recently bought a Sigma 30mm lens for my Nikon directly from Amazon. Was
distressed to find out it only came with 1 yr. warranty, vs. 5 year if I had
bought from photo shops like B&H. Assume therefore it was "grey market"
although not listed as such. So, would proceed with caution with Amazon
photo equipment, unless its clear that item is USA warrantied.
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FMV wrote:

> I recently bought a Sigma 30mm lens for my Nikon directly from
> Amazon. Was distressed to find out it only came with 1 yr. warranty,
> vs. 5 year if I had bought from photo shops like B&H. Assume
> therefore it was "grey market" although not listed as such. So,
> would proceed with caution with Amazon photo equipment, unless its
> clear that item is USA warrantied.

My experience has been if you get through the first year you aren't going to
have any manufacturer related problems.





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In article <1126704707.605455.59730@g47g2000cwa.googlegroups.com>,
piperut <rbehunin@alumni.weber.edu> wrote:

> Steve Cutchen wrote:
> > In article <4327A7A1.201368FF@killspam.127.0.0.1>, Colin D
> > <ColinD@killspam.127.0.0.1> wrote:
> >
> > > Sken wrote:
> > > >
> > > > I'm seeing some amazing prices for Digital SLRs such as the Canon
> > > > Digital Rebel XT on Amazon, half of what I can find anywhere else, in
> > > > fact so good it makes me question if it's legit. I find it through the
> > > > Amazon search, but it's through one of the Zshops... Anyone hear of any
> > > > ripoffs filtering through the Amazon.com site? I inquired about one and
> > > > they requested I send a moneygram to Romainia... as they say, if it
> > > > sounds too good to be true, it usually is.. I contacted Amazon a week
> > > > ago to ask if it's real, but never heard back from them.
> > > >
> > > > SK
> > >
> > > Sounds like you could have a hijack program redirecting you to a ripoff
> > > site made to look like Amazon. Romainia? Not likely.
> > >
> > > Colin D.
> >
> > There are scams running in the "new and used" shops all over Amazon.
> > Treat them like eBay. Check the feedback and proceed with caution.
>
> Amazon may also be selling "Gray Market" products. Basicly, a product
> without a US warranty. Again use caution.

I've never seen anything but normal US merchandise from Amazon and the
vendors it hosts as primary partners. And I've never heard of anyone
having any kind of scam-related problem with these vendors.

The problem comes about with the Marketplace Sellers.

Now, I've bought lots of stuff from them as well, and I've never had a
problem. But I check out their business and their feedback like I
would an eBay seller.
 
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