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Posted: 6/14/2003 4:54:16 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/14/2003 4:56:00 PM EDT by Winston_Wolf]
Does anyone know if these electronics shops that cater to foreigners are any worth a damn? … Tonight after a healthy bout of drinking, I decided to go out shopping for some binoculars because I left mine at home. I found some Sakar 10x42 TR- (or Optics I.R.) Binoculars for about $120 and bought them because of their unbelievable ability to gather light; even over Nikon and Pentax. … Whilst shopping, I stumbled onto the new [url=http://www.crutchfield.com/S-gvuUdROla6q/cgi-bin/ProdView.asp?I=133SVAV20]Panasonic SV-AV20[/url] … Does anyone out there have one of these jewels? They truly seem to be all the shnitz! Get this, the tiny fucker does all of the following JPEG MPEG3 MPEG4 MPEG2-AAC, MP3 SD Jukebox V 3.0 software SD MovieStage V2.0 software All packed in a tiny package 2-1/2"W x 1-1/16"H x 3-1/16"D … How could I wrong for $300? … Come on you audio/video 'philes, please critique
Link Posted: 6/14/2003 5:01:49 PM EDT
Those places are usually ripoff joints. They often deal in gray market stuff without USA warranties. That camera is available on the net for about $250 including shipping and no sales tax.
Link Posted: 6/14/2003 5:10:28 PM EDT
Walk W 47th Street between 5th and 6th (I know it's now called AA, old habits never die) and check the prices in the NYT Sunday edition.
Link Posted: 6/14/2003 5:12:02 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/14/2003 5:12:50 PM EDT
Also, some of them may be forged goods. Sometimes, it'll be a Panasonic from Japan with no USA warranty, and sometimes it'll be a fake panasonic packaged up to look like the real thing. If you're in NYC and need to get optical goodies, check [url]www.bhphotovideo.com[/url] and [url]www.adoramacamera.com[/url]. I've ordered photo developing goodies from B&H via phone before, and while their phone staff is pretty gruff, their prices are good. Adorama is comparable, and is one of the big riflescope and binocular vendors in the back of Shotgun News.
Link Posted: 6/14/2003 7:08:54 PM EDT
Originally Posted By mr_camera_man: Also, some of them may be forged goods. Sometimes, it'll be a Panasonic from Japan with no USA warranty, and sometimes it'll be a fake panasonic packaged up to look like the real thing. If you're in NYC and need to get optical goodies, check [url]www.bhphotovideo.com[/url] and [url]www.adoramacamera.com[/url]. I've ordered photo developing goodies from B&H via phone before, and while their phone staff is pretty gruff, their prices are good. Adorama is comparable, and is one of the big riflescope and binocular vendors in the back of Shotgun News.
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bingo, heed mr_camera_man's words well. Adorama and BHphoto are the only companies in NYC that I'll do business with. Anyone else and you've got a good chance that you'll be cheated.
Link Posted: 6/14/2003 7:12:31 PM EDT
... You guys testimony is good enough for me. I'm not 'impulse"buying here. ... I am thinking of mixing up myself a stiff drink and walking over towards the UN building now. ... Thanks fellas!
Link Posted: 6/14/2003 8:21:24 PM EDT
W-W; Another bump for B&H. Should be a nice walk down to 9th (Between W33 and W34th). Pretty much the only place my g/f gets her goods. -934
Link Posted: 6/14/2003 9:21:56 PM EDT
Originally Posted By racer934: ... Should be a nice walk down to 9th (Between W33 and W34th)
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... Oh boy did I have a nice walk or what. ... I documented my late-night UN experience [url=http://www.full-auto.com/ubb/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=1;t=006006]here[/url]
Link Posted: 6/14/2003 9:49:13 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Winston_Wolf:
Originally Posted By racer934: ... Should be a nice walk down to 9th (Between W33 and W34th)
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... Oh boy did I have a nice walk or what. ... I documented my late-night UN experience [url=http://www.full-auto.com/ubb/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=1;t=006006]here[/url]
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ROTFLMFAO!!!!!!!!!!!! Now THATS funny!
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