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Best places to buy?


AndreaJ 2 24 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2012 5:30PM
Any comments on the best places to buy equipment and why?
Need to help Brother look for a SLR...or something similar x

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Amazon.co.uk is great on prices + reliable.
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AndreaJ 2 24 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2012 5:52PM
Any places you can think of where I can maybe get hands on first then check around online for pricing??? please x
779HOB 3 1.1k United Kingdom
19 Sep 2012 5:55PM
I know a great shop you can go to and handle the kit but if you are then going to buy online I'm not going to waste their time.
mikehit Plus
5 7.5k 11 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2012 5:58PM
This provides a good guide as to current prices

http://www.camerapricebuster.co.uk/


Quote:Any places you can think of where I can maybe get hands on first then check around online for pricing???

Jessops, PC World, COmet
I can't say I agree with trying in store then buying online but each to their own. Having said that, many of the large chains are comparable with online prices unless you want to buy grey imports.
StuartAt Plus
10 1.1k 8 England
19 Sep 2012 6:08PM
Depending on where you are based, Wex have a showroom in Norwich and are very competitive online too.
widtink 2 406 2 Scotland
19 Sep 2012 8:42PM
Value basket are very keenly priced (i got my nikon there) but the goods are grey imports Grin

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AndreaJ 2 24 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2012 8:47PM
Thanks everyone x
Didn't mean to upset anyone...of course if I get good customer service and good information off the stores I will buy from there, wasn't meaning that I would just then buy at best price online.....prices are good to know when you are buying in store x
19 Sep 2012 9:03PM
Simply electronics.net and HDEW Cameras are in many cases by far the cheapest online. Wilkinsons and Park Cameras are very good too.
Camera World have got a very good reputation, and have branches in Chelmsford and London.
Simply electronics have a BAD reputation.
20 Sep 2012 9:49AM
The good place for your brother to start is Jessops - because they usually have a local branch and a range of equipment.
As you describe yourself as a complete photographic novice in your profile, with respect I do not think you should try to help your brother choose a DSLR.
User_Removed 5 4.6k 1 Scotland
20 Sep 2012 9:58AM

Quote:Thanks everyone x
Didn't mean to upset anyone...of course if I get good customer service and good information off the stores I will buy from there, wasn't meaning that I would just then buy at best price online.....prices are good to know when you are buying in store x



Personally, I tend to buy online without any prior handling "in the flesh". But I accept that not everyone is comfortable with that.

Whereas some might consider that using a store to examine the goods, while intending to then purchase online, is unethical, there is another perfectly ethical strategy to use - check the online prices first, print out the best one, and take that with you to the shop. After examining the good in the shop, ask if they can match the best online price.
AndreaJ 2 24 United Kingdom
20 Sep 2012 1:38PM
I always look at online prices so I can get a good deal in store...no one wants to be ripped off.
PS We have not got anyone near professional standards in photography so a second opinion may not be a professional opinion, but it is another opinion. We will be taking the technical input from the stores and then making sure it looks nice, feels nice...no good buying a camera that doesn't sit right in your hand etc x will be fun I'm sure...like the blind leading the blind!!
MalcolmS Plus
9 1.1k 13 England
20 Sep 2012 2:00PM
I bought my last two Canon DSLRs from Wilkinsons. My branch in Warrington really know what they are talking about and usually match match on-line prices.
thewilliam 6 5.1k
20 Sep 2012 2:11PM
We've bought our Nikon kit at Grays of Westminster. Not the cheapest, but they'll sort things out very quickly in the unlikely event of a problem. As a vulgar professional, I can't afford the hassle of second-rate kit from doubtful sources.

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