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Would you trust amazon ??


Nick_G e2
5 38 England
13 Jul 2012 1:13PM
I've got just over a grand to spend on a new camera (I've made my mind up on which one). Have any of you used Amazon to buy a new camera ?if so, what was your experience ,was it a UK spec model, was it delivered on time. All things considered were you satisfied with the product? or wouldn't you use Amazon at all. To be honest I've never spent that amount on line and I'm just a touch concerned although I will be using my credit card. I guess really i should just dive in and do it, but you do hear some horror stories !! Thanks for looking.

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Carabosse e2
11 39.7k 269 England
13 Jul 2012 1:20PM
I bought my Canon 5D Mk II from Amazon. It was about 2k at the time (shortly after launch).

Actually I buy a huge amount of stuff from Amazon, including photographic equipment. I regard it as one of the safer online places to buy from.
Newdevonian 2 452 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2012 1:25PM
Ditto! I have purchased a number of large ticket items over the past 5 years with no problems.
mikehit e2
5 7.1k 11 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2012 1:26PM
I bought my Canon S90 thourgh Amazon but for a full DSLR I would contact the shop directly either online or by phone.
If you do go through Amazon make sure you know who the camera is actually coming from - there are an increasing number of shops who have a good price because they are selling 'grey' imports and the camera may not come with English manuals or may not have UK warranty. If I contact the shop directly I know who I am dealing with and I can also get good customer service.

Prices at Jessops and (for some models) PCWorld/Comet are pretty good at the moment, even compared to internet prices, so you can get down there, handle the camera and buy from them.
ikett 4 372 England
13 Jul 2012 1:47PM
Cannot fault Amazon, must have spent too much either direct ot through the 'shops', bought a 300.00 item from a 'shop' paid exrta for express delivery, payment via Amazon.
After 2 weeks nothing had arrived, Amazon issued a full refund, one week later the bloody thing arrived smashed to pulp with a sorry sticker from the Royal Mail I posted it back, and received a 20.00 credit.

The problem is you have to really know what you want.
Big Bri 13 15.7k United Kingdom
13 Jul 2012 1:50PM
Yeah, I've bought hundreds of things from Amazon, never had a problem..
justin c 11 4.6k 36 England
13 Jul 2012 1:54PM
I'd have no problem buying from Am.z.n.
puertouk 3 1.1k 17 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2012 1:54PM
I use Amazon quite a lot and have always had good service from them. I've purchased items only to be told at a later date they were out of stock, but on the whole it's 100%. You are guaranteed if you have any problems, it will be sorted out and you will get a full refund. If you purchase any goods on Amazon, even though it's not Amazon themselves, you are still protected. It's really a no-brainer purchasing goods through them.
f11digital 11 98 1 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2012 2:35PM
The only thing I would add is to make sure you're not buying from amazon marketplace - then you really have to be wary of who is actually selling you the gear.
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
13 Jul 2012 2:38PM
I found Amazon Market place to be very good, just make sure you know who your dealing with.
Dave_Canon 8 940 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2012 3:02PM
I buy several items a week from Amazon. I would generally be careful about any comapny in the market place, if it was a important item. However, you pay Amazon so the contract is with Amazon. If you do have a problem, I am sure Amazon will deal with it. A Club member bought PS at a low price from the Market Place and it turned out to be fake so they contacted Amazon who investigated and called back later that day. The offered her a genuine copy from Amazon's own stock for the same price or a full refund; she took the Amazon copy as it was a bargain. They also informed her that this company who sent her the fake was no longer part of the market Place and it was true that they has disappeared. Yesterday I bought a new DAB radio and the cheapest in the Market place was only 40p cheaper than the Amazon price when you added postage so I chose to buy direct from Amazon.

Dave
teepee 11 745 England
13 Jul 2012 3:16PM
If there is ever a problem with independent ie marketplace suppliers, Amazon will sort it out with no hassles. They are very good....
I've used Amazon many times over many years and had one problem which was dealt with promptly. I'll continue using them.
SlowSong e2
6 4.8k 29 England
13 Jul 2012 4:53PM
I've never had a problem with Amazon, even when returning non Amazon-supplied items.
bagman 3 65 United States
13 Jul 2012 5:02PM
I have gotten five camera,s a long with many,many other items and even when some thing was wrong they all ways made it right for me in a reasonable a mount of time.
I would use them any time but all ways order through amazon it,s self ,not some seller on there site.
Frank.

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