Anyone have any experience or opinions. Or a good place to buy one. I want to upgrade and if i could save a little it would great.
B&H photo for sure. I bought mine there 3 years ago, refurbished. Great price, fast shipping and not a single issue.
I also have encouraged many friends to purchase their cameras there (also refurbished) and none of them have ever had problems.
I have also bought TV's, computers, iphones/ipods refurbished and we're never had a single issue. I always buy refurbished if it saves us money.
What camera do you have currently? a few weeks back, my Digital Rebel XTi broke. It was four years old, and I realy wanted to upgrade next year... well, it came earlier than I wanted ;) I did the canon trade in thing. I bought a referbed 7D and got an additional 20% off that price because of the trade in.
here are the details :)
So far, so good!
I bought mine through Hunt's photography out of Massachusetts. American 5 yr MAC warranty (same exact warranty as buying new and if something was wrong it would not be sent to China but worked on in the states). I saved about 600 dollars. (This was back in 2005). I could in no way tell this camera was in any way refurbished. I still use it everyday. I actually spoke with the owner Gary himself as a good friend of mine's mom is a professional wildlife photographer and they came highly recommended. HTH. Good luck! (We almost always buy refurbished with all technology bc of same warranty but increased savings. Never have been disappointed.
I have the cheap rebel lol, it was given to me without a lens. I wasnt sure i would like such a big camera but I got a 50mm fixed lens for christmas ( thanks for the help ally) and i love it. I havent done enough research to know exactly what i would want to replace it with other than i know i want another canon. Im so happy there are great experiences with refurbished models :), thanks ladies.
Another vote for B&H! I got my Nikon from there and it was like new! I've had it for a few years now and I haven't had any trouble. I think it came with a one year guarantee.
I bought my refurbished Nikon D50 at B&H and had a great experience. I placed my order and then checked the site the next day. Another camera was posted that was listed as being in better condition than the one that I originally ordered. I called and they swapped them for me with no extra charge. I was a VERY happy customer.
We buy at B&H too. Havent tried refurb though. We actually upgraded to the 5D and plan to get rid of our older cameras. WE have two other dSLRs and kit lenses. PM me if you are interested. Or just need to talk camera!
I got my 7D from B&H, great service!
I was actually looking at the 5ds at b&h smikatti, but thank you for the offer. I wish I wasnt so far out in the middle of nowhere and I could hold them all in my hand and then decide. Thank you all so much :)
I bought a refurb from B&H. I haven't had any issues with it except from my own doing. Their customer service is great.