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Feedback about Cameta?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by sagar, Jul 8, 2008.

  1. sagar


    Jun 29, 2008
    After some of the members here pointing me to D50 deals on Cameta, I am considering buying from them. Are they good to buy a "new" D50?

    I chekced Reseller Rating and seem to have good feedback. Looking for opinion from the cafe members who may have dealt with them

    When I buy a "new" D50 will that be really new? and will it be really covered by Nikon Waruntee?
  2. Phillip Ino

    Phillip Ino

    Nov 26, 2007
    They are a reputable company and I wouldn't hesitate to buy from them again.
  3. ugodrainville


    Mar 13, 2008
    I got a brand new Sigma 24-60/2.8 from them and I would not hesitate to do business with them again either.
  4. DanWhite


    Jul 10, 2005
    Lansdale PA
    I have bought quite a bit of equipment from them, (2 d70s's 1 d200, lenses etc) Would definetly recomend them!!!

  5. Toby D

    Toby D

    Mar 7, 2006
    Bought D100 long ago and D300 recently. no probs
  6. LDB415


    Apr 26, 2008
    I've bought from them and find their demo stuff the best bargain. It arrives looking brand new and functioning perfectly and is priced even lower than their already reasonably priced new stuff. They are definitely on my short list of merchants.
  7. Lurker


    Jul 21, 2007
    Both my D200 and my D40 are "factory demos" that I bought at Cameta. The D200 had 8 shutter actuations, the D40 350 and both cameras looked brand new, with a new strap, cd's etc.

    The D200 came with 2 Spanish manuals and after complaining I was sent one clearly (smudged) 2nd hand English manual. No big deal as I downloaded the PDF from the Nikon website and printed it large format anyway.

    In my opinion the cameta factory demos are very good deals and worth bidding on on eBay, although it might take a couple of tries to get a really good deal (don't bid too much and keep trying. I got the D40 for $325 doing that).
  8. Bought my new d80 from them. wouldn't mind buying from them again.
  9. KG72

    KG72 Guest

    Bought a refurb'ed D80(less that 300 shutter actuations) that was mint. 70-300VR and SB-800 new off of them.

    Will buy from them in the future if I see anything I want. Smooth transactions and very fast shipping.
  10. Lurker


    Jul 21, 2007
    To answer your original question: as far as I know, "new" means "new" with Cameta and they're very clear on what is refurbed and what not. I'm pretty sure they're an offical dealer (= warranty) but the Nikon website should be able to answer that for you.
  11. latazyo


    Apr 23, 2008
    edit: didn't realize you already checked resellerratings.com

    FWIW, I am using a D80 factory demo from cameta and it is 100% perfect
    Last edited by a moderator: Jul 8, 2008
  12. doobes


    Aug 15, 2006
    Reston, VA
    I've bought two "demo" Coolpix 5400's from them. I lost the first one in Houston and have the second one to this day. They augmented Nikon's 90 day refurb waratee with their own 1 year warranty which they honored to replace the sensor 11 months after I bought it.

    Would buy from them again if they had what I wanted. They aren't the friendliest people in the world though.
    Last edited by a moderator: Jul 8, 2008
  13. Cope


    Apr 5, 2007
    Houston, Texas
    Theya re an official Nikon dealer, and are literally just down the street from Nikon Melville.
  14. What he said plus several lenses.

    No problems.

  15. Butlerkid

    Butlerkid Cafe Ambassador Moderator

    Apr 8, 2008
    Rutledge, Tennessee
    I've bought several things from Cameta over the years, the last time being a refurbished 70-300 VR.

    I've never been unhappy with any purchases/
  16. Bought a demo F6 from them last year without any problems - quick & painless
  17. Use them now for obvious good deals. Good example was the Sigma 24-60 2.8. Other than that I use B+H.
  18. I too have purchased a D80 from them. They were quick to ship during purchase and also quick to respond when I had questions. Good experience and I would buy from them again.
    BTW: at that time, they had the lowest price for a US import D80 kit.
  19. Zorki1c


    Jul 9, 2008
    Boise, Idaho
    Just bought an SB600 from them and have purchased stuff previously. They are reliable.
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