« on: July 24, 2014, 02:11:57 PM »
I tried to submit request for group purchase on canonpricewatch but I will be charged state sales tax because I live in NY. Then I look more closely and it seems that most major camera shops are in NY. Why is that?
And does anyone know of any good stores that are outside of NY? I only know Beach camera and buydig. But I think they are essentially the same company. I'd like to know a couple more to compare.
Because it's the financial capital of the world and has a 10000 billion people.
Yeah those two are the same company. Beach has a small storefront (some of the sales people in the store can be rude, one guy got greatly upset when I asked for a different box since the first lens box was all bent up and totally rummaged through he gave me a fresh one but was really mumbling under his breath and ranting and so on, the phone order people are often friendlier).
You can try Unique Photo just across the border (no returns policy on expensive stuff though; of course broken/defective can be exchanged for another copy without hassle). It is a local brick and mortal mom and pop of sorts, but it's a really huge mom and pop and for the main equipment tends to have B&H type rather than typical $$$$ mom and pop prices (of course the little things in physical stores cost more often enough, but not always, some of the paper and ink and such is a good price here too and, at times, CF cards too). A pretty huge selection of bodies and lenses and ink and paper. Much more limited for filters and various little doo-dads and tripods heads and such. No up-sale nonsense or other garbage, polite.