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Anyone bought from DWI?
« on: February 15, 2013, 08:47:16 PM »
One week ago I ordered a Canon body and a couple of lenses from DWI, paid with Paypal and waited for confirmation of goods posted. Now I get an email saying as the total goods are over $2000, they want me to supply personal info: photocopy of drivers licence etc "for security,as part of their process". As I paid with a verified Paypal, they now have the funds - this request seems like a belated bad joke. Anyone else had similar issues with this or any other website, as I never have. I feel like cancelling my order as I will not be giving anyone copies of licenses or cards etc, with all the problems of identity theft being current.
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Anyone bought from DWI?
« on: February 15, 2013, 08:47:16 PM »

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Re: Anyone bought from DWI?
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2013, 09:09:56 PM »
Doesn't pass the smell test

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Re: Anyone bought from DWI?
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2013, 10:21:02 PM »
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Totally inappropriate.

I have no experience with them, but I'd cancel that order immediately and notify PP you think they may be involved in criminal activity.
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Re: Anyone bought from DWI?
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2013, 11:01:41 PM »
Cancel! Run away! Inform Paypal! Drivers licence? They're phishing....
Thanks for the DWI heads-up. Never did like the smell of them either.

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Re: Anyone bought from DWI?
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2013, 11:39:53 PM »
Hi,
I've bought from DWI several times and never had a problem.
Having said that I have never spent $2000 in one transaction.
I think they are a fairly honest company.

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Re: Anyone bought from DWI?
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2013, 11:41:24 PM »
Hmmm. I've bought the Samyang 85mm f1.4 and the Canon 24-105 from them (separate transactions), no problems. But well under $2k of course.

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Re: Anyone bought from DWI?
« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2013, 11:41:56 PM »
hmm ordered a samyang 8mm yesterday from them got an email this morning saying it had shipped and would be here in 1-5 working days.  again far off being a $2000 transaction though
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« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2013, 11:41:56 PM »

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Re: Anyone bought from DWI?
« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2013, 12:38:31 AM »
i purchased a full setup from them about 12 months ago, worth around $8000.  I didn't have any of these problems.  The delivery was fast (3 days) to Australia and communication was good.  I have purchase smaller amounts since without issues as well.

I would give their contact centre a call and find out what the deal is.

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Re: Anyone bought from DWI?
« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2013, 12:45:56 AM »
DWI is fine. If you have a problem with the security on their website then go and buy the same thing for a higher price from their Ebay store.
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Re: Anyone bought from DWI?
« Reply #9 on: March 22, 2013, 10:00:26 AM »
 Only legit concern i can think of is your street address correct.   Do you have a verified paypal account?

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Re: Anyone bought from DWI?
« Reply #10 on: March 22, 2013, 01:12:58 PM »
Don't do it. Complain to paypal and file a request for repayment.  They will return your money.
When a online store does not give a address and phone number on their website, they do not want you to be able to locate them.
 
I also noted a "In Association with Amazon.com"  logo.  A search of Amazon USA and a search of Amazon UK does not come up with DWI Camera, and neither does a google search.
 

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Re: Anyone bought from DWI?
« Reply #10 on: March 22, 2013, 01:12:58 PM »