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Overstockdigital Legit?
« on: July 12, 2012, 03:29:45 PM »
I've tried searching the forum and didn't find anything about this, but I was wondering if Overstockdigital.com was a legit site.

They have the 24-105mm lens for $809 brand new..seems too good to be true.

Any buyers from this website? :o
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Overstockdigital Legit?
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« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2012, 04:02:12 PM »
I've tried searching the forum and didn't find anything about this, but I was wondering if Overstockdigital.com was a legit site.

They have the 24-105mm lens for $809 brand new..seems too good to be true.

Any buyers from this website? :o
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Re: Overstockdigital Legit?
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2012, 07:34:59 AM »
Maybe these are kit lenses that were removed from the kit in order to fufill body-only orders.
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Re: Overstockdigital Legit?
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2012, 10:21:20 AM »
Overstockdigital is NOT on Canon authorized dealer list.
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« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2012, 11:02:55 AM »
Well, they get a pretty good rating at http://www.resellerratings.com/store/overstockdigital at least

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Re: Overstockdigital Legit?
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2012, 11:19:56 AM »
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/583987-REG/Canon_2764B004_EOS_5D_Mark_II.html

$2700 on a 5D II which without it right now is $2080 for a difference of $620.  So maybe not too crazy at $809. 

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Re: Overstockdigital Legit?
« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2012, 01:42:17 PM »
Hell no! I spent 2 weeks looking at all these fake sites in New York. They have  fake scammy reviews  that are 5 stars then a few real 1 star reviews. They all do the same thing. Take your money, call you to try to up-sell you before they ship the item( if they even try to ship it). Then they usually give you a grey market, used, opened, or bootleg item.

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Re: Overstockdigital Legit?
« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2012, 01:48:45 PM »
Weeelll, 1455 Penn, suite 400 seems to be a "company company" as there are about a zillion law firms and NGOs registered to that office.  Certainly no one is hocking camera bits over the net from there, it's waaay too prime real-estate for that (it's a block from the White House).  If these Overstockdigital guys have registered there it's most likely because DC LLCs pay no corporate tax (like Delaware, etc).  But "Overstockdigital" isn't necessarily the registered name of the company (it could easily just be their domain name), so I wouldn't write off their "official dealer" status so easily.

If I was still living around the corner from there I'd go check it out, but it probably wouldn't help much as their actual offices could be anywhere.

Probably a good thing to do is to check the official dealer list for Washington DC companies; there can't be more than a handful of them...

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« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2012, 02:02:21 PM »
Update:  Run away! - Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Notice that it's only on resellerratings.com that you see reviews.  If you check all the users that have posted reviews there, they've all posted exactly one comment...  for overstockdigital.com.  The oldest one dates from the beginning of June, & they all look pretty much the same.

Here are some other reviews:

http://www.yelp.com/biz/overstock-digital-washington
http://www.scamadviser.com/index.php?page=site-result.php&parameter=overstockdigital.com

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If you're broke & need gear, just keep an eye on Adorama & B&H used & refurb (or the Canon refurb site)...

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Re: Overstockdigital Legit?
« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2012, 03:14:46 PM »
Hell no! I spent 2 weeks looking at all these fake sites in New York. They have  fake scammy reviews  that are 5 stars then a few real 1 star reviews. They all do the same thing. Take your money, call you to try to up-sell you before they ship the item( if they even try to ship it). Then they usually give you a grey market, used, opened, or bootleg item.
Yes, I've noticed a lot of good reviews lately for known scammera.  As long as they post from various IP addresses, they can beat the system.  I have zero trust in Reseller Ratings, they just cannot prevent companies from scamming the system.

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Re: Overstockdigital Legit?
« Reply #10 on: July 13, 2012, 05:07:54 PM »
they aren't legit. don't order from them.

you place an order, they call you to verify information prior to shipping. during the call they try to sell you all sorts of things you didn't order, bodies ("the lens you ordered only works with crop bodies"), additional lenses, memory card packages, bags, all sorts of things. it's bothersome. and also kind of hilarious.

but then, they ship nothing to you. weeks pass. you call them up, they come up with an excuse for why it hasn't shipped yet ("UPS dropped the box and every lens broke, we expect a new shipment in 2-3 weeks, in the meantime, why not consider this other lens, if you buy it today i can get you $150 off retail, and since you're buying a lens, why not get the body that goes with it...").

i'm sure eventually they'll ship you something, but it'll be grey market and not covered under warranty. if not worse.

the only thing they are good at is canceling an order. i'll give them that. they were really nice. so they aren't thieves or anything, your credit card info is safe if you've already given it to them, but the best you'll get from them, if you get anything at all, is grey market equipment that is unpackaged and not covered under warranty.

have to say though, before i cancelled an order i placed once, some of the phone calls were truly hilarious. "if you use that lens with that body, the menu will only appear in japanese, you don't want that do you?"   

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Re: Overstockdigital Legit?
« Reply #11 on: July 14, 2012, 12:39:49 AM »
they aren't legit. don't order from them.

you place an order, they call you to verify information prior to shipping. during the call they try to sell you all sorts of things you didn't order, bodies ("the lens you ordered only works with crop bodies"), additional lenses, memory card packages, bags, all sorts of things. it's bothersome. and also kind of hilarious.

but then, they ship nothing to you. weeks pass. you call them up, they come up with an excuse for why it hasn't shipped yet ("UPS dropped the box and every lens broke, we expect a new shipment in 2-3 weeks, in the meantime, why not consider this other lens, if you buy it today i can get you $150 off retail, and since you're buying a lens, why not get the body that goes with it...").

i'm sure eventually they'll ship you something, but it'll be grey market and not covered under warranty. if not worse.

the only thing they are good at is canceling an order. i'll give them that. they were really nice. so they aren't thieves or anything, your credit card info is safe if you've already given it to them, but the best you'll get from them, if you get anything at all, is grey market equipment that is unpackaged and not covered under warranty.

have to say though, before i cancelled an order i placed once, some of the phone calls were truly hilarious. "if you use that lens with that body, the menu will only appear in japanese, you don't want that do you?"   

WOW. Now THAT is something...okay.

Thank you all for the responses. I honestly thought the resellerrating website was very suspicious..especially looking at the fact that most, if not all of those reviews are from the same dates, AND the fact that they are mostly 5 stars.

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Re: Overstockdigital Legit?
« Reply #12 on: July 14, 2012, 12:41:42 AM »
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/583987-REG/Canon_2764B004_EOS_5D_Mark_II.html

$2700 on a 5D II which without it right now is $2080 for a difference of $620.  So maybe not too crazy at $809.

By the way, the body only option on Amazon is now $1999!

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« Reply #13 on: July 20, 2012, 02:06:20 PM »
has anyone ordered a canon lens from them and not gotten what they ordered? i can't imagine they'd ship you out an aftermarket or refurb lens. that would be fraud.

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« Reply #14 on: July 23, 2012, 02:56:51 PM »
has anyone ordered a canon lens from them and not gotten what they ordered? i can't imagine they'd ship you out an aftermarket or refurb lens. that would be fraud.
If you don't buy the extras such as insurance, etc, they suddenly run out of stock.
Scammers thrive on people who want to believe and talk themselves into believing.  Its all based on greed.

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Re: Overstockdigital Legit?
« Reply #14 on: July 23, 2012, 02:56:51 PM »