digitalcamerawarehouse.com.au Good or bad? They seem ok but I'm still a bit suss
The only thing I've ordered from them was an off-camera flash cable. Their web page at the time didn't give an indication of stock levels but I wasn't in a rush so went ahead and placed the order without calling. It's going back a while but someone called within a day or so to say it was back ordered and would be 7-10 days, then got another call about 3 weeks later to apologise and say it was getting close and it turned up a week or so after that.scottsdaleriots said:digitalcamerawarehouse.com.au Good or bad? They seem ok but I'm still a bit suss
Would you recommend/buy from then again?niccyboy said:I don't like them but it's because I ordered off their site, and they wanted me to documents like a bank statement to verify my credit card?!
If you are having fraud probelms, get 'verified by visa'. One of my companies builds at least one or two of these sites weekly, that all manage to have fraud protection in their payment gateways.... It's not difficult. I do not trust sending a bank statement to a random company so i cancelled the order.
I was purchasing 2 tripods for a job that i needed asap, and wasn't keen on their 'alternative'... a direct debit deposit.
They were polite and understanding though, and i've had friends who have done phone orders without a problem.
Even though i cancelled it, they still send a stupid amount of spam! haha.
They do have some bargains too!
I can comment on Cameras Direct, just ordered a 5D from them today in fact ;D. I've probably placed about 8-10 orders with them, when things show in stock they always have been and arrive in 1-2 days. I live near Hobart so QLD -> Hobart overnight is a bit 50/50 with the courier but they've always sent in stock items the same day as I ordered as long as it was early in the day. Only non-stock item I've ordered was a tripod plate and the 7-10 days delivery shown turned out to be correct.scottsdaleriots said:Anyone have experience from camerasdirect.com.au? I was going to buy my 70-200mm 2.8 IS II from them 12 months ago til I realised they sell grey imports (the whole canon australia warranty not honouring overseas/grey imports) and I think they're a family business as in they operate outta a house? Bad assumption, but I entered the address on their website (they might've changed address by now) and it was a residential building. Which lead me to believe they just buy grey imports from overseas and sell them here.
Just buy one from DWI or eGlobal or similar.scottsdaleriots said:has anyone here tried buying lenses/bodies from jb? i am considering getting the 1.4 nifty-fifty. Im just afraid that i'll get busted by customs since its a grey import. i cant remember what it said in jb's T&C/policy but if you get busted you get fined or something.
btw ted's 'live chat' isnt helpful, i spoke to a guy called "matthew" (doubt its his real name) and only asked 2 qusestions before he closed the chat, WTF?
method 1 do exactly what you are doing now research and ask peoplescottsdaleriots said:There are like a million of these online HK/china-based sellers - how do you suss out the 'good' and reputable ones from the bad