If it sounds to good to be true, then it probably is.

At 51 years of age how many times have I heard (and preached) "if it sounds to good to be true, then it probably is". Yet I was suckered in like many others by BestPriceCameras.

I have been looking for a good price on a Nikon D2X for some time, and thought I had found it with BestPriceCameras - coming in almost $2000 cheaper than others (there was the warning sign right there).

So, as with other feedback I’ve recently seen online, I also got the obligatory phone call the following day from their sales rep. The conversation started with "why are you also ordering a Nikon 70-200mm F2.8 lens instead of the Sigma lens, because unless your old and shaky, or work on a cruise ship which suffer a lot of vibration you don't need the Nikon VR lens, and I can save you $300 by going with the Sigma lens". Other than the insult to (old shaky people) I liked the idea of additional savings, or so I thought.

At this point I was told that the camera did not come with a power supply, and that came to $499 for the rapid charger, and $399 for the very specific Nikon battery. Also. if I bought a 4Gig Memory card it came with a second one free.

So, when our debit card company called to say we were being charged $5500, the immediate response was please hold the sale. I called BestPriceCameras and asked for a price breakdown, and was told that the overall price was higher due to the $600 insurance/shipping cost that was not negotiable.

So, foolishly, I got my new camera, and in the meantime called Nikon dealers only to find out that Nikon camera's do indeed ship with battery and charger (so just like with other folks who did business with BPC I was conned). I also checked on ebay for the exact same battery that BestPriceCameras sent me (power2000) and they can be bought for $59 (nice markup BestPriceCameras, $499 vs $59)!

I also did not get the second memory card as promised, and the single card that I did get was from some obscure company - even though I specifically asked for "SanDisk Extreme" as I repeatedly told the sales rep that this is all I use in my other digital camera.

In regards to complaining to BestPriceCameras about the battery costs and the missing memory my emails have gone unanswered, and I’m still working on getting someone on the phone.

I have no excuse, I didn't listen to my own advice, (don't need any emails stating how dumb I was to spend money with this company), but if I can just stop someone else following in my footsteps I'll be a little happier.

Country: USA   State: All USA

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