Posted 22 April 2009 - 13:44
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Posted 22 April 2009 - 14:01
Posted 22 April 2009 - 14:27
Won an ebay auction in 2006 for a NOS D1 and D1H - camera's were bought to be converted for IR and UV.
Package was shipped to the Netherlands and went through customs but was never offered at my home address but shipped back to the US.
Cameta contacted me and stated that I refused the package - which is not correct - and if I was still interested I had to pay shipping costs again.
This was unacceptable and I cancelled the order.
Cameta promissed a full refund on my credit card but deducted shipping costs, insurance and handling fee.
Also they tried to block my ebay account.
Unreliable company to deal with.
Harrie "H" Gerrits
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Posted 22 April 2009 - 14:35
I have nothing but good comments for this people. Personal experience.
Posted 22 April 2009 - 16:33
P.S. I got the MB-D10 back from Nikon in about 10 business days from the time I mailed it and it works fine now.
Western burbs of Chicago
Posted 22 April 2009 - 17:31
i wouldn't hesitate to recommend them.
Posted 23 April 2009 - 03:17
The D40 came with two manuals both in Spanish. After complaining and sending one back I received a (clearly second hand) English manual. Personally I didn't care too much about it - I wanted to print the PDF manual anyway so I could enlarge it - but something to keep an eye on.
It is rumored that Cameta bids on the cameras if the price stays too low. I'm not sure if that is the case. However, do "stake out" the auctions and be prepared to miss out on a few in order to win one at a good price. It might take some patience (and clever picking - an auction that ends at 5 in the morning has less chance of sniping than one that ends at 11 at night) but that can easily save you $200 at an auction.
Posted 23 April 2009 - 13:09
Posted 23 April 2009 - 16:05
Posted 28 May 2009 - 00:10
I had never used them before and was a bit nervous because this was for a major purchase (a 200-400mm VR) but they seemed to be the only guys who had one in stock.
I needn't have worried: their service was courteous, efficient and fast; their pricing was very reasonable; the packing was exemplary; and this superb lens reached me in perfect condition.
I can highly recommend Cameta Camera.
Posted 28 May 2009 - 00:33
Posted 28 May 2009 - 00:53
It was listed as a "Buy It Now" and I e-mailed (via eBay) an offer that was below their listed-price—which they, not surprisingly, would not accept!
[That tactic can work with some Buy-it-Now items and has for me in the past!)
So I just telephoned their bricks-&-mortar store and bought a lens directly from them. No problems at all.
The above is my first-hand experience with Cameta, and their ratings at Resellerratings are impeccable, so I think that you can probably discount the anonymous hearsay comments.
Posted 28 May 2009 - 11:47
I ended up choosing a local store instead, even though I paid more than what Cameta was offering.
I cannot say it was really a bad experience with them, but the feeling I got from then was not positive.
Posted 25 December 2012 - 21:48
I went to Berger Bros. down the road and was take care of nicely.
Since then I have used Berger Bros. In fact, I preordered the D800, but when it still had not arrived by June. I wrote post on Nikonians.
Brad Berger called me up and told me he was getting a fresh supply and would hold one for me, if I wanted. I wanted.
Frankly, I would frequent BBros. over Cameta, any day.
Just my opinion
Posted 08 January 2013 - 18:52
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