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Buying Cameras - Online VS In-Store

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#1 Sharon



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Posted 12 March 2014 - 01:41 PM

When you purchased your camera(s), did you purchase it online or in store?  I purchased my point-and-shoot camera from Fry's electronics honestly not because of the product knowledge that the in-store associate had but more because it was on sale and it caught my eye when I was reading the newspaper ad.   I would love to be able to into a store have someone tell me more about the Canon EOS Rebel SL1 but even Best Buy don't even have the camera powered on or charged so I can try it. 



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Posted 14 March 2014 - 11:07 AM

I think Best Buys are pathetic with their product demos. I helped a friend buy a camera from there two months ago because they could price match from Amazon, but Best Buy retail is overpriced and I don't think the salespeople are good at providing product demos. They push products rather than recommending what the customer really needs.


I think you'll almost always find better prices online :D

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#3 Mini Maul

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Posted 11 May 2014 - 02:21 PM

I think it is always better to try and find the camera you like in a store.

Trying something out and getting a feel for something is always better than looking at reviews and things like that.


I would always look online though, its such a great way to gain a vast variety of cameras or anything your looking for, and i'm not saying don't look at peoples reviews, I just wouldn't write off a camera because of the poor reviews.

If it technically/specs look promising, try and find it in store to get a feel for it.

Sometimes you just pick up a camera and love it instantly :P

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