Some of the better stores are B&H, Beach, onecall, and more that I'm not thinking of right now. So before spending large $$$'s on DSLR's, do some research. If the deal appears to be too good, it probably is.
Yep it still amazes me that this scam is alive and kicking after all these years. To
those of you who do not know it works like this.
You call them up all exited....
They promise you the moon, but....
They camera they are selling comes with nothing, no battery, no charger,
etc., or they are out of stock of that model but they have a Pakage Deal that
they can offer you that includes the camera that you want...
If the camera doesn't come with batteries etc., they give you the hard
sell to get you to buy them at exorbitant prices..
So what can you do...
or Play their game back...
Call them with your model, etc.. If they say it only comes in a package deal
then tell them that's ok, I found it for about the same price at Buy.com so I
will buy it there. They will change their tune, suddenly they will find one that
they can sell you.
Make sure they specify what is coming in the package.
You may want to buy one accessory just to placate them and give them a
little profit (a lot of these guys sell at a loss and only make money on the
accessories). All of their accessories are overpriced. You can compare to