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| p.1 #1 · Where Do You Prefer To Buy Your Nikon Gear? |
I am in the market for a D7000 and a couple of lenses. I see three options, 1. buy locally from a quality shop, 2. Buy on the Internet from a reputable dealer of USA waranteed cameras, 3. Buy used, either here on FM Forum or locally.
I would like to support my local shop which is a quality dealer here in Miami. Downside is the 6.5% sales tax I have to pay. I am an experienced non-pro and know what I want and need so I don't need the advice that may be helpful and worth the cost to someone just starting out.
BH, Adorama, and Beach Camera have what I know I want and I don't pay tax or shipping.
Used is OK if I see what I am buying and the price is right, but I like new gear.
IF my local shop can deal a little off MSRP I would prefer to go that way. Everyone seems to have exactly the same price, both on the net and local, so my shop would have to discount 6.5% to match Internet pricing. What is your experience with discounting MSRP at your local shops? Does Nikon have MAP which limits how low a dealer can sell? It seems like the brick and mortar local store is at a disadvantage if they can't offer a discount and still make a profit.
PS I didn't put up an ebay option because I wouldn't spend $2000 on camera equipment there. I didn't add "Other" but if you have another preference, just post it.
If you answer the poll, please post an explanation too.
Edited on Aug 01, 2012 at 12:30 AM · View previous versions