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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Overstock Digital?


What do you all know about Overstock Digital? They are offering one heck of a deal on the 5Dmark III with USA Warranty? Just curious if anybody has any experience with them. Their reseller rating looks pretty good.......


Oct 11, 2013 at 01:28 AM
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fmphoto wrote:
Their reseller rating looks pretty good.......


It does not look good to me at all. Always read the copmplaints, not the positive reviews.

Anyway, the memory card prices are always a dead giveaway for the bait/switch sites.
http://overstockdigital.com/ovcat/product_info.php?cPath=9&products_id=320300

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Oct 11, 2013 at 01:38 AM
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EB-1 wrote:
It does not look good to me at all. Always read the copmplaints, not the positive reviews.

Anyway, the memory card prices are always a dead giveaway for the scam sites.
http://overstockdigital.com/ovcat/product_info.php?cPath=9&products_id=320300

EBH


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Oct 11, 2013 at 01:39 AM
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http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1175659


Oct 11, 2013 at 01:41 AM
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fmphoto wrote:
What do you all know about Overstock Digital? They are offering one heck of a deal on the 5Dmark III with USA Warranty? Just curious if anybody has any experience with them. Their reseller rating looks pretty good.......



Watch out for reseller ratings. They can be very phony, smart phone users can get many different IP's to create phony reviews, and just a handful of employees can put up a few hundred glowing but fake reviews a week. Reseller ratings can't detect phony reviews unless they all come from the same IP.



Oct 11, 2013 at 01:43 AM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Overstock Digital?


fmphoto wrote:
What do you all know about Overstock Digital? They are offering one heck of a deal on the 5Dmark III with USA Warranty? Just curious if anybody has any experience with them. Their reseller rating looks pretty good.......


A good way to tell if a company is worth buying from is whether they are dishonest in their listing. Awfully hard to sell a Canon warranty when you arent an authorized dealer: http://www.usa.canon.com/app/pdf/dealer/CanonAuthorizedDealers.pdf


Now, Canon has, to this point, honored cameras bought from non-authorized dealers (unlike say, Nikon), but, there's no guarantee that continues. And if you get a camera that is DOA or has major issues, you gotta wonder how well this dealer would handle it



Oct 11, 2013 at 02:11 AM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Overstock Digital?


Thanks all. Kind of what I was thinking too!


Oct 11, 2013 at 02:58 AM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Overstock Digital?


Canon authorized dealers must sell for a set price to maintain a relationship with Canon. If you see someone selling for significantly less, run away. A fool and his money are soon parted.


Oct 11, 2013 at 03:55 AM
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The is pretty tellingreview by dmdinius on reseller ratings. Even if you assume that was planted (which may sometimes be the case), the overstockdigital's response to this negative review clinches it! If you follow lens prices at all, you'd know the fair price for that Sigma (there're ways to find that out), and you'd also know that Sigma's longer warranty is also standard and comes at no additional cost!

Huge red flag!

p.s. Okay, the longer (7-year) warranty for Sigma lenses seems to be available in Canada, not in the States. Still, the price is outrageous, as is their explanation.



Oct 11, 2013 at 04:51 AM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · Overstock Digital?


As EBH says there are tell tale signes to look out for on possible scam sites .
Excessive priced usually old accessories like memory is one , but also stuff like (any this site has these)

'New ' cameras that are really out of date . If you browse thru the list you will find 30D , 40D, 50D , 5D kits . They may be 'overstock' but does anyone seriously think a supply of new old bodies exist?

Kits that won't work . This is the classic to look out for . Browse thru and you can find 5D kits with 18-55 & 55-250 lenses . Or extra batteries that won't work on that camera . Saw on another site a while back a 5D3 listed with 2 bp511-a batteries .

Tons of kits that are just obviously thrown together . Look on thru and you can see bodies with a. Couple of lenses that seem just to have been picked from a hat .



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Other things to check.

- Their physical address, as given on the website looks suspicious - https://maps.google.com/maps?q=1455+Pennsylvania+Avenue,+NW+Suite+400+Washington,+DC+20004&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-a&ie=UTF-8&ei=MrVXUuCDDIO74AShloG4DQ&ved=0CAoQ_AUoAg

- Their domain name, according to WHOIS, is registered to a company specialising in anonymity - https://www.domainsbyproxy.com

Contrast that with (taking a random american retailer off the top of my head) B&H Photo. They have a clearly genuine physical location and their WHOIS record points to the same address....



Oct 11, 2013 at 08:33 AM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · Overstock Digital?


Thanks for all the advice. Their banner add popped up here so I was thinking an unbelievably solid deal. I also was thinking is looked good given the reseller rating but was a bit suspicious given the price difference.


Oct 12, 2013 at 01:36 AM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · Overstock Digital?


Overstockdigital is a fake site STAY AWAY FROM THEM IF YOU TRY YOU WILL GET YOUR MONEY TAKEN PLEASE STAY AWAY FRM THESE PEOPLE JOHN AND KEVIN ARR THE SAME PEOPLE THWY WILL MAKE YOU FEEL GOOD ABOUT IT OVER THE PHONE TILL YOU PAY THEM THEN GET THE SOMETHING YOU EITHER DIDNT ORDER OR SOMETHING THATS 1500$ CHEAPER THEN YOU PAID FOR STAY AWAY FROM THESE PEOPLE IF YOU WANT TO KEEP YOUR HARD EARNED MONEY I FEEL FOR IT. ALL I CAN DO NOW IS TRY TO HELP THE NEXT PERSON IN MY PLACE I DIDNT LISYEN TO ALL THE POST BAD ABOUT THEM CUZ THE PRICE WAS GOOD I GOT PLAYED PLEASE DONT LET THIS HAPPEN TO YOU ALL THE GOOD POST ABOUT THEM IS THEM WRITTING IT STAY AWAY PLEASE

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Sep 19, 2014 at 09:22 PM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · Overstock Digital?


^^ The above being said by our new member...

fmphoto, what's your appetite for risk?



Sep 19, 2014 at 09:36 PM
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leftyPowell wrote:
Overstockdigital is not a fake site they just have good prices people sayin bad things never ordered from them their just makin assumptions. Ive ordered from them and spoke with them a few times everything worked out for me and they helped me upgrade to a better deal plus added a few things in for me that weren't even In my package. So I guve them a 5* rating and I suggest if your lookin for a good camera for a good price go threw them. The 5d mark III is at a low price of 2300$ because it doesn't
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Sorry, but any company that opens the box, takes the battery out of the box, and then tries to sell it back to you for some stupid amount is a company to stay away from. Too many other legit companies out there to deal with instead of this one. You must work for them as it's kind of strange that you joined FM today and this is your 1st post.



Sep 19, 2014 at 09:37 PM
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p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · Overstock Digital?


Well, we have maybe a schill? One and only post, taking up for this outfit??

If it walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck.....................

http://www.sitejabber.com/reviews/www.overstockdigital.com

http://www.webutations.info/go/review/overstockdigital.com

http://www.bbb.org/washington-dc-eastern-pa/Business-Reviews/general-merchandise-retail/overstockdigital-in-washington-dc-235990877/directions/

http://photo.net/nikon-camera-forum/00ba4H

http://www.filmmakerforum.org/general-discussion/2228-do-not-buy-from-overstockdigital-com.html








Sep 19, 2014 at 09:50 PM
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I so wish I would of look deeper into this website I was just so into the camera and I talked with them.they made me feel like everything was ok and I got my stuff yesterday I lost out on 1400$ I was played the priciest life lesson I will ever learn tell you that much I ordered a canon 6d for 2300 and I got a 7D that cost 1200 next time I will listen dumb mustake and I paid for it now they are sayin their closed till monday witch I will stay call and give them a peice of my mind it wont get my money bac but ill feel better about it. I ended up ordering the 6d from amazon so now I spent 4800$ in the matter of 7 days for a camera lol life I guess. Soory for that post the other day I really thought I was gonna get what j paid for... sorry people nut for the bext person on this site PLEASE STAY AWAY FROM OVERSTOCK DIGITAL THEY ARE SCAM ARTIST AND WILL MAKE YOU FEEL GOOD ON THE PHOME LIKE THEIR HERE FOR YOU. STAY AWAY IF U WANT YOUR MONEY


Sep 26, 2014 at 03:55 AM
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At the bottom of the site it says fallow us on facebook and all other social sites they didnt even spell follow rite hahahah im so dumb man all I can do is laught about this now STAY AWAY IM GOIN TO EVERY SITE AND WRITTING A BAD REVIEW ABOUT THEM.


Sep 26, 2014 at 04:01 AM
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SSISteve wrote:
Sorry, but any company that opens the box, takes the battery out of the box, and then tries to sell it back to you for some stupid amount is a company to stay away from.


Oh, hell yes. Disgusting practice.



Sep 26, 2014 at 04:08 AM
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p.1 #20 · p.1 #20 · Overstock Digital?


scalesusa wrote:
Watch out for reseller ratings. They can be very phony, smart phone users can get many different IP's to create phony reviews, and just a handful of employees can put up a few hundred glowing but fake reviews a week. Reseller ratings can't detect phony reviews unless they all come from the same IP.


^^^ Important!

We all used to reflexively trust what we found out at that rating site, but apparently they can no longer be relied upon.

leftyPowell wrote:
... they didnt even spell follow rite...


No comment. ;-)



Sep 26, 2014 at 04:17 AM
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