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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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p.1 #2 · Overstock Digital?


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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p.1 #3 · Overstock Digital?


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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p.1 #4 · Overstock Digital?


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Oct 11, 2013 at 01:41 AM
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p.1 #5 · 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.......



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 · 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



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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 · 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 · 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 .



Oct 11, 2013 at 06:27 AM
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p.1 #11 · Overstock Digital?


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 · 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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