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E-M1 my 2 tb42nd street photo for Pre-order

Discussion in 'Hot Deals - Find a Great Deal? Share It Here.' started by Speedliner, Oct 2, 2016.

  1. Speedliner

    Speedliner Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 2, 2015
    Southern NJ, USA
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  2. bokehbenny

    bokehbenny New to Mu-43

    Sep 18, 2016
    Ben Park
    What would happen if it is released and it costs more or less then $1500?
  3. Speedliner

    Speedliner Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 2, 2015
    Southern NJ, USA
    Don't know. I expect you could cancel your order and buy elsewhere.
  4. skellington

    skellington Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 4, 2013
    Atlanta, GA
    Isn't 42nd Street the guys who unbundle the charger, battery, cables, etc. and asks you to pay more for them?

    And pushes gray market goods?

    I think Yelp has multiple reports of that stuff..
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  5. yendikeno

    yendikeno Mu-43 Regular

    Sep 5, 2015
    I used this store once a long time ago, and that is exactly what they tried to pull with me. Had to call them to complete order, and that's when they started with the up-sell and comments about paying extra for things that should be included.

    If the OP decides to deal with them, tread carefully.
  6. Speedliner

    Speedliner Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 2, 2015
    Southern NJ, USA
    I don't plan to. Thanks for the warning. It's just the first US price I've seen and i guess depending on how anxious you are, might be worth getting on a list.

    I have accumulated enough AmEx points to pay for one, but that limits me to outlets with an AmEx point program like BestBuy or Amazon. Neither of which are likely to be first to receive cameras. So it doesn't look like I'll be an early purchaser.
  7. moonhawk

    moonhawk Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 12, 2016
    Dave Cherry
    I always pre-order on Amazon and have had very good luck with them, including getting stuff on the release date.

    The thing to do is to order as soon as a new product is announced.
  8. lchien

    lchien Mu-43 Regular

    Aug 7, 2014
    Just saying, 42nd Street Photo is not to be confused with the former 47th Street Photo from the 70's that was a fairly long lived and large competitor to B&H photo.
    I think the 42nd Street uses its similar name and typeface to make you think you are dealing with that former well known store, but is actually a less well known store.
    Just saying, buyer beware.
    NO THEY HAVEN'T been around since the seventies. You are confusing them with 47thStreet Photo which was around then and had a good reputation. 42nd Street Photo is trying to fool you like the Roleks watch tries to fool you into thinkiing you have a Rolex.
  9. Speedliner

    Speedliner Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 2, 2015
    Southern NJ, USA
    What??? It's not spelled Roleks? I bet it's not a real Architeck either!
  10. RBrianTaylor

    RBrianTaylor Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 11, 2014
    Roanoke, VA, USA
    Brian Taylor
    I remember when a friend of mine thought that he had gotten a good deal on a car stereo from one of those 1-day convention center "tent sales" - he proudly showed me his "Alphine" radio that he had only paid $75 for...
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  11. lchien

    lchien Mu-43 Regular

    Aug 7, 2014
    It's All Phine, isn't it?
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  12. SVQuant

    SVQuant Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Sep 20, 2015
    SF Bay Area, California, USA
    I wrote about them in an earlier thread (OM-D E-M1 $699 @ Amazon) and I am pretty sure that they have been around for a while. Not a store I would recommend, but Google, BBB and ResellerRatings all show fairly decent reviews. Regarding about your quote in italics. I think that they have been around for a while and I am not sure that they are pretending to be 47th Street Photo (which I think closed down in the late 90s).
  13. snaimpally

    snaimpally Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Dec 31, 2012
    Amazon generally gets stuff at the same time as the major camera stores. They are a huge retailer and have a lot of clout. Check and see if they have it as a pre-order. I would stay away from 42nd street photo as they have a bad reputation, as others have mentioned.
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