Calling Boston ! Photo store suggestion

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by Kurt Sorensen, Sep 11, 2003.

  1. Hi there

    Denmark calling !
    I've got a friend who's going to visit Boston in week 48-49 and i've
    asked him to purchase a new camera for me, since there's quite a lot
    of money to save compared to prices in Denmark.

    I got my mind set for a Canon Eos 10D, but my question is which store
    should I buy it in ?

    Any recomendations would be greatly appreciated !

    Thanks in advance !

    Kurt Sorensen, Denmark
    Kurt Sorensen, Sep 11, 2003
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  2. When it comes to pricing and availability of gear, Boston is a long
    way from New York. My favorite camera store in Boston itself is
    E.P. Levine, In the suburbs, I prefer Newtonville

    Since you're buying strictly on price, also consider Cameras, Inc.,, and Hunt Photo, Some advise about
    the latter place, though. Their in-store prices are typically higher
    than their mail order prices, sometimes by a significant amount. If
    you call ahead first, sometimes they will honor the mail order price
    in the store, but be sure to get the name of person you talk to.

    Once your friend arrives in the area, I suggest giving these stores a
    call first to determine price and availability. Also, getting around
    the Boston area, especially in December, is neither easy nor
    inexpensive; if your friend needs to hire a taxi it can easily add $50
    to the total cost. Sales tax is 5%.
    Michael Benveniste, Sep 11, 2003
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  3. Kurt Sorensen

    Rafe B. Guest

    I live in the Boston suburbs but I buy any serious photo gear
    from BH Photo in New York City.

    Call-in orders usually arrive the next day.

    rafe b.
    Rafe B., Sep 11, 2003
  4. Kurt Sorensen

    Bill Guest

    Bromfield Camera
    Bromfield Street
    Boston, MA

    Hunt Photo & Video
    Main Street
    Melrose, MA
    Bill, Sep 11, 2003
  5. Kurt Sorensen

    Jim Guest

    Has to be W.B.Hunt 100 Main St Melrose MA. 1-800-924-8682

    It's about a 10-15 minute walk from last stop on Orange line (subway)
    or about 1/2 hr. drive from boston.


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    Jim, Sep 11, 2003
  6. Kurt Sorensen

    Jim Guest

    No sales tax unless it's shipped to an address in NY.


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    Jim, Sep 12, 2003
  7. That's what I thought....So it's a real advantage to order from Boston and
    have the goods shipped......It's crazy, but you can go to NYC, see the stuff
    at the store, then return to MA, and order the stuff by phone that you
    looked at (and perhaps even had them hold it for you) only a couple of hours
    before, and save 8% or more by not having to pay the sales taxes....They
    (sales taxes) are so regressive, and represent double taxation to boot, I
    wonder why we put up with them..........
    William Graham, Sep 13, 2003
  8. Kurt Sorensen

    Robert Chin Guest

    I second this suggestion over going to Hunt's. I've been to Hunts (because
    I live in MA) and I've been to B&H. I can honestly say I have seen the
    light, and will only shop at Hunt's if it is an emergency. That is how good
    B&H is.

    Hunt's is probably as thorough a store as there is in MA. While I haven't
    visited any of the other well known MA stores in some time now, I can't
    imagine that they'd have more in stock than Hunt's.

    However, none of them is in the same neighborhood as B&H. And, as someone
    else mentioned in a prior post, that internet/in store pricing difference is
    a pain. Hunt's as a store feels like a car dealership. It's like they
    don't want to give you the lower price. To get hte lower price from them,
    you have to find the price on the internet and let them know that YOU know
    that they have a lower price.

    No such problems with B&H. I'm looking forward to going again.
    Robert Chin, Oct 4, 2003
  9. Kurt Sorensen

    Jim Guest

    I was in Kenmore Square and they have opened or are going to open a
    store there. It's in the new hotel complex that was just built. I
    suspect that will will not compare in size to the main store in
    Melrose but it will be close.


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    Jim, Oct 5, 2003
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