Cameta Camera

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by Alan Browne, Mar 3, 2006.

  1. Alan Browne

    Alan Browne Guest

    I drove by Cameta Camera in Long Island last night, was closed, alas.

    Is it any good of a store? ... I may be back in that area soon...

    Cheers,
    Alan.
     
    Alan Browne, Mar 3, 2006
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    JimmyG Guest

    I've bought much from them on Ebay. Great prices & very good service.
     
    JimmyG, Mar 3, 2006
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    Colyn Guest

    I don't know about visiting in person but on ebay and phone they do
    the bait and switch.
    I once bought a Leitz 39mm green filter (even posted a photo of a
    Leitz filter) from them on ebay and got a Rokonar brand. Needless to
    say I returned it and asked for my $38 back.
     
    Colyn, Mar 3, 2006
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  4. Alan Browne

    Mark² Guest

    My uncle bought his D30 from them several years back and had no problem with
    bait&switch or upselling. He was a TOTAL newbie, and could have been a VERY
    easy target. -So I'm thinking they can't be that bad...
    He got a USA warranty unit in a perfect, new package.

    YMMV.
     
    Mark², Mar 3, 2006
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    Rob Novak Guest

    Bought a scanner from them online, and a friend bought a Canon Digital
    RebelXT outfit from them. No problems or hassle with either
    transaction.
     
    Rob Novak, Mar 3, 2006
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  6. Alan Browne

    Alan Browne Guest

    Did you get the $38 ?
     
    Alan Browne, Mar 3, 2006
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    Colyn Guest

    It took nearly a month to get it back..
     
    Colyn, Mar 4, 2006
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    Beach Bum Guest

    Hey Alan, you really get around. :) You must travel for work?
     
    Beach Bum, Mar 4, 2006
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  9. Alan Browne

    Alan Browne Guest

    Yes, usually a couple trips per month, and the forecast is for more /
    month over the next while (I've got three more planned through April,
    and more will pop up). Depending on the flights and places it can be
    great or depressing. Mostly to the US these days, more to Europe in the
    fall, I 'spect.

    I certainly had an enjoyable trip last week, but during a snowstorm, LGA
    shut down most flights Thur. (its runways are relatively short, so
    flights can't get in when slippery) but I was able to get out on
    American Airlines at JFK. (Longer runways, so it keeps operating as
    aircraft can safely land).

    Cheers,
    Alan
     
    Alan Browne, Mar 4, 2006
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    Beach Bum Guest

    LOL, I imagine. My GF travels for work and I go along about 20% of the
    time. She always turns every trip into a photo adventure. :)
     
    Beach Bum, Mar 4, 2006
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  11. Alan Browne

    Alan Browne Guest

    Were I so lucky. The very rare times I take photos on a company trip is
    either one of the company P&S's or somebody else's camera. For an early
    April trip, my GF may come along for a few days of it... I'll be there
    for 6 days... Las Vegas. Ugh.

    Cheers,
    Alan.
     
    Alan Browne, Mar 4, 2006
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    Bob Hickey Guest

    I live close and used to go there frequently.. The
    place is a complete toss-up. You just never know. The last time they ripped
    me off, I just never went back. There's a place a block south: Berger Bros;
    which is much bigger, has many times more merchandise, and prices so high
    they are not to be believed. BTW, the Amityville horror never happened.
    Bob Hickey
     
    Bob Hickey, Mar 7, 2006
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  13. Alan Browne

    Bob Hickey Guest

    I live not far and find them very inconsistent. I don't
    trust them any more. A block south are Berger Bros. with nich used cameras
    at atrocious prices. If you're looking for the Amityville horror, this block
    is it. Bob Hickey
     
    Bob Hickey, Mar 7, 2006
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  14. Alan Browne

    Alan Browne Guest

    Hey, Bob, I should have dropped you a line. Next time.

    I passed by Berger Bros. as well, but had never heard of them before.

    Cheers,
    Alan
     
    Alan Browne, Mar 8, 2006
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