Where We've Been (46 out of 50 States)...Where We Are!

Where We've Been (46 out of 50 States)...Where We Are!
Traveling...Resting...Relaxing...Working...On Our Way Somewhere...Where We Land Nobody Knows...

Friday, August 22, 2008

Beware of Broadway Photo

This was one of those moments that we decided to be open to new ideas and create new horizons. When we purchase online, we normally do it with Wal-Mart but while researching for our new camera we found a deal too good to pass up.

Our favorite camera broke…the piece that turns it on snapped off so we have been using our other camera but wanted to replace it prior to us heading into our next adventure which is happening in less than two weeks now.
After extensive research, we narrowed it down and then finally a few weeks ago we decided which one we would get…then…finding the best price. Wal-Mart, as usual, was priced the lowest until we found Broadway Photo online. For a savings of over $150 and having an additional lens added to the package was just too good to pass up.

During the ordering process with one of there representatives and after reading everything very carefully just to be sure that what they were offering was exactly what Wal-Mart was offering. Nowhere, in the description of this product did it indicate any difference but of course there was a major difference. As we spoke, they began offering me additional batteries and other accessories for this camera, of course with a bigger price tag…each time I politely refused knowing that what was included in this package was more than enough for our needs. Then just as we were about to seal the deal…they asked if I was aware that this was an “Import” product. Being unfamiliar with this term I asked for an explanation. The information they gave me was that all plugs, etc. would only work in the foreign countries and if I plan to use it in the USA then we would need to upgrade to that package or buy the necessary “accessories“ to change it over. Either way, the price has now reached far beyond the Wal-Mart price with or without the additional lens that was included.

There are many great deals online but one thing for sure…always be careful and ask plenty of questions to make sure you are getting exactly what you want before finalizing your order, we are sure glad we did. Needless to say we did not order it from them but instead went through Wal-Mart to purchase our new camera and we look forward to sharing all of our great photos of our upcoming journeys with all of you.

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