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05/03/2008 03:37:21 PM · #1
Just to share...Costco had Nikon DSLR kits on sale until tomorrow.
Nikon DSLR

I don't know how these compare to other places, but I've found Costco to be quite competitive. And no shipping costs if ya go to the store. I'm sticking w/my Canon, so not sure how these prices compare.

Just trying to be helpful should someone need/want the info. :)
05/03/2008 03:42:00 PM · #2
Yeah that one sale seriously burns my bits off. Two days after I purchased my D300 and 18-200mm lens it goes on sale everywhere $300 off that same combo. However the restocking fee on a D300 and 18-200mm is $260, plus $20 shipping, so I would only save $20 in the long run returning it. Really a sore spot, however a great deal for everyone else.
05/03/2008 03:54:06 PM · #3
Sorry Scott, now I feel bad...I've had that kind of luck before as well.

If you recently purchased a Nikon and have been "shopping around", post if this is a good deal. I know w/Costco, if you should return it...there is never a restocking fee. Not sure, but I think the return is even 30 days (or no limit at all).
05/03/2008 04:03:15 PM · #4
Aww no, please don't feel bad on my account. The camera and lens works, no lemons, takes great pictures, I really shouldn't have anything to complain about lol. :)
05/03/2008 04:06:20 PM · #5
Originally posted by bergiekat:

Sorry Scott, now I feel bad...I've had that kind of luck before as well.

If you recently purchased a Nikon and have been "shopping around", post if this is a good deal. I know w/Costco, if you should return it...there is never a restocking fee. Not sure, but I think the return is even 30 days (or no limit at all).


Dunno about in the US but at Costco in Canada you can return anything, ever. No questions asked, no time limit.
People buy big seasonal stuff like pedal-boats, use them for the summer and return them. An aquaintence says he buys a tv every year... well, he bought 1 tv and returns it every year for a new one. Now THAT is just tacky!
05/03/2008 04:27:13 PM · #6
Originally posted by BeeCee:

Originally posted by bergiekat:

Sorry Scott, now I feel bad...I've had that kind of luck before as well.

If you recently purchased a Nikon and have been "shopping around", post if this is a good deal. I know w/Costco, if you should return it...there is never a restocking fee. Not sure, but I think the return is even 30 days (or no limit at all).


Dunno about in the US but at Costco in Canada you can return anything, ever. No questions asked, no time limit.
People buy big seasonal stuff like pedal-boats, use them for the summer and return them. An aquaintence says he buys a tv every year... well, he bought 1 tv and returns it every year for a new one. Now THAT is just tacky!


Costco in the US has just recently changed their return rule. Cameras and other select electronic equipment are only returnable in the first 90 days. However, anything else can be returned whenever. I know someone that is in charge of the returns at a local Costco, and was told that people used to return computers every year to get a new one...same with tv's. I've also been told that if you bought something before the rule change went into effect, you can still return it "one more time".

I have returned something over a year old to costco before with no questions asked....but it was obvious why I was returning it.
05/03/2008 04:28:51 PM · #7
Originally posted by BeeCee:

Originally posted by bergiekat:

Sorry Scott, now I feel bad...I've had that kind of luck before as well.

If you recently purchased a Nikon and have been "shopping around", post if this is a good deal. I know w/Costco, if you should return it...there is never a restocking fee. Not sure, but I think the return is even 30 days (or no limit at all).


Dunno about in the US but at Costco in Canada you can return anything, ever. No questions asked, no time limit.
People buy big seasonal stuff like pedal-boats, use them for the summer and return them. An aquaintence says he buys a tv every year... well, he bought 1 tv and returns it every year for a new one. Now THAT is just tacky!


That's a reason why so many electronics stores have close in the past couple years around here.
05/03/2008 04:29:50 PM · #8
Originally posted by bergiekat:

Sorry Scott, now I feel bad...I've had that kind of luck before as well.

If you recently purchased a Nikon and have been "shopping around", post if this is a good deal. I know w/Costco, if you should return it...there is never a restocking fee. Not sure, but I think the return is even 30 days (or no limit at all).


Also some credit cards with give you back the difference, but might not work with costco because they require a membership.
05/03/2008 04:39:55 PM · #9
Now when they start discounting the body only then it will get interesting.
05/03/2008 04:43:36 PM · #10
That's too bad cos I just want to upgrade the body only.
05/03/2008 04:48:40 PM · #11
Originally posted by togtog:

Yeah that one sale seriously burns my bits off. Two days after I purchased my D300 and 18-200mm lens it goes on sale everywhere $300 off that same combo. However the restocking fee on a D300 and 18-200mm is $260, plus $20 shipping, so I would only save $20 in the long run returning it. Really a sore spot, however a great deal for everyone else.


Most places have 30 day price guarantees. If it goes on sale anywhere within 30 days of you purchasing it, you can get the difference back. Had you tried that?
05/03/2008 09:21:11 PM · #12
Originally posted by XMountaineer:


Costco in the US has just recently changed their return rule. Cameras and other select electronic equipment are only returnable in the first 90 days. However, anything else can be returned whenever.


Yup, was in today and that's the policy here now too :(
05/05/2008 01:53:03 PM · #13
Originally posted by darnold:

Originally posted by togtog:

Yeah that one sale seriously burns my bits off. Two days after I purchased my D300 and 18-200mm lens it goes on sale everywhere $300 off that same combo. However the restocking fee on a D300 and 18-200mm is $260, plus $20 shipping, so I would only save $20 in the long run returning it. Really a sore spot, however a great deal for everyone else.


Most places have 30 day price guarantees. If it goes on sale anywhere within 30 days of you purchasing it, you can get the difference back. Had you tried that?


I purchased it from Buydig.com, they do not appear to offer any form of price protection. So ah well. I am getting over it, $300 is a lot, but it will fade over time, a dollar a day for 10 months. Everyone should drink less coffee and more water. :)

And like I said, I am in love with my D300 and lens, I am thankful that it is not a lemon in any shape or form, because even with B&H I would have trouble, no returns if your camera has taken over 200 shots, I took 200 in the first hour, lol.

Anyway thanks for the advice. :)
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