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Old April 27th, 2004, 02:08 PM   #1
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Panasonic DVX100A Price?

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I have the chance to buy a Panasonic dvx100a from a reliable dealer who gets cameras from Panasonic. He can get cameras called "B-stock" which were factory demo units that have been repackaged, and are sold with a warranty. I called panasonic and they confirmed both the dealer and these units. They are perfect in every way and cost $3200. Is that a good deal over a new one? They come sealed in a factory box exactly like a new unit.
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Old April 27th, 2004, 02:56 PM   #2
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As long as the warranty is as good as a regular Panasonic warranty, and as long as you have the option to purchase an extended warranty of some sort (recommended), I don't see a problem with this at all. It's a pretty good price if Panasonic is willing to put their warranty where their mouth is...

I would also guess that a factory demo unit would get handled much less than a retail outlet demo unit, but I'm just guessing there.
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Old April 27th, 2004, 07:00 PM   #3
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A brand new unit from an authorized dealer will cost about $3450 or so. That's about 7% more or, if you look at it another way, you're getting a b-stock unit from (likely) an unauthorized dealer, for only a 7% discount. If it was 25% off, I might be tempted. But investing $3200 in something that may or may not be what they say, may have had a lot of use or a little, may or may not have a US warranty... I'd say pass. Buy from an authorized reseller and save yourself some headaches.
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Old April 27th, 2004, 09:24 PM   #4
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$3200 & $3450?? I just saw on the internet on a website they advertised it for $2600...same DVX100A !!!! How come..???
Good dealer has good rating and background on the internet so I dont see no reason not to trust them...
But now seeing you guys write these prices it makes me wonder...
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Old April 27th, 2004, 10:04 PM   #5
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Because the people selling it at $2650 are not authorized dealers. They don't buy their cameras from Panasonic. Where do they buy them from? Who knows? They could be stolen. They could be imported from Malaysia. Will it have a US warranty? Will it have a Canadian warranty? Dutch? Japanese? Who knows?Those cameras, if they exist at all, could be returns, defects, demo models, who knows what they are. But the one thing you can be guaranteed is, they were not bought from Panasonic USA. Panasonic only sells cameras to authorized dealers, and there is no authorized dealer that would sell it under about $3400.

You may as well buy it from someone selling it in a parking lot out of the back of a van. It's about as legit as buying from one of those gray-market dealers.
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Old April 27th, 2004, 10:56 PM   #6
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<<<-- Originally posted by Barry Green : Because the people selling it at $2650 are not authorized dealers. They don't buy their cameras from Panasonic. Where do they buy them from? Who knows? -->>>

Plus on top of that they may have a scam where you have to pay $400 for the battery charger and $400 for the battery in order to get the camera for $2600. Otherwise they just won't ship it to you.
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Old April 28th, 2004, 02:22 AM   #7
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I thinkpeter at birns and sawyer in hollywood (reputable, authorized) is selling the dvx100's (not sure about the A or no) for what the b stock camera was going for.
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If we've said it once, we've said it 1,000 times. The difference between a competitive price and an unbelievable price is truth. While the old quote, "There's a new sucker born every minute" is absolutely true, don't be someone's new sucker.

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Old May 5th, 2004, 05:32 PM   #9
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dvx 100a pricing

infinity cameras.com is selling the dvx 100a for 2199.00 but when i talk to them it costs 500.00 dollars just for the power supply, i'm really new to cameras, is this the standard price for the powersupply, or could i buy the camera through this store and maybe find a powersupply cheaper somewhere else?
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What you encountered is exactly the type of behavior that we so often warn against. These shops are bottom-feeders just waiting for the uninformed customers. That "power supply" is part of the standard kit.

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