Crazy Cameras Website


pkh27uk

Link Posted 20/07/2009 - 09:18
Recently I was browsing the web for circular polrizing filters for my K20D and happen to come across Crazy Cameras website and some of the DSLR accessories for sale on that website to me seemed too good to be true for the prices are exceptionally low and seem to have huge stocks of some very expensive items.

I was wondering if any of you guys can throw extra light on this issue and I feel it should be highlighted so that none of us should be conned of our money.

Your input is important and will help to get rid of these rogue traders.

Cheers

Prem
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Mannesty

Link Posted 20/07/2009 - 09:21
A link to the site would be useful.

I'm confused. What is the point of your post? On the one hand you mention "prices are exceptionally low and seem to have huge stocks of some very expensive items"

then "if any of you guys can throw extra light on this issue". What is the issue?
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Last Edited by Mannesty on 20/07/2009 - 09:40

Unlocker

Link Posted 20/07/2009 - 09:47
Pentax *istD & DA 16-45mm

Crazy price only :- 2518.99!!

My advice would be to steer well clear of that site!

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pkh27uk

Link Posted 20/07/2009 - 09:59
Thanks for your response. Its confusing to me as well. They offer reduced prices on Hoya Filters and other accessories at the same time have a link to buy it from Amazon.The web site seem to have pulled out the product reviews from amazon UK and put them on theirs. The forum has some interesting comments and experiences (see the link)by some of buyers.

He is not listed on Amazon as seller and somehow seems to have copied their reviews on to thier website. That sounds dodgy.
Last Edited by pkh27uk on 20/07/2009 - 10:10

grahamwalton

Link Posted 20/07/2009 - 10:08
They seem to be based in Oregan USA and post purchases to the UK.

Noticed Pentax K20d and 18-55 1427.99
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Graham

johnriley

Link Posted 20/07/2009 - 10:26
Sorry, links removed as that becomes basically an advert for a way into the mentioned sites.

Please just limit the question to has anyone heard anything or had dealings with this company.

Many thanks.
Best regards, John

pkh27uk

Link Posted 20/07/2009 - 10:33
Got it. I was trying to warn buyers of these sites.

johnriley

Link Posted 20/07/2009 - 10:35
No problem.
Best regards, John

greynolds999

Link Posted 20/07/2009 - 13:44
Try this. link Good laugh if nothing else. Looks like a typical get the money and damn customer service operation. But that may just be a handful of bad experiences.

I think they are essentially a glorified drop-shipping operation, which isn't necessarily bad, but don't expect your warranty to be worth much!
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aminstar

Link Posted 20/07/2009 - 15:02
johnriley wrote:
Sorry, links removed as that becomes basically an advert for a way into the mentioned sites.

Please just limit the question to has anyone heard anything or had dealings with this company.

Many thanks.

Sorry John
just wanted to be sure about the rules regarding links. So it means links to any resellers or outlets are not allowed to be uploaded here? I am just a bit confused, could you please just clarify so that I dont post something that is not allowed? I might be missing something here, because I do see links put up to resellers, but got confused on why this one was removed.

I am sorry if I have missed something but prefer to have it clear in my mind, that's all

Thanks

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johnriley

Link Posted 20/07/2009 - 15:23
Don't worry, if anything is not OK it will be mentioned.

Cast your mind back to when someone referred to a spam message that was hitting the Private Messages...they copied the message into the forum, thus repeating the dubious links, etc.

In this case it was just in case the destination website was a problem - we wouldn't want to be sending lots of people there unnecessarily, would we?

Links that are commercial advertising are also removed - for example some of the ones to online shops having everything from shoes to anything else not photographic.

It's not something that should normally worry anyone as common sense is the only thing that needs to be kept in mind.
Best regards, John

aminstar

Link Posted 20/07/2009 - 15:33
johnriley wrote:
Don't worry, if anything is not OK it will be mentioned.

Cast your mind back to when someone referred to a spam message that was hitting the Private Messages...they copied the message into the forum, thus repeating the dubious links, etc.

In this case it was just in case the destination website was a problem - we wouldn't want to be sending lots of people there unnecessarily, would we?

Links that are commercial advertising are also removed - for example some of the ones to online shops having everything from shoes to anything else not photographic.

It's not something that should normally worry anyone as common sense is the only thing that needs to be kept in mind.

Got it JR, thanks for that.
I was just afraid that I might have overstepped the line on couple of occasions that I had provided some links, that's all. Now I am fully clarified, and happy
Thanks

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pkh27uk

Link Posted 20/07/2009 - 21:35
Hello John Riley

I would love to visit one of the forum meets in Berks. As a novice I need all the info regarding how to go about using my K20D. I have no previous knowledge of DSLR, having said that, I have spent quite a bit to equip myself all the accessories to begin with.

Would like to know if its going to be useful for aperson like me to attend a forum meet or am I going to get lost in the techinical world of the event?

Your advice is much appreciated

Regards

Prem

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Last Edited by pkh27uk on 20/07/2009 - 21:37

johnriley

Link Posted 20/07/2009 - 21:39
Hi Prem

A group meet is only an occasional thing here at PU, but I'm sure you'd find people to help you and you would feel welcome and included.

Have you considered joining a Photographic Society? Many now cater properly for newcomers to digital photography and it could be a useful way to get "up to speed" quickly.

Otherwise, buy magazines, work through the CD/DVD tutorials, find a good book.....and any queations you have fee free to post them here on the forum!

Hope that helps!
Best regards, John

aminstar

Link Posted 20/07/2009 - 21:50
pkh27uk wrote:
Hello John Riley

I would love to visit one of the forum meets in Berks. As a novice I need all the info regarding how to go about using my K20D. I have no previous knowledge of DSLR, having said that, I have spent quite a bit to equip myself all the accessories to begin with.

Would like to know if its going to be useful for aperson like me to attend a forum meet or am I going to get lost in the techinical world of the event?

Your advice is much appreciated

Regards

Prem

K20D, DA 18-55mm / DA 55-300mm AF540FGZ
BG2, DL-150x2

Also another option if you want a good solid foundation to build on think of attending one of the workshop sessions that Daniel Bridges runs.

Check him here on link profile and you can see his website also or even send him a PM and discuss your requirements. A very friendly and helpful chap . It could be what you are looking for.
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