View Full Version : Would You Buy a Lens at Amazon?
12-01-2006, 01:27 PM
I found this:
Would you trust buying a lens from them???
I found it at B&H for 74.95 plus shipping...so it's more there, but I'm concerned about getting a lens from amazon...would you?
ETA that I bit the bullet and bought it at Amazon!! It comes in 3-5 business days!!
12-01-2006, 01:41 PM
I've never ordered a lens through them, but with books I've never been dissapointed.
12-01-2006, 01:47 PM
Hey, I have that same one on my wish list!
I've never ordered a lens from Amazon, but I probably would because I've never had any problems ordering from them before.
12-01-2006, 02:00 PM
I've never heard anything bad about amazon.
12-01-2006, 02:09 PM
I bought my dRebel and the 50mm lens from Amazon with NO problems!
12-01-2006, 02:09 PM
We ordered our coffee maker from Amazon (among other things like books, cds, toys, etc.) and haven't had any problems. I think probably the only thing I wouldn't be able to bring myself to buy from Amazon would be a diamond. Well, maybe. If the deal were exceptional, it provided the specs and included proper certification. :lol See....I can be talked into anything.
12-01-2006, 02:14 PM
I ordered that same lens from them and it arrived yesterday. (It took about a week to get here.) I haven't gotten to check out the lens since it's a Christmas present from my dh to me. :)
12-01-2006, 02:49 PM
I bought my XT on Amazon. The only thing I'd be wary of is some of the marketplace sellers, but Amazon itself should be absolutely fine.
12-01-2006, 02:51 PM
Hee hee Susan I love your updated avatar! ;-)
12-01-2006, 04:57 PM
I'd probably buy nearly anything from amazon, and I would certainly not hesitate to buy a lens from them, too. In fact, I'll just ditto Shannon, except that I didn't buy a coffee maker from them, though I did just buy dd's Sony camera (for a Christmas gift) from them. I'll add that, like Lauren, this confidence doesn't necessarily extend to their marketplace sellers; I'd probably wait until I could get it from amazon directly.
12-01-2006, 05:20 PM
I've bought all but one of my lenses there! I'm an Amazon Prime member so you can't beat free 2 day shipping on a $1200 lens (the most expensive one I've bought there).
I have never been dissappointed by amazon. One time I got a cd that was cracked when I opened it... there was a new one in my mailbox two days later, before I even sent the bad one back!
12-01-2006, 06:32 PM
I bought that exact lens on there plus another one that was close to 1000. Plus many many other assorted goodies! I have never had a problem! I need to renew my amazon prime I got so used to that second day air.
12-01-2006, 07:02 PM
I just bought my lens (same one!) on there tonight :)
12-01-2006, 07:25 PM
I bought both my Rebel XT and a lens from there - no regrets.
12-01-2006, 07:44 PM
What's this PRIME membership you mentioned?
12-02-2006, 08:26 AM
You get Free second day air and overnight shipping is 3.99 on all amazon products. It doesn't count for other stores sellthing through amazon but I found it to be well worth it! It is 79 dollars for a year :)
12-02-2006, 08:35 AM
and I think you can get it for three months for free... after 3 months of ordering stuff and getting it shipped to you for free you get really used to it.. I used to not order just a single cd because I didn't want to pay shipping, now I place like 5 orders a day... LOL
12-02-2006, 08:45 AM
I know I got too used to it! Most stuff comes out of Nevada and that is like 2 hours away from me so even 2nd day would come over night. I just loved that. I am going to renew after Christmas!
12-02-2006, 12:14 PM
Just placed my order for one today!!!!
12-03-2006, 08:38 AM
Wow - I can't believe all of you that have purchased so much from Amazon! I am still an internet purchaser newbie and I really only saw amazon as books and CD's - LOL!!!
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