OK, I'm one of those shoppers who takes a crazy amount of time to make sure that I'm making the right decision when I'm purchasing anything over $200. Heck, if I'm spending my own money, then I want the best product and price that I can get within the budget! That said, in my search for a replacement camera for the Sony DSC-H50 which fell from the roof of my car, I relentlessly searched for two weeks to find the right camera for my needs. My choice was the Pan DMC-FZ200K. Now, after comparing a multitude of websites (No less than qty 30), and checking with my local stores, it became apparent that 42nd Street Photo was the clear winner. High percentage of favorable reviews, easy-to-navigate website, and nice - low prices won me over. They've been in business for almost as long as I've been alive - over 40 years... they must be doing something right!
After making an online order, the process flowed seamlessly. Placed the order on 11/24/13, received a UPS tracking # on 11/25/13 with a est delivery date of 12/4/13. Nice package recvd at my door a day early on 12/3/13. Not bad timing at all when you consider that it was Thanxgiving week in the middle. Nice job 42nd Street Photo! A+++
I am extremely satisfied with the Panasonic DMC-FZ200 camera that I got from 42nd Street Photo. Once it was picked up by UPS I got my camera in 2 days and in perfect condition. You can trust these guys with all your electronic needs. Unlike some other online retailers. I was going to buy this camera from another retailer but they were telling me a bunch of lies how the camera didn't come with a battery and charger and that it's been that way for a couple of years. I never heard such a thing in my life.
We were very happy with 42nd Street Photo...we ordered the Canon SX-50 camera.
The order went thru right away...they called to make sure we ordered everything we
might need...kept us informed of when we would receive the camera, etc. It arrived sooner than what we would have thought. Everything was correct with the order
(everything in box as expected)...The camera is great...takes tremendous pictures, lots
of features, easy to use. We would not hesitate to place future orders with 42nd Street
Photo. Thank you.
I bought a Canon EOS Rebel Digital T3 12.2 MP Camera W/ 18-55mm IS II Lens, from 42 street photo and was absolutely blown away by the exceptional service I had recieved from a gentleman named Jonathon. I live in Sydney, Australia and have been shopping online for a camera when this website came up. From the moment I ordered the product , to the day I recieved it, Jonathon kept in constant contact, making sure everything was to my liking. He explained the different varieties of cameras and lenses to me, as I'm just an amateur with a camera. It's good to know, that there are people that love what they do so much, that they can offer so much assistance and experience, over and above the normal standard of customer service. I would not have recieved this service in Australia. Jonathon is an asset to his company, and an exceptional person to deal with..
I bought a G3 body and fell in love with it and wanted to buy another one. Turned out it had been discontinued and another one at a similar price that I paid could not be found. Looking to the next best GX1 body, I discovered that it too had been discontinued except 42nd Street Photo had stock and at an unbeatable price. Ordering online was easy and quick (just as easy as it was by phone in the film days) and the order was confirmed, processed, shipped and delivered in very short order.
We were met by an arrogant clerk who had a non smiling attitude and did not seem to be service minded at all. Every question were met by an arrogant answer with a tired attitude. We needed a camera (the one we had were stolen) and we knew approximately what we would buy but needed qualfied answers. They came with an not charming and arrogant Attitude.
When we should pay he had added over 200$ to the Price! Trying to make us as the fools until he realized that he was wrong. We got the impression that he tried to cheat us.
Price is Good but be Aware when they make the invoice.
My wife and I were looking to buy a Canon Rebel t3i before the birth of our first child. The best price we found on it was with 42ndst. We have received the Camera and are happy with our order. Someone form the company did call and try to upsell us to a package which included some kind of extended life battery and some filters. The Camera has digital filters and we have not had any problems with the battery life. Maybe a more advanced user would need those things. This is our first Digital SLR so while our need for advanced filters and battery might increase as our skill increases, so far we haven't missed the extras.
I was looking for Sony RX100 camera for a long time. It is expensive camera and this stopped me from buying it. When I was looking for reviews I have found that 42 shop has 90$ off of original price that pushed me and I bought it. Shipping and delivery was quite fast. Company representative called me to check which options for delivery I would like to have. Camera is great, photos at night look good and sharp. 42photo made it happen and I glad to find them. For small improvements I would like to recommend them to improve online site, add login area, e-mail notifications on shipping, etc, make it more like amazon has. Thanks
Have been buying most of our camera gear from 42nd for many years, they have never let us down. Wanted to purchase another Canon point and shoot, discovered the S95 was discontinued :-( Did some research and discovered the great little camera was replaced with the S110. Further research confirmed that 42nd had a competitive price. Placed the order, paid with credit card, got the obligatory email from 42nd about what else do we need. No problem, the gear was shipped. Happy again! Thanks for being there for us 42nd Street!
I got a great camera at a great price. The only hitch was that I ordered it Sunday with 3-day-select shipping, but I got a call Monday from a salesperson who wanted me to buy a memory card to go with it. That upsell call apparently delayed shipping and I didn't get a notice that it shipped until Tuesday night. Fortunately it was shipped just in time for this trip.
If I place an order and pay for 3-day-select shipping, then it should be obvious I want it shipped ASAP, not 2 days later. Fortunately it worked out this time.
I wanted to buy the Canon T4i for making videos. I searched Amazon.com and thought the price was reasonable. I checked 42Photo.com and saw the price difference, had no thought about it and ordered my Camera. Other than the great price I was given, the camera was in my hands in about 2 days. Now I can take great photos and videos with my camera, and have had no problems. Everything was great from the service to the camera. This should be the first place to be checked for your photography needs, from amateurs to professionals.
i have looking to buy a canon T4i for 8 months and have been checking prices periodically at different places online and in store. The price i got at 42nd photo beat everyone. i will definately purchase from this company again. They also called me before they shipped just to make sure i was familiar with the camera and knew the special card i needed to get. Thanks for a pleasant experience.
First of all, the camera I purchased was 100 dollars less than anyone else online and in store. Incredible pricing!
Secondly free shipping
Thirdly: when I placed my order I received a call from them the next day asking if I needed any additional items, and if I preferred signature upon delivery for my camera.
Fourthly, reliable fast shipping, product was packaged well.
will DEFINITELY purchase from again.
Prior to my purchase from 42nd Street Photo, I had placed an order for a Canon T4i with the lowest priced retailer available through the Internet. However, after waiting 2 weeks for the order to be shipped and not being to properly talk with any agent of theirs, I cancelled my order with them. I was skeptical of running into another low-price retailer when I found that 42nd Street had the lowest price for the body of the T4i. However, I took the plunge and ordered. My experience couldn't have been better. The product was shipped the very same day and it arrived on the day it was supposed to. It was very well packaged and came with some surprise freebies as well. I will certainly be going back to them for my other photographic needs. Thanks.
Shopping with 42nd street photo was an excellent experience! I got the camera I wanted for a cheaper price than anywhere else I found. It was shipped out right away and I got it within a couple days! I will definitely shop with 42nd street again!
I recently bought a new Lumix GX1 from 42nd Photo. I made the purchase online and everything was shipped as advertised and quick! I've shopped at other stores in the area but this one rates up there for price and product availability. I would purchase from here again in the future.
Quality Excellent Appeal Excellent Service Excellent
I bought camcorder Canon HF-G10 from 42nd Street Photo after many hours of searching and comparing the prices from Canon online store, Amazon, Best Buy, eBay, Adorama, Beach camera, only 42nd St Photo had the best price. Also 42nd St Photo had good customer service when I called for product information. Fast shipping and good tracking service throught the shipper. Store customer service email me the product shipping info. A++ for 42nd St Photo, will buy from this photo store again.
Pros: Knowing EXACTLY what I was looking for, I was able to find the product with ease on their website. There were no surprises with the pricing - the list price found by search engines was exactly what I paid & their offer of free shipping was just that: free!
Cons: The only reservation I have for a full 5-star recommendation is the usability of the website: the search tool is mediocre, its results cannot be sorted or further narrowed, and the overall design is graphics-heavy, cluttered, and inelegant.
So I was a bit wary having read some mixed reviews but my experience was really pretty great. I researched the camera online, found that 42nd photo had the best price and ordered it online a bit nervously this past Sat. By Tuesday, I had still no email of a shipping tracking number so I went to the 42nd photo website and clicked order status. I was immediately given a tracking number which I plugged into the UPS website, which informed me the order had already arrived near my town and was out on the truck for delivery. This was a pleasant surprise as I had selected 7-10 days free shipping as my option. I got home today after work and sure enough it was outside my garage! I opened up the package and everything looks great! No-one called to bug me about buying an additional items--although I will admit I did put that in my comments line as I was ordering online!
This was too easy. Lowest price (by far), quick shipping, product as advertised. Will be looking to buy from 42nd street again.
What with all the unfilled promises of Internet vendors today regarding pricing, "bait-and switch" selling, delivery, and customer service in general, it was a pleasure to do business with 42nd Street Photo. I recently bought a Panasonic FZ200 Camera from them at what I believe was the lowest available price on the Internet and it was delivered on time with all package components in great shape. I will be doing business with them again in the future as they provided the rarest commodity in sales today - living up to what you agreed to do - thanks 42nd Street!.
42nd St Photo had the lowest price I could locate anywhere on the internet for the Canon Powershot SX260. The shipping was free and my order was shipped promptly via UPS. The camera was exactly what I ordered and included what was ordered. I would order again from 42nd St Photo.
I was looking to buy the canon rebel T3i. This was to be my first dslr purchase and I noticed even this camera, as an entry level dslr, was quire expensive.(to me at least) So as anyone would I shopped around. I can across 42 photo. They were selling the camera for $527 over the suggested retail of $700. It was a deal that seemed to great to be true. This wasn't just the camera body either, it came with the kit lenses. I was a little sceptical because of just how amazing the price was. Did some research and found them to be a good company. Placed my order and received my package in a timely matter. They even threw in a little cleaning kit for it.
VERY GOOD COMPANY! Do not be at all discouraged to buy from them if you see a really low price. They are just awesome.
Unbocking video of the package I got if you would like to see for yourself-
This was the best purchasing experience I ever had on the net. The price was well below every other site. I had to call customer service to finish the order and they were amazing. They walked me through the entire process in no time. I used three day delivery and somehow my purchase showed up by noon the next day.
This is my 2nd camera from this company and it was cheaper, no shipping and handling, plus no taxes !! Can you imagine that !! Incredible but truth . Thanks , RRR.
My first camera was the same thing,so I decided to buy this one again from this company. They didn't call me to buy a card or extra battery , so I am glad now.Thanks, RRR
I ordered a new Sony A57 body from 42nd Street Photo, because it has the best price. Soon after I placed order, I notice beside a lot of good reviews, there are some bad reviews about it like upselling lying etc. I was a little worried. But to my surprise I got the camera 2 days later (I chose free shipping the website says item will arrive in 7 business days). It also includes a cleaning kit, which is their gift. Everything was as advertised and the camera works fine (took me several days to test it). I have to say I am very satisfied with the purchase. They also offer me another gift if I write this review. Maybe I am just lucky!?
We were looking to buy a Canon EOS T3i DSLR and found 42nd Street Photo to be the cheapest. The camera came new with a lens --absolutely perfect. No complaints with the product. However, a sales guy from the store called my cell phone the day after the sale to ask me to call him to verify my order. I don't get cell signal at work, so I called the number back during my commute home. I left my office number and requested a call back after 9am. He called my cell again shortly before noon the next day and left a message, so I called him back from my office phone to find out what needed to be verified. He said I had forgot to select whether I needed a signature on the package (I don't remember there being an option at all, Hmm.. I thought), and I declined. He then told me the camera didn't include a memory card, which I answered that I knew that already and didn't need one --I already had a SanDisk 32GB Class 10 30MB/s SDHC card. He then said the T3i *needed* a 700X memory card (120MB/s) and wouldn't work properly without one. I thought that was odd, given I had used my 30MB/s 32GB card in my other 1080p HD camcorders without a glitch. He then offered me a $50 price cut on the T3i if I bought their 8GB 700X SDHC card, with their card discounted to $149. I only had a budget of $500 to begin with, which I was pushing a bit for this purchase, so I had to decline. The sales guy then replied OK and said he was going to ship the camera that day, which he did. After hanging up, I went online, read the T3i's manual, which mentioned the 1080p30 data rate was somewhere around 330MB per minute, so my 30MB per second SHDC card was just fine for recording. In no way did I *need* a 700X SDHC card --it was a sales gimmick. Anyway, I'm happy with the camera at an unbelievable price --cheaper than refurbished. I am glad I had the courage and skepticism to say "No" to the sales guy.
Look, you will get low prices from 42photo.com.
But you will get none of the "take my money and leave me alone" satisfaction with Amazon or Buy or other reputable retailers.
They are aggressively low priced to entice people and then hit them with vague and contradictory follow up sales pitches. If you know this and simply call it out, you will get a product with a low price.
If you can't handle the phone confrontation and "working" for your low price, buy from Amazon.
I don't like it, but I saved 5% off Amazon's price on a $600+ camera. The savings will get me a charger and two spare batteries from Ebay. I just had to fend off a chump. Could be worse. First world problems, people.
But, I do think it ridiculous, nonetheless.
Adam Brian Carrier found this review useful
Internet order placed on 8/19/2012 for Sony NEX-7 camera @ $1179, the best price we could find. Received the item as described on 8/27/2012. Nobody called us to sell additional item. Smooth and fast transaction.
I just bought a Nikon 3100 for my wife. She has loved a Nikon camera since 2004, but we have waited (almost 8 years) until we could get a good one with a reasonable price. We got the best price from 42nd Street. They also delivered it for free and in just two business days. Awesome!
The sales call following my order made me feel uncomfortable. I was told I need an additional bigger battery, because the included one is a "demo" battery "good for 20 minutes". Also they tried to substitute my item with a different color, which I refused. I was ready to cancel my order towards the end of the call. This call business also seemed to delay the shipping by a day or two, while I was returning their call during their business hours.
I received the camera promptly in one day after the call. The packaging was adequate, the camera works fine, and the free cleaning kit was included. The camera box wasn't sealed, but I can't say if it supposed to be.
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