Sams Club or Walmart cameras

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Bowest
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Sams Club or Walmart cameras
Oct 1, 2012

I was going to get a T4i or 7D from sams club or walmart but after talking with some photo freaks I was told that the cameras from Walmart and Sams are not the same quality as one from a better store such as Best Buy or one of the major photo stores online. Is this true? Now I don't want to shop at walmart or sams for a camera.

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In reply to Bowest, Oct 1, 2012

Bowest wrote:

I was going to get a T4i or 7D from sams club or walmart but after talking with some photo freaks I was told that the cameras from Walmart and Sams are not the same quality as one from a better store such as Best Buy or one of the major photo stores online. Is this true? Now I don't want to shop at walmart or sams for a camera.

They're fulla crap. Don't believe anything else they tell you.

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In reply to Bowest, Oct 1, 2012

that's joke and ridiculous that's not at all.
they are genuine cameras at sams/costco/walmart vs BestBuy.
Canon/Nikon Brand dont make pajamas for outlet

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In reply to Bowest, Oct 1, 2012

The guy at STS told me the the same thing about tires when I asked him to pricematch Sam's Club and it was total BS. WM/Sam's do sell models of electronics that are specifically manufactured for them and often these models are made with inferior parts, but if the model number is exactly the same, it's the same camera.

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In reply to B1ackhat, Oct 1, 2012

Sometimes Sams Club and Costco sell a previous model of a camera, but, as mentioned, if the model number is the same the camera is the same as you would buy anywhere else.

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In reply to Bowest, Oct 2, 2012

LOL, I heard of this before but they were talking about lenses. A friend of mine had told me not to buy camera lens at Walmart as they are of lower quality. BS!

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Marty Too
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In reply to Dimension7, Oct 2, 2012

There were (and may still be) some Sony TV models that were available at Wal-Mart and no where else. The model numbers were different from the lines sold elsewhere.

Years ago I was able to talk Ritz Camera into matching Wal-Mart. I did this when they offered me the extended warranty. I made the deal that I would buy the warranty of they matched the price. This was a film camera purchased in 1999.

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In reply to Marty Too, Oct 2, 2012

Wal-Mart is considered a very difficult store for a manufactuer to even get into in order to sell their wares. Very competitive, and with a very low profit margin. I have never heard any of this stuff about cameras, but have heard this about tires made by major manufacturers.

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In reply to Bowest, Oct 3, 2012

WalMart/Sam's, Costco have the same cameras as retail box stores in which you pay higher prices for. I'm a Costco member and they have better return policies than BB or online stores. The only problem is that Costco has limited selections to choose from but they include accessories that other retailers don't include ie memory cards, case and free prints!

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