A77 II - Purchasing Discussion (non technology factors)

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K E Hoffman
K E Hoffman Senior Member • Posts: 5,102
A77 II - Purchasing Discussion (non technology factors)


Well.. I am being a bit irresponsible since we had some unexpected money happen and I am 90% sure this weekend I am pulling the trigger.

I am overthinking the purchase vs. going on impulse.


Coverage:  (Cost vs Service level etc)

  • Extended warranty  (with damage or not)
  • Sony vs Mack vs Amazon SmartGuaud ($70 for 4 years most accidents covered etc, got it on A77)
  • Rider on renters insurance ($70 a year for all my lenses and camera) 

Likelihood of exchange

  • local dealer (access, speed, vs inventory)
  • Amazon (shipping, great return service, larger inventory)

Local Dealer Discussion

They let me try camera, pulled it out of a package, even when I as clear I was not ready to buy. But not the final reason I am buying.

IF the price was the same it would be a no brainer,.. would you pay the 9.2% sales tax $100 on the body vs. from online that can deliver in one day or less for free and does great returns and exchanges (Amazon Fulfilled)

I am curious to hear how others view this..  Service was given, but without it I would still have bought the camera.

I am interested in experience and any constructive discussion..  of above topics related to what you thing about past the camera when buying

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 K E Hoffman's gear list:K E Hoffman's gear list
Canon EOS 450D Nikon 1 J1 Sony a6500 Sony E 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 OSS Sony E 50mm F1.8 OSS +3 more
Sony a77 II Sony SLT-A77
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