Hoping for a sticky This thread will be updated with those retailers who we on 6GA have personally dealt with and recommend. Conversely, those we have dealt with and won't recommend. To the people starting out in photography: It's strongly encouraged that you only buy from sellers on this list. Deals that are "too good to be true" usually are! If you're in doubt about the place you want to do business with, check out a site like www.resellerratings.com or even Google the business name...you might be surprised that other people have fallen to the scam...but you don't have to. Please, if you had a negative experience, outline why, from who, and what steps they took to rectify the issue. Anyone who has had to return something, please outline how long it took to get an RMA number and get your refund or new product. Recommended Sellers: www.amazon.com (see note 1 below) www.bhphotovideo.com www.adorama.com www.cametacamera.com www.6ave.com www.keh.com (used gear) www.freestylephoto.biz (film and such) www.frugalphotographer.com (film) http://www.jr.com http://flashzebra.com/ (lighting accessories) http://paulcbuff.com/ (lighting accessories) http://www.abesofmaine.com/ http://www.danscamera.com/ Not recommended: http://www.47stphoto.com/ (see note 2) http://soniccameras.com/ (see note 3) http://www.wallstreetphoto.net (purchase at your own risk) Notes: 1. Amazon is like an "aggregate" site...they have resellers set up and sell through their site. Right under the price, you can see who is selling the product, or you can click on the link for "x New from $y" and choose someone else. Only items that say "sold and shipped by Amazon" are available for free shipping unless stated. Adorama and B&H offer free shipping on some things directly on their sites, and those sometimes carry over to Amazon. Also beware: Amazon has scam sites/store fronts operate since it's easy to sell from them. Do your research on any and every company if they're not on this list! 2. The bait and switch scam is probably the most prevalent on the net today. They lure you in with a low price, then claim the camera won't come with firmware, is a "gray market" camera so you need to order a warranty through them, no battery charger, or some accessory and try to make you pay more for them...which is, of course false on all counts. In the end, it becomes more expensive than buying from a reputable site. If they ask you for more money, before they ship what you ordered, cancel the order ASAP! Some even say cancel that credit card so they can't re-use your info. Google "Broadway Photo" and see the hoops they take you through to steal your money. 3. Extremely low or even high prices should tell you to stay away from that site.