In my search for my first DSLR Camera I've been doing tons of research and driving my hubby crazy with all the photography lingo I've been using lately, so I decided to stop pestering him and talk to some of my friends who share my same love of photography and I'm so glad I did. My friend Edith's boyfriend is a professional photographer and when he heard that I was going to purchase my first DSLR camera he insisted I purchase it through a company named B&H located in New York and I can't thank him enough for his advice. B&H has an enormous selection of new, used and *factory refurbished photo, video and lighting equipment; their staff is friendly and knowledgeable, their return policies and warranties are reassuring (even on their used and refurbished equipment) and their prices are great. After spending some time on their website and speaking to their staff personally, I decided to purchase a refurbished Nikon and two refurbished lenses from B&H and in doing so I saved over $400, paid no taxes (because they're in New York) and was able to make my purchase two months earlier than I expected. My camera should arrive any day now and I'm hoping that my review of B&H will be even better when it does!
Photo courtesy of: "Scott Beale / Laughing Squid"
*If you get "factory refurbished" then that means a demo model, or one that was pulled from the production line for some reason (QC perhaps) and was inspected by factory service technicians, made like new (no marks or dings) and placed in a factory refurb box then sold to a reputable company like Adorama or B&H. - The Photo Forum