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Old 12th October 2011, 11:10   #8551
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the deal is really good, but for me shelling 38k for D550 is not making much sense as compared to D3100 courtesy : a you tube video of D3100 vs D550 by Digital Rev and one more review of D3100 which shows that it is more easy to handle
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You can try Ebby Cam world, located in Spencer Plaza phase 2. I had a good experience with then when I got my 550D. I dont think the UV filter is of much use, but again check with the others on the forum. I dont use them to protect my lens (which is what I think is their primary use).

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Thanks for the update. I called and get the price of 26.7K for Nikon 3100 pack.

I also heard from other forums that some got it for 26K in Chennai. Is it the least quote on Nikon 3100? I am trying with few more dealers listed in Nikon india webpage. I prefer only the shops listed here to check and buy.
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the deal is really good, but for me shelling 38k for D550 is not making much sense as compared to D3100
Hey, no!!! I didn't ,mean that you buy 550D only. Sorry if it sounded like that. You buy what's best for you.
My focus was on BUYING ONLINE as you will get better deal online than through a authorised dealer , be it D3100/D5100 or 550D.
Even for 29K for D3100 you are getting good accessories as freebies on letsbuy.com
All the best with your camera hunt
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After several reviews and comparisons, I decided to buy my first dslr - Nikon D3100 (it is within my budget).

Can anyone from Chennai help me on where can I get best price? (I don't prefer online purchase). The price quote I got is Nikon 3100 with kit lense, bag and 4gb card - aug2011 model - 27.5K (with Hoya UV filter). Is it a good deal?

Shall I go for filter or without filter? Without filter, the cost is 27K.
Try smartshoppers.in, they have an outlet near Ritchie street. If you haven't bought it yet, I can check and let you know the best price.
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@VijayK - The list price for the D3100 is about 29.5K. Get it from a dealer you can trust.
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Old 12th October 2011, 13:48   #8556
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Hey, no!!! I didn't ,mean that you buy 550D only. Sorry if it sounded like that. You buy what's best for you.
no my friend, you never sounded that way, its was my opinion that i am thinking for myself because i am trying to justify myself to go for D3100 instead of D550

thanks for your inputs for helping me in giving links for online purchase
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Try smartshoppers.in, they have an outlet near Ritchie street. If you haven't bought it yet, I can check and let you know the best price.
Thanks Krishna.

I will be buying it by this Saturday. So before end of Friday, if I get any good deal with any Ďauthorizedí dealer in Chennai, I will get from there. Thanks in advance for your help and you may PM me the best quote if any.

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@VijayK - The list price for the D3100 is about 29.5K. Get it from a dealer you can trust.
Thanks Onegative. Actually I am looking for better price than the list price from the authorized dealer.
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This baby arrived today from B&H - Pentax DA* 300mm f4. Another contribution towards the bottmless money pit .

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Thanks for the update. I called and get the price of 26.7K for Nikon 3100 pack.

I also heard from other forums that some got it for 26K in Chennai. Is it the least quote on Nikon 3100? I am trying with few more dealers listed in Nikon india webpage. I prefer only the shops listed here to check and buy.
vijay, check out the Ebay deals of this week, you can get D3100 for the price you have indicated from a Chennai dealer with Nikon warranty.
However the same model deal was much better couple of weeks back.

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This baby arrived today from B&H - Pentax DA* 300mm f4. Another contribution towards the bottmless money pit
Congrats. It looks real good C300! Now we're waiting for some test shots. :-)

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This baby arrived today from B&H.....
Congrats, tell us something about the shipping, duty, days taken etc. would be a useful piece of info for many. Did your username here prompt you to buy one ? LOL

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Congrats......Now we're waiting for some test shots......
We were blessed to see some test shots from another 300mm and hope its not in sleep mode now

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vijay, check out the Ebay deals of this week, you can get D3100 for the price you have indicated from a Chennai dealer with Nikon warranty.
However the same model deal was much better couple of weeks back.

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Thanks Habanero. I am actually looking to buy from dealer shop here for that price.

Can anyone please confirm whether we get mini HDMI cable along with the Nikon 3100 pack? If not so, how much (and any good brand) I need to spend to buy a one?
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Congrats, tell us something about the shipping, duty, days taken etc. would be a useful piece of info for many. Did your username here prompt you to buy one ? LOL
Shipped from NY to Melbourne in a week. No duties paid in Aus. Usually they charge 10% duty for imports above 1k AUD but its a random scan. B&H usually provides 3 shipping options - FedEx, UPS or US Post International Express. I went with US Post given the chances of customs stoppage were much lower compared to UPS and FedEx.

Adorama doesn't offer US Post so its a no-no for items above 1k.

Shipping charges were around 80 USD and the tracking was accurate with up to date online status updates.

This was my first transaction with B&H and I am highly impressed. They also offer 30 day return with full refund.

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We were blessed to see some test shots from another 300mm and hope its not in sleep mode now
Good point . Havent seen any pics from that 300mm in a while.
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Thanks Habanero. I am actually looking to buy from dealer shop here for that price.

Can anyone please confirm whether we get mini HDMI cable along with the Nikon 3100 pack? If not so, how much (and any good brand) I need to spend to buy a one?
HDMI cable is NOT included, I bought on ebay for Rs.315.
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.....This was my first transaction with B&H and I am highly impressed......
I had 3 transactions in the past, always received through Fedex without a reason to worry, but the shipping & duty makes me never buy again !! Now I look for people who are coming on vacation, so that I save the shipping and duty But some items are available in India for a marginal difference, its always better to cross check the local online dealers.
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