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    Cambridge World?

    I'm looking in the Widelux f8 camera. At the moment there seems to be a lack of used cameras. Cambridge World has them for $1675.00 - new? Anyone dealt with them? They use paypal so there is some consumer protection - but I am rather reluctant to deal with a firm that I don't know. Perhaps I should just wait for some to appear on the used market.

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    I would tread carefully. I just looked them up on ResellerRatings.com.

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    Did you talk to someone from Cambridge World to make sure they actually have one? They list a lot that they don't have. Be careful if you order online.
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    Charlatans, pure and simple, especially when it comes to unusual or expensive items. They've always been that way, and presumably always will.

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    I've bought from Cambridge when I could walk into the store, see the item, and pay for it on the spot, because they do have a fairly deep stock of discontinued products new in the box. I don't know that they have a storefront anymore, but I wouldn't buy from them any other way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JLP View Post
    Did you talk to someone from Cambridge World to make sure they actually have one? They list a lot that they don't have. Be careful if you order online.
    JLP is completely correct...be very, very careful.

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    I bought my first zoom lens from them almost 30 years ago, a "Cambron" 80-210 if I recall. A complete piece of junk. You get what you pay for but I still felt ripped off. More recently I was looking for a foot switch for a Jobo timer which they had "in stock" so I bought it on the website but the transaction never occurred. I was never billed but I did not think it was worth the effort. I agree with David.
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    they are satan's spawn. check out what the bbb has on file about them

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    "Be ve-e-e-e-w-w-y caawweful."

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    Time for the way back machine... Years and years ago when I voraciously read every issue of Modern Photography and Popular Photography, Cambridge Camera would run multi-page ads with every issue. They were schlokmeisters then, and apparently they still are. One wonders how they stay in business with a reputation like that.
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