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Old Sep 21st 2007, 7:46 am
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Hoping to visit US next month.
I want to buy a camcorder. Would this be the right time to buy?
Would it be much cheaper than the UK?
What are the best shops for this? I would like to look up their websites to see before I buy.
I am thinking about a Sony (recommended by Which magazine)
Anyone got any recommendations?
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Old Sep 21st 2007, 10:49 am
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try a local Fry's or costco or SAMs club. Compare online first. At $2 to a pound, you are quids in
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Old Sep 21st 2007, 11:25 am
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Don't you need a membership for Sam's or Costco?
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Old Sep 21st 2007, 12:13 pm
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Bestbuy or Circuit city check them both out online before you come over
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Old Sep 21st 2007, 12:16 pm
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Originally Posted by another bloody yank View Post
Don't you need a membership for Sam's or Costco?
and who's a clever boy ...yes, you are correct!
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Old Sep 21st 2007, 12:23 pm
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Originally Posted by jedlova View Post
Hoping to visit US next month.
I want to buy a camcorder. Would this be the right time to buy?
Would it be much cheaper than the UK?
What are the best shops for this? I would like to look up their websites to see before I buy.
I am thinking about a Sony (recommended by Which magazine)
Anyone got any recommendations?
Shop recommendations might also depend on where you're going (the US is a pretty big country and there are still some local stores rather than the big chains). For example, if NYC you might want to also look at jr.com and bhphotovideo.com (there are probably others just can't think of them right now).

I have a Sony DVD camcorder and love it. I downloaded some free DVD ripping software that does a good job of transferring the stuff onto the computer so it works well for me. The only reason I got this one though was because I had enough Marriott rewards points to get it for free - would still recommend it though.
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and who's a clever boy ...yes, you are correct!
We used to go to Sam's when we lived in the city, there isn't a Sam's or Costco within 60 miles of us now.

I went to one (Can't remember which one) about a year ago with my Mom.

I bought a 7lb (not a typo, seven pound!) industrial sized can of chocolate pudding. My kids nearly prayed to it...
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and who's a clever boy ...yes, you are correct!
If he's a member of Costco in the UK he can use his membership card here.

At least with Costco (can't speak for Sam's) if you don't like it after you've tried it you can get a full refund. Most stores charge a 10/15% restocking fee.

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Old Sep 21st 2007, 12:33 pm
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If he's a member of Costco in the UK he can use his membership card here.
good job you said that, i have a costco card here but not in blighty so wonder if it works that way round...... i'll give it a try when i'm over next month.
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good job you said that, i have a costco card here but not in blighty so wonder if it works that way round...... i'll give it a try when i'm over next month.
I take my sister and friends Costco shopping when I'm there...paying membership to shop sort of goes against the British grain. I've also used it in Canada.
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I'm a girl and I have a Makro card but not a Costco card.
Does Makro exist in the States.
Oh and it's Elkhart and South bend in Indiana I'll be visiting.
Is Radioshack any good.

Neil - What's the model number of your Sony?
I quite like the look of the SR32 and SR33.
Still trying to decide if I prefer DVD,or hard disk
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Old Sep 21st 2007, 12:50 pm
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I'm a girl and I have a Makro card but not a Costco card.
Does Makro exist in the States.
Oh and it's Elkhart and South bend in Indiana I'll be visiting.
Is Radioshack any good.

Neil - What's the model number of your Sony?
I quite like the look of the SR32 and SR33.
Still trying to decide if I prefer DVD,or hard disk
No idea on the model number right now but I would imagine it's been superceded now as it's at least 3 years old. I would imagine any Sony would be pretty good.
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Old Sep 21st 2007, 1:35 pm
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Originally Posted by jedlova View Post
Hoping to visit US next month.
I want to buy a camcorder. Would this be the right time to buy?
Would it be much cheaper than the UK?
What are the best shops for this? I would like to look up their websites to see before I buy.
I am thinking about a Sony (recommended by Which magazine)
Anyone got any recommendations?
Your want to buy a NTSC camcorder ..with a useless warranty
WHY??????
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Your want to buy a NTSC camcorder ..with a useless warranty
WHY??????
You can buy PAL camcorders etc from smaller stores in 'tourist' areas. I wouldn't touch those stores with a barge pole...they know in a few days you're gonna be thousands of miles away.
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Originally Posted by Jerseygirl View Post
I take my sister and friends Costco shopping when I'm there...paying membership to shop sort of goes against the British grain. I've also used it in Canada.
yes i've been to some of the canadian costco's but not UK..yet!
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