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ms411
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July 27, 2012 6:26 pm  

Because I can try out live the cameras I'm considering, and the salespeople are knowledgeable.

My Fuji ultrazoom that I bought stopped working on my last vacation, so I needed either a repair or replacement. The current model for my camera had an even stronger zoom, so I bought a new one after considering other brands. I was going to send my old model back, but Royal Caribbean offered to do it for me. Slam dunk! If Fuji can fix it, I'll have a spare ultrazoom which is essential if you want to photo wildlife. Royal Caribbean boxed it up, and gave me the ticket number for my repair, saving me a trip to Post Office, and packaging and mailing costs. I was also able to try other cameras real time so I could compare. I hate being without an ultrazoom when photographing wildlife, so Royal Caribbean had s good replacement price, and excellent service for the return.


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VIsnorkeler
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July 28, 2012 1:17 am  

They do have really good service! I go to them for cameras, too. Just wish I could get the handheld GPS unit I want there, but they don't seel them.


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July 30, 2012 12:48 pm  

I've bought more than a half dozen cameras from Royal Caribbean for myself, family and friends over the las 15 years. Always got good prices and the latest models. Many were not available in the states until many months after I made my purchase.


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July 30, 2012 2:44 pm  

Recently got a Nikon D3100 with stock lens, 8GB SD card, case, and UV filter for $530. Pay a couple hundred more for a 100-400mm lens and you've got a not-half-bad DSLR kit. (tu)


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ms411
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July 30, 2012 2:47 pm  

Sigh. Now if we can just convince the visitors how great Royal Caribbean is. When people used to ask about cameras, those who had visited a few times would always say you got better deals in the States, so I don't think people are even checking when they visit.

Add that to the fact that most people now rely on their phones for photos, so electronics stores are really struggling.


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July 30, 2012 4:49 pm  

Which is why they are selling phones now - Radioshack, Best Buy, Circuit City was when they were still open, Kmart, etc. The cameras on these phones are getting good enough that the avg person doesn't need a point and shoot anymore. Still, my iPhone is never going to replace my Nikon, and yes, Royal Caribbean even beats major online retailers on a lot of items.

Maybe they need to play up their pricing vs online in the states in their stores or at the fronts?


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July 30, 2012 5:15 pm  

Recently got a Nikon D3100 with stock lens, 8GB SD card, case, and UV filter for $530. Pay a couple hundred more for a 100-400mm lens and you've got a not-half-bad DSLR kit. (tu)

Does this store sell accessory lenses?


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July 30, 2012 7:10 pm  

Yes, I buy practically everything I need from them on Main St. I also know pro photographers on island that get everything from them.


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July 31, 2012 1:06 am  

RC is the best , they never try and over sell you stuff and take the time and effort to match the camera/lenses/accessories with your needs unlike other places...... Will never buy from anyone but them and they are always my recommendation to anyone looking for stuff....


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jbatl
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July 31, 2012 1:15 am  

They don't ship to STX, do they?


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sttanon
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July 31, 2012 1:22 am  

Sure they would and just charge the shipping fee.... I know they even ship to the states I could check, know most of the people in one of the main street stores....


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July 31, 2012 6:56 pm  

That's cool. I will give them a call. Would much rather make a little trip out of it to STT, though.


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ms411
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July 31, 2012 7:03 pm  

That would be nice. I love to touch what I'm thinking about buying, because pics only do so much. You could even come on the Celebrity cruise that visits both STX and STT. I'm on it in Nov.


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