Safe to buy DSLR from Paytm ?

$hadow

Geek in making
Specs and benchmarks are always a half story. It is only the user who decide how is the product worth his money.
 
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mitraark

mitraark

Siuuu
I meant I might not have much use for the 55-200mm lens, may have to save up ( a LOT ) for a wide angle lens in the future.
 

kkn13

Cyber Genius FTW
Specs and benchmarks are always a half story. It is only the user who decide how is the product worth his money.

yeah very true!!

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I meant I might not have much use for the 55-200mm lens, may have to save up ( a LOT ) for a wide angle lens in the future.

its totally your call
both are equally capable overall
if you feel Nikons features are more prefered by you,go for it!!you wont regret either :)
 

raja manuel

In the zone
I meant I might not have much use for the 55-200mm lens, may have to save up ( a LOT ) for a wide angle lens in the future.
It's a 55-250mm lens, actually. It's certainly a good idea to first start taking photos and then decide on what kind of lens you would require unless you have past experience to guide you.
 
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mitraark

mitraark

Siuuu
Guys will make the purchase by Thursday, just wanted to know, should I check out some local stores here in Kolkata before purchase? Online prices are said to be lower, still worth a shot visiting ? Any suggestions for camera shops in Kolkata, Chandni area ?
 

nac

Aspiring Novelist
Guys will make the purchase by Thursday, just wanted to know, should I check out some local stores here in Kolkata before purchase? Online prices are said to be lower, still worth a shot visiting ? Any suggestions for camera shops in Kolkata, Chandni area ?
Yeah, try. If you're lucky you may even get a better deal than online.
 

$hadow

Geek in making
Guys will make the purchase by Thursday, just wanted to know, should I check out some local stores here in Kolkata before purchase? Online prices are said to be lower, still worth a shot visiting ? Any suggestions for camera shops in Kolkata, Chandni area ?

You never know sometimes even local stores provide a very competitive price.
 
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mitraark

mitraark

Siuuu
Congrats. When we can get to see the photographs of/taken with the camera?

I'm taking complete crap pictures witht he thing, have to study and use the camera for quite a while before getting it near aout right.

Will try to upload pics of the camera though,... Flipkart packaging, perfect as usual. Contents all there. Thought they've missed the free SD Card , only to find it taped to the side of the camera box.
 

nac

Aspiring Novelist
I'm taking complete crap pictures witht he thing, have to study and use the camera for quite a while before getting it near aout right.
Will try to upload pics of the camera though,... Flipkart packaging, perfect as usual. Contents all there. Thought they've missed the free SD Card , only to find it taped to the side of the camera box.
Your test shot doesn't have to be perfect. It's okay to post not so good photographs.
Some sellers mentioned that in the listing itself. It was the same with me too when I bought 3yrs ago. Just they are trying to give an impression that the things comes out of the box are free.
 

Donrulezz

Right off the assembly line
bro paytm is very good even i have purchased canon dslr camera from paytm i have even recevied cashback it saved me arround 1500 inr i dont know how paytm is offering products in very cheap giving cashbacks to users anyway if you wish you to buy anything from paytm you can try Paytm Recharge Offers to get latest offers and discount from paytm.com
 

CRACING

Journeyman
I have bought plenty of stuffs from Paytm and my experience is 50/50. Customer support respond within few hours including night hours but there answer seems like virtual assistant. If asked for more info for some product, they always end up with we have provided enough details in product page given by seller. If asked to get info from seller, they say "You'll get what you have ordered, otherwise claim for refund". The problem is, most of sellers provide incomplete or unclear product information and we have to spend time searching for information in other websites but some products are only available in specific websites so for those we have to buy hesitatingly and hope it would be as expected. I have returned many items in Paytm due to mismatch, damage, bad quality but return process was easy and fast every-time.

Early this month I have bought Nikon 55-200mm ED VRII lens for 8k on Paytm (I had kept looking for the same lens in all major online stores and the lowest price I could see was 9k with the help of bank offers). Due to festive holidays, seller took few days to dispatch but Xpressbees service was very fast to delivered it to me.

First I was worried whether seller would send me Retail box lens or white box. Thank god, he sent me retail box lens. Packing was good and item was intact. However, the date of import is bit old, August 2015. I hope there wouldn't be any problems? Hence there was no new product odor inside the box. The lens looks new though, no signs of fungus, wear, scratches or dust. Box was sealed but improperly. Using the lens for a month now and have taken plenty of shots. No issues noticed so far. Working perfectly fine. I have uploaded few good shots to my 500px account. Here is the link. Not so great shots yet because I'm still learning.

Coming to the seller details, everything looked confusing. Seller name in Paytm was Jindal Enterprises and seller name in the invoice is Shutter Bugs, Shop No. 58, Rajendra Bhawan, Rajendra Place, New Delhi - 110008. In the return address, it is Shutter Bugs, Vikram Tower Basement, Rajendra Place, New Delhi - 110008. When I checked address dictionary, the address is of Inter Foto India Pvt. Ltd. This makes we worried about warranty claims. :thinking_NF:

Did I left buying stuffs from Paytm? Nope, the price tags and easy of returns dragged me again to buy another product today. That is Vanguard Espod CX 203AP. Cost 3.1k but it priced nearly same in other online stores and I want for Paytm because its easy to return incase I don't like the product. Other online stores won't take back if the product is in good condition and as described but they don't care if you like it or not.

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So here I have the tripod and everything is perfect. I was afraid it would be damaged, improper packed, worn or wrong product but fortunately nothing such happened and seller seems good. He did the packing nice and securely so the tripod was intact in transit. Date of import is Dec 2015 but tripod is good as new. I have written short review here.

Seller name is different in all the places. PHOTO GALAXY in product listing, WHITERABBIT in order details and Shree Trade International Pvt Ltd Pitampura in the invoice.

Thanks...
Best Regards
 
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kool

Cyborg Agent
Hey guys,

I am getting D5200 for Rs.26k from paytm , i want to buy but Nikon sites are saying not to buy from any ONLINE STORE because they are not authorized dealer. I am really confused now, in local market I am getting same model for Rs. 31k. Plz somebody help me. Sellers are JMD , and CAMCAT which are giving lowest price.
 

hitesh

In the zone
Hey guys,

I am getting D5200 for Rs.26k from paytm , i want to buy but Nikon sites are saying not to buy from any ONLINE STORE because they are not authorized dealer. I am really confused now, in local market I am getting same model for Rs. 31k. Plz somebody help me. Sellers are JMD , and CAMCAT which are giving lowest price.
Ask them if they will provide warranty. If they say no, contact paytm about this.
In any case, only proceed if you're sure you're getting warranty
 

nac

Aspiring Novelist
Hey guys,

I am getting D5200 for Rs.26k from paytm , i want to buy but Nikon sites are saying not to buy from any ONLINE STORE because they are not authorized dealer. I am really confused now, in local market I am getting same model for Rs. 31k. Plz somebody help me. Sellers are JMD , and CAMCAT which are giving lowest price.

Check if they are authorized dealer from Nikon official site. If the sellers are authorized dealers, go ahead and buy.
 

CRACING

Journeyman
Hey guys,

I am getting D5200 for Rs.26k from paytm , i want to buy but Nikon sites are saying not to buy from any ONLINE STORE because they are not authorized dealer. I am really confused now, in local market I am getting same model for Rs. 31k. Plz somebody help me. Sellers are JMD , and CAMCAT which are giving lowest price.

No, please don't buy any expensive products from Paytm. Be it camera, tv, mobile, laptop or anything that costs 10k+. Those sellers names mentioned in product listing suggest no real name of seller you receive product from, so you'll never know which shop it is, until you get the product and invoice.

Unlike Amazon, Flipkart, low price tag doesn't mean discount in Paytm. I mean they will send you old stock, broken seal, returned or etc products and not really a new and fresh product.

Local purchase is the best idea even if it costs little more then online stores, that way you can easily solve warranty related issues. But if you don't have good shops in your place then go for Amazon or Flipkart only. Again note, the sellers should be Amazon fulfilled/Flipkart Advantage.

Warranty claiming with Nikon products when purchased online is still not clear by officials. So some service centers refuse to accept, Some ask for authorized fulfill warranty card and invoice. Some only accept by serial no. So it all depends upon that specific service center. If you have Nikon service center nearby, go there and ask details about warranty.

Nikon D5200 costs 27.3k in Flipkart so its best buy at present or wait for bank offers. Amazon has listed for 28.4k but if you keep checking often, you'll see more discounts. Especially in weekends and night time. I got D3200 for 19k on Sunday midnight and next day it revert to original price. Now it is 23k!
 
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sujoyp

Grand Master
As per nikon , only if the seller name is there on the Nikon website's authorised seller then warranty is valid...else they wont bother.
So if your online seller is a nikon official dealer and name on there website then you are sure to get warrenty else no warrenty.
 
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