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Anchorage Digital Camera Stores?

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Northern Ireland
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Anchorage Digital Camera Stores?

Hello to all

I will be in Anchorage for a day in the next 2 weeks and I was wondering can anyone recommend me a good digital camera store in Anchorage. I was going to get a camera shipped up from B & H stores in New York but I hope I can maybe get as good a camera at similar price in Anchorage.

Thanks in advance

Richard

Alaska
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1. Re: Anchorage Digital Camera Stores?

We have Steward's Photo downtown as a long-time photo specialist shop. There are also the national chains and large stores who are always advertising specials. Be sure to find a place (newspaper box) that dispenses the Sunday Newspaper and buy a copy or go to the library to read their copy. That newspaper is the one with all of the weekly sale prices, and there will be many from which to choose.

71

Anchorage, Alaska
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2. Re: Anchorage Digital Camera Stores?

Depends what you are looking for. Point – and – Shoot’s and the lower end consumer DSLR’s are available at any of the big chain stores – Best Buy, Circuit City, Costco, Wal-Mart, etc. Higher end DSLR's and lenses are available at Stewart’s Photo downtown on 4th st. http://www.stewartsphoto.com/index.php Prices will probably be a wash either way as Stewart’s will charge what mail order + shipping would run, but you at least get personal service and the chance to test out the gear before walking out the door. You can also call ahead and make sure what you are looking for is in stock.

Anchorage, AK
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3. Re: Anchorage Digital Camera Stores?

Correction: Anchorage does not have a Circuit City.

MN
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4. Re: Anchorage Digital Camera Stores?

I was just in B&H this morning. I am still amazed at how large that store is - I used to go to their old store on 17th Street in NYC 20 years ago when it was a much smaller operation.

Check Stewart's website for prices but my guess is that you won't get the same price in Anchorage as you do from B&H. That is just a guess but it is based on about 30 years of experience dealing with B&H.

Good luck!

John

Anchorage, AK
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5. Re: Anchorage Digital Camera Stores?

My suggestion would be to go with B&H. While there are national camera chain stores like Ritz Cameras up here their selection always tends to be pretty poor. Stewarts is a local store but their selection is nothing near what you could get from B&H.

I'm all about supporting local business but I can tell you that I have little to no luck finding things I want at Stewarts. Either things are out of stock or their prices are way over the top.

Northern Ireland
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6. Re: Anchorage Digital Camera Stores?

Thank you all for your responses. I need to do a bit of research now.

regards

Richard

7. Re: Anchorage Digital Camera Stores?

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