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bought a crappy camera - peed off!

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by jessiegirl, May 29, 2010.


  1. jessiegirl

    jessiegirl PetForums Senior

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    yesterday i bought a new camera from arogs. this one

    Buy Vivitar V8324 8MP Camera - Silver. at Argos.co.uk - Your Online Shop for .

    i tried it out ,picture are ok but not great....anyway to the main point, it has a video feature on it so i tried it out but it doesnt record the sound!!:mad:
    im well gutted. what kind of idiot put a video feature on a camera with no sound?:eek:ut:
    ive been thro all the settings and cant figure it out , looked at reviews of it online and it doesnt get many good ones.

    i know my fault for not doing enough research , i always rush and buy the 1st thing i see:(

    anyway i thought no problem i'll just take it back to argos- ha well its excluded from the 30 day money back guarentee:mad:

    dont know if i'll be able to sell it on ebay, could try .....

    just really peed off

    im never buying anything from argos ever again!!!!
    it didnt even state that the video had no sound!!!! *throws camera against wall*
     
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    Is there no sound when you put it on your computer?
     
  3. H0lly

    H0lly PetForums VIP

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    Take it back and say its broken ! They will offer you a replacement say you dont want that and that you would like a refund or g/f to put towards another one as you dont want the same one as dont trust the build quality ! :)

    But if im honest as you say research is a must, vivitar is not renown for being the best make

    Hope it works out for you
     
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    say its broken, I took back a camera to tesco about 6months after i brought it saying it was broken, gave me back my money and i got a new one lol!
     
  5. Chillinator

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    I'm not really surprised, cheap compacts such as Vivitars are absolutely c**p... :rolleyes:

    You should be able to return the camera if you still have the box, however I doubt that you'd be able to return it by saying that the unit is broken. Many cameras record video but lack a built-in microphone.

    I digress, my Nikon D90 can record video and has a built-in microphone, however it lacks an AF motor in video mode; meaning that you have to focus manually whilst recording by twisting the focus ring on the lens.

    My advice, take it back, get a refund and put the proceeds towards something far more superior in design and quality from a specialist camera store. The Canon Powershot A480 is absolutely fantastic at a budget price.
     
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    LostGirl PetForums VIP

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    Argos dont check anything trust me, You could take some grapes back in a box and get a refund in ours :lol:
     
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    H0lly PetForums VIP

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    Agreed :) from past experience of working in a argos !
     
  8. jessiegirl

    jessiegirl PetForums Senior

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    thanks for replies. are u sure i'll be able to take it back if its excluded from the money back thing? well i will try and see what i can do!
     
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    jessiegirl PetForums Senior

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    i played video back on computer and no sound =(
     
  10. H0lly

    H0lly PetForums VIP

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    The money back is if you dont like it, if its "Broken" then they have to offer you the 3 R's replacement, repair , refund , If you dont want a replacement they will say they will repair it but as its only £50 its not worth them sending it for repair so they may offer you a refund , in either the method you paid or a gift voucher

    Good luck
     
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    I would do this too.

    Laura :)
     
  12. jessiegirl

    jessiegirl PetForums Senior

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    haha i got my refund!!

    i went in today and told them the flash didnt work...so he took it off to the back with some batteries! i thought- **** hes gonna check it :scared:

    but he came out and said 'yeah thats fine'
    :lol: :lol:

    i went into Currys and got a nicer one a fujifilm one :lol:
     
  13. H0lly

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    Told you ! :) He prob didnt even check it, Useless :) Is your new one better ?
     
  14. jessiegirl

    jessiegirl PetForums Senior

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    yes new one is MUCH better , well pleased with it :D
     
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    yeah I have a vivitar and it's crap, never really liked it.

    I got it for my 18th birthday... I wanted a nice pink camera and my dad rushed out on the morning of my birthday and came back with it.... it's silver and it's rubbish, there's mobile phones out with more megapixels than my camera, real bottom of the range crap. Batteries last literally about an hour in it, even duracell. It eats them like there's no tomorrow for no good reason because it's not a good camera.
     
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    my d5000 video recording is epic :p

    hows that going (your d90)?



    OP - take it back - tell them its broken - then buy either a canon or nikon. much better make/quality etc :)
     
  17. Chillinator

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    Good, my fingers have developed a new reflex to reach the awkwardly-placed AF button next to the top display... :lol:
     
  18. BattleKat

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    If you say it has a fault, say that it's temperamental and the buttons don't work sometimes. That way they can't really tell whether it's faulty or not.

    did you break any kind of seal on the box? if not then quote the sale of goods act, I'm sure it states that if the goods are in a saleable condition they HAVE to accept a refund within 28 days, regardless of why you want to return it.

    edit: I see you got it sorted, glad you like the new one better!
     
  19. BattleKat

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    I work in a camera shop and we've found canon's compact cameras to be pretty poor for the money they charge and we have an unusually high level of faulty ones bought back. We only stock one now, and only because it's one of the few left with a viewfinder, if it weren't for that we'd have boycotted them!
    We've found fuji (like the OP got) and panasonic tend to be the best value for money.

    Sorry to hear you have such a rubbish camera! Quick suggestion about the batteries; energizers ultimate lithiums should last ages longer than other batteries, and they hold their power while they're in the camera whereas others can start to power down from when you put them in :)
     
  20. Chillinator

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    Many Panasonic and Fuji compacts don't have viewfinders either, and more and more manufacturers are relying on 'live view' technology. Any camera can develop faults, regardless of brand.
     
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