Good afternoon guys!
Just trying to enquire pertaining to the purchase of tripod before a trip. ( last minute shopping)
I bought a tripod last week at Parisilk , Bedok. The sales person recommended me a Nikon SL 168 (ROHS) tripod priced at 58 bucks.
Upon reaching home, I asked about the retail price here and some users replied that that was a cut throat price while another user mentioned he got the tripod as a complement with a purchase of his nikon camera and hence, this model is not for sale.
So if the shop sells me this, isn't it not legit in the first place?
Me, being a noob at camera accessories bought it and 5 hours later, a metal piece (scrwelike) dropped off from the tripod. I realized that some of the gaps have greases overflowing on the sides while the adjuster lever seems very tight to rotate. Looks like a second hand piece.
I called back the shop asking if they sell the same model ( pretending i'm interested) to check on the price and he can't quote me a price so i suspect the shop anyohow quote prices on the spot.
I'm going to order ND filters there too and asked if it would reach 100 bucks for a 58mm thread he said around that price. is that true?
should i go back and clarify matters?