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We really gotta start boycotting these things. Somehow they've made it into TV shoots and the vibration from whatever they're mounted to makes everything so wavy and distorted it makes me nauseous. Watch any newer episodes of Top Gear or Fifth Gear and you'll see exactly what I'm talking about.

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@cavimike: It is called rolling shutter, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rolling_shutter, and it is an unavoidable side effect of using video modes with CMOS sensors.

It is annoying, but it allows for some pretty unique shots since film crews don't mind destroying a cheap gopro (mythbusters have killed many many gopros)

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FYI- Shipping isn't available and may not be available for store pick-up in many areas. At least it's not available within a good 100 miles of Portland, OR.
Online chat support will only offer to help you find a "comparable" item.
Not cool Best Buy...Not cool.

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Not available anywhere around Chattanooga, TN either.....

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Back when Best Buy was running that 10% off opened box items deal, I managed to stack discounts on top of $20 in Best Buy Reward Zone points to snag a GoPro Hero 3 White Edition for $135.

Was clearly a new item, with everything inside the box still wrapped except the camera, and the box.

Just too bad point buildup is a bit slower now

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I just got a Hero 3 yesterday for signing up for Viemo Pro for $199.

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Bought this for about $100 more in December for an anniversary present for the Mr. Mind you, it was an impulse buy (what anniversary present isn't?) but he really uses it quite a bit during bike races. Kind of cool to see the parts he usually only can only describe.

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Don't feel bad. Looks like it's not available anywhere in Los Angeles. I don't think they actually want to sell any of these at this price.

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Not available in NY either

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Do be aware that this is two revisions out of date -- it's not the Hero 3 or the Hero 2, but the HD Hero.

The Hero 2 is the same size, but is a pretty significant upgrade in picture quality and ease of use. (The LCD that gives the status of things is much improved in the Hero 2.)

Also, being the bare model, it doesn't come with a bicycle or car mount.

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well if you go to the link now it says $29 not $129!
also sold out everywhere!

lame

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@dougmc2:
Nothing a little duct tape can't solve. At least for the bike anyway. Wouldnoottapeinsidemycar/10

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Not avail in the San Francisco, Sacramento or Bakersfield areas...

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Yes it is 29$ now but no shipping. They do have the GoPro - HD Helmet HERO though which can be shipped for 79$.

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Why not get a GoPro Hero 3 White Edition for $199 (the normal retail price)???

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Go Pro is a no-go for me after they recently issued a fraudulent DMCA take down notice to a site for posting a review they didn't like,and then lying about it.Evil.There are better cameras out there now,look around.

Google"Go Pro DMCA" for the disgusting details.

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Aside from the DMCA kerfuffle GoPro has Gone WallStreet.

http://petapixel.com/2012/12/21/gopro-sells-9-of-company-to-foxconn-for-200m-now-valued-at-2b/

They've mastered the Red Bull marketing schtick (distribute everywhere, be seen everywhere, charge above market value to ensure "premium" rep, become part of the extreme vibe), but their behavior and picture quality aren't all that.

I prefer Contour - have used them for many years. Better picture quality and good customer support.

http://store.contour.com/ae/us/page/home

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Not available in the Colorado / Wyoming / Nebraska area.

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local pickup only and none in Ohio

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local pickup only and none in Ohio

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haha...Now the link shows it at only $29.99. That's about what it's really worth, as it is very old, and is the Naked version..meaning it doesn't come with anything you would want to use it they way it can be used. No mounts, no extra cases, nothing.

I have a GP Hero 2, with a bunch of accessories. No need for me to get a Hero3, as I have the options I need for my setup when I use it.

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its not available in store currently but they can ship to a store, right? otherwise why have it online with store pick up?

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I'm tired of playing these silly games Best Buy, just die off and let the better companies thrive.

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So the issue is that they get a number, say 5000, from Go Pro.
Go Pro only sends 1000.

The warehouses distribute to stores very fast (like overnight).

The stores sell out quickly. employees and general public tend to grab the ten or so each store may have on hand.

They did have them. People did get hooked up with a killer deal.
It was just not you or me. And Yes! That SUCKS. but its not really Best Buys fault.
Best buy did not post this here. The bro up above did and I thank him for that! He was totally trying to hook us up as well and that's rad.

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THIS IS ALIVE AGAIN! I just purchased it. Will pick it up at my local Best Buy tonight or tomorrow. ALSO the price is $29.99!

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@beladog: it's avail now! I just bought one, will be getting tonight or tomorrow...yes $29!