Buying from Z Systems – A better value than online superstores

A giant online retailer may seem like the best place to buy video gear, but it isn’t. Z Systems matches online published prices and you get the benefits of outstanding service. Those aren’t the only reasons to buy from Z Systems.


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Reason #1: Purchasing gear from Z Systems won’t cost you any more.

At Z Systems, we search online retailers like B&H and match their pricing.


TaxesReason #2: Taxes

You may believe that purchases made from most online superstores are not taxable. However, that’s not true, according to the Minnesota Department of Revenue. Yes, you’ll pay sales tax on purchases at Z Systems (the same amount required for out-of-state purchases) giving you peace-of-mind should you ever face a tax audit. (Click here to read the legal explanation.)


Guy Using FS7 2Reason #3: Try before you buy.

When you spend thousands of dollars on a camera, you need to be sure it will work for your unique production requirements. At Z Systems you can come in to try cameras and accessories before you buy. If you want to test it out in the field, rent it, and when you are ready to buy it, we’ll credit 50% of the rental fee to the purchase cost.


Reason #4: We know pro video because it’s all we do.

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When you purchase from Z Systems, you get more than just equipment. You get the knowledge of people who have decades of combined knowledge and experience. A person will answer the phone and help you get the information you need. If you purchase from an online superstore, you might be lucky to talk to a human being after wasting your precious time navigating serpentine automated menus and sitting on hold.


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Reason #5: Free firmware upgrades and half price rental units.

If you buy a camera from Z Systems and you need to upgrade your firmware, just bring it in and we will do it for you. Also, if something should happen to a camera that you bought from us, you will get a rental unit for half off should you need to send it away for service.


G-Technology G-DriveReason #6: We have popular products in stock. Want us to stock something? Ask us!

At Z Systems, we don’t stock everything, but we try to stock the important things. If you need a drive or memory card, just call us or stop in.  If there is something that you would like us to stock let us know.


Reason #7: Buying locally creates jobs and keeps more money in the Twin Cities area.
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Research shows that on average, 48 percent of each purchase at local independent businesses was recirculated locally, compared to less than 14 percent of purchases at chain stores. (click to see study) Z Systems pays Minnesota state business taxes; we have a staff of full-time employees who live, spend money, and pay taxes in the area.When you buy from us, you are investing in your local economy.


Reason #8: Your industry is dependent on the tax dollars that are generated when you buy locally.

Almost everyone in the Minnesota pro video community is well aware of the huge economic benefit that the “Snowbate” program has on our industry, with up to 25 percent of production expenditures eligible for reimbursement for feature films, TV pilots, documentaries, post production and internet programs. When you do business with a Minnesota company like Z Systems, the tax dollars that we pay the state are helping to keep the program alive. If you do business with a company from out of state, you are taking money that could be used to bolster your own business and sending it elsewhere.


So as you can see, there are many benefits to doing business with a local company over a national chain or online retailer.


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