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Shoe Mount On 5/28/2008 I purchased through Adorama the Flash. For my surprise these past Sunday I found that the plastic that hold the flash in the camera is broken. I need ASAP a replacement for it. The attention of these matter will be apreciated. You can reach me by telephone at 321-768-2863 and my address is as follow: Mario Alegre 1507 Fox Court SE Palm Bay, Fl 32909 My Adorama invoice is 4877064

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You can get this at below 8$

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