B&H Photo Web Site Down?

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by FEF, Jul 21, 2003.

  1. FEF

    FEF Guest

    Has anyone else had difficulty logging on to the B&H Photo web site since
    July 19? For the past two days I have gotten this message:
    Unable to read URL from host www.bhphotovideo.com: no response from server
    FEF, Jul 21, 2003
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    Mike Guest

    Works for me......don't they have a toll free number you can call?
    Mike, Jul 21, 2003
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    Mark M Guest

    What part of the country are you from?
    Mark M, Jul 21, 2003
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    Mike Guest

    Near Seattle
    Mike, Jul 21, 2003
  5. FEF

    FEF Guest

    I'm in Oakland, California, using Comcast Broadband (cable). No problem on
    other web sites, just B&H. I called B&H today and they claim there's no

    I'll have to give this week's business to Adorama. Their site works fine for

    FEF, Jul 21, 2003
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    Mike Guest

    ?? While you were on the phone with B&H why didn't you give them your
    Mike, Jul 21, 2003
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    Tom Thackrey Guest

    San Jose, SBC DSL, no problem
    Tom Thackrey, Jul 21, 2003
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    FEF Guest

    B&H site came back on line for me at 11 pm PDT tonight. It was out for about
    36 hours.
    FEF, Jul 21, 2003
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    Mike Guest

    I guess they don't allow phone orders.........

    Mike, Jul 21, 2003
  10. Leonhard Pang, Jul 21, 2003
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    Steve Kramer Guest

    Nor for me in Thailand

    Steve Kramer
    Chiang Mai, Thailand
    Steve Kramer, Jul 21, 2003
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    ajacobs2 Guest

    OOOOOpsssss, Wait a minute I'll plug that thing back in......
    ajacobs2, Jul 21, 2003
  13. http://www.bhphotovideo.com

    is working here Ottawa, Canada. I note they changed their webpages a bit.
    So maybe their webmaster took the site off-line
    Darrell A. Larose, Jul 21, 2003
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    Steve Kramer Guest

    How can I find the plug when there is no light? We have a power failure
    right now.
    Steve Kramer, Jul 21, 2003
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    Robert Brace Guest

    It's been down for me here near Toronto, Canada as well.
    I tried to call them on their toll-free, however after going through the
    myriad of menus and getting to a person who transferred me to a number that
    had a message which said "leave a message" -- I did!
    All this jogged my memory as to why I hadn't submitted an order by phone in
    about 6 or 7 years.
    Anyhow, it was up again about 9:30am this morning so all is well with the
    world again.
    Happy shopping.
    Robert Brace, Jul 21, 2003
  16. FEF

    Robert Brace Guest

    Let's be sensible about this - if you call trying to contact those who
    apparently control your public face on the internet to advise them a)they
    are still down b)your competitors are still up and c) how long do you expect
    it to last -- if you call this a complaint (especially after receiving
    your answer directly which said "it works for me"!!), then we certainly
    have some basic differences which should illustrate appropriately why I was
    in no mood to submit an order by phone.
    Something even the most hardened retailer should appreciate is -- I
    didn't order from your competitors who were up!!!
    Best regards,
    Robert Brace, Jul 21, 2003
  17. Thomas E. Witte, Jul 22, 2003
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    parv Guest

    By feeling. Move along your fingers around the socket; wherever
    fingers sink, must be the holes for the plug. Guide the plug pins
    in the socket w/ your fingers, feeling the positions of socket hole
    & the pins alternatively.

    Hurry, before the light comes on...

    - parv
    parv, Jul 22, 2003
  19. I called B&H a few days ago to order a new hand held light meter, and did
    get directed to a big phone "tree" directory of departments ("press 1 for
    camers and camera accessories,press 2...."). However, after a couple of key
    presses, I was connected to a sales rep who's job was not to "force"
    anything on me, but to be sure the desired item was in stock, and to get my
    personal info right. I would have used the internet, but I was on vacation
    and away from my PC. The item arrived overhight just as promised. Perfect
    In sort - I had no problems with the B&H phone system, no problems with the
    sales reps, no problems with the service they gave. And as of today - no
    problems with their web site either. We all have occasional shopping
    disasters, and we all bump into obnoxious personel once in a while. I'm
    sure B&H management would be anxious to know about any bad experience,
    especially the names of employees who detracted from an encounter.
    Pieter Litchfield, Jul 22, 2003
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    Scott Chapin Guest


    Don't get the wrong inpression, I don't have a problem with the sales staff
    either. They are courteous, prompt and helpful. I just like to research my
    purchase prior to ordering, because I don't want suggestions, well intended
    as they may be, which don't solve my needs.

    B&H is the best, bar none.

    Scott Chapin, Jul 23, 2003
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