Latest scam from photo dealers

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by RichA, May 3, 2005.

  1. RichA

    RichA Guest

    From the people who sell cameras online
    at artificially low prices, stripped of
    accessories.
    The "starter" battery!
    Customer orders online a camera.
    Store calls them back, puporting to be
    confirming an address.
    They tell the customer that the camera
    only come with a "starter" battery and that
    they need to purchase one that allows a full
    recharge. Unbelievable.
    -Rich
     
    RichA, May 3, 2005
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    Slack Guest


    Are these "deals" from those slimey NY camera dealers :p
     
    Slack, May 3, 2005
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  3. Its an old scam. Nothing new about it. Sorry, if you just *found* out
    ;)

    - Siddhartha
     
    Siddhartha Jain, May 3, 2005
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  4. RichA

    Juan Motine Guest

    | RichA wrote:
    |
    | > From the people who sell cameras online
    | > at artificially low prices, stripped of
    | > accessories.
    | > The "starter" battery!
    | > Customer orders online a camera.
    | > Store calls them back, puporting to be
    | > confirming an address.
    | > They tell the customer that the camera
    | > only come with a "starter" battery and that
    | > they need to purchase one that allows a full
    | > recharge. Unbelievable.
    | > -Rich
    |
    |
    | Are these "deals" from those slimey NY camera dealers :p
    | --
    | Slack

    Most NY Dealers--with probably 2 exceptions, Adorama and B&H--are as slimy as
    they are pushy. And I'm not so sure about Adorama and their boy, Meyer.

    Juan
     
    Juan Motine, May 3, 2005
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  5. RichA

    jfitz Guest

    Now that you are old enough to browse the web all by yourself, or figured
    out how to turn of the parental controls, you will find many such "deals".
    Soon, you may even receive an offer from a certain high level ex-official of
    a South African government which has the potential to make you millions.
     
    jfitz, May 6, 2005
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  6. No doubt they got this idea from the "starter ink cartridges" that inkjet
    printer manufacturers now supply.
     
    Steven M. Scharf, May 6, 2005
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  7. RichA

    Alan Browne Guest

    "Starter batteries" have been around for decades in consumer products.
    But I beleive what the other poster refers to is simple scamming to sell
    more batteries.
     
    Alan Browne, May 6, 2005
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