New York camera stores are SUCH a riot!

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by Richard, Apr 9, 2005.

  1. Richard

    Richard Guest

    You can always TELL these places in the online shopping community.
    Go to their websites, check their hours of operation. They all close
    just before sundown Friday and reopen a day later.
    Reading the comments on pricegrabber and other sites that review sellers
    is hilarious. Some of them have more bad comments than good.

    Cameras sold as "new" but stripped of accessories that came
    in the factory box, and the prices they try to charge for those needed
    accessories are a joke!

    Check out the price for this 512m memory card!
    http://tinyurl.com/3ucoq

    Thats the kind of prices I used to see for things in Africa!

    By the time you "re-buy" the accessories that are supposed to come
    with the camera, you've spent as much or more than if you'd gone to
    more reputable sites.

    If New York and it's denizens were nuked off the face of the Earth tomorrow,
    would anyone really care?
     
    Richard, Apr 9, 2005
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    John Guest

    I would like to know how they stay in business, if I did something similar
    the law would come after me. The local courts must be brought off. Some
    places has shown the pictures of some of their store fronts, what a joke you
    might be mugged if your were going there.
     
    John, Apr 9, 2005
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  3. Richard

    Jeremy Nixon Guest

    Yes, because not only are the biggest rip-off photo retailers located there,
    but the best one, B&H, is there as well. :)
     
    Jeremy Nixon, Apr 9, 2005
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  4. Richard

    Jer Guest


    Let the record show that I believe Jeremy's opinion of B&H here is the
    exact opposite of what this thread is about.
     
    Jer, Apr 9, 2005
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  5. Richard

    John Francis Guest

    Don't forget Adorama ...
     
    John Francis, Apr 9, 2005
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  6. The last time someone tried something like that, the world
    sure seemed to care. "Nous sommes tous Americains", souviens?

    Now, if every anti-semitic troll were nuked off the face of the
    Earth tomorrow, we might be better for it.
     
    Ben Rosengart, Apr 10, 2005
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  7. Shylock: How like a fawning publican he looks?
    I hate him, for he is a Christian: But more, for that, in low
    simplicity, He lends out money gratis, and brings down The rate of
    usance here with us in Venice. If I can catch him once upon the hip,I
    will feed fat the ancient grudge I bear him. He hates our sacred nation:
    and he rails Even there where merchants most do congregate, On me, my
    bargains, and my well-won thrift. Which he calls interest: Cursed be my
    tribe If I forgive him!
     
    Brion K. Lienhart, Apr 10, 2005
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  8. They do nothing that's actually illegal.
    They aren't guilty of false advertising as they don't advertise that those
    items are included.
    They ARE maybe unethical in that they give false impressions about what
    they're selling but that's not illegal.
     
    Jeroen Wenting, Apr 10, 2005
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  9. Richard

    mike regish Guest

    Just had this experience with A&M Photoworld. I reported them to
    resellerratings.com, but since I never actually made a purchase from them
    (fortunately) I couldn't post my comment. Resellerratings.com did send me a
    link to a picture of their (and other NY stores) storefront. Rolldown steel
    over the window adn right next to an adult video store.

    mike
     
    mike regish, Apr 10, 2005
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  10. Richard

    mike regish Guest

    They'd rather make a huge profit off a few suckers than try to compete with
    the reputable dealers.

    mike
     
    mike regish, Apr 10, 2005
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  11. Richard

    mike regish Guest

    But they do promise delivery and then, when you refuse all their add-ons,
    they never deliver. And they never will. Some people have waited months
    thinking their product was in stock. When questioned A&M would tell them it
    was backordered. It would eventually become evident that they had no
    intention of delivering, but were getting back at the purchaser for not
    falling for their scam.

    mike
     
    mike regish, Apr 10, 2005
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    RichA Guest

    B&H comes off as legitimate, right off the bat because their prices
    are in-line with what other reputable dealers charge.
    But with those others....it's like seeing a Escalade for sale for
    $30,000 only to find out the seats and steering wheel cost
    $30,000 extra.
     
    RichA, Apr 20, 2005
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  13. <snip>

    An extremely broad generalization, don't you think?

    Consider B&H for instance. A fine example of a New York store. They
    are selling a 1GB Sandisk Ultra II for $89.95. Hardly a rip off. They
    are based in New York and are a HUGE deal!

    Posts like yours are inflamatory and serve no constructive purpose
    what-so-ever.
     
    Thomas T. Veldhouse, Apr 20, 2005
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    Alan Browne Guest

    Posting to a thread 10 days after its death ain't exactly constructive
    either. Various poster defended B&H and Adorama (appropriately).
     
    Alan Browne, Apr 20, 2005
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  15. Tis the life of news on USENET. I didn't see the thread until
    yesterday. This is a high volume group and such things shouldn't
    surprise you.
     
    Thomas T. Veldhouse, Apr 21, 2005
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