Store in NYC

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by Tom Miskiewicz, Nov 16, 2004.

  1. Hi!

    Want to buy NIKON 85/1.4 and 50/1.4. Can someone recommend me a cheap store
    in NYC?
    Are the online retailers like adorama or b&w shipping to hotels?


    Thanks
    Tom
     
    Tom Miskiewicz, Nov 16, 2004
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    Alan Browne Guest

    B&H, for instance, are very careful about where they ship and that usually has
    to be to the address matching the credit card. If you're in NYC however, it
    should be no big deal to go pick the lenses up... buying there means paying NY
    sales tax which you can avoid by having it delivered out of state ... which
    means paying shipping...




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    Alan Browne, Nov 16, 2004
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  3. I don't know if they do that or not, but they shouldn't if they do. I just
    had to get a new VISA card, because some store shipped a $3,000 item to a
    different address and charged my card for it. Fortunately, VISA caught it,
    and I haven't had to pay anything. but now VISA has to chase the crooks down
    and try to get their three grand back......
     
    William Graham, Nov 17, 2004
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  4. If you have an out-of-state driver's license, they might sell it to you
    without charging you the New York sales tax.....
     
    William Graham, Nov 17, 2004
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  5. Tom Miskiewicz

    Jerry L. Guest

    What you want to do is look at the City of New York's web site and
    find the area where consumer's can complain about the crappy service
    and 'switch-and-bait' deals that the 'cheap store' did on their
    'deal.'

    My guess: if you are a resident manager of a hotel, B+H or Adorama
    would probably ship a package -- as long as your credit card billing
    address equalled your business address.

    A cheap camera store will produce somewhat costly headaches.....
    = = =
     
    Jerry L., Nov 17, 2004
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  6. In that case, can you recommend me any good store, where I can buy the
    lenses?
     
    Tom Miskiewicz, Nov 17, 2004
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  7. B&H. Adorama.
     
    Stephen H. Westin, Nov 17, 2004
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    Alan Browne Guest

    Alan Browne, Nov 17, 2004
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    ChrisPlatt Guest

    If you are staying in Manhattan, either store
    is just a short subway, bus or taxi ride away.

    Excelsior, you fatheads!
    -Chris-
     
    ChrisPlatt, Nov 17, 2004
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  10. www.tristatecamera.com

    regards,
     
    Gianni Rondinini, Nov 17, 2004
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  11. Andrew Koenig, Nov 17, 2004
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  12. Tom Miskiewicz

    BandHPhoto Guest

    <> Are the online retailers like adorama or b&w shipping to hotels?

    B&H, for instance, are very careful about where they ship and that usually has
    to be to the address matching the credit card.>

    B&H ships to hotel/motel addresses in the US only and only if payment = COD.
    - --

    regards,
    Henry Posner/B&H Photo-Video
    http://www.bhphotovideo.com
     
    BandHPhoto, Nov 18, 2004
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  13. B&H, for instance, are very careful about where they ship and that usually
    has
    COD.

    What's COD? Also I don't understand what you're saying. When I prepay the
    stuff via Credit Card, what is your problem shipping it to a hotel?
     
    Tom Miskiewicz, Nov 18, 2004
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  14. I asked for a good store. Read this:

    I write about the astonishingly poor service experience I have had with
    TriState, which had possession of my camera for service of a jammed rewind
    knob for almost eleven months.
    In September 2001, I bought a Nikon FM2n from TriState, along with a 50mm
    lens. It did not have a U.S. warranty, so I bought the extended Mack
    warranty along with it.

    By bad luck, the rewind knob on the camera jammed shortly after I bought it.
    I dropped it off at TriState for service on November 23, 2001, the day after
    Thanksgiving. They told me it would be a few weeks, which was disappointing
    for such a minor problem, but I could live with it.

    More than a couple weeks went by. Weeks turned into a couple months. I
    called to check on the camera around the new year. "Steve" told me that his
    Nikon repairman had suffered health problems and that was causing delays. I
    mentioned that I had a Mack warranty, and he said I should bring it in, so
    it could be serviced more quickly. I did so. But more weeks, then months
    went by. I periodically called to check, and was always told it would be a
    couple more weeks.

    In June 2002, I called TriState again and told them that I had moved (from
    NYC to Washington, DC), and gave them my new contact information. Steve said
    he needed another week, and again repeated the story about the Nikon guy.
    (Based on Steve's repeated story, it appears there is only one competent
    Nikon repair person in the New York City metro area.)

    Needless to say, weeks again turned into months.

    Last week, on September 27, 2002, I finally sent an e-mail to TriState and
    said that if I didn't have my repaired camera or a replacement within a
    week, I would be filing complaints with the Better Business Bureau and the
    New York State Attorney General, and would consider pursuing remedies in
    court. (I am an attorney licensed in New York, so I could do this relatively
    cheaply.) I also said I expected, at a minimum, that they would extend my
    warranty protection by a year, since they had possession of my camera for
    almost that long.

    An e-mail correspondence with Avi ensued. Today, October 3, 2002, I received
    my camera -- nearly eleven months after dropping it off for a broken rewind
    knob. And NO ONE has even RESPONDED to my request that my warranty
    protection be extended. No one has apologized; no one has explained.

    I can't believe how badly they treated me. I was far more accommodating than
    I needed to be. In retrospect, they responded only when I threatened to do
    something more public. I should have pulled out that heavy gun a long time
    ago.

    Not only will I never shop at TriState again, I will advise others not to.



    Thanks for your post anyway.
     
    Tom Miskiewicz, Nov 18, 2004
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  15. Cash On Delivery. When the shipment arrives, you pay the shipper for the
    full value of the shipment, plus a COD fee.
    Because someone who stole your credit card would do exactly that: buy
    expensive, sellable products and have them shipped to an address other
    than your own. At the end of a phone line, they can't tell the
    difference between you and that thief.
     
    Stephen H. Westin, Nov 18, 2004
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  16. What's COD?
    Is COD an option I can oder a product in your store?
     
    Tom Miskiewicz, Nov 18, 2004
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  17. [...]

    i'm sorry: i've always been happy with their service --i'm located in
    italy--. they've got the best prices i found on the 'net --until few
    months ago: now b&h lowered many prices-- and i used to think it was a
    good store.

    have a good day!
     
    Gianni Rondinini, Nov 18, 2004
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  18. Gianni Rondinini, Nov 18, 2004
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  19. In that case, can you recommend me any good store, where I can buy the
    You'll surely get the same information from most people, but B&H can't
    be beat.
     
    Dr. Joel M. Hoffman, Nov 18, 2004
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  20. You can also call your credit card company and have them add your
    hotel address as a valid shipping address on your account. Then B&H
    should be able to send merchandise to your hotel.

    -Joel
     
    Dr. Joel M. Hoffman, Nov 18, 2004
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