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B&H Photo vs. Best Buy

 
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May 17, 2011 09:36 |  #106

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There mere title of this thread, "B&H Photo Warning,"...

I changed the title to "B&H Photo vs. Best Buy", because that is what this was about.


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May 17, 2011 10:11 |  #107

Good call Pekka, I've used B&H for new and used and love them. CS was top notch and the only reason I bought my 5dii from BB and not B&H was because I had a 10% off coupon at BB.


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May 17, 2011 13:54 |  #108

Pekka wrote in post #12425964 (external link)
I changed the title to "B&H Photo vs. Best Buy", because that is what this was about.

Thank you.


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May 17, 2011 16:14 |  #109

Wow! B&H is the best. I'm not a fanboy of them, but what they just did for the OP speaks volumes of the type of company they are.


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May 17, 2011 18:28 |  #110

I hate censorship. I hate it when threads are locked.

But if ever a thread cried out for locking, this is it.

I'm so sick and tired of 1 percent of people ranting and raving about what 99 percent of the photo community know is the best store there is.

Are they perfect? Who is? What is?

Sheesh.

Negative feedback is not allowed regarding members, it's time to stop it against stores also.




  
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May 17, 2011 18:41 |  #111

BH is hands down one of the best places to conduct business. I wouldn't think twice to choose them over best buy. They are doing right by you by taking your return with no questions asked. What is so wrong with that? The fact that they didn't price match? BH consistently has some of the best prices on photography gear. Fluctuations do occur. It's the nature of the beast especially with what has happened in Japan. Now if BH didn't take your return then you have something to rant about. But not price matching from a reputable retailer is hardly a reason to slam them especially when they are taking your return for a full refund with no questions asked.

And in the end they price matched anyway. I thunk your first post needs to be modified.

I agree with Mark. If BH is so bad then why are they one of the highest rated retailers on the net? Doesn't take a genius to see why.


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May 17, 2011 19:04 |  #112

MDJAK wrote in post #12429225 (external link)
Negative feedback is not allowed regarding members, it's time to stop it against stores also.

That would do more harm than good im afraid. Because there are so many scam sites, this logic would also disallow members from warning other members about those as well...


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May 17, 2011 19:06 |  #113

MDJAK wrote in post #12429225 (external link)
I hate censorship. I hate it when threads are locked.

But if ever a thread cried out for locking, this is it.

I'm so sick and tired of 1 percent of people ranting and raving about what 99 percent of the photo community know is the best store there is.

Are they perfect? Who is? What is?

Sheesh.

Negative feedback is not allowed regarding members, it's time to stop it against stores also.

I was thinking the same thing as I read through the first few posts in this thread. Well put Mark.


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May 17, 2011 19:30 |  #114

Seems clear you are not going to be able to dis a quality retailer. Hope all works out well with your Best Buy dealings. They are also a quality dealer.


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May 17, 2011 20:05 |  #115

MDJAK wrote in post #12429225 (external link)
I hate censorship. I hate it when threads are locked.

But if ever a thread cried out for locking, this is it.

I'm so sick and tired of 1 percent of people ranting and raving about what 99 percent of the photo community know is the best store there is.

Are they perfect? Who is? What is?

Sheesh.

Negative feedback is not allowed regarding members, it's time to stop it against stores also.

Did you follow the entire thread?

It was pretty interesting. I wouldn't want to have had it missed.

We cant control the way people rant, the thread showed how the community deals with it...


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May 17, 2011 22:24 |  #116

mikeassk wrote in post #12429705 (external link)
Did you follow the entire thread?

It was pretty interesting. I wouldn't want to have had it missed.

We cant control the way people rant, the thread showed how the community deals with it...

No, we can't control the way people rant, but the Mods can and do. That's their job. Are you aware it is NOT allowed to post negative feedback against a member, even if that member rips you off on a sale? That is a fact. If we accept that as a fact, why is it allowed against stores?

Let's say you were the seller of that camera and the next day I offered it for $150 lower. Would you refund the buyer the money? If you would, then you're a real nice person. I'd say most wouldn't.




  
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May 17, 2011 22:30 as a reply to  @ MDJAK's post |  #117

If people can't post positive or negative comments about retail/mail order sellers then why have a "Market Watch" section? The idea is so people can read about the current market so they can make up their mind as to were to buy. As for me Adorama and B&H are still at the top of my list for photo gear. :)


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May 17, 2011 22:49 |  #118

Nothing but outstanding love for B&H and all the the work they do to make sure our packages show up safely to us, Love the ridiculous amount of bubble wrap packs =)

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May 18, 2011 02:52 |  #119

MDJAK wrote in post #12430591 (external link)
No, we can't control the way people rant, but the Mods can and do. That's their job. Are you aware it is NOT allowed to post negative feedback against a member, even if that member rips you off on a sale? That is a fact. If we accept that as a fact, why is it allowed against stores?

Let's say you were the seller of that camera and the next day I offered it for $150 lower. Would you refund the buyer the money? If you would, then you're a real nice person. I'd say most wouldn't.

bingo.

Its a private forum, they dont want to have to break up kiddie fights all day like its recess.

Complaining about an industry practice in a fair rant is not negative feedback, no matter how far out of context people want to read into it.

I dont agree with the OPs main points, but reading into it I could easily see from miles away how incredibly irrational he was... And soon so did he.

In a nut shell he was recounting an experience with a vendor that had NOTHING to do with POTN either directly or indirectly in his transaction.

Had it been a forum member/vendor and he started flaming then the mods would need to act in someones defense to quell the situation, thats the difference.


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