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Dec 19, 2011 15:28 |  #181

"It appears that the Amazon prices on several lenses have been going up and down all day, but the price match policy only holds good if a retailer actually has an item in stock. If Amazon oversold on this lens then the Adorama purchasing manager will have pulled the price matching."

I specifically mentioned in my email to Helen a few minutes past 2 a.m. PST that I was making the price match request while Amazon still had them in stock. I even provided the link. Oh well... Still say that Helen's a fantastic ambassador for Adorama.




  
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Dec 19, 2011 15:29 |  #182

No, but I trust B&H, besides I was price matching to their own price.


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Dec 19, 2011 15:30 |  #183

AsiaSF wrote in post #13569551 (external link)
Now Adorama is only offering me a store credit on the difference for my 16-35 that I had purchased a couple of weeks back. Never has this happened to me in the past. I have written Helen to help here and will wait for her to respond. I would prefer a credit back to my original form of payment rather than a store credit.

Not entirely what I wanted to hear, but it's also not the worst thing either. I'm still stuck in a waiting pattern, so I am quite jealous you're case made progress and I submitted my request to twitter and Helen earlier in the day




  
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Dec 19, 2011 15:31 |  #184

CanonGrl01 wrote in post #13569675 (external link)
"They did not go up and down all day. There was a flash sale, at which time I requested Adorama price match to a competitors in stock priced item, which, per your policy, is your policy."

Is what I would say, granted that you asked them to price match at the time of the sale, when items where in stock. Don't let people talk you around in a circle, deal with facts only, and see how they react to that.

I replied one last time.

Truth is, Amazon was sold out when I contacted them.... BUT B&H still had it in stock for $1099 when I contacted them. So I did reply, very politely and pointed this out. I even admitted there is no way for me to prove this at this point, but it is the truth.

In the meantime, I got an email stating my shipment is on its way with a tracking number, even after she said it was being canceled. LOL.


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Dec 19, 2011 15:34 |  #185

Ball4 wrote in post #13569774 (external link)
"It appears that the Amazon prices on several lenses have been going up and down all day, but the price match policy only holds good if a retailer actually has an item in stock. If Amazon oversold on this lens then the Adorama purchasing manager will have pulled the price matching."

I specifically mentioned in my email to Helen a few minutes past 2 a.m. PST that I was making the price match request while Amazon still had them in stock. I even provided the link. Oh well... Still say that Helen's a fantastic anbassador for Adorama.

If you are asking for the price match and they are denying based on them being currently out of stock, then this reply is crap. In-stock when called, match or issue a return and I'll buy it from them.

And, if it is a true pricing error as Adorama is claiming, why is the 16-35 2.8 not fixed ($100 less than either B&H or Adorama)?


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Dec 19, 2011 15:34 |  #186

I edited my response, to make more sense

"The did not go up and down all day. There was a flash sale, at which time I requested Adorama price match to a competitors in stock priced item, which, per your policy, is your what you are supposed to do. Please advise if there will be no further resolution to this so I may go through the proper channels to express my dissatisfaction with your service."


Is what I would say, granted that you asked them to price match at the time of the sale, when items where in stock. Then go on and complain to the BBB, AG, your significant other or whomever else you feel is the appropriate channel/amount of complaining.
Don't let people talk you around in a circle, deal with facts only, and see how they react to that.


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Dec 19, 2011 15:35 |  #187

This is not special pricing from Canon but rather Amazon, a retailer. Goes to show how much of a markup/room the retailers have...

Also, this is NOT a pricing error. Don't let anyone tell you that!

I want a 35 to try out, but I am seriously looking at the Samyang/Rokinon 35 which seems to be a phenomenal value for the price.




  
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Dec 19, 2011 15:37 |  #188

The 1,255 (if marked up from 1,099, we don't really know if that price was at or below or above wholesale value) is about 15% of a markup, which is about right (at least with all the retailers I've worked with)


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Dec 19, 2011 15:45 |  #189

CanonGrl01 wrote in post #13569825 (external link)
The 1,255 (if marked up from 1,099, we don't really know if that price was at or below or above wholesale value) is about 15% of a markup, which is about right (at least with all the retailers I've worked with)

Actually, you should use $1405 as the $1255 price is after the Canon rebate. Markup has to include the rebate because the seller is getting that money and that's what the price would be without rebate. That makes it roughly 30% marked up.

15% would work for a mom and pop who doesn't get the volume discounts that B&H and Adorama get for being able to order in bulk and therefore has a higher initial cost.


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Dec 19, 2011 15:46 |  #190

CanonGrl01 wrote in post #13569825 (external link)
The 1,255 (if marked up from 1,099, we don't really know if that price was at or below or above wholesale value) is about 15% of a markup, which is about right (at least with all the retailers I've worked with)

The distributor pricing has to be less than $1099 for anyone to match it. I am inclined to believe that Amazon, BHPV and Adorama would be in the same pricing tier and as such have very similar pricing from the distributors. In fact I would be surprised if they are even dealing with distributors as far as the Canon and Nikon brands go.




  
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Dec 19, 2011 15:49 |  #191

Wow i stepped away from this thread for a couple hours. What a mess. I was able to get a price adjustment thru BH but I price matched their own price not Amazon. So hopefully they stick to it. No receipt for my adjustment yet so hopefully in a couple days. Ill let you guys know whether or not i receive it tho.


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Dec 19, 2011 15:51 |  #192

huntersdad wrote in post #13569866 (external link)
Actually, you should use $1405 as the $1255 price is after the Canon rebate. Markup has to include the rebate because the seller is getting that money and that's what the price would be without rebate. That makes it roughly 30% marked up.

15% would work for a mom and pop who doesn't get the volume discounts that B&H and Adorama get for being able to order in bulk and therefore has a higher initial cost.

Truth.


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Dec 19, 2011 15:56 |  #193

so it looks like Adorama dropped the price of the 16-35 down to $1299... hopefully that means they'll offer actual refunds on the price match instead of the store credit




  
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Dec 19, 2011 16:03 |  #194

Seems Adorama has dropped the 24-70 down to $1179 so that is where they came up with my $30 adjustment. If you figure in Mr. Rebates not quite as good as the $1099 from Amazon but pretty close.


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Dec 19, 2011 16:07 as a reply to  @ CanonGrl01's post |  #195

Quick scroll down to the bottom here ---

I don't believe for a minute that 35L was a price error. That was a Amazon FIRE sale like all the other fire sales they've been having these past few days. Even Canon Price Watch listed it on their facebook page early this morning, which was about an hour and a half after I saw it posted here on POTN --

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10-22 $649, 16-35 $1299, 24-70 $1099, 35L $1099, 60mm Macro $349!
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In other news -- got my Amazon's shipping confirmation email for my 24-70. Estimated arrival is Fri.




  
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