KenBPhotos wrote in post #14776504
Are you sure they're authorized? I'm starting to doubt they actually are as I read a few posts saying they aren't and I downloaded a list of all the auth dealers from Canon and they are not on there. There's 47 street photo in Brooklyn on the list, but not 42 street photo in Manhattan. They don't have it listed anywhere on their site either.
When I grew up in NYC, my parents used to go to 42nd street photo to buy all their electronics. They have a big store in the city, don't know if they still have their Long Island store or not, but they have always been annoying to deal with. You could pretty much haggle on just about anything but the process is so painful and you never know if you're getting something from the grey market. There are a lot of these Jewish/middle eastern run electronic stores in NY, big and small, all over the city. I frequented many growing up, but you just never know where they get some of their merchandise from to advertise low prices or have the ability to haggle down so much. Maybe it's just my family's bad luck, but all the stuff we purchased from these stores never lasted very long or had to be exchanged. The brands include Sony, Denon, Onkyo, Yamaha, and other electronic devices, some which were high-end ranges of these brands, all lasted less than 2 years before breaking down with some problem.
I don't want to generalize all these stores since BHPhoto, J&R, 17th st photo, and others started from the many small NYC shops I've described and legitimized themselves into the reputable businesses they are today.