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Jan 17, 2013 03:23 |  #631

I can't believe people think its a scam from there comments ...Ridiculous


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Jan 17, 2013 04:04 |  #632

1Tanker wrote in post #15499360 (external link)
Spamming your own thread now? :rolleyes:

That's spamming how? It's pretty much on topic and just showing how a bigger media source has picked up the story.

I think it's pretty cool that it's getting all the attention it can. It's exposure that causes companies to act because it affects the bottom line and customer perception. Most places don't really give a damn about you until it costs them money and/or reputation.


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Jan 17, 2013 04:37 |  #633

I think the op has gone too far now but gotten what he wants, attention, and plenty off it. I'm off to phone dell and see if anyone has actually been sent 2 boxes of flooring instead of a canon 5dmk3 ( for a news story I'm covering of course ha)




  
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Jan 17, 2013 04:39 |  #634

Gregg.Siam wrote in post #15499447 (external link)
That's spamming how? It's pretty much on topic and just showing how a bigger media source has picked up the story.

Excuse me, are your eyes painted on? Did you read the story on fstop lounge? He sent it to them.




  
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Jan 17, 2013 05:04 |  #635
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Hahaha this is getting pretty interesting!!


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Jan 17, 2013 05:28 |  #636

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Excuse me, are your eyes painted on? Did you read the story on fstop lounge? He sent it to them.

Indeed. His last words when he FINALLY cancelled his order were... Order cancelled, spreading the word.

This is exactly what he's doing. Both articles, exact story. Obviously he's bulk-mailing it out to any and every photo site, and anyone who will publish his epic "ordeal".

I guess he's looking for donations, so he can afford therapy, to get over this life-altering event.

Poor fellow. :rolleyes:


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Jan 17, 2013 05:48 |  #637

They've posted this on Facebook as well. Dell is really starting to look bad now. Let me know if this shows up on CNN. I hope it shows up on The Daily Show or the Colbert Report. I record those regularly. :)


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Jan 17, 2013 06:28 |  #638

I hope they reference some wood jokes.


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Jan 17, 2013 06:41 |  #639

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Everytime I unbox a 5DIII, I get wood too.

Unboxing doesn't do anything for me... I just get wood when I use my 5D3. :D


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Jan 17, 2013 06:48 |  #640

OK, after reading all 43 pages of this story, I'm officially "board".


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Jan 17, 2013 07:10 as a reply to  @ Tim S's post |  #641

Excuse me, are your eyes painted on? Did you read the story on fstop lounge? He sent it to them.

Yes I read it, but I didn't see anywhere that it stated he contacted them. I took at is someone asking him for his version of the story. With that said, I still don't think it's spamming. If this indeed did happen, I would want to get it to the media if it happened to me as well.

As for my original spamming comment, I was referring to this thread as I didn't think him linking the story was something I would call spamming.


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Jan 17, 2013 09:17 |  #642

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OK, after reading all 43 pages of this story, I'm officially "board".

If you had, you'd know I already used that shtick :lol:


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Jan 17, 2013 09:21 |  #643

LV Moose wrote in post #15500003 (external link)
If you had, you'd know I already used that shtick :lol:

And I already used the "Shtick" shtick:rolleyes:...We need some new puns here.:lol:


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Jan 17, 2013 09:33 |  #644

rrblint wrote in post #15500020 (external link)
And I already used the "Shtick" shtick:rolleyes:...We need some new puns here.:lol:

Haha, very punny.


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Jan 17, 2013 09:43 |  #645

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Don't wanna think about it. My 5DIII came with signature required, so it wasn't dropped at the door. I wasn't impressed with Adorama's packing in this case: plastic airbags around the sides of the camera box, but nothing on the bottom.

Pillows are our choice of packaging because they are easier to store, and are proven to be the best shock absorbers for all categories of product.


Our protocol is to pack above and beyond the industry standard. Most packaging companies that come in and see our operation are taken back by the amount of pillows we use in one carton – and try everything to get our business because it is not the norm. The industry standard is to put the item in the box to one corner and then fill the void with dunnage whether it is peanuts, pillows, foam, or paper.

We instruct our packers to blanket the bottom and the sides of the box, place the item in the middle and then fold over the pillows and add more to fill the box where needed. The only thing we don’t add any pillows to are items that ship in the vendor box, and soft goods (t-shirts, backpacks, hats, etc).


All that being said, it sounds from your feedback that for some reason your package wasn't packed as it should have been, for which I can only, at this point, apologize most sincerely. If you would like to send me your order number: Helen@adorama.com (external link), then I will raise this with the DC Manager.



  
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