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Sep 25, 2013 07:36 |  #1

B&H, my favorite store in the entire universe (and I think Adorama though I'm not positive) offer between 2 and 4 percent giveback when you buy qualifying items.

As I'm enamored and stuck on constantly clicking on their sites and looking at the 200-400, at a whopping 11,799, I see on B&H's site that they offer a very nice 4 percent giveback of sorts. Now I've not looked into it, but why do I think/wish that it'd just be nice if they simplified it and took 4 percent off the price?

I guess it's because, as my title of this thread says, I don't understand business.

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Sep 25, 2013 08:00 |  #2

Because the percentage off is good on a future purchase. You can only take advantage of it if you buy something else within 90 days, I think. So now they have incentivised you to make additional purchases.


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Sep 25, 2013 08:21 |  #3

Another thing is that Canon has a strict MAP pricing so discounting might conflict with Canon's MAP.

Now with them offering the 4% giveback, they can use it as a store coupon that doesn't conflict with Canon's MAP.


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Sep 25, 2013 08:42 |  #4

I have ordered quite a bit from B&H, but they seem to be closed alot lately due to holidays. They are closed all this week.


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Sep 25, 2013 08:51 |  #5

The owner of B+H is a Hasidic Jew and from what I've read so are most of the employees. They're very strict about following the ways of their religion.




  
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Sep 25, 2013 08:52 |  #6

B&H and Adorama will close for Jewish holidays. This week is the big one. Happens ever year at this time. Still two of the best places on earth to buy gear, though.


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Sep 25, 2013 09:15 |  #7

If you ever have a chance to actually visit B&H, I highly recommend it. A bunch of Orthodox Jews for the most part, and pretty much the BEST customer experience I've ever had anywhere. They are friendly, know when to leave you alone, extremely knowledgeable, patient, and will spend lots of time teaching you if that's what you want. Oh, and it's HUGE.


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Sep 25, 2013 09:19 as a reply to  @ M_Six's post |  #8

Howdy,

...and there I was in NYC this week for the first time in over 30 years, just blocks away from B&H and Adorama and they were closed :o. I knew they would be closed before I left LA but not before my wife had made the flight reservations months ago :(.




  
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Sep 25, 2013 09:20 |  #9

And, they're closed on Saturdays!! Incredibly inconvenient!


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Sep 25, 2013 11:30 |  #10

MDJAK, what was your question?;):)


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Sep 25, 2013 11:38 |  #11

ok.


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Sep 25, 2013 12:36 |  #12

runninmann wrote in post #16324502 (external link)
MDJAK, what was your question?;):)

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Sep 25, 2013 12:41 |  #13

You can probably talk with other stores lile Roberts, Allen camera and see if they can price match with 4% lower price that B&H.


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Sep 25, 2013 13:12 |  #14

bobbyz wrote in post #16324735 (external link)
You can probably talk with other stores lile Roberts, Allen camera and see if they can price match with 4% lower price that B&H.

Just don't hold the phone too close to your ear. :cool::D


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Sep 26, 2013 01:41 |  #15

Bearmann wrote in post #16323899 (external link)
Because the percentage off is good on a future purchase. You can only take advantage of it if you buy something else within 90 days, I think. So now they have incentivised you to make additional purchases.

RHChan84 wrote in post #16323951 (external link)
Another thing is that Canon has a strict MAP pricing so discounting might conflict with Canon's MAP.

Now with them offering the 4% giveback, they can use it as a store coupon that doesn't conflict with Canon's MAP.

These sum it up.




  
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