henryp wrote in post #16355267
You have to begin the checkout process by putting the camera into a shopping cart and supplying a zip code. That lets us show the real price without violating Canon USA's min advertized price rule.
So how is anyone supposed to know this? I go to the site, check the 7D price but that IS NOT the real price? REALLY? I look up something but the only way to know the real price is to begin the process of buying it? I really don't get that at all, especially when I can go to Amazon and KNOW at 1st glance what I will be paying for a product.
Let me say here again, I HAVE purchased from B&H and Adorama and was/am a happy customer, but that just seems starnge ... hiding the "actual" price until I order it
Honoring MAP agreements is part of our contractual relationship with our vendors. It would be ethically questionable for us to sign a contract saying we'll abide by MAP rules and then elect not to do so.
So Amazon is violating the rules? Ummm, I seem to order a LOT of stuff (my wife "giveS" me her order ) and now I find out I shouldn't be saving the money I am when placing an order?
This is VERY fishy. We never send a customer a popup comparing our price to any other retailer's price. I think you have managed to acquire some sort of unsavory cookie or other applet you'd do well to rid yourself of.
Oh, I agree 100% but there it was! I know it wasn't from your website, nor any other legit site. I would question that site completely and still likely not order from them. This is a new computer (less than a week old) and I am getting rid of the bugs and popups! They drive me nuts!
My point is, I look for the best (lowest) price, no matter what I plan on ordering, if it comes from a reputable website/company ... to me, B&H, Adorama and Amazon are all reputable ... kind of like grocery shopping ... I now grocery shop at Walmart because the prices of what I buy are much lower than the "national" chain food store I used to shop at. Same products, MUCH lower prices!!!