I’ve been a customer, supporter and general rah-rah booster of B&H for over 30 years. I’ve gotten angry and defended them here time and again when people complain about their religion”getting in the way” of business.
My first purchase was Zeiss 10x40 BGA binoculars back in 1980 for the then princely sum of $500. My wife was like, you spent $500 on binoculars? I said honey, they will last a long time. I still have and use them. I think they are the oldest thing I have by far.
I watched as they moved to their current location, as they moved the camera dept upstairs and as they spread their wings to computers, home theater, drones, etc.
In short, they are the creme de la creme.
However, I must say in their otherwise honest effort to overcome this sales tax debacle, to adopt a credit card that charges what at one time would be called usurious interest, bookie-type interest, otherwise known as interest a mob-connected Shylock would illegally charge, is shameful. For all the good deeds the owners do, the amount they give to charities, the honesty with which they’ve always run their fine business, 29 percent interest is the equivalent of a noose around one’s neck who does not pay in full as the majority of borrowers.
I firmly believe they could have limited it to a still high but more reasonable 15 percent.
Sorry, B&H, but in this instance you’ve struck out in my book.