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Feb 22, 2011 01:13 |  #31

MOkoFOko wrote in post #11883197 (external link)
This is just lame. I like Adorama, but this is too much. Reading this is cringe-worthy. Don't forget to start a "I <3 Adorama" facebook page.

Hey, not a bad idea! Thanks.;)


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Feb 22, 2011 01:21 |  #32

Not to add, but have had nothing but great service and support from Adorama.


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Feb 22, 2011 11:04 |  #33

Another +1 from this happy Adorama customer... I also have a 2-year-old daughter, and Adorama participates in the upromise program, so 2% of all my purchases at Adorama go to my daughter's college savings account. It's a nice little bonus. :)


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Feb 22, 2011 20:56 as a reply to  @ Dr.Pete's post |  #34

For many non photographic items, I use Amazon, but if it is photography related, I go to Adorama first. I only buy elsewhere if Adorama doesn't have it, or I have to have it NOW and my local store has it in stock. My first purchases at Adorama were literally back when they started - I have been a customer that long (and I am that old!). I have never had a problem with a purchase or a return. Could they possibly ever make a mistake? Certainly, they are human. But from all my past experience, they make it right immediately. They will continue to enjoy my support.


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Feb 23, 2011 02:17 |  #35

Dr.Pete wrote in post #11891983 (external link)
Another +1 from this happy Adorama customer... I also have a 2-year-old daughter, and Adorama participates in the upromise program, so 2% of all my purchases at Adorama go to my daughter's college savings account. It's a nice little bonus. :)

DID NOT know that. Cool!


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Feb 23, 2011 03:39 |  #36

Seriously people? Adorama is a retailer, at the end of the day their goal is your money. I've had good experiences with Amazon, 17th Street, Adorama, B&H, and it pretty much just comes down to cost. This isn't like airlines where you get frequent flier miles.


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Feb 23, 2011 08:24 as a reply to  @ sprials's post |  #37

The company for which I work has the goal of making money, also. This keeps a bunch of us housed and fed. We also pride ourselves in giving excellent value to our customers. If for some reason we screw up, we would certainly fix things. But to have some disgruntled person spread negative and false information about that could cause us to lose future business is just plain wrong. There are many people on this site who have had very good experiences with Adorama, and perhaps just out of a feeling of fairness would like to try to counteract the effects of one person who, for whatever reason, is not happy. If you can't accept this at face value, then think of it as pure selfishness. We want Adorama to prosper and stick around so we can continue get good deals from them.

If this thread is painful to read, there are thousands of others on this forum where you could spend some time.


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Feb 23, 2011 08:28 |  #38

sprials wrote in post #11897258 (external link)
Seriously people? Adorama is a retailer, at the end of the day their goal is your money. I've had good experiences with Amazon, 17th Street, Adorama, B&H, and it pretty much just comes down to cost. This isn't like airlines where you get frequent flier miles.

I do not think this thread is as much about praising Adorama over other vendors. Rather, it is meant as a commentary about how silly the "other" thread is for criticizing Adorama for a customer's mistake. I think people are getting tired of the unwarranted rants.

I think it was just a Karma payback.


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Feb 23, 2011 08:42 as a reply to  @ Addicted2EOS's post |  #39

I worked in the food service industry for years. People are MUCH more likely to complain if something is not right than they are to praise if something is done well. Fact of life. You generally hear the bad, not the good.
That being said, I have no problem with this thread. I have done a lot of business with Adorama, recommended them to others and will have no qualms about dealing with them in the future.


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Feb 23, 2011 08:57 |  #40

tom1s wrote in post #11898083 (external link)
I worked in the food service industry for years. People are MUCH more likely to complain if something is not right than they are to praise if something is done well. Fact of life. You generally hear the bad, not the good.
That being said, I have no problem with this thread. I have done a lot of business with Adorama, recommended them to others and will have no qualms about dealing with them in the future.

Thank you;

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Feb 23, 2011 09:07 |  #41

There is an old saying in retail: If you please a customer they might tell one person. If you upset a customer they will tell ten people.


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Feb 23, 2011 09:35 |  #42

Adorama and B&H both have excellent track records in my book. I don't know why, but I tend to buy stuff more from Adorama if both of them (B&H) carry the same item.

I buy from B&H only if Adorama doesn't stock them (ie Speedotron Beauty Dish). I bought my Think Tank Photo bags from Adorama b/c B&H doesn't stock them. lol.


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Feb 23, 2011 13:56 |  #43

Like others I have had a very good experience dealing with Adorama. I will look at prices from a number of stores and I buy whenever the price is good and the dealer has a good record. I never worry when I buy from Adorama, I always get just what I order.


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Feb 23, 2011 14:13 |  #44

Hip-Hip-Hooray !
.... I LOVE Adorama.




  
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Feb 23, 2011 17:06 |  #45

Ordered the two things I wanted on Sunday, arrived on Wednesday (Monday was a holiday). Can't beat that service.

Important to note that I ordered exactly what I wanted, not something else and then got mad when Adorama didn't read my mind and send me what I was thinking of when I ordered the wrong thing.

Thanks Adorama!


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