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Old Dec 22, 2003, 8:34 PM   #1
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Here's a link you might find interesting if you're thinking of ordering from some of the Brooklyn companies that offer great prices.

http://www.panix.com/~donwiss/pictures/BrooklynStores/



For information: I have ordered from B&H Photos, Samy's, and Adorama with great success. Take it for what it's worth. This is not an advertisement for any of the above companies.
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Old Dec 22, 2003, 8:40 PM   #2
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That was a definite eye-opener. I think I'll stick with B&H.
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Old Dec 22, 2003, 8:54 PM   #3
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WOW!!!!! I ALMOST bought my camera from A&M. I'm sure glad I bought it at my local dealer instead!!!! Thanks for the insight!!!
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Old Dec 22, 2003, 10:38 PM   #4
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Isn't Brooklyn known to be a "tough" place?
I should think if it is a chain store, there must be better looking store fronts-depending on locale.

Many years ago, I had called a few Brooklyn stores regarding a camera...and their customer service was lousy!! Just plain rude.

My last camera purchase was with Us1camera and I was happy with the service. Aside from these guys, I wouldn't hesitate purchasing from either B&H or Adorama.
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Old Dec 23, 2003, 9:14 AM   #5
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Very interesting photos and good infomation.
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Old Dec 23, 2003, 9:28 AM   #6
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Now people, let's not judge a book by it's cover. :-) Being in Brooklyn a lot of these place do look rough but, I wouldn't let that detract me from making a purchase if the person on the other end of the phone was friendly and knowledgeable and, they had a good return policy.
For people that live around theyBrooklyn/Queens area of New York, these store fronts are nothing new. They're more the norm than the abnormality.

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Old Dec 23, 2003, 1:36 PM   #7
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You're right, Mark. After reading what you had to say, I envisioned the camera store I used to frequent in Schenectady, NY. It sure didn't look like much from the outside--just a smallish concrete building--but the owner and the employees knew their stuff, never tried to cheat anyone, and were always more than courteous. Thanks for reminding me to look inside before forming an opinion.
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I buy equipment off the internet all the time. I rely on resellersrating, bizrate and buyers comments at shopping.com. I play the piano and sing really bad, but my 2 year old granddaughter claps when I sing for her. Still they are very interesting photos.
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Old Dec 23, 2003, 6:12 PM   #9
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LOL...I'm glad you guys responded to me. For a minute there, after I posted it, I thought I might get flamed! LOL
The thing is, I know going down there to the "city", you deal with a lot of people and, some are crooks that are just in it for the bucks and others, run resposible, honest businesses. It's hard to tell from a picture what you're dealing with.

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