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Old Oct 4, 2002, 2:59 PM   #1
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Default Olympus Digicams and Ritz

I have purchased over 10 Olympus digital cameras for both work and personal use through Ritz Camera's or one of their affiliates (Camera's West). They recently (6 mo's ago?) disappeared from their stores and website. Inquiring at a local store as to why, I got an evasive answer.

The news item on the home page reminded me of this. "RitzCamera.com has become one of the Web's most successful e-commerce sites for photography equipment, capitalizing on high consumer demand for digital cameras. Shoppers at RitzCamera.com can purchase virtually any desired photo-related product ..."

Anybody know the real scoop on their "anti-Olympus" stance?
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Old Oct 26, 2002, 11:32 PM   #2
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I went into one today hoping to have a look at a 2100UZ. The salesperson there didn't really know either. He says that those decisions were made by the higher ups and that they didn't leak much information out as to why they did it! Well I think it was a bad decision on their part.
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Old Oct 27, 2002, 8:33 PM   #3
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I asked a salesperson at the local Ritz store and she said that they had too many returns with the Olympus cameras.

On the same (but different note) I asked the same person if they would give me a "package" discount if I bought a camera at their price and another card, batteries, case, etc. She said they don't do that. I emailed corporate and their reply was a snooty "We offer competitive prices and that's just our policy" type of reply. The inquiry was for a Nikon 4300, by the way. I've since decided on an Olympus C4000 (maybe even a 703).
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