A Look Into the World of Bait-and-Switch Online Photography Stores (WARNING!!)

Hey guys–I came across this post last night, and felt that I should repost it here to get the word out even further.  The article gives some really good information (especially if you’re a beginning photographer) that I think everyone should know.

From Mansurovs.com:

“I recently witnessed how a friend of mine got robbed by an online camera store called AjRichard based out of New York, USA when he purchased a Canon 5D Mark II. The camera was out of stock for a few weeks in every single local and online store he trusted and he could not wait any longer. That’s when he decided to expand his search and see if he could find an Internet store that had the 5D MKII in stock. He eventually ended up on Nextag.com looking at a list of merchants with “in stock” indicators. The top sellers all had very high ratings and he noticed that some of the sellers were advertising the 5D MKII at lower than the $2,500 “normal” rate that everybody else sells for. The top result was AjRichard.com and with over 1,000 reviews, 5 star rating and a “Trusted Seller” status, he decided to take the plunge and order the camera at just $2,350 – a really good deal he thought he was getting. The sad part is, he felt something was not right while making the purchase and still did it, thinking that his credit card company would protect him in case something went wrong. Next day, he got a call from AjRichard sales rep, who told him that camera battery and charger were not included in the $2,350 price and convinced him to buy those, along with some accessories he did not need. The order went up to $2,629 and he was promised free three day shipping. He needed the camera ASAP, so he agreed to complete the transaction and….”

 

Click here to read the rest:  http://mansurovs.com/ajrichard-beware-buying-camera-from-unauthorized-sellers

 

 

<3Renae

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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~ by jeezycreezy on June 20, 2011.

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