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04/14/2009 01:24:10 AM · #1
But the two times I've tried they have been closed down due to Jewish holidays.

I need an accessory for a shoot I'm doing next weekend. I go to B&H and they are closed for Passover until Thursday so too late for my needs. Went to Adoroma and same thing.

The same thing happened last time I tried to rush order something from B&H. They were closed and wouldn't reopen until after my deadline had passed.

Very frustrating.

Maybe someday I will buy something without a rush or my need won't correspond with a Jewish holiday.
04/14/2009 01:26:13 AM · #2
I am a Jehovah's Witness....Maybe I could open a site...I wouldn't close for ANY holiday! :)
04/14/2009 01:29:23 AM · #3
Originally posted by smardaz:

I am a Jehovah's Witness....Maybe I could open a site...I wouldn't close for ANY holiday! :)


Oh, that's all we need, a camera shop that sells their equipment door to door and then tries to get you to commit to a lifetime warranty that only works for the first 100 customers :P

(ducks)
04/14/2009 01:31:15 AM · #4
Originally posted by K10DGuy:

Originally posted by smardaz:

I am a Jehovah's Witness....Maybe I could open a site...I wouldn't close for ANY holiday! :)


Oh, that's all we need, a camera shop that sells their equipment door to door and then tries to get you to commit to a lifetime warranty that only works for the first 100 customers :P

(ducks)


hey that was pretty good, but that should be the first 144,000 customers....
04/14/2009 01:31:51 AM · #5
Originally posted by smardaz:

Originally posted by K10DGuy:

Originally posted by smardaz:

I am a Jehovah's Witness....Maybe I could open a site...I wouldn't close for ANY holiday! :)


Oh, that's all we need, a camera shop that sells their equipment door to door and then tries to get you to commit to a lifetime warranty that only works for the first 100 customers :P

(ducks)


hey that was pretty good, but that should be the first 144,000 customers....


Well, I toned it down some for the humor factor.
04/14/2009 09:56:52 AM · #6
There are alternatives to the NY stores.

Try Norman Camera or Calumet. Both are good retailers with brick and mortar operations in addition to their online presence.
04/14/2009 10:03:39 AM · #7
Depending upon the accessory, you might try Overstock.com. With Circuit City, Ritz and others closing up shops, there's a lot of extra inventory to liquidate, and Overstock has some good deals on common filters and bags.
04/14/2009 10:31:57 AM · #8
When it happens to me with B&H or Adorama i throw Calumet the biz.
04/14/2009 10:34:54 AM · #9
but the flip side is they are open on the days most others are closed... Use whichever is open if your in a hurry.
04/14/2009 10:46:08 AM · #10
Have you tried Amazon.com? A lot of dealers are associated with them and there are customer ratings for the dealers.
04/14/2009 10:52:19 AM · #11
sure, b&h and adorama are closed, but you can get a coke with real sugar instead of high fructose corn syrup for a short bit, so it's a fair trade imo.
04/14/2009 01:14:48 PM · #12
Yeah I had to wait for a while to make a return because of their vacations.

Do the employees get paid for all those vacations?
If so, it may be a nice place to work.
I bet they're all on salary and worl longer hours when they are open.
04/14/2009 02:10:02 PM · #13
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04/14/2009 02:58:23 PM · #14
Originally posted by steefmcbeef:

sure, b&h and adorama are closed, but you can get a coke with real sugar instead of high fructose corn syrup for a short bit, so it's a fair trade imo.

Ha, yeah, I'm tempted to try the "kosher coke", but since I haven't had a soda for a few years anyway I think I'll just stay clear.
04/14/2009 05:08:32 PM · #15
Calmut didn't have it. Samys said they did so I ordered it only to have them call this AM and say it was out of stock. Amazon says 3 to 4 delay. I have called over 16 dealers and no one can get it to me by this weekend.
04/14/2009 05:10:07 PM · #16
is there a way you could redneck it? you know, fashion yourself in a do it yourself manner -- probably using lots of duct tape?
04/14/2009 06:09:07 PM · #17
Originally posted by steefmcbeef:

sure, b&h and adorama are closed, but you can get a coke with real sugar instead of high fructose corn syrup for a short bit, so it's a fair trade imo.


What color are the caps for these? I'd like to try some real sugar
again.
04/14/2009 07:23:54 PM · #18
Originally posted by justamistere:


Do the employees get paid for all those vacations?
If so, it may be a nice place to work.


Didn't they pay a $4,000,000.00 settlement for not promoting non-Jews?
04/14/2009 07:27:34 PM · #19
Originally posted by Niten:

Originally posted by justamistere:


Do the employees get paid for all those vacations?
If so, it may be a nice place to work.


Didn't they pay a $4,000,000.00 settlement for not promoting non-Jews?


No quite...but close

The EEOCís lawsuit, filed under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 alleged that B & H paid Hispanics in its warehouses less than non-Hispanic workers and failed to promote them or provide them health benefits based on their national origin (EEOC v. B & H Foto and Electronics Corp., No. 07- CV-9241). The court filed complaint is resolved simultaneously through the voluntary settlement of this matter by consent decree under which B & H agrees to comply with the requirements of Title VII; equalize the wages of Hispanic employees to their non-Hispanic coworkers; and to work with the EEOC in a claims process to distribute $4.3 million in monetary relief to individuals who were paid less, not promoted, or denied benefits because they are Hispanic.
Full EEOC Settlementpress release
04/14/2009 07:55:16 PM · #20
Originally posted by FireBird:

Originally posted by steefmcbeef:

sure, b&h and adorama are closed, but you can get a coke with real sugar instead of high fructose corn syrup for a short bit, so it's a fair trade imo.


What color are the caps for these? I'd like to try some real sugar
again.


Yellow! double check that it says kosher
04/14/2009 10:49:22 PM · #21
Originally posted by karmat:

is there a way you could redneck it? you know, fashion yourself in a do it yourself manner -- probably using lots of duct tape?


That's the current plan. I'm going to Calmut tomorrow to see what they might have that could be jury rigged.
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