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Discussion in 'Classifieds: Videography' started by sharksdelight, Apr 19, 2009.

  1. Muad'dib

    Muad'dib Nassau Grouper

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    Location: Space is VAST
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    Looks pretty straight forward to me.
    Some people just have fun in helping others out.
    I would love to have someone like this close to me.:)
     
  2. Will

    Will Solo Diver

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: FL Keys
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    Trust me - I understand the concept of networking and referring people for a good deal.

    I don't understand the concept of not being able to tell who the retailer or any other important details..
     
  3. Muad'dib

    Muad'dib Nassau Grouper

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    Location: Space is VAST
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    B&H looks like a retailer to me.
     
  4. diver 85

    diver 85 Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: SW Louisiana
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    To the OP, you have any connections with non-camera gear places???.....jus-ta-wonderin'.....
     
  5. Will

    Will Solo Diver

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: FL Keys
    189
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    Check again - he said a legit shop "LIKE" B&H
     
  6. on_two_wheels

    on_two_wheels Loggerhead Turtle

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: S. California (IE)
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    I'm with Will on this one. While the OP has obviously been an active member on scubaboard, NOT knowing who I'm actually giving my money to is not an option. If they were so great, we'd probably all have heard of them by now. In fact, Will's questions weren't answered twice. Odd. Instead, he was answered with another question (why do shops use ads without prices). Uhhhh....to get you to visit their site/store. I'd LOVE to visit the site or store. Just tell me who it is and I'll do my own shopping since you get nothing anyway. Thanks.
     
  7. sharksdelight

    sharksdelight Manta Ray

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    Location: San Diego
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    Once a person decides they like the price, I give them the store and owner. Most everyone has heard of the dealer once I tell them. No one, at any point, is under any obligation. If you walked into a dealer and they gave you a price on something, would you be obligated to then buy? Of course not. Why don't I say it until that time? Because if you went directly then I couldn't wrangle a lower price. You'd be dealing with an employee and not the owner with whom I have this special arrangement. That's the only reason. I've been helping people get cameras (which I know little about) camcorders, housings, lens, tripods, editing decks and even TVs for less for a long time and now regret being in the middle of this little controversy.
    Sorry to have caused it and let that be the end of things. If someone wants to contact me for help, I will, but no more posts will be going up after this one.
    Steve
    ps Muad'dib is correct, It has only been about helping and advising people and having fun. I guess, until now.
     
  8. docmartin

    docmartin Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Fort Lee, NJ
    1,146
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    he has stated the rules clearly. if you like it give it a try if you don't then forget about it. lots of stores will do "under the table" deals that they do not advertise widely. they may want to avoid escalating price wars or issues with their suppliers' pricing requirements.
     
  9. ronscuba

    ronscuba Loggerhead Turtle

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: NYC
    2,842
    566
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    Sounded fishy to me too when I first heard about Steve's offer. Decided to see what this was all about when I wanted to buy a Ikelite housing for my Canon HV10. Researched for the lowest price, contacted Steve, and he did offer a way to buy it for less through his connection.

    I know the store. They've been around for a long time. Have 2 walk in stores, not just online. Met and dealt with the owner. Picked up my housing in person at the store. No problems. Thanks Steve.
     
  10. henryp

    henryp Angel Fish

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    Location: New York, NY
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    B&H SHOULD look like a retailer to everyone. B&H IS a retailer.
     

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