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Old February 24th, 2005, 07:01 PM   #1
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B&H warehouse is on fire

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Old February 24th, 2005, 07:28 PM   #2
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Hope it didn't destroy too much equipment.


I also doubt electronics retailers are able to have much of a 'fire sale'.
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Old February 24th, 2005, 07:33 PM   #3
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From the one picture I saw, the fire looks pretty bad. I doubt anything will be saved, but look forward to fire damaged goods at ebay. :)

PS: that's one way of getting rid of the film stock. Hopefully, no one was hurt.
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Old February 25th, 2005, 07:50 AM   #4
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This morning's paper says most of the inventory was destroyed. A shame this somehow couldn't have been prevented.
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Old February 25th, 2005, 09:59 AM   #5
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That explains the Obi Wan Kenobi pang in my chest I suddenly felt last night.
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Old February 25th, 2005, 10:40 AM   #6
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Do you think EVS and ZGC are doing the happy dance right about now?

I certainly hope not! I do the bulk of my business with B & H and hope they recover quickly. As far as prices and customer service, they are in first place.

And yes, let's hope no one was injured.
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Old February 25th, 2005, 04:05 PM   #7
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I'm sure B&H will recover. I'm still going to deal with, even if I may have to wait a bit longer for the item. B&H was were I bought my brand new Nikon FM back in the 70's.
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Old February 25th, 2005, 04:35 PM   #8
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Agreed. No doubt they have insurance. They might be "temporarily out of stock" for a little while, but they'll bounce back.
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Old February 26th, 2005, 06:27 AM   #9
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Old March 3rd, 2005, 11:18 AM   #10
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Well, I made my first purchase since the fire, and it doesn't seem to have slowed down their operation at all. I placed the order on Monday and had it by Wednesday. It came in two boxes too, so some of the items must have come from a separate warehouse. This wasn't shipped overnight either. I chose the cheapest UPS shipping.
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Old March 5th, 2005, 01:03 AM   #11
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Unfortunate events like this always get us praying for others in the most terrible of times. A fire is something that dominates your entire life, work, and mind. It is like any disaster. We always put ourselves in the other guys' shoes and hope they are okay. Our Great country was founded on competition, but also compassion. So I feel sympathy for my competitor, and pray that he is on his feet as quickly as possible, because his presence makes me fight harder and reach for higher goals. B&H has always had my respect.
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Rush, your post speaks miles and miles about your own character. I can't tell you how fortunate I am to have both B&H and EVS behind this site. Much respect to you,
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Caveat: What follows may be more rumor than fact.

A fellow identifying himself as B&H's "Director of Distribution" posted a note at Phil Askey's DPreview (photo) boards indicating that the fire had done little damage to B&H's own inventory and that they expected to be in full swing on the following day. Subsequent customer reports, here and elsewhere, suggest that this might be true.
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Thanks for your concern. The fire was in a warehouse next door to ours. It was not in our warehouse. No one from B&H was injured and as far as I know, no one from the other warehouse was either. Damage to our facility was limited to a smoke and water damage incidental to the NYFD's efforts to extinguish the fire.

We appreciate your concern and messages of good will. To clarify -- we have warehouses in Brooklyn and Manhattan. This fire was in Brooklyn, but not in our facilities.
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