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Old December 14th, 2011, 04:26 PM   #1
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Anyone dealt with Unique photo before ?

I'm not inferring anything, but I put an order in with these guys for around $3000 through paypal. Nothing happened for two weeks then I was asked to wire them cash. Instead I asked for a refund through paypal as the order was now nearly three weeks old and got it OK, but just wondering if anyone has had any problems. With a wire transfer you have no comeback if things go wrong, especially an international one.
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Old December 18th, 2011, 03:44 PM   #2
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Re: Anyone dealt with Unique photo before ?

I used to use them to purchase all of my pro film back in the late 90's and found them to be quick and dependable. A few of my buddies also used them for that and nothing was ever said about them among us. Times change, who knows, however I would like to think a phone call to management is due. 3 weeks is far too long for a transaction to take place without clear reasons being given for the delay.
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Old December 18th, 2011, 11:03 PM   #3
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Re: Anyone dealt with Unique photo before ?

Wiring of cash is to be avoided, period.

If they can't take a credit card or paypal, you don't want to do business with them. As the OP noted, with wired cash there is no recourse, and really there is no reason for a legitimate business to require it.

If Unique Photo is a legitimate business, you have to wonder if you were really dealing with them, or perhaps somebody trying to spoof their online presence.For example, if dvcam.com were a legitimate business, a scammer might open a lookalike website under a common misspelling, like dvcan.com. I'd think I was buying a camera from dvcam.com... but would actually be in contact with dvcan.

We should all be educated on common online scams. This page at Wikipedia is very helpful.
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Old December 19th, 2011, 12:23 AM   #4
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Re: Anyone dealt with Unique photo before ?

Here's the link that was posted on this forum - it seems legit but maybe not

Unique Photo | Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2K Digital Camera Body Only (Black) DMCGH2K | uniquephoto.com
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Old December 24th, 2011, 07:19 PM   #5
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Re: Anyone dealt with Unique photo before ?

I shop at their B&M store. Not always "buttoned up" (mis-priced items or can't find price) but honest people.
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