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Old September 28th, 2009, 09:48 AM   #16
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Number one rule of inventory management: The more of something you sell, the more of it you keep in stock.
I'm sure B&H will appreciate your input. Personally, I have nothing but praise for them and I've spent quite a bit there over the years. But it's nice to have another great sponsor in the New York area as well.
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Old September 28th, 2009, 11:44 AM   #17
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Number one rule of inventory management: The more of something you sell, the more of it you keep in stock.
It's not that simple. The issues surrounding allocation are more complex than you know. I'm sure that the buyer for B&H is keenly aware of the situation, and it's a far more complicated matter than just "calling Sony and ordering more." It's not like there's a perpetual supply just rolling off the factory assembly line every day.
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Old September 28th, 2009, 12:05 PM   #18
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There are distribution/allocation priorities for example.

Let's say B&H wants 20 but because Sony has to deal with world wide distribution, USA gets X units of which B&H only gets 10 at the moment (because many large orders placed from other retailers/buyers) and since 10 people are on the "accepting orders" waiting list, those are gone immediately. Maybe "mega international cable news network" orders a gazillion and they get most of the models coming of the line for the next two weeks, lowering the amount available to retailers.
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Old September 29th, 2009, 09:53 AM   #19
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I think TV stations, commercials, features and large production companies favor the EX1 over the EX3 because of its size. So EX1s may be harder to keep in stock when a large order comes in.
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Old September 29th, 2009, 12:02 PM   #20
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It's not that simple. The issues surrounding allocation are more complex than you know. I'm sure that the buyer for B&H is keenly aware of the situation, and it's a far more complicated matter than just "calling Sony and ordering more." It's not like there's a perpetual supply just rolling off the factory assembly line every day.
Thank you. Very apt and much appreciated. We get and sell hundreds each month. Sony has been allocating this product for the last 4-5 months. If Sony would give us more (and they've been ordered), we'd have more. I appreciate Craig Terott's "rule of management," but it's really not as simple as picking up the phone and saying, "Hey, Sony. Send me another couple-a hundred willya?" We wish it was that simple.
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Old September 30th, 2009, 10:36 AM   #21
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I'm surprised to see my comment was deleted. My guess is because it wasn't favorable to B&H.
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Old September 30th, 2009, 11:16 AM   #22
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I didn't see whatever may have been deleted, but I'll go on record as saying I think B&H is great. I've been buying about 90% of my equipment through B&H for over 10 years, and probably average 2-3 orders per month. Never had a problem. It sounds too good to be true, but it is true. If all the businesses I have to deal with were as professional as B&H, my life would be a whole lot easier.
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Old September 30th, 2009, 12:59 PM   #23
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That's great Doug. Whenever I consider buying your Vortex products it's through B&H. I am also a member of the tens of thousands of dollars of purchases made through B&H club. They have been one of our major vendors since they were a 30'x30' little shop on the lower east side serving NY's still photographic community where their roots lie. I remember when the "new" video department consisted of a small counter in this shop highlighting the Panasonic MX20. This is before they were a website or a superstore, more than 20 years ago. I have been a customer longer than probably 95% of the staff itself. This said, there are more than a few areas where I have suggestions for B&H to become a better company. Many high end productions are still using more dedicated vendors like BandPro, Tamberelli and AbelCine. B&H is only now really trying to crack the high end broadcast market by putting forth a more visible broadcast division. Henry, you're welcome to correct me where you see fit.
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Old September 30th, 2009, 01:06 PM   #24
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I'm just glad to see the EX1 is so popular that large sellers like B&H have trouble keeping them in stock. It really is a fantastic camera.
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I'm surprised to see my comment was deleted.
Nothing has been deleted. You posted the comment to a completely different thread: http://www.dvinfo.net/forum/sony-xdc...ml#post1413862
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Old September 30th, 2009, 07:04 PM   #26
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Nothing has been deleted. You posted the comment to a completely different thread: http://www.dvinfo.net/forum/sony-xdc...ml#post1413862
Ah! My mistake, I apologize fellas. Either old age or I had too many browser tabs open and got confused. Tabs are evil... and maybe some ginko biloba will help.

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I'm just glad to see the EX1 is so popular that large sellers like B&H have trouble keeping them in stock. It really is a fantastic camera.
EX3 features are neat... personally if I want something bigger than EX1 I'd go XDcam 700/800 or Varicam. I think Sony's next EX will probably be similar to EX3 form factor however, in which case I don't need or want one. If they keep it as small as EX1 that'll work for me.
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Old October 1st, 2009, 09:17 AM   #27
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B&H is only now really trying to crack the high end broadcast market by putting forth a more visible broadcast division. Henry, you're welcome to correct me where you see fit.
We are renewing our efforts in this direction with "The Studio @ B&H" and other ventures. Thanks for your informative and supportive post.
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