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Old March 30th, 2004, 05:25 PM   #1
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Online Buyer Beware !

I originally wrote this for another thread but thought it might make sense to post it as it's own thread. I want as many folks to know about the pitfalls of online buying as I can make aware of it.

Not all online companies are bad. B&H as an example has a very decent track recorde as do a few others. Please read and pass along the second link listed further down.

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As a sales engineer (new title) for a major Ohio broadcast equipment reseller, I very strongly encourage people to be aware of the past actions of the companies they want to give their money to. Looking for the DSR-PDX10 online I found a site advertising it for $1300 or so. I really doubt it since the actual cost from Sony is so very much higher than that.

Doing a quick search for "Broadway Photo Complaints" via google will turn up some good links, as will a quick search for any store and "complaints". Please watch yourselves.

Here are a few of those links that are especially helpful:,aid,107855,00.asp

The second link is a 5+ page article from PC World magazine on the sad state of affairs industry wide. Please pass it on. I am not trying to single out Broadway Photo but they are prominently mentioned in these types of links.

Happy buying,

Sean McHenry
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Old March 31st, 2004, 02:44 AM   #2
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Yes, I think avoiding Broadway Photo is among the better choices one can make in the photo world.

Don't ask me how I am so sure about this.

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