Just returned my 80-400mm VR AF-S lens

Started May 23, 2013 | Discussions thread
paulski66
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Re: What really is sickening is this logic.
In reply to Rick Knepper, May 24, 2013

Rick Knepper wrote:

fPrime wrote:

Dear B&H, Adorama, Amazon et all. Please ignore this diatribe. Be apprised that I and many hundreds of thousands of other internet customers will never purchase merchandise at $1000+ that we can't look at and test first. You are in the mail order and Internet sales business so you surely understand the logistics of providing a brick and mortar-type experience from a remote location.

With me, same goes for clothing, cars, other electronics, well heck, even food. If I try a new cereal and it tastes like cr@p to me, it's going back for full refund. I'm not going to be General Mills' field guinea pig and pay to be one. You have enough suckers buying products sight unseen to make a handsome profit but I won't be one of those suckers.

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Rick Knepper, photographer, non-professional, shooting for pleasure, check my profile for gear list and philosophy. TJ said, "Every generation needs a new revolution".

But the lens was fine. There was nothing wrong with it; he just tried it out, and changed his mind about spending the $3,000 on it.

So what is the retailer supposed to do now? Discard the lens? Sell it as a refurb (at a significant loss in the profit margin)? Re-package it and - gasp! - sell it as new?

No one is asking you to be a guinea pig for anyone. Just don't bitch about the high cost of gear if this is how you treat retailers and manufacturers; they have to factor this unscrupulousness into their cost of doing business.

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