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

Started May 23, 2013 | Discussions thread
Stacey_K
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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:

Agreed.  There's something about buying a lens just to compare it and then returning it that's a bit sickening.  If you do this, don't brag about.  It's bad enough that you don't exercise enough research and analysis before ordering a lens and returning it fully functional.  That only raises the buying costs for the rest of us and exposes the lens to potential shipping & handling damage before a more forthright buyer gets the lens.

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.

I have to agree that if someone is selling mail order, they can't expect people to buy with a no return policy. I do some online clothes shopping, how can I possibly -know- if it's gonna look good on me without trying it on? I'd say 1/2 is returned next time I go to their retail store.

Seeing a picture of clothes on a model is no different than reading someone's online review of camera gear.. Until you use it you really can't know if it suits your purpose 100%.

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