Did B&H handle the 50-200 price blunder properly?

Started Nov 26, 2008 | Discussions thread
Louis_Dobson Forum Pro • Posts: 27,361
Re: The entitlement mentality .. .silly remark...

boggis the cat wrote:

Louis_Dobson wrote:

I looked at the original thread where someone
pointed out B&H's price, immediately saw it was impossible,
considered ordering just in case, and decided it would just tie up
funds on my card before they cancelled (I was exactly right).

Don't you already have a 50-200?

Not an SWD. I'd have liked to buy Eva that lens for XMas, but funds are too tight.

Don't greedily grab for anything you can kid yourself you are
entitled too, it makes for a very unpleasant world where nobody can
trust each other.

Wow - you really need to catch up on world events.

Welcome to planet Earth, BTW.

I have my own tiny little bit of Earth, where only civilised, honest people are welcome.

Just take what you deserve. Does anyone deserve
to have B&H sell them a lens at half price against their will?

Nobody is saying this, Louis.

A small proportion of people are arguing exactly that, and rationalising the theft (because that's what it would be) by quoting (or misquoting) dodgy bits of law that are in fact designed to protect them from dishonest retailers, not be used as a way of obtaining goods at below cost.

And I know a lot of people who think they deserve all sorts of
things, because they compare their situation to someone with more. I
prefer to think of those with less. It is better to realise that
you're better off than 90% of people than think about how unfair it
is that you're not in the top 1%, 0.1%, 0.00000001% (Or have
attained your goal of becoming Ming The Merciless.)

I just live my own life without weeping for people with less or envying people with more.

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