bhphotovideo site

Started Apr 5, 2013 | Discussions thread
Mark B. Forum Pro • Posts: 24,677
Re: bhphotovideo site

shuttervelocity wrote:

In this modern cut-throat world where online stores are going out of their way to get business from customers, I'm truly surprised how a site like bhphotovideo is even surviving!  Whenever I try to buy something from that site, it says 'online ordering is unavailable' and then there was a big downtime for something called passover.  what is up with that company?

So, not really dissing the site, because they have great deals on Used items but I've never been able to order anything because I always miss it because online ordering is unavailable.  So, what's the deal with that site?  is it manually operated by people who dont work weekends?

The business is run by orthodox Jewish.  Their sabbath is on Saturday, so they stop doing business Friday afternoon until late Saturday.  They also close for the corresponding Jewish holidays.  Since B&H is the most reliable, trustworthy, and best stocked camera store in the US - both as a brick & mortar and internet business - it's quite a small price to pay.  It's quite clear to those of us who have been patronizing them why they stay in business.  If the religious holiday closings bother you, there are other stores - but quite frankly none can hold a candle to B&H.


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