WARNING: issues with B&H and A7

Started Feb 14, 2014 | Discussions thread
tqlla Veteran Member • Posts: 4,688
Re: WARNING: issues with B&H and A7

WoodWorks wrote:

Clayton1985 wrote:

The problem with your logic is that you aren't accounting for those that order stuff to test it with the intention of deciding whether or not to keep it... and many times they do keep it which translates into more units sold and less cost per unit which helps the "serious and responsible buyers". And this isn't offset by the returns overall (although it certainly may be with some individual abusers).

That's the same self-serving argument I've seen made by those who steal software.

Yeah, the vendors allow themselves to be abused, so those with no scruples will take advantage of those policies. But to me it's no different than buying clothes to wear at a party and then returning them to the store. It's theft, pure and simple.

If a potential buyer is unsure about a purchase, they can almost always rent the item to try it out. Taking advantage of a vendors' generous return policies is unethical, and I can't imagine myself ever doing it under any circumstances.


Online stores, like Amazon or BH, JR, Adorama(who have stores in NY)... depend on their customers going to a local store to try a product before buying from it online. How is that any better?

They are expecting their customers to "Steal" the services of the local stores... then buy cheaper online.

Returns are a cost of doing business. If they don't want to accept them, they don't have to. But they will probably watch their sales decline.

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