42nd St. Photography

Started Jun 18, 2014 | Discussions thread
Rich Rosen Senior Member • Posts: 2,477
Re: 42nd St. Photography

Rich Rosen wrote:


Has anyone ever dealt with 42nd St Photography. They have a really good price on a D4s. Or better yet, should I go to a reputable dealer like B&H Photo to buy at a higher price

Be careful. I have never done business with this company, and there is a reason: There are horror stories on the internet, about what customers get and what they pay for beyond the cost of the camera. There are other dealers that will cost you more for a product, but you will get what was sold to you.

OP: After reading your post, and expressing my doubts about the company, I had nothing better to do, so I researched 42nd street photo and found this site: http://www.consumeraffairs.com/cameras/42nd_street_photo.html.

The site rates 42nd street  very highly, but on closer inspection of the reviews, I found a very interesting trend. The company has 154 five star reviews, and only 16 one star reviews. But a number of the five star reviews, were upgraded, from one , two, or three stars, after the management at 42nd st saw the one star review and offered to solve the problem, if the reviewer would change the review. Decide for yourself, but a number of reviews on that site confirmed my opinion, that 42nd St Photo is a bait and switch outfit, selling gray market and pushing  unnecessary accessories.

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