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Abe’s of Maine
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Nov 11, 2018 08:05:25   #
queencitysanta Loc: Charlotte, North Carolina
 
Adorama, B&H or KEH

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Nov 11, 2018 08:48:41   #
dbjazz Loc: Long Island, NY
 
Avoid them like the plague.

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Nov 11, 2018 10:36:40   #
repleo Loc: Boston
 
rcfees wrote:
Anybody have any experience with them? Seems like a gray market dealer.


RUN - don't walk!! They won't send the item to you until they speak with you to 'clarify' your order. The call back is just an opportunity for them to upsell you with overpriced cards, warranties, batteries, straps, bags, kitchen sinks, timeshares etc. Read the add carefully. If the ad doesn't say it includes box, documentation, strap, caps etc you will be charged extra.

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Nov 11, 2018 11:34:18   #
burkphoto Loc: High Point, NC
 
rcfees wrote:
Anybody have any experience with them? Seems like a gray market dealer.


Abe's of Maine and 42nd St. Photo are not to be trusted.

Try:

Adorama
B&H
Cameta Camera
KEH (used gear)
MPB (used gear)

They are honest, fair, fast, and reliable.

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Nov 11, 2018 11:44:41   #
Fredrick Loc: San Francisco Bay Area
 
rcfees wrote:
Anybody have any experience with them? Seems like a gray market dealer.


Don’t know about purchasing camera equipment through them, but four years ago I did a complete remodel of my kitchen and bought all my kitchen appliances from them (LG line.). I’ve been very happy with those purchases through Abe’s of Maine. Maybe I lucked out?

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Nov 11, 2018 12:04:56   #
mborn Loc: Massachusetts
 
AVOID!!!

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Nov 11, 2018 13:14:06   #
Vince68 Loc: Wappingers Falls, NY
 
rcfees wrote:
Anybody have any experience with them? Seems like a gray market dealer.


Yup, gray market products, bait & switch tactics, etc. Stay away from them. Use reputable dealers like B&H, Adorama, Cameta Camera, and others as well.

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Nov 11, 2018 13:50:49   #
delkeener Loc: SW Rhode Island, USA
 
Abe's is the digital era shoddy dealer much like Cambridge Camera was in the back ads of Pop Photo.

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Nov 11, 2018 14:55:46   #
lhardister Loc: Brownsville, TN
 
rcfees wrote:
Anybody have any experience with them? Seems like a gray market dealer.


Avoid them like the plague, as dbjazz says. This question has been raised several times previously here on UHH. Do a search here on UHH to get a feel for just how disreputable they really are.

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Nov 11, 2018 15:08:59   #
hookedupin2005 Loc: Northwestern New Mexico
 
rcfees wrote:
Anybody have any experience with them? Seems like a gray market dealer.


Get as far away, as fast as possible.

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Nov 11, 2018 15:21:20   #
JCam Loc: MD Eastern Shore
 
Years ago, after they first opened, they had a pretty good rep., but I guess money & greed got in the way of ethics.


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Nov 11, 2018 23:27:56   #
Linda S.
 
Another good dealer, Beach Camera.

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Nov 12, 2018 12:29:51   #
Pine Warbler
 
Run!!!1

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Nov 12, 2018 13:15:44   #
henryp Loc: New York, NY
 
BebuLamar wrote:
Others advise you to run away. I say don't buy from them but if you're near their store come and take a look. Perhaps you can take some pics and let us see?


Courtesy Don Weiss -- may be obsolete.
http://donwiss.com/pictures/BrooklynStores/h0002.htm

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