B&H or Adorama price match?

3 years 3 months ago #583574 by TGonzo
Who has a better price match policy?  


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3 years 3 months ago #583579 by fmw
Call them and ask them to price match.


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3 years 3 months ago #583581 by effron
I think Adorama does, but you should check...prices on major items (New cameras and lenses, etc) are set by manufacturers anyway!

Why so serious?
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3 years 3 months ago #583583 by TGonzo
Oh, didn't know that.  So, how are B&H and Adorama able to take so much business from smaller camera stores if pricing the same?


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3 years 3 months ago #583584 by Screamin Scott
By packaging them with items not offered with the other sellers.

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3 years 3 months ago #583588 by HelenOster

TGonzo wrote: Who has a better price match policy?  


At Adorama we will always make every effort to price match to any equally reputable retailer.

You are most welcome to email me: [email protected]

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3 years 3 months ago #583609 by Ben Vanderbilt
Even Amazon?  


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3 years 3 months ago #583618 by garyrhook

TGonzo wrote: Oh, didn't know that.  So, how are B&H and Adorama able to take so much business from smaller camera stores if pricing the same?


There are fixed costs to running a brick-and-mortar business. The more volume you have in sales, the more you can amortize those expenses across the transactions. The more product you move, the more you can negotiate discounts with the vendor (some vendors, anyways). So businesses like Adorama, et. al., can nickel and dime, and provide the (even slightly better) lowest price. Which, sadly, is all many people care about. It's why Walmart is what it is.

Meh.

I patronize my local camera store if I can, if they have what I need. I go to Amazon for speed and availability. I buy from Adorama for availability, as most prices for what i want are consistent across the board. I don't worry about 'gimmes' or price matching; it's for more worthwhile to support a business you believe in. In other words, my choice of outlet is very intentional.

But I never shop at Walmart if I can help it.


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3 years 3 months ago #583640 by HelenOster
It’s on a case by case basis - if Amazon, for example, was selling something below what it would cost us, then it wouldn’t be possible! But we always do our best to help as often as we possibly can.

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3 years 3 months ago #583669 by effron

garyrhook wrote: But I never shop at Walmart if I can help it.


We're on the same page there, I hate even walking in the front door.....

Why so serious?
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3 years 3 months ago #583754 by henryp
We handle each price-match inquiry individually. We say "Yes" as often as we can and always regret when circumstances prevent us from doing so. You can email [email protected] to initiate the conversation.

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3 years 3 months ago #583789 by KENT MELTON
@henryp  What circumstances will you not price match? 


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3 years 3 months ago #583793 by henryp

KENT MELTON wrote: @henryp  What circumstances will you not price match? 


As I said, "we handle each price-match inquiry individually." I'm reluctant to generalize. I will say this -- we rarely match if the item's not in stock at the other retailer and we rarely match if the other retailer has a generally unsavory reputation.

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3 years 3 months ago #583800 by KENT MELTON
Fair enough, thank you for clarifying for me.  


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3 years 3 months ago #583864 by Olivia

HelenOster wrote: It’s on a case by case basis - if Amazon, for example, was selling something below what it would cost us, then it wouldn’t be possible! But we always do our best to help as often as we possibly can.


So if all are given the same price, if lower on Amazon, would that suggest grey market or else?


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