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Erin S. Braverman

want info about buying from B&H online

I am thinking about buying a camera from B&H. Any input about your dealings with them would be very helpful

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12/19/2005 4:31:15 PM

Christopher A. Vedros
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/14/2005
  I have only positive things to say about my experiences with B&H. I've bought several cameras and lots of gear from them and have never had a problem.

Search the Q&A on this site for B&H or B+H or and you will find that lots of photographers recommend them highly.


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12/19/2005 4:42:07 PM

Bob Fately   Erin, B&H has outstanding reviews, and for good reason. Check BizRate or the other survey sites to see - but I can tell you from personal experience; upwards of $10,000 worth of gear purchased over 5 years and 20-ish orders (from big stuff to little) that they are consistantly outstanding.

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12/19/2005 9:01:07 PM

Mark Feldstein
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/17/2005
  Erin, if you want to see how good they really are, you can see reviews for B&H at under the "neighbor to neighbor", photo dealer review section. I can't remember how many years I've been purchasing nearly all my supplies, film, chemistry, paper, and miscellaneous new items from B&H. Like Chris, I highly recommend them.

And for used camera gear, I highly recommend
Take it light.

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12/20/2005 10:19:08 AM

Bret Tate
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/12/2005
I've been purchasing from B&H since 1988. I always recommend them when I am asked for an online dealer. Shipment is prompt and any problems are handled quickly.

I agree with Mark about KEH. Even their bargin level equipment is good.


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12/20/2005 5:05:08 PM

Emily Sopha
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/23/2005
  Hi Erin,
I've shopped at B&H for several years and hate to go anywhere else for camera gear. They have a huge selection, great prices and good customer service. My only complaint would be if you're at the store (I use to work a block from the store in NYC) they aren't "overly" helpful in answering your questions. When you go in knowing what you want it's a very smooth transaction.

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12/28/2005 10:34:55 AM

Don C. Wellington
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/4/2003
  I have had very good luck shopping at B&H Photo. Never had a single problem with them.

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12/28/2005 10:36:25 AM

Autumn Hernandez   I have ordered a few things from them and have always had a great experience with the company. Just recently I ordered a camcorder for my husband for Christmas and it was supposed to come with a free extra battery but it wasn't in the package. It was absolutely no problem to have them send it and I think they even upgraded it. To me, customer service is HUGE.

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12/28/2005 10:43:25 AM

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