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DHu
03-31-2005, 20:58
Is it be too good to be true, or the price is really coming down?

www.buyphotovideo.com, I've never heard of this place before, has anyone?

Terence T
03-31-2005, 21:22
If it's too good to be true, then it is.

driggett
03-31-2005, 23:57
SCAM! SCAM! I just ordered from there and they sent me an email back saying that the only payment they accept is a wire transfer. I must give them my bank details and they would initate it. I sent them an email saying I only do credit card or Paypal. I am awaiting to see what they say. It is fun dealing with scam artists because you can play with them.

No important info was given to them.
Cheers,
Chris

driggett
04-01-2005, 01:08
Here is the email exchange so far. The website claims they are a NY entity but look how April is spelled on one of the email headers. Most recent displayed first. It is funny that thier website lists that they accept MO check and company check as well but the email never offered that.
Cheers,
Chris


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Dear Sir,
At this time we accept only bank2bank wire transfer !
If you are not agree with our payment method and if you like to cancel
your order please let us know!

Thank You
Kara Sturm
Customer Service
AXUS Electronics, Inc.
AXUS Electronics, Inc. Powered By PHOENIX MANAGEMENT CORP.

-----Original Message-----
From: Christopher Driggett [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: 1 aprilie 2005 10:55
To: [email protected]
Subject: Re: Order Update

Dear Morris,
I do not give out my bank information. I can pay you buy credit
card
or PayPal. These payment methods leave me protected a bank transfer
does not. Please advise me if you will accept these payment methods.
Thanks,
Chris


On Mar 31, 2005, at 11:44 PM, [email protected] wrote:


Order Update:
---------------------------------------------------
Order ID: 579
Detailed Invoice: http://buyphotovideo.com/orderdetails.php?OrdID=579
Date Ordered: 2005-04-01 02:25:16

The comments for your order are:

Dear Sir,
As method of payment we accept only bank2bank wire transfer, if you
agree with that please provide us with the bank name where your wire
transfer come from, our financial institution need this information to

make the wire transfer process faster! After we get this information
you will receive the wire transfer details and instructions!

Thank You
William Morris
Customer Service
AXUS Electronics, Inc.
AXUS Electronics, Inc. Powered By PHOENIX MANAGEMENT CORP.

Your order has been updated to the following status:

Awaiting Payment

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driggett
04-01-2005, 01:24
Here is a link to some company information which may have been filled out by the company itself!

http://trading.timway.com/company/companyInfo.php?memberid=buyphotovideo

Cheers,
Chris

Huck Finn
04-01-2005, 04:33
Their e-mail sounds like they expect & are used to cancellations. :rolleyes:

jlw
04-01-2005, 05:31
Hmm, I wondered what would happen to the R-D 1s returned by our own pfogle...

pfogle
04-01-2005, 06:50
Hmm, I wondered what would happen to the R-D 1s returned by our own pfogle...

Damn! Found out at last ;)

kbg32
04-01-2005, 07:51
www.buyphotovideo.com, is another one of those Brooklyn based rip off joints. They open and close at will and do bussiness under various names. As well, their items only come with their warranty; "*CERTAIN PRODUCTS CANNOT BE WARRANTED.* SEE IMPORTANT WARRANTY INFORMATION ON OUR WARRANTY PAGE."

Hours of Operation
Sunday 11-6
Monday - Thursday 9-6
Friday 9-1
Etronics is Closed on Sat.

By PHONE:
1-212-475-2101

By FAX:
1-212-475-2102
*
Warehouse Address: (For Product Returns)
AXUS Electronics, Inc
175 Maspeth Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11211

Mailing Address:
AXUS Electronics, Inc
175 Maspeth Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11211

*

Larry Kellogg
04-01-2005, 08:38
Order from the legit guys in New York... B&H and Calumet...no, you won't get that price...
but you will get the camera....

Larry

driggett
04-07-2005, 09:33
I just received this email from the company.

Dear Sir/Madame,


We would like you to know that from today at our store the minimum purchase amount is not required


anymore and we also accept credit card payments!


*


Thank You


Manuel Davila


Sales Manager


AXUS Electronics, Inc.*


AXUS Electronics, Inc. Powered By PHOENIX MANAGEMENT CORP.

Huck Finn
04-07-2005, 09:41
Keep 'em going, Chris. This is a lugh a minute! :D :D

driggett
04-07-2005, 10:01
I just called their telephone number to talk about a sale and I got a number is no longer in service message. I am going to email back this info to them and see what they say.
Cheers,
Chris

driggett
04-07-2005, 10:14
Here is the reply I got back from sending them an email about there phones being out. If you are a mail order buisness you would think they would have the phones taken care of right away.

What they wrote:

The phones are our for 3 4 days because we recently move from our small warehouse to a much bigger building !


*


-----Original Message-----
From: Christopher Driggett [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: 7 aprilie 2005 20:04
To: customer service
Subject: Re: Order Update


*


I just received the following email. I went to your website for a phone number in order to complete my order and I received a recorded message saying the phone number is no longer in service.
Thanks,
Chris

shiner
06-24-2005, 10:06
Greatings!
I am actually very glad to have found this thread - it explains a lot about what has caused my morning to be hectic.

I was reviewing a credit card statement and found charges on there for interland.com - a hosting company. How odd - I own a hosting company, so why would I have charges from a competitor...

I called and was told that my name, address, and credit card info were used to create a domain and hosting account with them, but since I did not know the secret account word, I could not make any changes...

The domain was a variation of info-buyphotovideo.com - although the name sounded vaugly familiar, I know that i do not own that domain.

After reading your story - about the wire transfers only, I recalled where the name sounded familiar. I went to buyphotovideo and tried to purchase a panasonic projector for an obscenly low price. I saw that they accepted credit cards and felt secure in that. Just like the previous poster, I received an email the next morning and it stated bank wire only - and thought "SCAM." Needless to say, i left it at that and found another site with the product.

Reflecting on this now, it is clear that they had all the CC info from me they needed - so I encourage anyone that has tried to purchase from them and then received the wire transfer email, to check your credit card statements!!! They used my info to make charges on their own.

A weird caviot here is that they are philanthropists too. Two charges were to charities... Odd...

sgy1962
06-24-2005, 10:21
I do not think you will see these R-D1s selling for anything much less then the MSP. At this point, they have no competition, with the Zeiss (only potential) and Leica digital rangefinder still 1.5 years away. Although my impression is that sales have been slower then anticipated (I actually read that somewhere), I suspect they have already sold 4000 to 5000 of these cameras and will easily sell the remainder (10,000 production limit?) before the competition arrives.

David Kieltyka
06-26-2005, 16:13
Maybe sales have been slower than anticipated by some of us, including perhaps some camera dealers, but I don't think Epson has commented one way or the other. I doubt they were expecting to sell 10,000 copies of a US$3000 camera in a short time. The RF market is a tiny subset of the overall camera market.

-Dave-