A&P did i just get scammed v. lens??

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  1. ericj

    ericj raw deal

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    i ordered this lens last night after a lot of research... http://www.1wayphoto.com/products.asp?dept_id=10289&product_id=12295

    seems like a great price free shipping etc...they called me today to "confirm" my order and they guy was really trying to pressure me into buying the steel mount version which is 399 because the plastic mount is cheaper and will break...as far as i know this lens only comes with a steel mount so i think he was just trying to get an extra $50 out of me. anyone know anything about a supposed plastic mount version of this lens?
     
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    looks like a metal ring in the pictures :dunno:

    -edit- lol that sucks
     
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    SenenCito OT Supporter

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    call your credit card company right now and inform of the situation, i wouldn't even bothering trying to cancel the order as they will haggle and bother the shit out of you.
     
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    It's amazing how many people don't know about resellerratings :hs:
     
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    kristin my dog > *

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    I didnt know until I started posting here :o
     
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    surprisingly most people don't know about that page, the average consumer is just looking for a good deal and probably investigates using google or something like pricewatch

    It happens a lot, best we can do is help avoid it and educate people that have gotten scammed
     
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    ballz Two of 'em OT Supporter

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    bait and switch. those retailers are everywhere.
     
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    I only buy from BH, Adorama and Amazon. May not be the super-best price (is most of the time) but I know they wont dick me around.
     
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    I buy pretty much from beachcamera/buydig only grreat service
     
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    tetsuo And shepherds we shall be...

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    i've ordered from all of them (adorama, bh, amazon, and beech/buydig) and had good service. buydig did screw up charging my card though. i forgot the password i had for that verified by visa thing and my bank said that they wouldn't allow the charge through, but i still was charged and the order still showed up. wasn't a big deal cause i thought it was odd when the order went through without the correct password, so i didn't re-submit the order.
     
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    :noes::rofl:
     
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    Let us know the outcome, although i have a pretty good idea of how it will end anyway.
     
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    It's hard to believe that places like that can still exist with the internet.
     
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    if the price is too good to be true IT IS...theres tons of those sites that look just like that and rip people off all day long I can't believe they are still around either must be lots of dumb people keeping them in business. Cancel that order ASAP
     
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    Jhegro wtf is a jhegro?

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    you will probably never receive anything. but it is more than likely you will have to open a dispute with your CC to get this cleared. those bait and switch ppl are ppl that can burn in the deepest pits of hell as far as im concerned.
     
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    minor update: i sent them an email requesting to cancel the order and i called my credit card company to cancel there as well. they said there has been no charge yet so they will be on the look out for it...when 1wayphoto calls me tomorrow i'll post another update. thanks for the heads up on reseller ratings im an idiot i know....but maybe some of you can learn from my mistake!

    thanks guys i'll keep you posted
     
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    Thanks for the updates.
     
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    you're good now, credit card company probably is sick of hearing about them so they will be on your side.
     
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    IntheWorks windin film.. takin pics Moderator

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    I'll add them to the "do not buy" list in the sticky.
     
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    I hear stories like that all teh time from work. Afriend tried to order a D80 body only from a strictly online retailer and they wouldnt let him since he didnt want to buy teh battery for $100 and the charger for $200. they were even trying to tell him that there was a plastic and a metal version of the body. When he said he only wanted the body and not all the extras they literally told him to go fuck himself and hung up on him!
     
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    update: last night i sent them an email to cancel the order etc i also called my CC company and told them not to process payment...i just got an email from 1wayphoto saying that the lens is now out of stock and my card will not be charged...the lens is still listed "in stock" on the website and they talked to me on the phone yesterday saying it was in stock also. im guessing they found out my card wasnt accepting the charge and made something up. looks like i lucked out on this one i think im going to get a new credit card anyways just to be on the safe side as they have all my info.
     
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    good man..at least you were smart enough to immediatly ask as soon as you knew something was up.
     
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    quoted from their website:
    this = shady as fuck!
     
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    i didn't know about that site until I posted here either. I just use common sense when buying items on the internet and realize that if it is too good to be true, then it probably is. I also don't find it necessary to save every little penny I possibly can when buying items like this because there is usually a catch.
     

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