BH Photo store in NYC

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  1. The_Traveler

    The_Traveler Completely Counter-dependent Supporting Member

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    BH Photo store in NYC is a heart stopping experience.
    35,000 sq feet absolutely jammed full of high-class gear. (more 2/3 size of a American football field.
    Checkroom for all bags (except you can keep your camera bag).

    More friendly knowledgeable reps than you can image. (5 reps from Canon besides the normal staff. 2 guys at the tripod section alone. 1 guy in books.
    They carry 8 lines of tripods with maybe 10-20 examples of each line from 29 - $980.
    They have 5 people working on the free refreshments table alone.
    Amazing staffing.

    It was packed. To give you an idea of the volume they do, they had 12 cashiers working.
    It was an amazing place.

    I didn't want to buy anything but two big guys cornered me and made me buy a Tamron 100 Macro. I begged them to call my wife and explain but they just laughed.
     
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    Unimaxium TPF Noob!

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    I've been there a few times. Quite an experience
     
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    DeepSpring TPF Noob!

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    I'd love to go there. It sounds like an amazing place.

    Tell them to open up in Hollywood......
     
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    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

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    Sky took Joe and I there for the first time two weeks ago....WE WERE IN HEAVEN!!!!! It was an awesome experience. :)
     
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    Sw1tchFX TPF Noob!

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    wow.
     
  6. The_Traveler

    The_Traveler Completely Counter-dependent Supporting Member

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    An interesting conversation overheard:

    Man buying a $1700 camera. Salesman asked if his wanted any filters or anything. Man said that he wanted the salesman to 'squeeze' in a filter for free or he wouldn't buy camera.
    Salesman said that the prices are as advertised and if he wanted to dicker he should go to another store.
     
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    Sw1tchFX TPF Noob!

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    lol, tried to negotiate like it was buying a car eh?
     
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    clarinetJWD The Naked Spammer Staff Member

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    They forced me to buy a ball head...




    :p
     
  9. The_Traveler

    The_Traveler Completely Counter-dependent Supporting Member

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    Yah, they almost forced me to buy one also. Lucky I escaped.

    BTW, which one? what legs? How do you like it?
     
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    Eric Piercey TPF Noob!

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    DVXuser (edit-oops wrong forum- *cough* TPF user) + BH store + empty cc ---- Junkie + pound of heroin + 3 days to kill
     
  11. Jeff Canes

    Jeff Canes No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I did not like it in person too busy for me and I do not want or need to go back
     
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    I wanted something light weight to go on my new gorillapod SLR-zoom, so I went with the Slik SBH-120. It's light, not too expensive, and has a nice smooth feel to it. Oh, and the gorillapod is AWESOME
     

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