Has anyone had a GOOD experinece with Sonic Camera??

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  1. beansprouts3

    beansprouts3 TPF Noob!

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    Just curious. Their reviews are pretty bad.
     
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    Well...do you like your credit card company? Because if you buy from Sonic Camera, you'll be calling your credit card company to cancel your card.

    Seriously, trust the reviews -- it's a scam operation run out of someone's garage in Brooklyn. You'll never actually get a camera -- and, if you do, it will be after paying twice what it's worth. You'd be better off responding to one of those "you have money in Nigeria" e-mails.
     
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    Thanks. I've canceled the order within an hour of placing it and have a confirmation number, so maybe I won't have *too* much trouble, though I'm not so naive that I don't expect any at all.

    I have to ask.....why in the world are they allowed advertise on this site?
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I don't know that they are actually advertising on this site...but this site does use Google ads...and I don't think we can control which adds show up.
     
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    beansprouts3 TPF Noob!

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    Ah. I see. Lesson learned, regardless. Thanks. :)
     
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    Yikes -- good luck. Hopefully everything will work out. If they ask you to call them, my advice would be to call your credit card company first (or instead) -- the way the scam works is that Sonic (or companies like them) make you call them, and then try some song-and-dance about plastic cameras or restocking fees. If you don't bite, they then often try to charge your card without authorization.

    The ad was likely a Google ad (or something similar) -- I'm pretty sure TPF doesn't have any control over what Google sends, unfortunately.
     
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    beansprouts3 TPF Noob!

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    Thanks, I called and canceled the order, and I did call the CC company as well. I gave them a story about needing to pay for something else but will order at a later time. Hopefully that will be sufficient. But who knows. I can always dispute the charge later.

    I hope. :er:
     
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    I'm not sure how you do it, but one of the admin friends I have who runs a web site with a particular clean-image slant ended up getting some inappropriate google ads and was able to filter them somehow.
     
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    Jaszek No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    You know where? maybe its close and burn their garage down so they don't do crap like that anymore lol.
     

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