Good Sservice and honest advice. I do not uunderstand the bad reviews these guys are getting. I went in despite the bad reviews and received very good advice even though I only bought a battery charger for my Canon EOS 5D. I ended up buying a lens cap and UV Filter as well. They mad nice compliments about my lens as well. Two days later I called to compare their price with Amazon for a Tamron zoom lens. They said they had the lens but it would not work well with my camera. I nearly busted $654 at Amazon. I think these guys are good and honest. I most certainly will be back if I need any photographic equipment whilst in San Francisco.
DON'T BUY FROM DISCOUNT CAMERA!.
DO NOT BUY FROM DISCOUNT CAMERA.
Last year when I was in the market for a DSLR, they quoted me a price for a NikonD90 that was about $400 more that Best Buy and Wold Camera. That was when I decided they definitely do not provide a "discount". Needless to say, I didn't purchase my DSLR there.
When I was ready to purchase my Canon S95, I did my research thoroughly and knew what I should expect to pay. I went in to Discount Camera because they offered the same price. A month later, I started having major problems with the camera. Canon told me to go to the store I purchased it from. I went in with a list of things that were going wrong and they said, clearly there was something wrong with the motherboard - it was defective product. THEY SOLD ME A DEFECTIVE PRODUCT. Then, they said they would send it out for repair since it was under warranty and that I would have it back in 2 weeks. 3 weeks later, I called to get an idea of when I could expect to get it back AND THEY HAD NO ETA!!! I made them call Canon and was told that Canon hasnot even started working on it and has no idea whenit will be ready.
I asked to call Canon myself and was told that they couldn't give me their vendor info. So I just have to wait indefinitely for a camera i paid $400 for, just a few months ago, because, you know, they sold me a defective camera.
Unethical, Rip Off, Warn Your Friends. A friend from Australia was sent by a hotel concierge to this place to buy a camera. She and her -20-month old shopped and were treated well during the initial process. She got home to find that they had given her a lower grade camera for the higher grade price -- a $200 plus dollar difference. When se returned to exchange, reciept in hand. They refused and started to rough her up until she called for the ploice. They literally were manhandling a woman with a baby in a backback in the store. THIS PLACE GIVES AMERICA AND AMERICANS A BAD NAME!!!! Never send anyone there. Warn your friends, send your enemies. I was totally embarassed by their treatment of foreign visitor!
Do not shop here.
If you are a traveler do not shop here. They heard my accent, asked if I was from overseas, then ripped me off over $200 on the purchase of a new camera.
When I went back to confront them they told me to get lost.
The fact that they don't give out proper receipts should have been a warning.
Stay away from this shop.
Most expensive in town.....
As my camera went dead while touring California from France, I had to buy a camera with no time to go around shops, compare prices, or buy from the internet...
I was abused by the "discount" word... People there look much too clever .... to be honest!
Now back home, I could have a look at market prices, and I found out, with no surprise, that I finally paid around 20 % overprice for a Panasonic FZ28 camera, and 50% overprice for an a-data SDHC 8GB class 6 card...
Keep away from that store, that is my piece of advice!
No Price Quotes. Living in the east bay and looking for the best deal on a Nikon D80 is most practically done on line or by phone, as taking a leisurely jaunt into the city isn't cost effective or practical for the purpose of price shopping. This company will not give price quotes over the phone, even when they stand to make a $1000+ profit. Not good business in my book!
Editorial Review. Authorized dealer for all major brands of photographic, digital and video equipment has been in business for over 40 years.
Horrible. Go in and take up a lot of time looking at every camera in the shop- then go and buy yours online from B & H for half the price.
Avoid it like a plague.
Everything in this store is extremely overpriced (Nikon D200 + 18-200 kit: 2,700$, 2GB memory card: 190$, ...). Avoid this store like a plague.
Very Rude.. Tourist Trappers, Avoid ever going in.
I've been to this store twice. The first time I didn't like having to wait and wait for an assistant, but once someone helped me things were ok. I bought just a filter though after figuring out that somethings were just way too expensive.
So the second time I went to pick up just a Compact Flash card. Something you can get anywhere. Again I had to wait and wait. Then the sales guy just kind of looked at me, so I asked if he was busy. He said no, so I asked to see an item. It was $100 over priced. So I said no that is too expensive, how much is this one. He told me that if I couldn't aford anything then I he didn't need to even bother looking up the price. I was shocked. I had my young daughter with, so I didn't feel comfortable telling him what I really though. Anyway I am an executive. I make good money. Extremely insulting to be told from a sales guy that we don't want your business.
I suspect that these people are not interested in selling to locals, otherwise I can't imagine making someone so mad over an item that be bought on every other corner. You'll be much happier avoiding this place.
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