Last edited by daredevil123; 2nd March 2010 at 06:36 PM.
Just to share my own experience. I also heard john is reputable so I went there to get a filter. the guy who served me took very long before quoting a price without checking any guides etc. Did not get in the end because it's 40% more costly than Alan photo. Makes me wonder if it's a mix up or they intend to earn a profit from sales of filters. I agree with what some of you mentioned. We must be wary when getting accessories even more so because people tend to not know the market price as well.
stumble upon is thread by chance.
Suggest u go back and demand an explaination of $100 more than normal price
its too kua zhang...
It does not matter if it is a rip-off or not. Yes, the shop is 'lawfully' right considering both parties has agreed. However, it simply shows that the shop owner is dishonest.
I have read a similar thread (like yours) few months back and he got the extra money charged back by pretending to get another similar item and was told a lower and correct price then he immediately whip up the receipt and he got back the extra cash eventually. Hope you will be successful.
Agreed, Brought the D300s with 18-200mm from them, wait too long, only payment in cash, no credit.
If you are someone 1st time their customer, they would not be friendly to you.
It's my own experience, from then on, all my gears are from CP.
I was similarly quoted a very high price for filters. I have since never return to the shop, its blacklisted liao!
Mine full name-Betta Macrostoma
Can call me Betta.
77mm Hoya Pro1D Protector - $48
77mm Hoya Pro1D UV - $60
both quoted from TK
Recently bought a Hoya 77mm HMC UV(C) from ebay seller for $28, no idea what's the local price.
Last edited by kiama; 10th December 2010 at 11:19 PM.
I would never pay more than $100 for a filter so yeah I think you paid too much :-P I paid $200++ too much for my camera but no point complaining about it now just don't go there!
That said, I think its better not to have anything on your lens except an excellent UV filter that doesn't compromise your lens' IQ, or Gradual ND filters for waterfalls if that's your kind of thing.
Friendliness in salesman is overrated. Honesty more important.
The baseline is business is still business, and J316 are not doing charity work. Dun rush into purchase n know what u r buying. I have been quoted inflated Canon and other lens accessories by them/Sam before In the end u know if not in a hurry there are places selling at better prices elsewhere.