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Thread: Has Cathay Photo stopped their E quotes?

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    Default Has Cathay Photo stopped their E quotes?

    My e-quote enquiries to them were bounced twice. I went back to their web site now and realized it has been removed.

    No more?

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    oh dear@!

    MAYBE DOWN?

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    Yes! They have stop that service.

    I was there today and have checked with the guy there. He mentioned that they have stop the service due to many cases of misused.

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    of coz download lar, people quote for fun only. quote liao no buy. or just using the service to compare prices.
    Objection !!!

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    actually the prices are more or less the same one everywhere ...ie equote=waste time

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    Quote Originally Posted by ninelives
    of coz download lar, people quote for fun only. quote liao no buy. or just using the service to compare prices.
    isn't that the purpose? get equote of course compare price...who would be so stupid as to get equote and then by from them even if another place sells cheaper? i think only regular customers would do that...but then why would they need an equote in the first place?

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    Quote Originally Posted by madmacs
    isn't that the purpose? get equote of course compare price...who would be so stupid as to get equote and then by from them even if another place sells cheaper? i think only regular customers would do that...but then why would they need an equote in the first place?

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    Phew, I'm glad they cancelled it. It was a bad idea I thought a few years ago. Some things could be cheaper with equote than without. That showed their inconsistency in pricing. The biggest frustration is that before you could buy anything, you got to wait for the quote to come in 3 days or more. And what if you had wanted to get something on the spot? Ok for the 'old birds' but newbies can be left cold not knowing if the prices they got from the sales people is considered reasonable.

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    Yes I do agree with the rest who said CP gives inconsistent prices. The difference can be as much as $50-100 sometimes from the equote pricing.

    I think they should just stick to one price and display their prices prominently then the sales staff won't feel fustrated by people asking "What's the price of this product"?

    Quote Originally Posted by clive
    actually the prices are more or less the same one everywhere ...ie equote=waste time

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    Quote Originally Posted by anthony.phua
    Yes I do agree with the rest who said CP gives inconsistent prices. The difference can be as much as $50-100 sometimes from the equote pricing.

    I think they should just stick to one price and display their prices prominently then the sales staff won't feel fustrated by people asking "What's the price of this product"?
    is the price tags on the shelf meant for tourists?

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    Quote Originally Posted by anthony.phua
    Yes I do agree with the rest who said CP gives inconsistent prices. The difference can be as much as $50-100 sometimes from the equote pricing.

    I think they should just stick to one price and display their prices prominently then the sales staff won't feel fustrated by people asking "What's the price of this product"?
    I concur as well. That's why I always use the e-quote service because for most of the time, I am sure that I have gotten the lowest price for that particular item.

    I always get "tok-ed" by the salesmen there without a e-quote....

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    I find the sales philosophy here very funny. What's the point of pricing a product so much more and then slash it by 50% or more later? There is no clean openness in the pricing.

    Never had this problem when I shop at the camera stores in US (B&H for eg) and Canada. It's easier to know how much I should spend too instead of bothering the staff who could be busy serving other customers.

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    guess it's to give the buyers some false comfort...
    that they managed to get the product at 50% discount...
    although more often than not, the 'reduced' price is more or less the street price...

    juz my thoughts...


    Quote Originally Posted by kiwi2
    I find the sales philosophy here very funny. What's the point of pricing a product so much more and then slash it by 50% or more later? There is no clean openness in the pricing.

    Never had this problem when I shop at the camera stores in US (B&H for eg) and Canada. It's easier to know how much I should spend too instead of bothering the staff who could be busy serving other customers.

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