Absolutely the worst people to deal with. Ordered $1200 worth of camera equipment and they were pissed when they couldn't up-sell me. They tried to tell me that a factory Nikon battery takes 6 - 12 hours to charge and that I had to buy a new one. When I told them that I was looking at the specs on nikonians.org and that it charges in 30 minutes, they still had the nerve to try and sell me the battery. Their second pitch was, "Do you want it or not?". I didn't purchase and they didn't ship my order for 6 days. It took 2.5 weeks to arrive. Pathetic.
Saturday, December 22nd 2007 3:50 PM
BUYER BEWARE....I recently purchased a Nikon Coolscan scanner. Abe of Maine presented and led me to believe the item was new. However, once opening the box it was obviously the item had previously been opened. They attempted to re-tape and repackage to make it look new. On my first scan I was able to confirm it was previously used as the dust and debris build-up was a compromise to the quality of scan I was able to achieve.
Wednesday, August 29th 2007 9:37 AM
Ordered a camera online, got an email saying I needed to call to verify the order. I called and they shipped it out that day and I received it the next day. The price was good and the shipping was good, but why do I have to call to verify an order? That's why I use the internet, so I don't have to wait on the phone.
Saturday, July 21st 2007 6:37 AM
I just ordered a camera from them, good price. My favorite thing so far about "Abe's of Maine"? Guess what state they are located in (based on where they charge sales tax). I'm proud of my wife for getting it right on her first guess: New Jersey. So "Abe's of New Jersey" doesn't sound as good? DBS, Washington, DC
Wednesday, July 18th 2007 11:10 PM
Place order online. And "as usual" received e-mail next day saying that there is some problem with order so i have to call them so they will have a chance to try sell something else.
Friday, July 13th 2007 10:46 AM
So I ordered a camera from Abeís of Maine, I think they are the first company who just ship and donít call to sell you stuff you donít need. Finally relief.
Tuesday, January 16th 2007 2:04 PM
very bad experience. I ordered a pentax 50-200 lens.They charged my credit card after two days, but never shipped my items. After more than one week, they canceled my order without any notice.
Friday, January 5th 2007 4:06 PM
I just bought a Canon S3 from Abe's. The price was better than the other stores. I just got one call verifying the order. And I got the camera in perfect shape. No complaints. I'd recommend Abe's for sure.
Saturday, October 14th 2006 8:29 AM
Do not buy online from this retailer - worst experience ever ! I ordered a canon d20 and after 10 days when I did not receive it, I called and was informed the order was cancelled ! The manager clearly lied that an email was sent to me and did not care when I told him that this was poor service and that I'd be writing this review on various web sites. Then placed the order from Adorama - got the product in 3 days and it was a delight talking to customer service at Adorama.
Tuesday, August 8th 2006 7:49 PM
I have bought Nikon D50 from them, after being burned (bait and switch by other - bit cheaper stores). Shipping was very fast - arrived faster than stated on website - in 3 days instead of 7 but maybe because they are in NY and I live in NJ. CSR - excellent - they called me to verify my CC info and offered me a better deal - as a first time customer they gave me upgrade on the lens (from standard Nikkor to Sigma) free of charge. Since I have had such a positive experience, I'm buying another camera from them for a friend. And will continue shopping with them in th future. S/H is 3.90 for regular delivery (in August 06).
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