i did not check the rating of the store before ordering and was a little worried after i saw the comments.. how ever my exp was good.. the order was processed next day itself without any call or needing to call "to confirm" the order as some reviewers mentioned ..the item arrived on time.. it was new in the box.. the packing was lousy! But over all good exp.. Paid $470 every where else the item is sold for $599
Friday, May 8th 2009 4:44 PM
This is MY experience, not usually one to write comments but almost always read comments. I don't think the negative comments accurately reflects anywhere close to what the POSITIVE experience i've had with Abe's (i'm not affiliated with them in no way, shape or form).
In 09-2008, ordered a Canon SD790IS on a Sunday night, confirmed order a few hours later, received shipping information/confirmation/tracking number mid-day on Monday. Received in CA 5 days later (UPS Ground shipping).
This morning 05/08/2009, placed an order for a Nikon DSLR lens. Received the confirmation a few hours later, and by 3pm-PST, i received a shipping confirmation/tracking information with scheduled delivery data.
I expect this lens to be a new product like my previously ordered camera. Each time, i've spent hours shopping for the best price, easiest to work with and friendliest website. I'm located in CA and i've had much experience working with Abe's competitors such as B&H, Adorama's, Ritz, etc. I give my kudos to this company and will continue to support them.
Friday, March 27th 2009 12:38 PM
OK, I placed an order with Abe of Maine for Pentax K200D DSLR Camera before reading the comments here. I have read many bad reviews about Abe of Maine many places, after I place my order with them. I am very worry about my order, but this is my experience:
-Place my order at around 8am Monday morning; -Got an email same day around 5pm saying the item was shipped via UPS (with tracking number, Shipping was free); -Email them on Tuesday to ask if the item is brand new after reading bad reviews of them; -Wednesday morning got reply email saying my stuff is brand new; -Received my K200D in Wednesday evening. Product looks new.
They didn't pack the product well for shipping, and I guess that is the only problem.
I am happy that I did not go through the process some reviewers said, but had me worry enough!
Tuesday, February 24th 2009 7:17 PM
Bought a HF100 camcorder from them. They will not place your order unless you speak to a sales rep. You will spend anywhere between 10 to 20 min on the phone trying to deny all that crap they are pushing on you, accessories, warranty etc. In my case I agreed to buy an authentic canon battery and charger ($110 value for $80), confirmed the part number and the brand with the rep several times. Got email confirmation and of course they gave me third party stuff incompatible with info-lithium technology my camera is using. I will have to ship it back. They will also use expedited shipping (marked it as "shipped" in the email and on website immediately after the talk to the rep) compared to typical 7-14 days shipping in such cases to take out the door and make it hard for you to return. They do not respond to your calls and you would need to leave a voice mail and they "will get back to you".. you wish. Do not fall for this crap. I will not accept the package so they would have to eat the shipping charges. They change the price on the main item to all the CC charge and make all accessories cost 0 (bundle it together) to make it impossible to break into parts and return only useless crap and keep the main item. LIARS!!! BUYERS BEWARE! I will never buy from them again
Tuesday, February 17th 2009 11:07 PM
Bin Laden's of New Jersey (I mean Abe's of Maine) website boasts of shipping within 24 to 48 hours.
The TV I ordered remained in "processing" for 8 days and now has moved to "in warehouse" status and still has not shipped!
Horrible. I am afraid to see what they are going to ship.
Saturday, February 7th 2009 9:29 AM
Ordered a dishwasher through them. Got the dishwasher shipped through ground to Va. Got the dishwasher early. No problems here.
Wednesday, July 30th 2008 4:23 PM
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
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