I bought a canon lens from them. I did not like it and they let me return it for credit. It is not the best place for customer service but if you know what you want then you should be ok. Also note their shipping is really high.
Friday, May 5th 2006 5:29 PM
The comments about this being a "front" are ridiculous. If you're going to get the best prices on photo equipment, you're going to have to l;earn to deal with the NY stores. Rule #1: order online. You avoid bait & switch that way. And let me go one step further on the "front" point: Nikon lists them as an authorized dealer. "Front" stores don't get this. I've been using Abe's for over a decade and have always been happy. Mosr recent purchase was a Nikon SB-600, came in perfect shape.
Monday, October 3rd 2005 11:21 AM
These people are dishonest. I tried to buy 7 cameras and when i wasnt going to buy extras they told me they are not allowed to sell more than 1. What a ridiculous lie. They were then very unprofressional when they realized that i wasnt the type of customer they wanted (someone buying one who can be convinced to buy additional stuff).
Sunday, March 27th 2005 1:50 PM
I ordered a D70 Nikon and 18-70DX kit from Abe's two weeks ago. I had to contact them about my order number as I had lost the note with that info. Their customer service rep was patient and considerate. The camera arrived on time and at a better then good price. Many stores that I talked to about the D70 tried bait and switch tactics on me. I won't even waste my time contacting any of them. Abe's will have my business from now on.
Thursday, December 16th 2004 3:08 PM
Abes of Maine lied about the camcorder being in stock and now refuses to cancel my order (they billed my credit card ten days ago).
After half an hour on hold I got a "manager" who called me "stupid" and was beyond rude with me. I politely kept saying that I just want to cancel my order. He tried to bully me into waiting a couple more weeks. When I refused, he told me to "hold" again. I don't know how long I've been holding, but it's a loooong time!
Thursday, September 30th 2004 9:31 AM
I have been trying to cancel an order I placed with them - they don't have the item in stock and don't know when they'll get it - but they still charged my credit card. Their phone system says they'll be closed for a few days in September but that was weeks ago. Then I get a message saying all mailboxes are full and I can't leave a message. I buy a lot of stuff on the internet, and this is the worst experience I've ever had. - sheureka
Tuesday, July 13th 2004 11:33 AM
I have to admitted I had my worst online shopping experiance with abes of maine as well. Not only the camera delivered was disfunctional, but the CSR was rude and impatient, hanging up the phone in the middle of the talk.
Tuesday, June 1st 2004 3:00 PM
Any truth to this rumor? I just had a horrible experience with SuperPixDigital
The following are 'fronts' stealing your money:
Digitally Discovered http://www.digitallydiscovered.com/ 1312 44th Street #210 Brooklyn NY 11224
Super Pix Digital http://www.superpixdigital.com/ 1312 44th Street #210 Brooklyn NY 11224
Monster Audio & Video http://www.monsteraudioandvideo.com/ 1312 44th Street #210 Brooklyn NY 11224
I Won Digital http://www.iwondigital.com/ 1312 44th Street #210 Brooklyn NY 11224
Big On Digital http://www.bigondigital.com/ 1641 McDonald Ave. Brooklyn NY 11230
Digital Liquidators http://www.digitalliquidators.com/ 2922 avenue L Brooklyn NY 11210
A&M Photo http://www.amphotoworld.com/ 2922 avenue L Brooklyn NY 11210
Broadway Photo http://www.bwayphoto.com/ 2922 avenue L Brooklyn NY 11210
Abes of Maine http://www.abesofmaine.com/ 1957 Coney Island Ave Brooklyn NY 11223
Family Photo & Video http://www.familyphotoandvideo.com/ 1961 Coney Island Ave Brooklyn NY 11223
Ace Photo Digital http://www.acephotodigital.com/ 1303 53rd Street #400 Brooklyn NY 11219
Tuesday, February 10th 2004 2:15 PM
Today I found a deal on ABES of Maine. On their webpage, it says PRICE IS AVAILABLE FOR THIS WEEKEND ONLY! Oh well, today is Tues. What is that supposed to mean? So I gave them a phone call.
The person who answered the phone call was extremely rude! I don't even know if he was listening to me or not. The only thing he said was: do you want to place an order? Then when I asked "which weekend do you mean?" He said, "this weekend! NOW!" Then he said "Ok. Thank you." Then hang on the phone.
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