OWNED! - Online Camera and electronics store photos
BLT Posted May 6, 2008 8:48 AM
I was reading a story on BoingBoing.net ( http://www.boingboing.net/2008/05/05/camera-shop-offers-c.html#comments )about someone who was offered a $75 "bribe" to take back bad feedback regarding a deal from Amazon.com. In the comments, someone posted this website of pictures showing the storefronts of a whole bunch of internet camera and electronics stores in and around New York city. The list includes some past and present addresses and has some comments as to where and who they are (or were)
After hearing how shady some of those online stores are, and the bait and switch/upselling tactics they use, I wasn't totally surprised at the types of maildrops and ups stores they used!
I personally know someone who had ordered something from one of those types of stores, then was told it was out of stock, but they did have a "kit" version of the same item that came with a whole bunch of extra goodies, like rechargable batteries and a charger (that according to the manufacturer are supposed to come standard with the item). With some difficulty, my friend finally was able to cancel the whole order. By some strange "coincidence", shortly after that, their credit card number "stolen" and used to rack up a bunch of fraudulent charges. Go figure...