How a place like this stays in business is beyond me. Went in to inquire about tripods and the owner is trying to sell me one of the whopping 3 different models and ballheads they have in stock. Says it will be perfect for my camera. Oh really? You didn't even ask what kind of camera I have or what I'm using the tripod for. His next question "Do you want to buy it?" Um, no. My first and last time ever going in this place. It looked like someones garage stocked full of old antiques.
Horrible Customer Service--Not Helpful!.
I'm a photographer in Greenville, SC.
see my work here:
I recently bought a soft box online from B&H Photo Video [online store] and decided to buy a light stand from a local store to see if I would save on shipping.
I first visited Wolf Camera and apparently neither of their stores sell individual light stands--So, they directed me to the only other camera shop in Greenville [Cameras Unlimited].
I called this store and here is the warm welcoming I got:
Me: Hi, I was wondering if you sell light stands individually?
Owner: Yes. We have them.
Me: Well, do you have a variety or more than one that I could maybe look at?
Owner: I think we only have one.
Me: Oh, well can you make sure, or do you know what brand it is?
Owner: No. I don't know.
Me: Would it be possible for you to find out for me?
**Owner: Why is it important?!**
Me: I guess I would just like to know what I'll be getting.
It turned out to be a brand that I'd never heard of after all of my research on camera equipment. So, due to the disgusting attitude I received and less than average equipment I opted not to even go to the store.
He was not friendly and not helpful at all. I only wanted to know what kind of light stand[s] he was carrying in his store so that I could do some proper research before spending my money.
His attitude was very unnecessary. I continued to just be polite anyway, because what's the point in arguing?
So, I told him thank you and goodbye.
I will never try visiting or contacting his store again now that I know it's so unwelcoming.
I'm now purchasing my stand from Amazon [online store] which has the same exact name brand stand that I've heard so many great things about.
Since Amazon has a pricing formula based on what other people are selling their products for, I ALWAYS have gotten any equipment I've purchased for cheaper than anywhere else.
Good priced, low/no shipping charges, user-friendly, *lots of reviews* [very helpful for making sure you get what you want & pay for].
If you're looking for good equipment and no hassle then you should go to either B&H Photo Video or Amazon.
Both sites have great reviews [which help a lot].
With B&H Photo Video you can even send them a message online and they are super friendly, helpful and quick to respond.
Hopefully this review will help others avoid dealing with the unappreciative/unwelcoming attitude of the Cameras Unlimited store owner.
Good luck on your product & equipment journeys!
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