Hope this is works out.... But I just purchased a NUVI 5000 5.2" GPS for $159 + shipping!!! If anyone is interested here is a link.
Thanks, I appreciate it. I'm not going anywhere, It was just frustrating. I canceled my order with that company. Now on the hunt for a NUVI 5000.
Take a look at this link, there are about 600 posts on the price of a nuvi, it has many links in it for different places that have good prices, Dont know if there is much on the 5000 but with some research thru the links I bet you can find one.
Everything everyone says on here is TRUE! I ordered the same thing and went through the same BS then they Back-Ordered the item after I would not buy the $160 card or the $248 package for the 5000. I did get a note from them when they canceled that "The order has been canceled and sentive data has been deleted from the computer" I used a American Express card which will give me limited protection. Bate and switch pros!
I did get a note from them when they canceled that "The order has been canceled and sentive data has been deleted from the computer" I used a American Express card which will give me limited protection. Bate and switch pros!
"The order has been canceled and sentive data has been deleted from the computer" Yeh they probably deleted it right after they sold the data to one of the crooks in Nigeria or Russia first.
My concerns aside I've jumped in the online purchase pool only a few times.
Read the buyer reviews and so far my four and only four purchases have all been filled and delivered with only one having an item backordered thus delaying its delivery by a couple weeks. But it did arrive.
Here are a couple search sites that I use when comparative shopping and selecting a vendor.
What's the latest on this situation? Did you get your money back? Did you purchase one somewhere else?
They gave me the backorder BS. I never took their call & I canceled the order. They never charged my credit card.
Since you canceled your order, be sure you keep the cancellation number for your record. In rare cases, you will need that number to dispute. I would avoid these vendors.
where were the reviews for that site at?
As in post 2 in this thread, http://www.resellerratings.com/store/86th_Street_Photo_Video
http://www.resellerratings.com is a very good place to check out any online vendor you don't know. Customers post reviews. Just remember that anybody can post a fake good review for themselves or bad one for a competitor. Some NYC area online electronics stores have been reported to offer callers a premium or price break for promising to post a good review. But if you look at the general trends and read some of the reviews to get the gist of what problems if any people have had, and don't take any one review too seriously, it can help guide your purchase. For any store with several dozen ratings, ideally, you want one scoring at least 7 out of 10 on average. Lower scores, particularly below an average of 5 with several dozen ratings, are a warning flag. (In this case, 86th St. Photo had an appalling 0.18 out of 10 with 371 reviews at this time.) If there are only a few ratings, read the reviews carefully; maybe look for an online alternative. Some specialty or small online retailers have no reviews posted, and that doesn't necessarily mean you can't trust them, of course.
There is one annoyance with this website, as you'll see if you click my link. You go there hoping to check out a particular online vendor, and if you enter the name of the store in the big "Shop For:" box at the top of the page, you don't get what you're looking for. That box is for entering a product you're shopping for, which can be a good way to find relatively honest retailers selling a particular GPS. But to check out one online retailer in particular, such 86photovideo in this case, use the smaller "Store Ratings" box a couple of inches below the "Shop For:" box
I think it was in another forum about this internet store that the BBB was mentioned as a resource. There were others but I did not search for them.
You might try a search on POI Factory for that storefront name and see what else has been posted.
Scroll back to the first page of this thread, towards the beginning. I listed a number of sites operated by Broadway Photo. The Metropolitan NYC BBB is an excellent resource, as is the resellers review site listed above.
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