We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

WARNING...WARNING....Carnegie Digital Cameras

Tasmania
4 posts
Save Topic
WARNING...WARNING....Carnegie Digital Cameras

Conmen..Stay away from this shop on The Avenue Of The Americas. We only went in for a memory stick for our camcorder. Half an hour later we were getting the hard sell on a $1400 TV projector, with the offer of dodgy receipts so we wouldn't attract any taxes on our return home. If you go on their website you'll see plenty of tourists who have posted about being ripped off to the tune of hundreds of dollars. The only good posts are from anon posters, which are obviously the owners. In fact it's not possible to write a review on there anymore, they obviously don't want anymore bad press.Michael, who latched on to us as we were looking in the window on the street was a smooth talker, claiming to have been born in the same country as us, but conveniently couldn't tell us anything about it because he moved to the US when he was young. A classic con trick to make you feel like you've got something in common. His mood changed when he knew we weren't falling for his banter. On the other phone, a dodgy looking geezer was shouting to another disgruntled punter that he wasn't going to get his money back. We couldn't wait to get out. If we can give you just one piece of advice it would be to check their website and read the reviews. Avoid at all costs, they'll ruin your holiday.

Las Vegas, Nevada
Destination Expert
for Atlantic City
Level Contributor
4,765 posts
329 reviews
Save Reply
11. Re: WARNING...WARNING....Carnegie Digital Cameras

Another vote for B & H photo!

NYC/Israel
Destination Expert
for Israel
Level Contributor
35,123 posts
35 reviews
Save Reply
12. Re: WARNING...WARNING....Carnegie Digital Cameras

Things like memory sticks and easily and safely be bought in a Staples or even some of the large drug stores. ( I realize this doesn't help you BUT it may help future travelers reading this. )

Sunbury, Australia
1 post
1 review
Save Reply
13. Re: WARNING...WARNING....Carnegie Digital Cameras

Purchased a Axer IDC5100 HD projector. Failed after 5 months. Replaced with IDC6400 HD projector, did not work on all HDMI devices, replaced with another IDC6400 projector this has just failed after 5 months, same issue as original IDC5100. Now out of warranty and AXER USA will not respond to emails. Left with an expensive piece of Junk.

Warning, Warning - do not buy any AXER USA product they are overpriced rubbish!!!!!!!!!!

NYC/Israel
Destination Expert
for Israel
Level Contributor
35,123 posts
35 reviews
Save Reply
14. Re: WARNING...WARNING....Carnegie Digital Cameras

While I am not an electronic expert--was this a 110 piece of equipment being run on 220V electric. Even with convertors you will also lesson the life of the electronics.

Flushing, New York
Level Contributor
5,406 posts
71 reviews
Save Reply
15. Re: WARNING...WARNING....Carnegie Digital Cameras

The electronics stores in midtown in the general area of Times Square are to be avoided. They often have other stuff displayed such as oriental rugs and plastic statues of Liberty. The largest reliable place is B & H Photo on 9th Ave. between 33rd and 34th streets. The place is operated by Orthodox Jews and closes early on Friday and all day Saturday. They also close for obscure religious holidays, so check their website holiday closing schedule.

bhphotovideo.com/find/…NYSuperStore08.jsp

J & R Music near City Hall was another reputable place, but they closed this year.

Yalesville...
Level Contributor
17,914 posts
1 review
Save Reply
16. Re: WARNING...WARNING....Carnegie Digital Cameras

What does an AXER projector have to do with Carnegie Digital Cameras - did you buy it there???

Sadly, J&R no longer has a presence in the City - yet B&H, ALKIT Pro Camera are still THE place(s) for electronics.

And as rdglady mentioned, almost every drug store, Duane Reed, CVS, Walgreen's sell memory cards.....

Poppa

Edited: 21 June 2014, 00:56
17. Re: WARNING...WARNING....Carnegie Digital Cameras

-:- Message from TripAdvisor staff -:-

This topic has been closed to new posts due to inactivity. We hope you'll join the conversation by posting to an open topic or starting a new one.

To review the TripAdvisor Forums Posting Guidelines, please follow this link: http://www.tripadvisor.com/pages/forums_posting_guidelines.html

We remove posts that do not follow our posting guidelines, and we reserve the right to remove any post for any reason.

Removed on: 22 June 2015, 07:16