Even before The Thomas Hawk Affair with PriceRitePhoto, The Consumerist was preoccupied with the phenomenon of Brooklyn-based camera stores. For one, we live in Brooklyn. For two, we recently purchased a camera and did much comparison shopping beforehand.
We wish we would have then been privy to this brilliant picture archive compiled by Don Wiss, showing the storefronts of dozens of online camera retailers. Not only do we happen to find mundane New York storefronts interesting in and of themselves, but are also aghast that there is a grey market store called ‘Radio Active Electronics’ that we have not had the pleasure to be fleeced in.
As always, thanks to this peculiar breed of scammers, avoid discount camera dealers at almost all cost. (Thanks, Galen!)