10.27.2009

Settlement lawsuit info: photo scam merchants get slammed!

SO, we've all been there before we truly discovered stores like B&H. Great deal online, what you get is either a gray market item or simply ripped off. If you haven't filed complaint with BBB or consumer affairs, you may not know of this, but there's been a recent settlement against a bunch of online merchants with shady practices.

Restitution fund claim forms from NY Attorney General are now available online: www.newyork.bbb.org/online-consumer-electronics-restitution/

BBB information here

LIST OF ONLINE CONSUMER ELECTRONICS MERCHANTS
Each Fund corresponds to a myriad of companies, domain names, d/b/a names and affiliated entities as follows:

The 1 Way Photo Fund:
• J&V Marketing, Inc.
• One Way Photo
• 1 Way Photo
• 1wayphoto
• Lenses n' More
• LensesNMore
WWW.1WAYPHOTO.COM
WWW.LENSESNMORE.COM
The 86th Street Photo Fund:
• 86th Street Photo, Inc.
• Y.E.S. International LLC
• 86th Street Photo & Video
• My Wireless Deal
• Wise Tronics
• Wisetronics
WWW.86PHOTOVIDEO.COM
WWW.WISETRONICS.COM
The Best Price Cameras Fund:
• C&M Photo Corporation
• J&K Cameras, Inc.
• Best Price Cameras
• Century 21 Electronics
• Enterprise Photo
• Infiniti Cameras
• Infiniti Photo
• Infinity Cameras
• Mr. Accessory
• New World Electronics
• New World Camera
• Photo Dynasty
• PhotoDynasty.com
• Razz Photo
• Sharp Digital Direct
• Shop Digital Direct
WWW.BESTPRICECAMERAS.COM
WWW.BESTSTOPCAMERA.COM
WWW.CENTURY21ELECTRONICS.COM
WWW.EASTCOASTDISTRIBUTOR.COM
WWW.ENTERPRISEPHOTO.COM
WWW.INFINITICAMERAS.COM
WWW.INFINITIPHOTO.COM
WWW.INFINITYCAMERAS.COM
WWW.JANDKCAMERAS.COM
WWW.MRACCESSORY.COM
WWW.PHOTODYNASTY.COM
WWW.RAZZPHOTO.COM
WWW.SHOPDIGITALDIRECT.COM

The Broadway Photo Fund:
• Broadway Photo LLC
• A&M Photo World LLC
• Camera Addict LLC
• Camera Kings
• Digital Liquidators LLC
• Millennium Camera LLC
• Preferred Photo LLC
• Prestige Camera LLC
• Qwest Camera LLC
• Regal Camera LLC
• Top Choice Digital Enterprise LLC
• Top Choice Digital World Inc.
• Wild Digital LLC
WWW.BROADWAYPHOTO.COM
WWW.BWAYPHOTO.COM
WWW.BROADWAYPHOTO.NET
WWW.BROADWAYPHOTOVIDEO.COM
WWW.AMPHOTOWORLD.COM
WWW.CAMERAADDlCT.COM
WWW.CAMERAKINGS.COM
WWW.DlGITALLIQUIDATORS.COM
WWW.PREFEREDPHOTO.COM
WWW.PREFERREDPHOTO.COM
WWW.PREFFEREDPHOTO.COM
WWW.PRESTIGECAMERA.COM
WWW.QUEST4CAMERAS.COM
WWW.REGALCAMERA.COM
WWW.TOPCHOICEDlGITAL.COM
WWW.WILDDlGITAL.COM
• See also Exhibit A-1 of the Assurance of Discontinuance between OAG and Broadway Photo.
The Camera Wiz Fund:
• Camera Whiz
• Camera Wiz
• Digital Expo
• Digital Nerds
• Digital Superdeals
• I.N.S. Digital World
• INS Digital World
• J&J Digital
• Regal Cameras
• Stargate Photo, Inc.
• Starlight Camera
• Starlight Camera & Video
• Technon Digital
• TechOnDigital
• Wawa Digital
WWW.ACCESSORIESLAND.COM
WWW.CAMERAWHIZ.COM
WWW.DIGITALEBUYS.COM
WWW.DIGITALEXPO.COM
WWW.DIGITALNERDS.COM
WWW.DIGITALSUPERDEALS.COM
WWW.INSDIGITALWORLD.COM
WWW.REGALCAMERAS.COM
WWW.STARGATEPHOTO.COM
WWW.STARLIGHTCAMERA.COM
WWW.TECHONDIGITAL.COM
WWW.THECAMERAWHIZ.COM
WWW.THEDIGITALNERDS.COM
WWW.THEDIGITALEXPO.COM
WWW.WAWADIGITAL.COM
Foto Connection Fund:
• Foto Connection
• FOTO CONNECTION.COM, INC.
• 1 Stop Camera & Computer
• 1 Stop Camera & Electronics
• 4 U Digital
• Digital Net Shop
• EPhoto Club
• Fotoconnection
• INOAX
• One Stop Camera & Computer
• One Stop Camera & Electronics
• Rite Buys
• Superior Deals, Inc.
• The Wiz Store
• TVs Depot
WWW.1STOPCAMERA.COM
WWW.4UDIGITAL.COM
WWW.DIGITALNETSHOP.COM
WWW.EPHOTOCLUB.COM
WWW.FOTOCONNECTION.COM
WWW.GBSSHOPPING.COM
WWW.GREATBRANDSSHOPPING.COM
WWW.HOMEGOODZ.COM
WWW.INOAX.COM
WWW.INAOX.COM
WWW.ONESTOPCAMERA.COM
WWW.RITEBUYS.COM
WWW.SUPERIORDEALZ.COM
WWW.THENEWCONNECTION.COM
WWW.THEWIZSTORE.COM
WWW.THEWIZSTORES.COM
WWW.TVSDEPOT.COM
The Sonic Cameras Fund:
• GZ Group, Inc.
• Sonic Cameras
WWW.SONICCAMERAS.COM

2 comments:

jimbo said...

I just learned about this lawsuit and scan while trying to get a warranty repair on my Nikon D300, for which I purchased an extended 3-year warranty from Repairtech. Now I have learned the warranty was not registered properly - although I followed all required steps after purchasing the camera. The autofocus mechanism is broken and according to Strauss (Washington, DC) it will cost about $225. Do you have any advice?
Jim Barnes

de0ris said...

Jim:
It is unfortunate what happened to you, and I was sorry to read your story...

First thing you should do is join settlement lawsuit to claim refund. You can do so by filing a claim with NY attorney general here: http://www.newyork.bbb.org/online-consumer-electronics-restitution

Restitution may be a full refund or some other form of compensation for the expense you encountered. Good luck, and let me know what happens.

All the best, and happy clicking.