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In the eoshd forum I said this:
Of course we did it for the advertising/publicity. We could have taken the same money and bought more pages in the back of PopPhoto or more air time on WCBS-AM, but in our opinion this was a far more useful way to spend that money. We did a guy who had a loss a favor and we got some PR for doing it. Weíre not a charity and we didnít do this for entirely altruistic reasons. But Iím glad we did it, glad the guyís got a new camera and glad itís generated the
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While it has generated conversation, I don't see the end result being a net positive for B & H, maybe a draw at best, which I can't see being worth the cost of a 5DMKII. But that's up to you to decide.
On that same note, I price shopped a new tripod today for my baby daughter to give me for Christmas (she has good taste! ), with equal prices on Amazon.com and B & H. And because I didn't agree with this recent advertising method from B & H, I bought the tripod from Amazon.
When you start randomly awarding replacement products to those that are able to make their failures go viral on the internet, for your own personal benefit, I hope you're ready to accept both sides of the arguement which will come. You have every right to spend your money and take care of customers however you see fit, and I respect that. I just hope you can also respect the rights of those on here to disagree with you on a public forum, especially as you've chosen to put yourself out there as the B & H representative.