I just spoken (14 Nov 2008) to FBI Special Agent Balias in the Brooklyn, NY office of the FBI. He said to have anyone who has a problem with 86th St. Photo and Video to file a complaint against 86th St. Photo and Video at [protected] internet crime center - www.ic3.gov file you can file the complaint on line.
FBI Special Agent Balias said that if they get several people to file complaints the FBI will in start an investigation on 86th Street Photo and Video. FBI Special Agent Balias said personally he would like to do this one since they are just down the street from his office.
Let's put these pukes out of business!
My story is the same as everyone else's story. On the 11th of Nov 2008 I ordered a Canon 50D from 86th Street Photo and Video for $789.00 plus shipping for a total of $823.00. I got an email confirming the order at that time. Then on the 12th of Nov 2008 I got the same message everyone else had received about calling them to confirm the order. The short story is they sent me the email 30 seconds after I spoke to Brian, telling me my order had been backordered. I spoke to AmEX and will be getting another account because of this.
Help everyone and file a report with the FBI at the address listed above so we can stop these people.