USA Photo Nation / Scam on digital camera!
I recently placed an online order with a company called USA Photo Nation for a Canon Powershot A640 camera. The reason for me buying from this company is that they had the lowest price. After I placed the order, I got an email from the store asking me to call them. I talked to Jamie at [protected], Ext. 214. Jamie asked me why I was buying a non-domestic camera. He told me that the price is for a camera that is supposedly comes without the manual, software, or the accessories that are usually bundled with it. I confirmed that I didn’t need the accessories. But then Jamie said that the camera has menus in Japanese and can’t be changed by user.
This is strange as language can be changed with the camera menus. At this time I told Jamie that I thought this was a scam to get the lowest prices listed on the web and attract customers. Jamie rudely said that he won’t listen to any of my complaint and will cancel the order.
I went back to their web site and nothing is mentioned about the camera having menus in Japanese. I believe that the person was actually lying (I doubt they sell cameras in the US with menus in Japanese). I believe that this is a simple scam whereby they have the best price on the web and then talk the buyer into buying what is usually bundled with the camera.