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Kudos to B & H Photo
#59193 07/21/21 04:42 PM
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To start, I have no business, financial or other vested interest in B & H.

I’ve been going through large boxes of old prints in order to have just the “keepers” for digitizing, and trash the balance (Geez, did I really take that many bad shots?).

Storing the keepers needed to be upgraded from something other than large plastic boxes, and I found something I thought perfect, except the vendor insisted on applying a customs brokerage fee that was more than double the shipping fee. I tried explaining that the item was not subject to customs duties under the CUSMA rules and therefore did not need processing through a brokerage.

They insisted I was wrong, so I removed the item from my basket and continued shopping.

Over time at FTM I have heard Jon and others talk about good experiences at B & H Photo, so I looked there and found an even better item. Their website also advised, in the description, that it was tax-free under CUSMA. What a hitch-free experience. I placed the order on the 14th and it arrived yesterday - New York through customs and across the border to the Okanagan Valley in a week. Perfect.

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Re: Kudos to B & H Photo
ryck #59195 07/21/21 05:50 PM
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Originally Posted by ryck
I’ve been going through large boxes of old prints in order to have just the “keepers” for digitizing, and trash the balance (Geez, did I really take that many bad shots?).
I'm happy that you are pleased with BH. In response to the quote, Ansel Adams maintained that the most important tool in your darkroom is the trash can. I can attest to that! tongue


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Re: Kudos to B & H Photo
jchuzi #59196 07/21/21 06:15 PM
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Originally Posted by jchuzi
Ansel Adams maintained that the most important tool in your darkroom is the trash can. I can attest to that! tongue
Haha....me too. Ansel Adams is one of my favourites...we have a large one of his prints in the living room, and my oldest daughter has a 12 picture display of his images on one of her walls.

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Re: Kudos to B & H Photo
ryck #59198 07/21/21 07:10 PM
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Ansel Adams is one of my favourites..

[humor]You know, you miss-spelled "favorites", eh..... blush cool[/humor]








(edited to add pseudo markup indicating that i KNEW the spelling of favorite in Canada was with an "ou"....some people can just be too literal....it's only humorous if it doesn't require an explanation, I guess!)

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Re: Kudos to B & H Photo
MacManiac #59203 07/22/21 01:27 PM
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Originally Posted by MacManiac
[You know, you miss-spelled "favorites", eh..... blush cool
That depends on your preference....British spelling or American. Being Canadian, I lean to the British and set my spell checkers accordingly. cool

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Re: Kudos to B & H Photo
ryck #59208 07/22/21 05:24 PM
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Originally Posted by ryck
That depends on your preference....British spelling or American. Being Canadian, I lean to the British and set my spell checkers accordingly. cool
Two nations separated by thousands of miles of border and a common language.



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Re: Kudos to B & H Photo
joemikeb #59209 07/22/21 11:51 PM
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Originally Posted by joemikeb
Two nations separated by thousands of miles of border and a common language.
Two nations, yes, but two very different nations, including the way we use English, although Americanization is creeping in. I now hear kids saying zee instead of zed.


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