September 16th, 2005

Saturn's rings

beware: online shopping with "wawadigitals"

Wow, now their website has totally disappeared. Their Yahoo! store number is: yhst-31999284862497

I ordered a digital camera from these cheats at an amazing price. Yes, if it sounds too good to be true.... I did research on good astrophotography cameras and came up with the Canon Digital Rebel EOS XT as a good bet for that (plus general photography). It retails for a thousand bucks, and I got it for $450. Yeah, I know, but I gave it a try.

Well, they kept calling to sell me more accessories, and I said I just wanted the camera; after several days of this, they simply canceled my order. Wow. The salesman said it was on back order for 3-4 weeks, and I said that's fine, but they canceled it anyway. When I called pretending to be a new customer, the phone sales guy (a different one) was a nutcase, pressuring me about which "package" I wanted. I said I wanted what was online, but as I started to describe it, he'd interrupt more and more adamantly. I couldn't figure out what he was asking. I said, "I just want to buy a camera from you." To which he replied, "I'm not going to sell you a camera." Wow. This went on a bit until he hung up on me.

I contacted Yahoo! to complain, and haven't heard anything. Checked back to see if the deal was still online... not even the company is still online. Freaks.

What scares me most is that they have my credit-card number. Eek.

Chris