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Don't waste your time with Bait and Switch of Maine
"I ordered a LD 3D OLED tv from their website figuring it would be a waste of time and sure enough it was. They tried to tell me i ordered a European model and naturally they had the US model in stock for more money. Never again will i waste my time with them. I should have known better. So now they are selling European models on their website? LMAO"
Bait and switch!!!
"Read the negative reviews....but went ahead anyway. Big mistake. DO NOT USE this company. They are what every negative review says on here. Planned to buy 65 inch 4K TV. They call and ask if I want the China made or Mexico made (8 bit vs. 10 Bit) if I wanted the one as advertised it would cost $500 more. I cancelled my order immediately and contacted my credit card to flag the transaction as soon as I got of the phone. They are crooks plain and simple. Don't waist your time. You will not get what you are looking for for the price advertised."
Indeed a bait and switch scamhouse...grrrr!!
"Searched for a Cyber Monday deal, had a great deal from Am@zon, then happened on AbesOfMaine selling for 800 less. I lived in NJ for a while and remembered the local ads from the brick and mortar store. Don't recall specifically if I ever stopped by (10+ years ago). So based on brand name recognition, I pulled the trigger. Received an email the next day as it was 10pm PST that I placed the order, from Jeff asking me to call to confirm. Knowing the bait and switch routine, I still could not believe the brand name would do this.... exchanged few pleasantries.Jeff: Just wanted to confirm you want the International model?Me: Why would I order the international model, and have it shipped to Los Angeles?Jeff: The website clearly states it is a 240V, and I wanted to confirm that is what you wanted before I charge your card.(At least *courteous* enough not to charge it right away)Me: I do not recall seeing the 240V (to myself, why would I even be vigilant for 240V on a US website...at least warn me that it is an international model...ffs)Jeff: Well this is the international model, I can give you the the US model for $500 more.Utterly disappointed, I wanted no more of this.Me: No, please cancel, do not charge my card, and confirm you will not charge me any cancellation fees, and you are being recorded. (At this point I had already activated my call recording app :)Jeff: I will not charge your card, no fees, good bye.Bad taste in mouth, plus I lost the deal on Amazon."
Deceitful New Leaf Extended Warranty Contracts sold by Abe
"I would NEVER purchase another TV from Abe of Maine, but if you ignore this advise and insist on buying from them, here's some valuable advise.DON"T BUY THEIR EXTENDED WARRANTY FROM NEW LEAF!Read the terms carefully. The following clause in the their terms will void any hope of getting them to repair OR replace your TV after a couple years into the warranty because TV manufacturers stop making the parts:"Should repair parts become unavailable because a manufacturer has gone out of business or if a manufacturer no longer provides product support and all parts sources have been exhausted during the coverage period of this Plan, the Administrator/Obligor shall be excused from performance hereunder and you shall receive a full refund of the purchase price paid by you for the Plan less claims paid, if any. Replacement products may be new or rebuilt products. In no event shall the Administrator/Obligor be liable for any damages as a result of the unavailability of repair parts." I filed a claim and was told "parts unavailable" even though nobody from New Leaf even inspected the TV. Obviously they can claim this issue any time the repair exceeds the cost of giving you back the money you paid for the warranty. IT'S WORTHLESS. How are you suppose to contest their dishonesty?I called Abe Customer Service and they insisted I should be given a replacement TV by New Leaf but if not "threaten to sue them"!!! They didn't offer any other assistance. Is this the kind of Customer Service you want if you purchase a product from Abe?So DON"T TRUST ABE an it's New Leaf partner is the result of this debacle. Feels like FRAUD, don't you think? You still really want to give them your business?"
DO NOT BUY FROM ABES OF MAINE!!!!! STAY AWAY
"ABES of Maine USED to be a decent company. But they have changed to a 'bait and switch' company. Being a 74 yr old disabled person, I ordered a Nikon P900 camera on their website offered for $535; I had a $10 coupon which brought it down to $525. I was happy. Next day 'Jeff' calls to 'verify' and first tells me the camera only comes with a 30-minute battery but he has this great promotion that he will give me two Nikon batteries for $75. I call back to confirm about the batteries, and THIS time he tells me that the camera comes with NO BATTERY! However, on the website, it clearly states Nikon En-EL23 batter (included). And the 2 batteries he is sending is 1 Nikon and 1 Bower ($14 on Bower's website)!! Oh yeah.. He brought my orig order of $525 up to $604!!! I asked to cancel the order; he said it's already being processed. I called Customer Service, Jason. He said it's already shipped, so he couldn't cancel. I discussed the battery situation; he said 'well, that's a type error on the website'.. THERE IS NO BATTERY INCLUDED!!! What has happened to this company? I talked with him for 1 LONG hour, telling him how upset I was and all I wanted was the camera with battery included, that I initially ordered for $525. I said I would gladly send him the Bower battery back; he said he's losing money because they sent it UPS. I DID NOT ASK NOR WANT THIS UPS... I asked to be able to return the package what should arrives, minus the 15% restocking fee because of their misrepresentation of the product; said he couldn't do that !! He had an answer for everything.. I asked for him to contact UPS and cancel; he said he couldn't as it would cost them more money (I checked afterwards and UPS hadn't picked it up yet!!!!). I said fine, when it arrives I will get a RMA from you and return at your expense (as Jeff had said), and that I would reimbursed every penny. And Jason says, oh no... You pay return shipping and 15% restocking fee. STAY AWAY FROM THIS COMPANY... THEY ARE MISREPRESENTING THEIR PRODUCT.. and then saying it's a typo error on the website specifications of the product. And I agree with the other review... Those 4/5 star reviews are being made up by their friends/family/whatever.DONT GET CAUGHT UP IN THIS HORRIBLE EXCUSE OF A COMPANY!! FYI .. They are no longer even Abe's of Maine .. Maine kicked them out and they are now under a different name in New Jersey! Scammers!!!"
Great Service- Great Price!
"I have been shopping for a camera for over a year. I knew I wanted a Canon SLR because my wife has one. We have multiple lenses. The question was price and where to buy it. My internet searching found the best price at Abe's of Maine. I called first to ask questions about the camera I wanted. I spoke to Jeff who answered all of my questions. I placed the order online and called back to ask about shipping. Again I spoke to Jeff, he was very nice to me and patient. I would definitely recommend Abe's of Maine and Jeff to family and friends."
Superb Customer Service
"Ok given a price for a brand new XT-1 of $999 in most places, one has to know that when camera is being sold for $749, something "gray" is going on. However, if you know the camera and you know that it has been out long enough now for the various bugs to be worked out by Fuji, getting a new xt-1 for $749, without a warranty essentially, is still far better than buying a used camera (pig in the poke as my dad used to say) for roughly the same price or more on todays market. Other than sensor dust, I have not had a problem with any of my fuji cameras - the pro 1, xpro2, a couple of xt-1's prior to this one (one went down on the street when I tripped over a guard rail...damned guard rails!!!)...a x100s, x100T and an x20, my first fuji camera...they are simply well built cameras. And if there is going to be a problem it is almost always seen when the camera first comes out.And so I save $250 which I can apply to a sensor cleaning at some place that does a faster and better job than FujiFilm down in NJ...sorry Fuji, that place has lied to me, kept me hanging, done shoddy work.Now as for Abe's...Jeff Stevens, the guy that I spoke with to order the camera, was an absolute gentleman and offered patient and knowledgable service. And I am not an easy customer to deal with, ask lots of questions, speak my mind. Jeff even gave me expedited delivery at no extra cost, which makes my immediate gratification syndrome very happy. The camera was delivered two days after the sale, in mint mint condition. It was a relatively new model because it only needed the latest firmware upgrade. Fabulous!! Any of you old enough will remember the Avis slogan, We try harder (was it Avis?)...Abe's went thru a difficult transition when it was bought out from the current corp in NJ...plenty of evidence for that on the www....I got a new camera at an amazing price, got flawless, courteous service, generous even and I am a totally happy camper! Thank you Jeff!"
Like family....that you like
"What can I say. I would adopt these guys it if it was possible. They treat you like family. They only suggest what makes sense on your purchase. And then they make it worth your while."
RE: Thank You Jeff and Abe's of Maine for the Speedy Delivery, Excellent Service and Pricing on My New Lenses
"I would like to thank you Jeff and Abe's of Maine for your excellent handling, pricing and speedy delivery on my new Sigma 150-600 DG OS HSM Sports lens and Sigma 120-300 DG OS HSM Sports lens today. You and Abe's of Maine are the sales representative and company that I look forward to working with in the future. Thank You very much for the efficient handling and delivery of my orders. BRAVO, this is now internet sales is meant to be at its very best.Regards,Chris"
Abe of Maine faster than the Speed of Light!!!
"Abe of Maine is faster than the speed of light! I called Mr. Jeff Stevens on Monday, June 19, to confirm my online order for a Nikon 5200 camera, and by Thursday, June 23, the UPS man was at my door. The camera arrived in perfect condition. I wholeheartedly recommend Abe of Maine! Thank you, Jeff, for your wonderful service!! "
Bait & Switch, Deceptive, Dishonest: NOT an Authorized Dealer!!!
"They have sold me a Sony camera which is similar to the U.S. version but is not a U.S. model and did not say anything. Now if I want to take photos in the U.S. standard format NTSC it takes an extremely long time for the camera to boot up. An when I called up Sony they had confirmed that this model is not made for the U.S. market, and besides that it will prevent me from taking photos quickly the parts will also be hard to get since it's not a model for the U.S. market.Apparently they are buying stuff over seas which are not U.S. versions and selling it here. Won't buying anything else from them."Classic bait and switch operation. Avoid them!!!"
"Thank You, Jason"
"Jason Scott, Abe of Maine Customer Service Manager, was extremely helpful with a shipping logistics problem. Jason was very courteous. He listened very closely to find out the details of my situation. He then advised me on how we could resolve the problem. The problem was resolved within a few hours of contacting the office."
Was a pleasure doing business with Abe's of Maine!
"Everything was smooth and nice, we love our new tv, was as we expected and even when we live in the very south of the country, was here on time and in perfect shape :)Thank you Jason and Ted!!!"
Rushed order with no problem
"I needed a camera lens quickly and Jeff hooked me up with the fastest shipping. Since I am local, he called to confirm the order and got it to me quickly. Would buy from them again."
Jeff is the man!
"Jeff from Abe's of Maine just called to followup on my order. He pleasantly offered me some extra items to go with the camera I purchased. He validated my info and upgraded me to faster shipping. I was extremely pleased knowing my camera would be here for the weekend. This is my first purchase from Abe's and with this type of followup I will be getting the rest of my photo equipment here as well. "