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"Apparently these guys are now also operating under the domain rainbowtronics.com. Still practicing the same hard sell tactics."
"Mine is the same story as other folks here. I ordered a camera from their website (a Canon Powershot S1) with no accessories - the camera had a great price, but the accessories cost way too much. A few days later, I received a notice to contact them. When i called, he said they didn't have the right shipping address, and needed to confirm. He then tried very agressively to sell me some accessories (memory and lenses), which i didn't want because they cost twice as much as they should. A few minutes after saying no and concluding the conversation, i got an e-mail saying the camera was out of stock for 4-6 weeks. I thought it was odd that the guy didn't mention this while on the phone. Remembering the price of the accessories and noticing his hard sell, I tried calling back to place an order for the same camera, this time deciding to purchase memory too. I said i wanted to know when it would ship and he said it would ship tomorrow, that it was in stock. I asked if he was sure, if perhaps he needed to go check the inventory; he said no, he was "100 percent sure; we have a bunch, I just saw them." I then confronted him about my order which was supposedly on backorder; he said he didn't know how that would happen, that they could ship it tomorrow. I then got on the web a looked around a little, and found this site, which led to call back and cancel. Definitely dishonest."
"yO, THESE GUYS SUCK, I ordered from them a Fuji Finepix Camera S7000, for $327.00 After Rebate. After 5 days they send me an email asking me to call them. I called them and they tried to sell me acessories and I refused. So then they told me they cant ship the camera because it wasn't in stock and I would have to wait 6 to 8 weeks before they could comnfirm shipping the camera.What a scam. and he had the nerve to tell me that if I dont buy any acessories then I wouldn't be smart.A&M photoworld ----------------> suckswww.radioactivedeals.com ---------> sucks"
"I ordered and received a Pentax Optio 555. To confirm the order, I had to call in and they then imformed me that the standard battery was no good (15 minutes battery life) and I should order a "high capacity" battery for $40 extra (Camera as $409). I took their advise. When I received the camera, I found it was shipped with the factory battery and the battery worked fine. I called customer service and they said their price was for a 15 minute battery; they basically lied to get the extra $40 from me. There is a 15% restocking fee so I was hosed. Be forewarned!! BTW, camera is excellent."
"This was one horrible experience!The letter sent to the merchant (with no response to date)provides details on the following:1."professional kit" sold by merchant does not meet Nikon requirements nor warranity standards.2. Cancel order date not honored - although it was within 3 day cancellation period.Customer service has been totally unsupportive!The letter sent to merchant:Please process the return for oder number 15572-P under RMA 16449 for the enclosed“Nikon 8700” Professional kit.The kit which your company has put together consists of components which are not covered under Nikon warranty. Nikon Technical Support advised that both the telephoto and wide angle lenses do not correspond to the Nikon lens specifications and requirements and could not assure the camera would perform with these lenses or be in any way damaged because of their use.(For example, the Nikon wide angle 52 mm lens is 1.58 X). This is the most significant reason why the camera package can not be accepted.It simply wasn’t designed to do what you advised it would do on purchase and NikonIs not guaranteeing the functionality of the camera with the components provided.There are some other inconsistencies between your web site published policies and your actions:1. WEB Site advises : “Your credit card will only be charged only when your order is shipped.”My order was shipped May 3 as noted on the UPS tracking site. My credit card was charged April 28 as posted on my credit card.2.I was told by SALES that I would have a 3 day grace period to cancel my order. When I called April 28 to cancel, I was advised the order was already shipped when in fact it wasn’t. (At this time I had no way to confirm status as the UPS tracking didn’t startUntil the actual shipdate of May 3.Your web site posts “IF YOU CANCEL YOUR ORDER AFTER IS HAS BEEN SHIPPED YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO REFUSE THE DELIVERY OF YOUR ORDER. ONCE WE RECEIVE THE PACKAGE YOU WILL BE REFUNDED LESS THE SHIPPING CHARGE AS WELL AS A 7% CANCELLATION FEE.My order should have been canceled as I first requested on April 28 because it had NOTbeen shipped.3. Your web site posts total charges will be shown to you before you enter any information.The total charges were NOT shown to me and I was advised they would be $57 via UPS.Hard to understand as UPS is quoting a straight over the counter rate of $10.75 which includes insurance.4. Your web site posts “ We offer a 10-day satisfaction guarantee from date of receipt for all photo equipment….All returned items must be shipped in its original carton and original condition in order to receive proper credit or exchange.”The original package and contents in the original packaging are enclosed. The only exception is that the aluminum tripod was NOT in the original package and was reportedMissing May 4.I therefore expect that because:1. The Professional Kit does not meet NIKON warranty and technical support requirementsAnd2. because you did not stop the order on April 28 as requested And3. because all merchandise is in original packaging and condition"
"Radioactivedeals had the best price, $480.00, for the Minolta Dimage A1 camera I wanted. The day after I placed the order I received an email stating that they needed me to call them urgently. Nobody would answer their phones on the weekend. I called from work on monday. Mike, said he needed the security code on my credit card. I gave it to him. He then proceeded to sell me a batter and a charger because he said none was included. My order says Lithium Ion Battery Pack and Charger and is $169.00 higher that the original order but I received no other battery and charger than what was included in the package. Also they raised the shipping from $59.62 to $69.62. These people are dishonest and ripped me off for $178.99. I would not recommend this company to anyone. "
"I have yet to receive my order, probably because I didn't agree to purchase the recomended package. While the Canon S410 is still advertised on the site (and at a LOWER price than my order), I was informed yesterday (7 weeks after order) that the camera is unavailable. This appears to be some kind of bait and upsell scam. Stay away if you are looking for a camera that you will actually receive. Contact the attorney general, better business bureau to put operators like this out of business. "
"First, the salespeople make a good impression advising on what kind of acessesories to buy with a camera. Receiving the order I noticed that the rechargeable batteries were of a lower Amh than ordered. I called and was promised a new set, which arrived. A missing adaptor took three weeks to show up, in the meantime I had called and cancelled but it was shipped anyhow. Waited on phone for a customer service rep forever, received the run around through the different compartments. They try to make it as difficult as possible to return things. Need a Return Authorization number and charge a restocking fee. My first and last deal with RadioActive. "
""Worst experience in many years, low teaser price for Cannon Powershot S410. Order placed and followed with notice to call then. High pressure sales to purchase additional overpriced accessories that eliminated any initial savings and made the purchase far more expensive than other vendors. Having read reviews after ordering but before calling I saw that if I did not take the extras the original order would likely be on back order for six weeks or never ship. As vacation is looming I went ahead and accepted the overpriced extras rather than be bothered with the delay. Even then my order was stuck in their shipping department for a week. Sent a scathing email threatening to cancel is they did not get off their butts. Finally got a notice it shipped after my email threat. Now I have another week to to 12 days to wait so it could stretch to almost three weeks. Worst experience I have ever had and will never purchase so much as a toothpick from them again. My own fault, after many years of online purchases with almost a perfect record I seldom even bother checking user reviews, now I have learned my lesson and not make that mistake again. Avoid this merchant like the plague, the low prices are merely bait to get you on the hook. ""
"Great prices, as long as you are willing to buy very overpriced accessories. If you decide not to buy anything other than the camera, expect an indefinite backorder. Also, they sold me a "package" that included a very nice hard case. When the hard case arrived three weeks late, it was a cheap substitute. Bait and Switch all the way. I have disputed the credit card charge as a result and have asked for the NY State Attorney General's Office to investigate. Do yourself a favor and stay away from this vendor. They have no integrity in what they say. If you too have been manipulated by this merchant, send me an email at RADemail@example.com so that we can coordinate our efforts if I'm contacted by the State Attorney General."
"this was the worst experience from an online merchant I ever experienced. Bait and Switch, hardsell tactics, bold faced Lies. I didn't "play along" and 1 hour later an email arrived saying my item was "backordered"I called back from another phone and was told the item was in stock and would be shipped that night after agreeing to accessories with the camera.STAY AWAY!"
"Radio Active Deals is a SCAM!!! Show me one person that has actually purchased a camera ONLY from this company. I thought I would be sneaky and called the sales guy and first asked if they had the camera I wanted in stock. The answer was sure, so I went online and ordered one. I then called back after I received an e-mail saying that they needed to verify my credit card information. Well I called and before I talked about my order or what the call was about I asked the guy if the camera was in stock, the answer again was yes. So then I proceeded to tell him I was instructed in the e-mail to call and he verified my visa card information and then tried to sell me memory and batteries which I declined because they were way overpriced. He said “enjoy your camera” and I hung up. Next I received an email saying that my order was in processing in the shipping department. After two days of not getting the e-mail that your camera is shipped, I called the company again asking when I could expect to receive my camera and the guy asked me my order number and when he checked MAGICALLY the camera was on back order. The advertise way cheaper prices than anyone else only to try and lure you into buying their overpriced accessories. STAY AWAY FROM THIS COMPANY!!!"
"I fully agree to what has been said by the other reviewers. They also called me to ask me to purchase an expensive battery for the digital camera. As I refused, they sent me an email saying that my camera was on back-order for 4-6 weeks. Their behaviour over the phone was especially aggressive and unpleasant. Absolutely not recommended !"
"Charged for items I never received. Salesman did not seem to care. Would never purchase through this company again."
"Radioactivedeals.com is not a reputable dealer. Their prices are not accurate, they are deceptive and manipulative. It's hard to believe that in 2004 there are people that conduct business this way. WARNING: To save yourself the hassle of a lifetime, to avoid being lied to, do not do business with these people: I tried to buy a Fuji S7000 on their very attractive web site. This was the beginning of a tense and unpleasant experience which begins with a "Call Mike" about your order. Thinking that their was a credit card problem, I called. What you then get is an earfull of pressure selling. When I politely declined everything offered, I was told that there would be a 4-6 week wait. Wow, it was available just a few minutes ago! I ended up buying the camera for a few dollars more at Costco: No hassle, and I had it in my hands in hours."
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