Jessops


polchraine

Link Posted 13/05/2010 - 09:29
I have just seen their front page:


The "75 years of know-how comes free" - well experience tells me that is exactly how much it is worth, absolutely NOTHING!

Or maybe the 75 years refers to the combined experience of their top 1000 staff!
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K20D, *istD, MZ-S, Super-A, ME Super, MX
DA* 16-50, DA* 50-135, DA* 300,
DA 50-200, FA 24-90, FA 20-35,
M 400-600, A 50 f1.4, A 28 f2.8, A 70-210, M 35-80, M 50 f1.7
A x2S teleconverter and a few others ...
Last Edited by the Moderator Team on 13/05/2010 - 12:52

Pwynnej

Link Posted 13/05/2010 - 09:57
to be fair...

Richmond branch has helpful staff, and Kingston were determined to get a sale out of me (which they got in the end)...

Jessops does have its flaws but if it goes our little bit of Surrey becomes a photographic retail wasteland...
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polchraine

Link Posted 13/05/2010 - 10:06
Jessops with a ridiculous pricing regime locally, plus department stores drove my local store - EFC out of business a few years back.
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K20D, *istD, MZ-S, Super-A, ME Super, MX
DA* 16-50, DA* 50-135, DA* 300,
DA 50-200, FA 24-90, FA 20-35,
M 400-600, A 50 f1.4, A 28 f2.8, A 70-210, M 35-80, M 50 f1.7
A x2S teleconverter and a few others ...

Dangermouse

Link Posted 13/05/2010 - 10:41
UGH!

"for free"

The "for" is American English. We just say "free" in this country.
Matt

Shooting the Welsh Wilderness with K-m, KX, MX, ME Super and assorted lenses.

nass

Link Posted 13/05/2010 - 11:45
It's a good ad for them. 0%, 50%off + 75 years promise of experience. Whether or not that experience really means anything is very much open to question of course, the staff in the shops being young and largely uninformed.
... just another middle-aged guy with a hobby. I have an extreme macro learning site at extreme-macro.co.uk - Pentax-centric, your feedback and comments would be appreciated!

johnriley

Link Posted 13/05/2010 - 12:53
Advert for Fuji cameras removed.

polchraine

Link Posted 13/05/2010 - 12:57
johnriley wrote:
Advert for Fuji cameras removed.

WHY?

It was there to demonstrate what Jessops were claiming.

That is totally ridiculous. It does NOT break any of the forum rules or terms and conditions of use.

I presume you will now stop people mentioning Canon, Nikon, Panasonic, or Sony in posts.

And while you are at it, why not remove suggestions that people buy Sigma lenses instead of Pentax.


If anyone want to see the deleted obviously "offensive" image, it can be found at: http://www.jessops.com/ and press 1 under the large advert.
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K20D, *istD, MZ-S, Super-A, ME Super, MX
DA* 16-50, DA* 50-135, DA* 300,
DA 50-200, FA 24-90, FA 20-35,
M 400-600, A 50 f1.4, A 28 f2.8, A 70-210, M 35-80, M 50 f1.7
A x2S teleconverter and a few others ...
Last Edited by polchraine on 13/05/2010 - 13:13

robbie_d

Link Posted 13/05/2010 - 13:09
Hence my initial stance of not including Kodak P&S shots in a classified ad...

Moderation on forum = Policing regarding photographers in Central London = Broken.
If you can't say something nice about Pentax, you won't say anything at all.

Apparently.
Last Edited by robbie_d on 13/05/2010 - 13:10

thoughton

Link Posted 13/05/2010 - 13:18
I've gotta agree with polchraine, removing that advert because it's an "Advert for Fuji cameras" was pretty silly behaviour.
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Last Edited by thoughton on 13/05/2010 - 13:18

robbie_d

Link Posted 13/05/2010 - 13:20
If it had been posted along the lines of "Look at this great deal on Fuji cameras" I could understand it. As it stands, utterly ridiculous.
If you can't say something nice about Pentax, you won't say anything at all.

Apparently.

johnriley

Link Posted 13/05/2010 - 13:54
You all know what the guidelines are, and the above is exactly why we say Pentax only.

The comment was about Jessops, and that's fine. As soon as the door opens, it gets pushed a little further.
Best regards, John

aliengrove

Link Posted 13/05/2010 - 14:28
The google ads on the side of this page are advertising a D90 and Nikon lenses...last week thay had a Canon advert on this site. Perhaps Google ads should be banned from the site?
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johnriley

Link Posted 13/05/2010 - 14:45
We do not discuss moderation in the forum, and the reason for that is that any communications with individuals over their postings are by PM and confidential. This avoids embarrassment and enables matters, where necessary, to be dealt with out of the public glare.

What you think of as rather silly might look different if you had all the facts of any situation.

Please follow the guidelines.
Best regards, John

flossie

Link Posted 13/05/2010 - 15:03
Pwynnej wrote:
to be fair...

Richmond branch has helpful staff, and Kingston were determined to get a sale out of me (which they got in the end)...

Jessops does have its flaws but if it goes our little bit of Surrey becomes a photographic retail wasteland...

There's an independant (I think) photo shop in Teddington, doesn't stock new Pentax but it does have a wide range of second-hand gear.


As for the (now-snipped) advert, I'm surprised noone commented that they are admitting that after 75 years of experience all they can push is simple P&S units...
Still shooting in the dark (literally and metaphorically)...

myles

Link Posted 13/05/2010 - 15:17
They didn't actually say they were offering 75 years of photographic experience, did they?

Myles
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