Abes of Maine...?

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by Hushbull, May 15, 2008.

  1. Hushbull macrumors member

    Hushbull

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    Can anyone supply first hand account of dealing with Abes of Maine?
    I recently bought a product for roughly $400.00 and i'm beginning to worry.
    They charged my card within a day, but still have yet to ship.
    I have googled for reviews of them, many people warn to stay away.
    I called them and they told me it would ship either today or tomorrow, that was two days ago...

    Still no word.
    Should I be scared?
     
  2. pilotError macrumors 68020

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    You'll get it eventually, they aren't a scam outfit, but they aren't "honest Abes" either.

    They are a typical low cost eTailer. If they had it in stock, you would have gotten it already.
     
  3. Hushbull thread starter macrumors member

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    Yeah, I played nice on the phone today. The representive said, "we still have not received it"...odd, I didn't know they had to order it themselves on top of my order already. That is crummy...though as long as I get it I will be okay.

    Thanks for the tip!
     
  4. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    The first place to check whenever you're considering buying from a retailer you're unfamiliar with is ResellerRatings. They have a pretty good rating on there and are fairly well-known, so you should be fine, but keep on top of them.
     
  5. rhett7660 macrumors G4

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    I have used them only once. I ordered a Video Cam from them. It went pretty flawless. No complaints. I know a couple of people who have ordered from them without any problems.
     
  6. Hushbull thread starter macrumors member

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    From what I can gather from reviewers...

    They enjoy upsale as well as splitting kits and trying to gouge you on them individually.
    Also, they take some time to deliver...but I have yet to read a review that states that they, the consumer, have gotten totally screwed.

    I can say from my personal experience, their customer service stinks. He called my bass pedal, a bass (as in the fish). They are also not outright rude, but prickly is a good way to sum them up.

    I am saving 20 bucks on my purchase....it doesn't seem worth it though.

    Just a heads up for everyone else. :)

    Good day.
     

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