In the world filled with Walmarts and Best Buys, what do you do when you want to get that smaller, personal shopping experience? Well, if you are in the market for photographic or video items and accessories, you can swing over to Manhattan and their nearly 50 year old , award winning B&H Photo Video. The company has one location. That's right, no chain of stores from coast to coast. B&H Photo Video takes great pride on being the polar opposite of a big box monster. They stock and sell all items needed by photographers, musicians and others in the creative fields. Their huge inventory includes used items, since one person's trash is sure to be another's treasure. However, if traveling to NYC is out the realm of possibility for you, take heed: they run an online shopping site so you can access the items they have amassed, as well as the customer service you want from a small enterprise. Consumer Reports, Newsweek, Forbes and more have recognized and awarded the company for their service and position in the photo, video and audio e-commerce world. While most of their business is done online now, they still service over 5,000 shoppers in their store, with products in the electronics fields, and a aim to supply professionals in the photography and videographing fields. Many of the store employees, as is the owner, observe most Jewish holidays, so the store is closed on Shabbat, except for Hanukkah, with just the web site open for business, although orders are not taken and are not sent out between the evenings of Friday and Saturday. B&H also has an official Apple shop with computer products. The company also has helped students around New York City, with various sponsorships for young photographers or filmmakers.
- They have a rewards program. When you sign up for a B&H account, you're automatically enrolled to earn back a percentage on gear you love.
- They offer a credit card just for use on their site called The Payboo Card is a store credit card offered through Synchrony Bank that provides B&H customers with a revolving credit limit for any B&H purchases made online, in-store, or by phone, subject to credit approval.
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