First note: all the positive reviews here are identical on multiple other sites. There are companies that do nothing but right positive reviews for bad companies. Just saying. You will see a great price, but until you call and verify, the item is des...igned for a different country and you will have problems. Pay more and you are good. I did. Then they couldn't ship it in the agreed time. Of course the Credit Card is charged up front. Then when calling back I couldn't get through, until I changed phone numbers. Interesting. They lost my order. Found a different older order that wasn't valid. Can't send me a verification that they canceled it. The credit card company wants me to dispute it now past the 14 day delivery window. Bait and switch is illegal in my state but evidently not in their home state of New Jersey (Not Maine or formerly Harlem). I have not read one legitimate positive experience for these guys. Used car sales persons are more trustworthy then this group. If they would have been more upfront with me on shipping dates and posted foreign version information on their Web site, they would have been an OK company. Read more Less
This is the worst company that I have ever ordered from! Ordered a camera from them and their sales team called three times to try and sell us a more expensive camera. I then called and was told it was back order and would ship in the next week to 10...days. They now say they can't "find" our order that it must have been canceled. Read more Less
I got the best price for my Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Camera Lens from Abe's of Maine! And they upgraded my shipping since it was my first time buying with them. I definitely recommend this website!
Very friendly and knowledgeable staff. I called them on a Sunday to ask a technical question about a product and they called me back with an answer - what a service! Very friendly and nice agents to talk too. I have bought from Abes before and will d...o again in the future Read more Less
Going to write a short review for Abe's of Maine. From previous reviews I don't know if the company cleaned up their act or if I just got lucky.Since tax refunds are out I decided to get a TV for my room. I was looking at the 50" Vizio but based on t...he product reviews I wanted something more middle ended, so I went for the 50" LG LB6300. I saw this TV on Amazon for $580 and foolishly I thought it would stay that price. I checked again the next week ready to make my purchase and the TV moved up to $699 finding out that's the normal retail price on every store. Wanting to find a good deal after seeing this TV being $100 off and missing it I simply searched for this TV model on google shopping. I saw the TV for $495 on Abe's of Maine and jumped on it right away. After placing my order I googled the business and found many horrible reviews about bait and switch and unauthorized charges being made. When I placed my order I was send an invoice within seconds, so everything seemed fine to me. While reading these reviews I figured out a few methods Abe's of Maine uses to try and get more money out of people. One being the "We Can't shop to your zip code we need more money" Another being "Commercial model of the TV we will sell you residential for more" another being just an out right cancellation of their order and the last being unauthorized charges being made. After preparing myself off the bad reviews I called the company before they could email me asking me to call them. Was on hold for a few minutes someone picked up and transferred me right away this is where I was expecting the commercial TV thing to be brought up and sure enough someone named Jeff picked up saying I had the commercial TV and I simply stated that they don't make this specific model in commercial. He chuckled and said fine I'll send you what you ordered have a good day. I didn't know what to expect at this point so I waited it out three days.Three days later my card was still not charged and the order process didn't change. I called again and was transferred to someone else Joe I think. I'm pretty sure this was the same exact person, but I really didn't care for that. I questioned my order and when it would ship and he said it was shipping out today and our conversation ended. I didn't believe him. Hours later I got a confirmation email on my order again but this time the order number was different but it was the same item and price. Following that email I got an email from UPS themselves saying I had a package coming. I inspected the tracking number and it said the box was 50 pounds so the package seemed legit. I was still worried expecting to get a broken TV or something entirely different. The package came in three days got it on a Monday, so it only took Abe's of Maine three days to ship my TV out and three days for UPS to get to my house. It required an Adult Signature. Being worried from all the reviews I actually took a camera out and recorded the unboxing process so I couldn't get screwed over. It came in this huge brown box with tons of air and padding very nicely packaged. Inside the big brown box was the actual retail TV box matching my size and model number. The TV came brand new factory sealed as promised on the site and works flawlessly. I am very happy with my order and happy getting such a good deal. I didn't get the mounting bracket, but I don't care for that at all. To sum this up I was scared off of all the reviews left about this business and worried myself taking all these steps and expecting the worst, but nothing bad happened at all product came 100% new. I don't know if I got lucky or the business has cleaned up their act or if the people writing these horrible reviews just got super butt hurt about someone trying to squeeze more money out of them. The TV moved up on their site after I got it from $495 to $999. Very happy with purchase. Read more Less
I ordered a camera from there website. The next day I received an email saying that I need to call to confirm the order which no reputable company does(I had placed the order on THEIR site so they knew the product and I authorized the payment via Pay...pal so there was nothing else to verify.) I messaged them telling them this and that I was reluctant to call because I had been taken advantage of before with a "chinese version" scam. They STILL messaged back using that very scam. It is where they tell you that what you ordered is the "chinese or japanese version"(which is no different than US) and that you need to pay hundreds more to get what you ordered. Shameless, criminal, scammers-NEVER GIVE THEM YOUR CREDIT CARD! Read more Less
Wonderful deals and the site was easy enough to navigate. They even called me personally because they wanted to make sure I knew the return policy on lenses and whether or not the one I purchased would fit my camera. Can't wait till it arrives
Ordered 3 canon camcorders from them everything went easy from my purchase to the phone call I received to the delivery.
I have just placed my order but I am impressed already with their communication, friendliness and low prices. I will wait for the delivery and give my final comments after that. I was promptly contacted by Joe to inform me of a discrepancy in my order