|Active in Manhattan|
|30||17th St Photo Supply, d.b.a 17Photo.com (and 17thStreetPhoto.com)
33 W. 17th St.
New storefront. Obviously more welcoming than being on the 3rd floor across the street. Part of my bike is at the far right distance.
|28||17th St Photo Supply, d.b.a 17Photo.com (and 17thStreetPhoto.com), stores.ebay.com/17th-Street-Photo
34 W. 17th St., 3rd Fl.
|31||42nd Street Photo, d.b.a. 42Photo.com and 42ndPhoto.com, a.k.a. 47 St Audio & Photo
378 5th Avenue
Address on 42Photo web site. Many pictures of their storefront are also there. Also see older more distinctive storefront. BestDealsAround.com was one of their sites, but is now defunct. Its whois is registered to 42StPhoto and the phone number at the site reversed to 42nd.
|35||5th Avenue Photo, Inc., d.b.a. Comp-U-Photo (comp-u-photo.com), a.k.a. Digital On 5th Ave. (digitalon5th.com, digital-on-5th.com)
402 5th Ave.
Manhattan store. Company name from a search on address. The whois for all three domains used this address. And a reverse lookup on the Digital On 5th whois phone gets Comp-U-Photo. This was an eBay store that appears to now be closed. All domain names have now expired. Also see Brooklyn Office.
|1||Adorama, d.b.a. adorama.com, stores.ebay.com/Adorama, stores.ebay.com/Adorama-Camera, stores.ebay.com/adorwin2-camera, a.k.a. Flashpoint Inc.
42 W. 18th St.
This picture from January 2003. For the past couple years there has been a sidewalk shed in front. Searching on Flashpoint finds them at this address on the 5th floor.
|44||Alkit, d.b.a. alkit.com
227 East 45th Street
A photo lab catering to professional photographers. They are a family-run business that was established in New York in 1934. They had a photo lab and camera store on the 12th floor. When I visited all that was left was a pickup desk on the fifth floor. All operations have moved to Freeport, Long Island.
|2||B&H, d.b.a. BHPhotoVideo.com
9th Ave between 33rd and 34th Streets
|25||B&H, d.b.a. BHPhotoVideo.com
9th Ave between 33rd and 34th Streets
This is a shot of the checkout area. In the background are the 14 checkouts where you only pay. There are nine for credit cards (behind column 26), and five for cash (behind column 27). Above is the conveyor that transports what you bought to the pick up area. And to the right is where you pick up the merchandise after you pay for it. You can see more detail if you click on the web size picture.
|26||B&H, d.b.a. BHPhotoVideo.com
9th Ave between 33rd and 34th Streets
This is a picture facing northeast. I’m standing behind the checkout area.
|27||B&H, d.b.a. BHPhotoVideo.com
9th Ave between 33rd and 34th Streets
This is facing southeast. Again I’m standing behind the checkout area. There are also areas north and south of the checkout area that I did not photograph. And used equipment is on the second floor.
|9||Barnett’s Computer Warehouse, d.b.a. PCVideoOnline.com, PriceMad.com, ProjectorExpo.com, ProjectorExport.com, and 123BuyDirect.com; formerly PlasmaKings.com, CompDirect.com and also CompDirect.net?
417 Fifth Ave.
They used to be in the storefront that appears to the right. This new one is much deeper than the prior one and bends behind it (and is used for the shipping area). The CompDirect web sites are now just link pages. When PriceMad.com started it used a house in Brooklyn at 1751 E 10th St. for their address in CNet, but the fax was always here. ProjectorExpo.com shares a phone number with PlasmaKings. PlasmaKings.com and ProjectorExpo.com formerly used 724 Avenue P (a semi-detached house) and 6735 Ridge Blvd (an apartment building) in Brooklyn. 123 Buy Direct has this address in its whois. ProjectorExport.com is the newest name, having been created on 24-Oct-2007.
|54||Berry Pro Camera Repair Service, d.b.a. BerryProCamera.com
844 6th Ave. Room 704
Address on web site. They repair all kinds of cameras and camcorders, from vintage to digital, in their in-house repair shop. Also see picture of door.
|61||BHT Electronics Purchasing Inc., dba H and B Digital, handbdigital.com, stores.ebay.com/H-and-B-Digital, myworld.ebay.com/handbdig
29 West 46th Street
Address on contact page. Website invites you to visit their showroom. See full building picture. Storefront has BHT Corp, but no such name exists in the NY entity database. However, I did find the name above at this address and also at 1600 Broadway, Suite 200, but that building is now a brand new building with no such suite number. This looks an awful lot like this past store that had been a few stores down.
|59||BrandNamez LLC, d.b.a. BrandNamez.com
325 West 38th Street
Address on web site on contact page. LLC also on contact page, but not found in NY entity database. But there is a bigger problem. They aren’t really here! From a chat with the fellow at the front desk I learned that they have never been here. And I was not the first person to come in looking for them. I also asked the UPS driver that covers the building. She had never heard of them either. Update: Later I searched again and thanks to DealTime I found them at 96 Ave U in Brooklyn.
|33||C&A Marketing, d.b.a. Digital Goodys (DigitalGoodys.com) and Empire Photo (EmpirePhoto.com)
Both domains now use this address in the whois database. On 12/22/05 digitalgoodys had the DNS registrant as PriceRite Photo. Both sites have, buried on their Help page under Our Returns Policy, the old PriceRite phone number: 888.365.4300. See Shedding Some Light for more detail.
|34||Calumet, d.b.a. CalumetPhoto.com
22 W. 22nd St.
New location for them. At the prior they were under a sidewalk shed for years.
|19||Camera Land Inc., d.b.a. CameraLandNY.com, stores.ebay.com/cameraland, aka The Photographers Friend, stores.ebay.com/The-Photographers-Friend, myworld.ebay.com/gr8fuldoug1
575 Lexington Avenue, Midtown
Address on web site and in newspaper ads. Business started in 1957 and in addition to photography has a specialty in sports optics.
|60||Capital Audio Electronics, Inc., d.b.a. CapitalAudio.com
118-120 Duane Street, Tribeca
Addresses on web site. 118 is corporate division. 120 is retail division. It appears that this dealer is the actual location for S & P Electronics / Park Ave Electronics. On this RipOff Report the customer was told to not return to the web address, but to Capital Audio. No address is on that RipOff page, but this is the only Capital Audio around here.
|7||Carlick Imaging Products, d.b.a. CarlickImaging.com
323 East 29th Street, Kipps Bay
Address was on web site and is in the domain registration. This address is the NYU Langone Medical Center. They sell high end cameras, printers, scanner, and projectors. The problem is you start following links on the site and you will pretty quickly get to a dead link. Nothing can be purchased from the site. The main number 212-292-8000 reverses to D M Carlick at this address.
|36||Datavision Computer Video Inc., d.b.a. DataVis.com, stores.ebay.com/Datavision-Computer-Video
445 5th Ave.
You can also see a copy of this picture on their eBay profile page, which was taken from here without permission.
|6||Digital Prince, d.b.a. DigitalPrince.com
1710 First Avenue, Upper East Side
Address from whois. Domain created on February 10, 2009. The number 212-423-5706 in the whois does not reverse. No address at web site. No non-toll-free number at site. Nothing in NY entity database. They do charge NY sales tax. Actual place of business is unknown. No reviews yet at ResellerRatings.
|50||Edulgence Corp., d.b.a. Edulgence.com
6 West 14th Street
Address was on web site. This is the retail location and welcomes walk in customers. Office and mailing address was at 1910 Ave M in Brooklyn. But web site is down, and they are no longer at that Brooklyn address. This store, however, is very much still here.
|18||eStore of N.Y. Inc., d.b.a. PlasmaHouse.com and DrPlasma.com
303 Park Avenue South #1081
This is the address on the PlasmaHouse.com and DrPlasma.com web sites and had been the one in the whois, but that was changed to 6512 Bay Parkway, Brooklyn, where they had been until 2004. A July 2009 check found the Nationwide insurance sign was gone, but the shutters still fully down on a weekday. A Summer 2010 check of 6512 Bay Parkway found a Chinese bakery in the storefront.
|41||Flash Clinic Inc., d.b.a. FlashClinic.com
164 West 25th St
They had been on the 9th floor.
|55||Foto Care Ltd., d.b.a. FotoCare.com
41 W 22nd St.
New location. Formerly at 136 W 21st St. Specializes in large format and high quality lighting.
|10||GoGoTech, Inc., d.b.a. GoGoTech.com, a.k.a. 101 Phones, Inc., d.b.a. 101phones.com; FactoryOutlet.com; OnlinePhoneStore.com; iSAVE.com Inc., d.b.a. iSAVE.com; PriceBreak.com; RefurbOutlet.com, Birdys.com
213 West 35th St. #2W
Was new address from web site and used for returns. See various names posted on the door. Then GoGoTech and PriceBreakweb sites and iSave.com whois had 989 6th Ave. #21. Most other domain name records are cloaked. Now all GoGoTech sites listed here have 1410 Broadway, 20th Floor for correspondence and 34 34th St, 3rd Floor, Brooklyn for returns. Some others use that Brooklyn address for both (and see that picture for them). RefurbOutlet.com now redirects to 101phones.com. Formerly at 39 W. 38th St, which the NY entity database still has for GoGoTech, Inc. and 101 Phones, Inc. Also in the past they used 63 W. 38th St, Suite 806 (which iSAVE still has in the NY entity database).
|52||GoGoTech, Inc., a.k.a. iSAVE.com Inc., iSAVE.com; 101phones.com, Birdys.com, FactoryOutletStore.com, OnlinePhoneStore.com, PriceBreak.com
1410 Broadway, 20th Floor
This is the current office address for the GoGoTech family of websites. See picture of office entrance. RefurbOutlet.com redirects to 101phones.com. Returns are to be sent to 34 34th St, 3rd Floor, Brooklyn. Birdys.com is the newest domain name.
|21||Home Everything, d.b.a. HomeEverything.com
1202 Lexington Avenue, Suite 1000, Upper East Side
Address on web site. Mostly appliances. This is a name used by Sunshine Electronics in Brooklyn. The Sunshine connection was found as Sunshine’s Brooklyn address is on the rebate forms at the HomeEverything.com site.
|12||J&R, d.b.a. jr.com and JandR.com
Park Row, Downtown
This is just one of their storefronts. Over the years they have taken over most store fronts on the block. Different product types are spread out among them.
|39||K & M Camera, d.b.a. KMCamera.com
385 Broadway, Tribeca
Address on web site. They had been at 377 East 23rd Street.
|32||Kellard’s Photo, d.b.a. Kellards.com
1 New York Plaza, Downtown
Address on web site. Also sells used equipment on Amazon. There are no stores on the ground level. They must be upstairs. Security is very tight and one must be invited to get up.
|58||Kurland Photo, d.b.a. KurlandPhoto.com
670 Broadway #501, Greenwich Village
Address on web site. Sells Hasselblads, Leicas, Rollei, and other high end cameras. See sign on building front and door to the store.
1263 Broadway, 4th fl.
No web site. Known for its used cameras. For many decades they were at 1265 Broadway, 2nd Floor. They had a large sign visible from the street. But that building has been renovated. Mr. Olden owns this small building next door. Inside Earrings Plaza there is an elevator that takes you up to Mr. Olden.
|57||Photo Gizzmo, Inc., d.b.a PhotoGizzmo.com, stores.ebay.com/Photo-Gizzmo-of-NY, myworld.ebay.com/gizzmolou
134 W 26th St., 10th Fl.
Specializes in medium format and large format equipment. Web site invites you to the store. See the door to the store. (The paint is really white, but the white balance got thrown off.)
|42||Photo Tech Camera Repair Service Inc., d.b.a. PhotoTech.com
110 E. 13th St.
|43||Photo Village Inc, d.b.a. PhotoVillage.com
1133 Broadway, Suite 824
Address from web site. Building picture. Also see picture of door.
|48||Samsonic Trading Co., Inc., d.b.a. Cost Electronics, CostElectronics.com, Electronics Sonic, and SamsonicUSA.com
160 W. 28 St
Address was on CostElectronics web site. Site no longer up. Phone number on site reversed to Electronics Sonic at this address, but ElectronicSonic.com is for sale. Did they miss a renewal and lose it? SamsonicUSA.com is registered by them, but no site is up. Awning says Samsonic Trading Co., Inc. with 212-929-8848, which still reverses to Samsonic Trading Company. The NY entity database for Samsonic Trading Co., Inc. has: 1757 E 5th St, Brooklyn. They had been profiled at: Exporters.SG using the Brooklyn address and the awning phone number. This picture from December 2009 has them obviously still in business.
|62||Supreme Camera, SupremeCamera.com, aka Hot For Digital, HotForDigital.com, aka Save Rite Photo, SaveRitePhoto.com
417-419 Lafayette St, Noho
The building on the left is 419 and the right is 417. The 417 address is on Supreme’s contact page. 419 address is for Supreme returns. But I did not find any name like this around or on intercoms. They have never been at this address. It is totally made up. Mail from the BBB to this address gets returned. SupremeCamera.com registered 2007-02-27 and is now anonymous. Web site didn’t appear until September 2009. No corporate entity found. HotForDigital found by searching on Supreme’s phone number and confirmed to be the same as the site uses Supreme in the title tag. HotForDigital.com registered 2009-04-06 and is anonymous. All of these are simply new domain names for AllStar Cameras, a long time dealer based in Brooklyn. Charges are posted as MegaWholesale and correspondence comes from Moussa Swed (see name on Google search). The SaveRitePhoto connection confirmed by Thoughts Of Dave and Scam.com post.
|53||Tamarkin New York, Inc., d.b.a. tamarkin.com
215 Park Avenue South, Suite 1914
Specializes in Leica cameras. Outside picture. Also see picture of door. Many years ago they also used the web site LeicaCenter.com.
|46||Techpro Warranty, d.b.a. TechProWarranty.com
Empire State Building
350 Fifth Avenue, Suite 3304 #5N
Address from web site. Suite 3304 is the Empire State Office Service, Inc., a maildrop used by dozens and dozens of businesses. Actual location is here in Brooklyn.
|47||The Lens and Repro Corp., d.b.a. LensAndRepro.com and LensRepro.com
33 W. 17th St., 5th Floor
Website welcomes people to stop by for a visit. They also rent cameras. I wanted to take a picture inside. With their rental business the place is full of neat studio equipment. But the owner said no. I couldn’t get their door, as they have the entire floor and the elevator opens into their vestibule. So instead here is a picture of the building entrance.
|17||Trio Computers, d.b.a. TrioComputers.com and TrioInternational.com
242 W. 38th St, Room 502
Address on web site. See picture of tenant listing.
|51||TriState Cameras, d.b.a. TriStateCamera.com, a.k.a. TriState Computers, d.b.a. TriStateComputer.com, stores.ebay.com/Tristate-Camera-Video
338 8th Ave. at 27th St.
Current address of retail store. From web site. Before this they were at 50 W. 20th St. Back in 2004 their servers were hosting Digital 4 Less Inc., d.b.a. Dig4Less.com. Along with Digital 4 Less using a post office box very near to here, the evidence is Digital 4 Less is a "subsidiary" of TriState. The address 650 Ave Of The Americas is used in the TriState whois registrations. It may have been a warehouse/office of theirs, but the building is now residential condominiums. The current whois record also has the address of 150 Sullivan Street, Brooklyn which is their current warehouse.
|49||Willoughby’s, d.b.a. willoughbys.com
298 5th Ave, at 31st
The oldest camera dealer in Manhattan. Storefront picture is on website.
|Moved to Brooklyn or NJ|
|8||Cambridge Camera Exchange (CambridgeCamera.com), AAA Camera Exchange (aaacamera.com) & Seymours Camera Store
119 West 17th St.
Now in Brooklyn using CambridgeWorld.com. A furniture and home decorating store is now at this location. Both these domain names are no longer in use. AAACamera.com used 113 W 17th St. Interesting thing: On their Repair Page they still have this address. I checked and they clearly are not here anyplace in the building. Probably an oversight.
|45||Skynet, d.b.a. LCDTVs.com
462 7th Avenue, 4th Floor
Address was on web site. They are now in NJ. Neither Skynet or LCDTVs is listed in the tenant directory, or on any door on the 4th floor. There are some accountants on the 4th floor, and possibly one of them is Skynet’s.
|15||Supreme Video, d.b.a. Etronics.com
37 Essex St.
Was retail location. Web site had inside picture and encouraged visits. Also see Brooklyn warehouse location. There is a tile store now at this location.
|16||Supreme Video, d.b.a. Etronics.com
31 Essex St.
Original location. Was filled with cubicles for telephone sales.
|Out of Business|
|3||Best Stop Digital, d.b.a. BestStopDigital.com
12 Warren St, 5th fl, Tribeca
Building entrance. Now out of business. This and the next were my first storefront pictures and the ones that started it all. This taken 22-Apr-2000. Then a 10-Jun-2000 picture shows the graffiti cleaned off the door.
|4||Best Stop Digital, d.b.a. BestStopDigital.com
12 Warren St, 5th fl, Tribeca
Tenant listing. Now out of business. Also see their entrance on the 5th Floor.
|5||Best Stop Digital, d.b.a. BestStopDigital.com
12 Warren St, 5th fl, Tribeca
This taken 10-Jun-2000. Now out of business. Note sign for Masjid Manhattan on the second floor. The mosque had that entire floor. After I took the door photo on the 5th floor I came upon a service letting out. On May 25th 2008 they were evicted from this building and moved to a much smaller basement space two doors to the west.
|56||Big City Direct Inc., d.b.a BigCityDirect.com
161 Hudson Street, Tribeca
Address from Shopzilla; not at web site. Whois was an address in Hillside, NJ.
|29||Cassandra Miller, d.b.a. www.CassandraMiller.com
498 West 159th Street Apt 5E
Address on web site and in whois record. Does not take credit cards, only eGold. [Paying by eGold gives you no recourse if what you ordered isn’t shipped.] Now out of business and web site is a link page.
|24||Digital Dog, d.b.a. DigitalDog.com
29 John St.
This was a mail drop they used. Digital Dog, based in Brooklyn, now out of business.
|22||entore, Inc. a.k.a. Zero Delivery Inc.
214 W. 29th St.
Now out of business.
|11||H&B Cameras, d.b.a. Turboprice.com?
21 West 46th St.
Note play on B&H’s name. I found no TurboPrice on the tenant listing so I’m just assuming this is TurboPrice. Turboprice.com domain no longer active. There is a jewelry center now in this storefront.
|37||HighDefOnline.com, a.k.a. Prestige Plasma (PrestigePlasma.com) and Rapid Plasma, d.b.a RapidPlasma.com
Gold Shot Studios Inc.
7 West 45th St. Suite 302
This is the address now used on the web sites. See explanation of connection between addresses on the picture for their Brooklyn address. All web sites now down.
|40||Photo Habitat, Inc., d.b.a. PhotoHabitat.com
928 Broadway, Suite #707
Address from web site. Building entrance picture. See picture of door. Now out of business.
170 9th Ave.
Now out of business and a new store has moved in.
7 Laight St.
No longer in business.
|14||Smile Photo & Video, d.b.a. SmilePhotoVideo.com
29 W. 35th St.
Now out of business. A Korean book store moved into this location.
|20||U Save Gelt Ltd., d.b.a. USaveGelt.com
245 West 29th St.
Also see closeup of sign on window. Now out of business. A "Dry Nature" store took over this location.
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