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B&H Payboo deal???

Discussion in 'Photography' started by ManW_TheUncool, May 7, 2019.

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    Anyone else saw the announcement and invite yet?

    https://www.bhphotovideo.com/credit-cards?utm_campaign=CustomerService&utm_source=Payboo-Tax%20190507&utm_content=Retail&utm_term=payboo-save-tax

    Just wish this came a couple weeks earlier before I bought a nice new tripod from their daily flash deals... :P

    Does this help entice me enough to go visit their store and take the plunge on a discounted Nikon Z6 kit? I've been wondering if my current condition/situation makes mirrorless that much more worthwhile (despite the issues that probably still exist w/ the Z6)... Hmmm... :P

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    I received the emails yesterday and today. It's a similar reward program to the Amazon Visa card I have, but it only gives you credit for sales tax spent at their site - - so basically I would get 6% credit on purchases towards future purchases at B&H. Amazon gives me 5% on Amazon purchases, 2% on certain other purchases (restaurants, gasoline, etc.) and 1% on everything else.

    If I was to purchase some camera equipment, it may entice me. However, I can usually also order from B&H or Adorama via their Amazon store front and get close to the same reward via my Visa card, and use those rewards on more immediate future purchases of things other than just camera equipment.

    As for mirrorless, I will probably eventually upgrade my Canon 5D3 to a Canon full frame mirrorless body and move to their RF lenses over time. However, that is probably further down the road once the product line matures more. I am considering selling my Canon 7D2 crop sensor body, though, and just using my Canon M50 mirrorless as my only crop sensor body. I am not shooting enough anymore to justify owning three bodies.
     
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    It's 8.875% for those of us in NYC (and similar upstate) -- and I too have an Amazon Visa, but killed my Prime subscription (so only get 3% back on Amazon)... at least for near term... because I really don't need it most times...

    I'm actually very curious how they managed this... especially for us NY-ers who never got the break before for obvious reason. It's apparently actually effective even for shopping in-store, which makes it that much more valuable...

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    Ok, I actually just applied for their Payboo card and went thru their checkout process (just short of actually placing an order) to confirm... and just as described, the reward is credited immediately to the order as though you never pay the sales tax... even though they somehow are (supposedly) collecting the tax to be sent to the state/municipality. So it's not some reward to be used for another subsequent purchase at all.

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    I am loving this Payboo deal...

    Already used it to pay for a Nikon Z6 kit (and basically saved nearly $220!) while being able to shop for it in-store -- and what HT enthusiast and tech gearhead wouldn't enjoy some time in that store, haha... Even ordered an Epson 2150 projector (now on sale at ~$750 for what amounts to ~$70 savings w/ Payboo) for a friend... and will probably end up buying an Atomos Ninja V along w/ various video shooting accessories (and maybe also some arca-swiss QR stuff) w/ it as well...

    Don't know how exactly they're managing it, but it's certainly working great so far -- the sales tax is clearly listed on the receipt... along w/ the Payboo savings/credit...

    Definitely loving it...

    _Man_

    PS: Of course, YMMV since the savings depends directly on your sales tax rate... though that will always be NYC rate if buying in-store...
     

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