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It's a shame that all the largest camera retailers have to be located in or around New York, or New Jersey...in my opinion.
They are not all in NYC, it just seems that way
onecall.com is in Spokane, Washington, far from New York, Norman Camera is in Michigan, and there are lots of Samy's Camera stores in CA, not to mention Two good stores in Seattle (Glazers and Kenmore Camera), Pictureline in Salt Lake City, and a lot more honest online stores out there. I've done business over the years with many of them
True, B&H / Adorama are the biggest, but there are lots of stores that do very well by their customers. I purchase from a tiny hole in the wall store manned by pros in Couer d Alene, ID called Camera Corral, they are happy to ship my cameras and lenses to me 50 miles away.