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B&H Doesn't Reopen til 20th&27th????
« on: April 07, 2012, 09:23:04 AM »
just was on B&H's site and now it says Online ordering will not resume til April 20th and the stores and offices til Wed. the 27th!  Now they are closed for 2 weeks?  I thought they were reopening next Sunday or Monday the 15th ?  Any input on this?

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B&H Doesn't Reopen til 20th&27th????
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« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2012, 09:43:09 AM »
The store closes for all jewish holidays, this is one of the longer closings, if not longest.  Adorama use to be similar to this but I guess they decided to higher some non religious employees to work during the holidays.

I wonder if B&H closes because the owner adheres to the holidays and cannot do business overall? I understand and respect someones beliefs but would they not be able to offer all employees observing the holiday to resume business?

The good thing is they usually have a well listed calendar to display when they will be open and closed, at least they are not just leaving the site open to receive orders that never get filled until almost may.

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Re: B&H Doesn't Reopen til 20th&27th????
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2012, 09:04:02 AM »
Adorama ships by April 16th..  It is strange that both B&H and Adorama are owed by Jewish and that Canon does not have any other international shipping stores, including its online site! 

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Re: B&H Doesn't Reopen til 20th&27th????
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2012, 10:29:05 AM »
I'm surprised they're willing to have such long shutdowns and to be so denominational. In this day and age most businesses are willing to be more flexible. My company will shut down during Christmas - mainly for the cost savings - but they still have support staff available.

I watched a walk-through video recently and it did seem like a lot of Jewish folks work there (many skull hats in evidence (forget the name of those) etc), so maybe its just the expedient that most employees would take or want to take the time off anyhow.

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Re: B&H Doesn't Reopen til 20th&27th????
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2012, 11:54:04 AM »
I don't know which to believe. As I am waiting for a the 5D Mkiii from them I am hoping the original dates are correct. 

I see the closing notice on the home page but the twitter feed and their 2012 holiday calendar page both say that they are closed through the 13th.  Add in normal Saturday closing and that has them reopening on the 15th.

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« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2012, 11:55:19 AM »
What's also weird is that when i was looking through B&H's catalog last night, on the 3rd page they shows their holiday closings and its says Friday April 6th - Friday April 13th!  So i really don't get now all of a sudden they have extended it to over 2 weeks now!  The other day i thought it said different too!  I know its for Passover and i am cool with that.  I respect anybody especially a company to close down for their faith and religion.  It's just from what i understood it was only for a week, now it is more close to 3 weeks!  Catalog and web(earlier this week) said.  I JUST WANT MY CAMERA ! to sum it up!

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« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2012, 12:48:00 PM »
The dates posted are likely an error from reusing last year's announcement.  The originally posted dates are given on their yearly calendar.

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« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2012, 12:48:00 PM »

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Re: B&H Doesn't Reopen til 20th&27th????
« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2012, 01:53:43 PM »
Passover/Pesach has started already from Friday night 6 April until Saturday night 14 April.

The reason that B&H are closed is for religious reasons. Meaning that Jews don't work for these 8 days as they are celebrating the festival of Passover. Additionally the owner is Jewish and has hundreds of Jewish workers not only in the store but also in administration etc. all who do not work on the intermediary days of a festival.
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Re: B&H Doesn't Reopen til 20th&27th????
« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2012, 07:09:56 PM »
The first time I ran into the holiday issue with them I more less hyperventilated & had a panic attack. 
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« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2012, 09:12:12 AM »
just went to B&H's site this morning and they have changed the info and they will reopen on Sunday the 15th!  Thank You!  I really don't know if i can wait two more weeks!  I ordered mine on the 10th, so i hope i will be getting it next week!

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Re: B&H Doesn't Reopen til 20th&27th????
« Reply #10 on: April 09, 2012, 10:37:20 AM »
This morning I, too, saw that B&H had changed their message, saying they'll be open for online sales again starting in on the 15th. Apparently, much confusion resulted from someone using last year's calendar.
I really must credit  B&H for being both observant AND considerate of their customers, by clearly posting what their schedules will be well in advance. Apparently this particular mix-up was an unfortunate oversight.
Long ago, I learned to plan my orders in advance of their holiday closings. In an era when far too much of the corporate world suspends principles for financial gain, it's refreshing that B&H holds to its beliefs. That they're successful yet still take all these days off shows that they're doing many things right!
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Re: B&H Doesn't Reopen til 20th&27th????
« Reply #11 on: April 09, 2012, 02:32:29 PM »
The Orthodox Jews are very observant of the holidays and the Sabbath. This is why they close at 2pm on Friday, so that their employees can be home before sundown and the start of the Sabbath. I really don't see how B&H could run their operation on Saturdays or Jewish Holidays. They just have too many Orthodox Jews working there.
Yeah, I've been stuck at their door a couple times when I forgot that it was a Friday or needed film on a more obscure Jewish holiday (Succos?), but hey it's their business and their religion so it's their right. Nothing to get angry about, just a "eh, whatareyagonnado?" kind of thing.
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Re: B&H Doesn't Reopen til 20th&27th????
« Reply #12 on: April 09, 2012, 03:09:00 PM »
Good for them, I don't believe in what they do but I believe in what they're doing.

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« Reply #13 on: April 10, 2012, 08:25:52 AM »
well, if they weren't waiting for their pre-orders, B&H being closed wouldn't be an issue...

just a coincidence that a bunch of new gear came out at this specific 'holiday/s'

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Re: B&H Doesn't Reopen til 20th&27th????
« Reply #14 on: April 10, 2012, 08:56:14 AM »
Hey guys i think this thread is becoming off topic no?  BH is reopening on April 15th according to their website...
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