ED Magedson – Founder
THE CAMERA SHOPPE533, Decatur Street, New Orleans, Louisiana United States of America
The Camera Shoppe, 533 Decatur Street, New Orleans, LOUISIANA 70130
bought a Blackberry Curve 8900 phone from the shop while visiting New Orleans as a tourist in July 2010. I was then a Visiting Scholar at Louisiana State University. The price was very steep at USD490.50 because according to the vendor it was an unlocked phone. So I am paying for an unlocked phone that could be used worldwide.
I recently realised (as I had kept the phone until I come home to Malaysia) I was cheated by the vendor as the phone is locked by Movistar, a Spanish mobile provider. Thus, I could not use the blackberry features and could not subscribe to Blackberry Messenger. I understood from my provider here in Malaysia that the pin has been suspended by MOVISTAR the provider of the phone I bought. Thus it has raised doubt if the phone sold to me was new or used. I hope by filing a rip-off report other innocent tourists will not be cheated by the above unscrupulous vendor.
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 01/12/2011 02:43 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/THE-CAMERA-SHOPPE/New-Orleans-Louisiana-70130/THE-CAMERA-SHOPPE-CHEATED-BY-THE-CAMERA-SHOPPE-New-Orleans-Louisiana-681541. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.
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