B & C Camera
4511 W Sahara Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89102
Phone: (702) 870-1100
Fax Number: (702) 871-1164
Fax: (702) 870-1164
Fax: (702) 871-1164
TollFree: (888) 435-4607
Joe Camera Inc
B & C Camera INC
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Terrible place to shop. I drove two hours one way to buy a specific camera. When I arrived I asked the woman to show it and she said she wasn't allowed to demo the camera because installing a battery and attaching a lens would prevent them from selling it as a new camera.
I have been buying cameras for over forty years and have never experienced such a lame response, or seen a camera store that didn't have a demo unit to facilitate the sale of a $2K + camera.
How does this place stay in business? I really don't understand it...terrible customer service...Both the manger and the girl working behind the counter looked at me like I had two heads when I asked why their prices were DOUBLE for a Canon 5D Miii and a Nikon D810, what online retailers were selling for...yes 'Authorized' retailers...and that doesn't matter anyway because when I asked about the return policy, I was told that once it leave the store it never comes back...they absolutely will not accept returns...why? It's not like they are selling at a steep discount. Why would anyone buy a camera here? I felt insulted by the staff, the prices, the return policy and the lack of helpful advice....I went in with a pocket full of money to invest in my first truly pro gear...I left with that money...and spent it with reputable online retailers with both factory warranty's and FREE extended service plans and over $1400 less for my Canon 5D Miii...of course I also bought a 70-200 f2.8 IS II, 24-70 f/2.8, a 50mm f/1.2, a Sigma 24-105mm f/4 Art, and MANY odds and ends...plus a Sony A600, FE 70-200 F/4 and several other Sony lenses AND 4 Canon 600 flashes and the remote controller...plus TONS of other stuff...none of the $10,000 I have spent went to this place and not a single dime ever will!
03/21/2011Provided by Citysearch -
I went to B&C, and thought it went out of business. But it had moved just a few doors over. I walked in, and thought first I was in a different camera store, not B&C. It was awesome. I mean I was totally blown away. This has to be the best camera store in Las Vegas. It's all out with the old in with the new. The Nordstrom of camera stores, with the same great prices. New things and a comfortable atmosphere, the best selection of lenses I have ever seen, the guy working on Sunday (Bill) was so helpful and made my lens selection for me, and am so happy, Thank you bill if you ever see this. I will be back. Makes you want to hang around for a while.
08/04/2010Provided by Citysearch -
B C CAMERA is a great place to buy a camera and the prices are good too. Joe is a very patient and helpfull with beginners. I bought a Nikon D 3000 and love how simple it is to use. He also has PHOTO CLASSES at a modest price,can not wait to go. Very pleased I stopped by !!!
01/09/2010Provided by Citysearch -
Found this store online. Took a shot and went in. Store seemed small at first, but the owner was likeable and really knowledgable about Nikon. Turns out he is a serious photographer and was willing to spend time helping me. I've since bought lots of Nikon gear and wouldn't go anywhere else. Highly recommended!
10/21/2009Provided by Citysearch -
I have purchased 3 camera bodies and numerous lenses and accessories at this store. They are not just after the sale, but always place the customer first and give you all the info that you need to make the best choice.
The informal Saturday sessions, where local photographers meet and hang out, have been a great source of education and are well worth the time for anyone interested in photography.
What a great store! I'm glad it is in Las Vegas.
10/17/2009Provided by Citysearch -
I recently started my own photography business and found in B&C Camera a great combination of a new, knowledgeable owner (Joe) who stocks top quality equipment and accessories and provides a friendly, professional atmosphere to make a purchase or ask a question about a product or technique. Joe is a photographer who knows his business and products and gives his personal attention to every person who walks in the door. I can browse or buy equipment anywhere, but I like that Joe focuses on teaching me a little more about photography so I can make better selections for my business. What else is special about B&C Camera? Their Saturday 'social hour' (which runs most of the day), where anyone in the store is welcome to 'talk shop' with local photographers who are very willing to share their opinions, expertise and experience. This is a highlight of my week because I always learn something new to help me grow as a photographer, and I've made some really nice friends to go out and shoot with.
10/13/2009Provided by Citysearch -
I am new to Photography, and have been everywhere in town. I am very easily intimidated, but when I walked into this store, I felt like I was the most important person in the world. The people in the store where nice and all the other customers were even helping me out. It was a fun experience. And Joe the owner, wow, what a great guy, he was the first person that was able to sell me a camera. They really have some cool stuff, I know that I will be able to go back and get all the help I need.
10/10/2009Provided by Citysearch -
I went in spite of the review by mmglv mainly because the store is more convenient for me than the other store in town.
I was pleased to find a friendly owner who was able to supply me with exactly what I was looking for at a decent price. He took time to show me new products and warned me of upcoming price increases on future items (due to the decline of the US dollar).
His prices on bodies and lenses are comparable to online dealers.
All in all a very good experience. I will be back.
03/19/2009Provided by Citysearch -
Other than the chains and big box stores, there are three higher end camera stores in Vegas and B&C is one of them. Of the three, they are without question the worst. I'm a professional photographer and every time I go in there and ask a few questions, the German woman who owns the store acts like she's doing me a favor just talking to me. When I price match their prices against other shops in town, theirs are, without question, substantially more money and they often don't carry supplies that photographers want, just what the owner likes which is really stupid. I've gone in there for all sorts of different basics that you would think a camera shop would carry (simple flash diffusers, monopods, camera backpacks, etc.) and their supply is either non-existant, very small, or extremely expensive. It really pays to shop around.
12/06/2008Provided by Citysearch -
If you REALLY need something today, and they are the only one that has it, and you don't mind spending extra money - then maybe buy something from here. If not, DON'T. They are more expensive than ANYONE - not just online retailers, every store, local or otherwise, period.