Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Shop to blacklist in Hong Kong - Myer Photo and Audio co Ltd

On my recent trip to Hong Kong, i found out a few shop which like to chop tourist throat ..these shop should be black list...

1)
Myer Photo and Audio co Ltd
shop A G/F 51-52 Haiphong Road
TsimShaTsui, Kowloon
Hong Kong..

2)
I MOBILE SHOP
SHOP 5A G/F YAU SHING
COMM CTR MONGKOK KLN

so tourist stay away from this shop and if anyone else got black list shop to share inform me so i can add in here too...

Seem like there are others who are con by this shop also ...perhaps anyone in hong kong is kind enough to report to the authority over there...

thanks to the info i have updated the list of black list shop in Hong Kong. Please feel free to send me info on any other shop that we need to black list in Hong Kong to avoid other people getting con...

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think the mere blacklisting is not enough. This Myer Photo and Audio Co. Ltd. should be penalize if not criminally, administratively by the Hongkong's Consumer Protection Council. We had the same experience. Fujifilm S5800 was sold to us for HK$4000+ ---the actual cost is only HK$1,700.

Lucifer said...

Is there anyway we could report them to the authority there?

Anonymous said...

We reported the matter to the Consumer Council of Hongkong but their reply is just the standard computer generated response. Accordingly, they will communicate with me ASAP. I made a follow up but receive the same computer generated reply. I really suffered emotional pains for having been fooled. I just want to give the best for my son. The person I talked to at Myer said that the fujifilm is the best that I could give my son. Now am going back to Hongkong on October 17 and buying again the Nikon DSLR which my son requested me to buy for him the last time.

Anonymous said...

I agree - we were scammed by them too. Should have done more research ahead of time so I take some responsiblity, but as a warning to other tourists - stay away!

Anonymous said...

hi, i want to post too. i'm from indonesia. a few weeks ago, i buy samsung omnia in hongkong, and they cheating on me bout the price!! bcoz i don't know yet the exact price of omnia. they sell to me at HK5540. taught that i'm satisfy with the price, but when i walk thru the other shop, i'm so shocked coz the other shop only sells omnia at HK4980!!! i'm so mad but there's nothing i can do. but actually, they're not evil or bad, they're just try to get money as much as they can... God bless them tough^^

i dunno if u hav to beware or not, but the store's name was:
I MOBILE SHOP
SHOP 5A G/F YAU SHING
COMM CTR MONGKOK KLN

Anonymous said...

i can confirm the i mobile shop experience...i bought an "unlocked iphone", which worked fine for the first days, then it was all off a sudden locked; calling Apple they told me the phone was recently stolen in the US, and there s no way for me to get it unlocked or anything. So i trashed 600USD :-(

Anonymous said...

How do you know Apple was telling the truth? Were you contacted by police to return the stolen goods?

Anonymous said...

I am a victim too of Myer Photo And Audio Co.,Ltd. Just recently,last feb. 26, 2009,(as of this writing, this is very few days ago) I bought my DSC-W220 at this shop for HK$4,970 and when I looked at other shops prices, it only costs HK$1,200. This is stupidest of me to believe the sugary salestalk and be duped by this shop. I am furious and madder as mad can get. In the Philippines, this will cost me HK$3000 in 12 months installment at 0% interest plus 3 years warranty plus a chance to win a vacation. Ergo, don't buy anything in hongkong unless you are absolutely sure that you get a bargain. Instead enjoy Disneyland, Oceanpark and just ogle to other merchandises but never buy, NEVER BUY! I lodged a complaint at the Trade and Industry Department but I received only a generated reply. I hope the Hong Kong government doesn't condone such dirty business--to bleed their tourists by overpricing.

Anonymous said...

when buying, check the product reviews thru the internet so you will know the best and what u need, also check the retail prices. Dont just believe what salesman says, sometimes they dont know much about the product they sell. Most are just sales talk. Dont buy on small shops around hong kong, go to popular shopping malls, actually, prices dont really differ much, at least you will have a peace of mind.

Anonymous said...

I had a similar experience. I asked for a Olympus 70-300 mm objective. It was sold for 2500 HKD and 150 HKD for a filter, which is really cheap. Unfortunately I did not have my glasses with me. So when I came back in the hotel I saw that they keyed in 3650 HKD on the credit card slip. That this was not on purpose vcan be seen on the bill which they quickly put in the bag. Afterwards they can always say that I agreed.

Anonymous said...

Hi. Just had a similar case w/ myer photo. Those guys suck! They make you a fool buying there gears knowing that you were given s discounted price but instead charging you a to a higher price. They would even tell taht hongkong is a free market after telling them that i was fooled by them...

Anonymous said...

help, can you give me their email address? i just bought an olympus fe-46 from them last 29 dec 2009 for usd220 cash. i just found out that on ebay it only costs usd99! plus on 30 dec 2009 as i was on my way back home to manila there was a huge vertical line on the lcd screen. i not only bought an overpriced camera....it's defective as well. do you think i can return the item?

Lucifer said...

Unfortunately i dont have their email. Pls help spread words around not to buy from this shop. Myer photo and audio co ltd is a big time con man

Anonymous said...

i just spoke to them and they said it's not their problem and i shouldn't make a big deal about it. wtf?!?! i said it is a big deal because it's my money and now i have a broken camera. they will not exchange it. instead they insist i bring it to olympus service center in hongkong. i'm furious!! i really hope something can be done about that store and the people in it...:(

Anonymous said...

I was scammed by the Myer Photo and Audio Co. too. When I demanded that I exchange the merchandise they sold to me, they refused to and showed the fine print in the invoice bearing the no exchange policy. I reported them to the police and the consumer council but both parties said that I cannot file a complaint because it is the prerogative of the retailer to accept or refuse a return and most do accept if there is only a product defect.
The owner of Myer even said that it's not his fault that I was naive enough to buy the product they gave me.

Anonymous said...

MYER PHOTO AND AUDIO strikes again! Beware of SING OR SENG OF MYER PHOTO. Purchased Cybershot H55 at USD420. Best price according to Sing. Passing by others stores, this same model was being sold for HKD2200, and price still negotiable with added accessories. THe price of USD420 is equivalent to higher model of Cybershot HX5V, and price still negotiable with accessories.
He makes you feel that his time is precious and if you don't buy, he wasted his time. Remember you are the one with the money so if he doesn't want to sell, just turn your back next time and go to the next store. Many, many stores in HKG.
And in HKG, once they have money in their hand, it sticks like glue and you CANNOT get a refund even if you have a heart attack right infront of them. SO STAY AWAY FROM THIS STORE!
Its a good camera but over priced. Lesson learned.

Anonymous said...

Me and my husband also had the same experienced, we went to Myer Photo and Audio Co. Ltd. last july 4,2010. We bought the Sony Camera DSC-W320 for Hkd 2750, but then when we checked the item through the internet, it only cost HKD 1890 in HK. Grrrrrhh!!! Almost half the price they have marked-up. What the HELL are they!!! that shop should be CLOSE down soon.

We hope the HK police will do something about them....pls. their shop tel no. 23672488/23671944.

Lucifer said...

These shop must be punish..but it is in hong kong..and i doubt the authority would care..