If you haven’t already seen Thomas Hawk’s PriceRitePhoto Story, it is an interesting read.
In summary, he got baited by one of the Digital Camera scam sites (having just purchased a camera online myself, I had seen such horror stories and was lucky enough to avoid them!)
What is amazing about Thomas’ story is it’s demonstration of how powerful a blog can be!
Within 1 week of his posting, the following happened:
* Searching for “priceritephoto” on Google, Yahoo! and MSN surfaces Thomas’ review of his negative experience as the #1 result.
* PriceRitePhoto was dropped from several major price comparison engines
* PriceRitePhoto turned around and tried to fix the service issue; and claims to have fired at least one individual with their firm
All in all, that is pretty cool. I hope the reporting on the story is all accurate. But, if you’ve ever been scammed by an online site, it may be time to invest in a blog, and be ready to share your experiences on digg!