The PriceRightPhoto Story

Unless you didn’t get the memo, Digg is the new Slashdot. They proved how many users they really had with the fairly incredible PriceRightPhoto adventure. The whole adventure starts here with Thomas Hawk posting a story about how he tried to buy a camera that this Brooklyn

“I will make sure you will never be able to place an order on the internet again.” “I’m an attorney, I will sue you.” “I will call the CEO of your company and play him the tape of this phone call.” “I’m going to call your local police and have two officers come over and arrest you.” “You’d better get this through your thick skull.” “You have no idea who you are dealing with.”

These are all direct threats that I received today from an individual who identified himself as Steve Phillips, the manager of PriceRitePhoto in Brooklyn, New York when I called to inquire about my order with them. My crime? Telling him that I planned to write an article about my unfortunate experience with his company regarding the camera order I had placed with him yesterday.

That post got picked up on Digg, and was voted all the way to the front page where lots of people saw it. If you read all the way down his post you’ll find out that ultimately he got an apology from the store owner, and the guy who threatened him was fired. It’s a crazy story though. Good to see the power of the internet community doing some good.