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Continuous Light Umbrella(s)

November 21, 2007

With gift-giving season approaching, I was perusing dealnews.com a week or so ago and found something I just had to buy for myself: a set of two continuous lighting studio umbrellas. I’ve wanted a couple of these for a while, and when I applied the dealnews coupon code, included two bulbs, and paid for shipping, the whole thing still came out to just $113.53!

It was a no-brainer, so I ordered. Of course I tracked my UPS package all the way, so I knew it would arrive today. When it did, I was less than pleased. Everything was just what I expected except for the fact that the box only contained one stand/light/umbrella combo instead of two.

I rechecked the product page: Yep, it clearly says the kit contains two. I checked my email receipt: Yep, two. I checked the packing slip inside the box: Two! But only one was in there.

I called up handhelditems.com and they apologized for what they called a warehouse error. Supposedly they’re shipping me a second light pronto.

if my second stand does come, I’ll be recommending these cheap-o lights. Here’s hoping.

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  1. I’ve had similar experiences ordering online in the past, too. Fortunately it’s more the exception than the rule! Did you get your second one in yet? Can you pass along the info on where/how I can get my hands on a set of these guys, too?


  2. […] Small umbrella stand. I haven’t done this yet, but next time out I’m fixin’ to hook up the SB-600 to one of them and set it up for the posed shots. […]



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