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OT: How many trees has B&H killed this time??
Kevin Sperl, Photographer
Meredith | nh | USA | Posted: 12:37 PM on 09.03.08
->> Just lugged into the house a 7-pound, 1500 page two-volume catalog for equipment from B&H that I will never buy. I have purchased film and digital photography gear from them for sure, but never any video stuff, the subject of these massive books.

To their credit, the front of the book includes a letter from Pres./CEO Sam Goldstein with an email address
, sam@bhphotovideo.com, asking for input as to the usefulness of these massive printed catalogs.

I am emailing him to request that it stop, or at least take me off the distribution list.

I invite others to do the same.
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Jeff Stanton, Photographer
Princeton | IN | USA | Posted: 12:45 PM on 09.03.08
->> Have yourself removed from the mailing list, Kevin. Personally I like the catalog. I don't have to use electricity to view it anytime I want.
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Bob Ford, Photographer
Lehighton | Pa | USA | Posted: 12:47 PM on 09.03.08
->> Member Kirby Yau posted a link a while back to have yourself removed from their mailing list.

https://secure.bhphotovideo.com/find/unsubscribeCatalogs.jsp
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Scott Utterback, Photographer
Louisville | Ky | USA | Posted: 1:03 PM on 09.03.08
->> Seems almost ironic to be against receiving something in print form... while we struggle to save ours... but the catalog is a bit much.
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Steve Violette, Photographer
Gulf Breeze | FL | USA | Posted: 2:25 PM on 09.03.08
->> Killing trees is not the issue as your title suggests. Catalogues are made from recycled fiber. THe production of the catalog contributed to jobs for hundreds of people from the recyclers to the paper maker to the printers, to the people that make the ink and the coating for the paper.

Today, the paper industry plants more trees than it harvests each year. Look up the statistics for the paper companies..........

In my opinion it is you lack of responsibility of taking yourself of the mailing list that is the bigger detriment and the problem. If you do not wish to take responsibilities for your actions you should not make sensationalized statements about industries of which you have no understanding. Much like much of the youth today you are waiting for someone else to make things happen for you and complain about everything - the topic is inappropriate as you have listed it in your title
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Glenn Connelly, Student/Intern
San Diego | CA | US | Posted: 2:33 PM on 09.03.08
->> I dont know that anything Kevin said is "Inappropriate" by definition, look it up Steve. I think its a bit much to mark it as so, when in all reality he is trying to help in whatever way he can. He has now taken himself off the list, or is at least trying to. I dont think this was a topic about the paper industry...
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Baron Sekiya, Photographer
Kailua-Kona | HI | USA | Posted: 3:20 PM on 09.03.08
->> Maybe they can write an iPhone app for their catalog that's formatted specially for the small screen? Surely if we can get the white pages for free in the App Store we can get a catalog?
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Mark Loundy, Photo Editor
San Jose | CA | USA | Posted: 7:40 PM on 09.03.08
->> I got two of them. One set went straight to the recycling bin.

--Mark
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Keith Carson, Photographer
Riverview | FL | U.S.A. | Posted: 7:52 PM on 09.03.08
->> Every time I get one of those my wife's eye twitches.
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Rene Mireles, Photographer
Holland | MI | USA | Posted: 7:47 AM on 09.04.08
->> My Son gets the Toys R Us Catalog and I get the BH Catalog, my wife is not happy about both of them.
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David Harpe, Photographer
Louisville | KY | USA | Posted: 9:09 AM on 09.04.08
->> Online is great if you know what you want. The catalog is great for finding out what you want. :-)
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