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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2008 7:43 pm 
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Hi everyone, a quick note to let you know we've just posted a review of two Crumpler photographic rucksacks here:

http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/Crump ... Barge_bag/

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Hi Gordon,

Nice review, nice bags, shame the about the web-sites! In your review you mention "avoiding the company’s infuriatingly over-designed website". I would like to second, third and fourth ( :!: ) that. The USA site appears to be designed for a five year old. I thought the UK site might be a little more grown up until I moused over the "Photo Bags" icon and elicited the following text in a pop-up (the asterisks were added by me, by the way):
    Clickity clickity, yr a far far f**tographer . . . So u need a Crumpler f**to bag - U can get big and small camera tools inside (deep inside) . . . Take a photo of the bags with yr eyes, slip yerself down to the darkroom, stick yerself thru that weird water s**te then pop out of it with a Crumpler photobag for a head . . . F**tographers forever!
I don't care how well their products review. For a photographic accessories website if that's their best effort then they are not a company I will do business with.

Bob.

P.S. Don't get me wrong. I enjoy "earthy" humour, though I prefer it a little more sophisticated, but I find it singularly inappropriate in this context.

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Perhaps the owners don't even know that some weird web-designer is f**ing up their website :?
You should sent them your revelations...
((but not to the "webmaster"))

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2008 1:40 am 
They do have a really stupid website. The first time I visited I thought I had gotten the wrong website by mistake.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2008 9:49 am 
Couldn't agree more on the annoying website layout. I like their bags but I find that no highstreet store in the UK stocks them so it's impossible to tell how my kit will fit. Some stores are prepared to order them in but they want a deposit for doing so and the bags aren't exactly cheap.


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I agree their website design is over the top but from what I've seen their products are superb. I'd buy one of their bags on-line and if it doesn't fit my gear I'll send it back pronto.

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All I have to say to that website is ?


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I'm glad you guys agree - I felt a bit 'old' and out of touch with the youth when I said that, but I stand by my remark - and however much 'fun' your site is, if you can't find basic product details quickly and easily, that's a mistake in my book.

Still nice bags though!


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You must all be getting old if your not liking the site - only joking, it's ridiculous.

Anyone used/ bought from the crumpler daily range?

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2008 11:57 pm 
I'm 16 and I still think its stupid.. Its just unprofessional..


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Another problem with Crumpler is that they seem to have different names for bags in different territories which makes getting reviews or seeking opinions from users an absolute nightmare.

I have a Crumpler which is called a Pretty Boy 4000 in the UK but something completely different in the US.

It's as if they don't realise they're dealing with a global marketplace.

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Canon do the same thing and it's equally bizarre.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2008 2:09 pm 
Hahha that site is just pathetic, though i was buying crayons or something!

i thinky they are trying to make that image or that thing, but failing hardly!


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 19, 2008 6:06 pm 
wow....i thought that site is terrible. no its terribad. i almost dont want that bag now. and what kind of name is "7 million dollar home", i just want a laptop style bag for my darn camera...


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 19, 2008 6:07 pm 
smiles77 wrote:
wow....i thought that site is terrible. no its terribad. i almost dont want that bag now. and what kind of name is "7 million dollar home", i just want a laptop style bag for my darn camera...


UGH i cant find any kind of tech specs for ANY product either besides

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