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01-26-2013, 12:10 PM   #1
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"Closed" on Weekends?

I've often wondered why the B&H web site cannot be accessed for online shopping on weekends. Maybe it's for the best, I would make a lot more impulse buys if I could close the deal on Saturday morning when I'm poking around the web site.

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It's owners are Jewish and observe Friday night and Saturday as the Sabbath.
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That would explain it. Thanks.
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QuoteOriginally posted by OrangeKx Quote
I've often wondered why the B&H web site cannot be accessed for online shopping on weekends. Maybe it's for the best, I would make a lot more impulse buys if I could close the deal on Saturday morning when I'm poking around the web site.
Your wife knows you're hiding those "impulse buys" and asked us to step in. :-)

Seriously, while there's more than one way to interpret Jewish rules in general commerce is prohibited on the Sabbath. Our site still charges some customers when an order is submitted and that's commerce. To err on the side of caution our owner (an orthodox Sabbath observant Hasidic gentleman) has decreed we not accept orders then. Every other aspect of our site remains operational so you can fill a shopping cart and return after sundown Saturday (NYC time) and complete the transaction.

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Your wife knows you're hiding those "impulse buys" and asked us to step in. :-)

Seriously, while there's more than one way to interpret Jewish rules in general commerce is prohibited on the Sabbath. Our site still charges some customers when an order is submitted and that's commerce. To err on the side of caution our owner (an orthodox Sabbath observant Hasidic gentleman) has decreed we not accept orders then. Every other aspect of our site remains operational so you can fill a shopping cart and return after sundown Saturday (NYC time) and complete the transaction.
henryp... that's awesome, my wife liked the joke. Thanks for your reply. I did my B&H purchase today (Sunday). I'll just be patient and order when the site's in business. Thanks for your reply.
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