marathonfoto shipping cost!
This is my first time on a forum, but have really just got into running.
On Sunday 13th April I completed the Flora London Marathon. I loved it! The whole day, the support, the crowds, the organisation...everything was fantastic. I even finished well under my 5hour target at 4hours 42mins.
I was looking at the website www.marathonfoto.com for my pictures and happily found them. I wanted to order the CD at a pricey £59.95 but thought I'd bite the bullet. However, when it came to the shipping cost of £7.95 I was shocked. It would cost a maximum of 45p to post a CD, so this seems like an outrageous example of profiteering!! Am I just being tight, or do I have a valid point?
Anyway, does anyone have a voucher code for the website for a discount or free shipping?
Congratulations to everyone that braved the wind, rain and hail on Sunday and see you all next year!!
Thanks, you think £60 for the CD is an outrage...I won't mention the cost of actually ordering the printed photos....
I know what the photos cost - that's why I didn't buy any.
Amsterdam mara photos are free to download.
Just ordered the DVD from Alex, thanks for the advice!!!!
I urge you all to email marathonfoto to voice your disgust at their prices, if we don't let them know, they'll never change! firstname.lastname@example.org This is thier UK customer service email address!!
It is over priced, massively!
I did New York last year, I got all my photos downloaded from a similar service, for about £50. I thought that was ok, as you did get all of them. It costs £34.95 from Marathonfoto to download one photo. I think thats a rip off.
I suppose they do have a lot of costs, with all their camera equipment out on the course etc...but £60 for a disc is a bit much. Not great!
In the good old days they used to post them out and id just keep all the photo's without paying. When they rang up I always suggested they could come round and collect them if they wanted them back.
If they wern't charging something like £20 per pic id of probably bought a few!
I've been running races for about 6 years, and have never bought a photo.
Which is a great shame,a s I'd love to have pictures from all those races. But I just won't pay £10 or £20 for a digital snap.
The crazy thing is that they have something I want, and it's something that is of no use whatever to them if I don't buy it. I would happily pay £2 for each photo which would give them a handsome profit, and give me a nice memento. But as things stand, we both lose out.
Quite so RC. At a local race a while ago a local photographer wanted a fiver for 8 digital shots he said he had of me. Obviously, he wouldn't show them to me, but I wasn't willing to pay a fiver either. I offered £3 and he refused, so I said forget it. The pictures weren't so important to me, and he lost out on the chance to make anything at all.
It's a buyers market
well, we all agree then, what a bloody rip-off. A real shame, as the rest of the event is very good value for money i think.
What a crazy situation! If the photo's were reasonable value for money, they would sell two or times as many (at least), and make more profit, and we wouldn't all feel that despite months of sacrifice and training, plus in most cases raising money for charity, that in the end, we were just conned because we wanted a record of our efforts!
Who's fault is it though? Is it the greed of the photography company, or the greed of those wanting such a high fee for doing the photography?
I have a copy of the Finishers Certificate from MF as above i agree the charges are a little steep - £4 + Post, but wanted some pics as i had no family there. I Have an original version that you get when you make a purchase that i can amend to suit your needs.
If anyone is Interested I can Make up & send to you via Email for you to print off Or i will print & Laminate & Post the Finishers Certificate With your Details on for £1 Donation to my Charity Page.
If your interested go www.justgiving.com/matthewwade & leave me a further message with details etc Surname & Race Number.
I know the companies need to make money, but so do the Charities involved.
Another suggestion for Londoners, is to put the same gear on you wore on the day and go out for a run in it to get hot and sweaty. Then finish off down the Mall and get someone to take decent picture of you. Who's going to know the difference?
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