I thought I’d take a moment to thank you for all the years of service and advice you have provided me during my photographic trek, both personally and professionally.
Since you opened the doors of The Classic Connection I have been a loyal customer, and a friend … both of which are earned attributes. You have a singular way of providing support when and where it is required, and are a consummate advocate of your client’s needs first and foremost.
You have smoothed the way during difficult transitions, and have the heart and directness to take on any company that is not responding to your client’s requirements. It is a rare breed these days that actually does place the client first rather than just giving such platitudes mere lip service. Talk and action are two completely different things, and you my friend, are a man of action and integrity … not to mention fair and decent prices … LOL!
Franklin, MI 48025
I should have written this letter several years ago to express my thanks for the great service you have provided to me over the years. Each item that I have purchased from you has exceeded my expectations. When an item is depicted as Mint-, it usually means the item is MINT.
One of the many aspects that sets you far apart from the competitors, is that a customer calls and speaks to you. Not a salesperson nor a customer service representative, but to Sammy.
Additionally, I appreciate the same day shipping no matter if it’s late day. You have always provided a 5 star product and service. I will continue to purchase from CC,LLC and continue to refer others to you.
My Kind Regards
“I have been a longtime customer of Classic Connection / Sam Shoshan (more than 10 years), and he undoubtedly provides the best customer service and the best products. Sam goes out of his way to please the customer, which not only ensures total customer satisfaction, but also fosters the long-term relationship. I feel very fortunate to call myself a customer of Classic Connection / Sam Shoshan, as well as a friend.”Vince Lupo, Owner — Direction One, Inc
June 29th, 2012
It was delightful to meet you and to be spoiled with your generosity. I enjoyed getting to know you and your interest in collecting photo items.
The day worked perfectly, in terms of getting to you and the return back.
It was helpful to see three options yesterday. Even though I was more curious and excited about the Leica S2, I’ve returned thinking a lot more seriously about the Leica M9. You’re a great photo psychologist! Yes, M9 would be simpler, considering where I am in the photo digital world, less intimidating, more practical and economical. The Leica S2 turned out to be bigger than I thought, though it does have the format I prefer and the capability for enlargements.
I’ll be in touch next week. I can’t wait to get out photographing.
Meanwhile, I thank you again for your time and going out of your way to meet me at the train station.
Good day Sammy,
I have dealt with Sam at Classic Connections for nearly 10 years buying and selling fine cameras and Elliot Erwitt collector prints. Samhas always put my needs first and gently guided me towards the equipment that best fit my needs and budget. Never have I been pressured to buy the latest and greatest or most expensive gear just so he could make the sale. Quite the contrary, Sam has always put my goals first and recommended a selection of equipment ranging from the least expensive previously owned to the most expensive latest and greatest from Leica. His honesty and customer service are quite extraordinary in this day and age. I heartily recommend Sam and Classic Connections to all my photographer friends looking for great equipment and fantastic service.
April 30, 2012
I wanted to thank you for helping with Leica service. The camera was fixed and shipped back to me 3 days after they received it.
Classic Connection is without question the very best source for professional Leica and related equipment and sound advice. Sam is the lifelong choice for a partner to scaffold image making success–I highly recommend Classic Connection to everyone who is serious about making great images, and who seeks the finest quality photographic tools at a fair price.
- Eli, Indiana
I have ordered from Classic Connections for many years. I consider Sam to be the an honorable dealer. Whenever I want or need equipment Classic Connection is the first source to whom I go. He is helpful, honest in his description of used items which he has for sale, and I have never thought I was overcharged for any item. My experience with Sam has been with Leica equipment with respect to which I consider him to be expert.
Joseph W. Hudgens