Upload & Sell: Off
| p.1 #3 · Another Brick And Mortar Dies |
I don't like that trend either. Some of the camera stores are just so dumb that I wonder why they exist at all. I used to walk the streets of Chicago for years, looking for a particular lens, film, paper, chemicals or camera accessory, and I would have to go to four or five different camera stores in the hopes of finding what I wanted. Now, I have three choices, but it is the same story. "We can order it". Screw you, so can I "order it", and that will be somewhere else. Sales tax in Chicago is crazy expensive. I have wasted so much time at camera stores hoping to be happy with them. I used to love seeing a lens or accessory in the used department that I could actually afford. Most are not interested in selling anything used and do not "go after it" and get used products. Now, the camera stores want to sell it high and buy it for nearly nothing if at all. One of the biggest camera stores wanted to give me only $40 each for my Ais lens collection when I was going all digital. That was going to be a credit on what I would purchase there. I told that guy off and I left. I did not return for two years. Respect the customer. Now, as far as I am concerned, they can all "go to hell and fold up". Biggest gripes? Poor customer service, if any at all, not active in buy and sell, higher prices than online, no return policy if I don't like the product once I get it home, out of stock, we don't stock that, no parking, high sales tax, and now "we cannot open the box and show it to you because the next customer won't like that". I have had over thirty five years of camera store crap like this.