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| p.1 #1 · Your best Canon gears stunt/prank |
I thought we should try to lighten up the mood on this board a bit.
Tell us your best Canon gears related prank-stunt you've pulled off......hopefully a true one.
Here's mine. This time I will not tell you yet about me impersonating a New York Times staff photographer in a dog show or in an old age home , but this relates to the purchase of my first 800L from a camera store in Toronto early last year.
I found that they had one 800L in their store, and I placed a hold on it over the phone, until I could get to the store to pick it up.
The next day I walk into the store with 40D and 135mm Soft Focus lens dangling from my neck strap, in the best tourist photographer's fashion. I also spy "my" 800L in its box stashed on a back shelf ready for me to pick up.
A salesman asks if he could be of help to me.
Without introducing myself, I say I'd like a good lens but cheap.
At that point I see that expression in the salesman's eyes which says "Oh no, one of those customers."
"What kinda lens are you looking for, sir ? Wide angle, zoom, prime ?"
" I really don't care as long as I can get a good deal on it, my good man".
" Sir, how much were you thinking of spending ?"
" Oh, I dunno, you show me what you've got."
At that point the salesman is starting to show some signs of stress, thus I decide to advance the prank to its conclusion, and I point towards the 800L....." How about one of those ?".
"Sir, that is a $13,000 lens" said the poor devil indignantly.
" $1,300 lens ? I can sure buy that."
Now, he is getting really rattled up and starts to raise his voice bit: "Sir, it's not $1,300, it is $13,000".
"OK, I'll take it" says I, and then I give them my name as well as my real purpose of coming to their store.