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Re: [Rollei] Re: Loss of Photographic Stores

on 6/5/02 3:28 PM, scott   wrote:

> Lots of people would come in and look at cameras, get advice, go over
> features and then order it through mail order or go to a big discounter to
> buy it. He told me it happened all of the time. They would usually come in
> for film or processing, and in some cases even advice about using the
> camera. Really, unbelievable.

This is nothing new.  When I had a camera shop in the mid-70s people used to
do this all the time.  In those days K-Mart and Penney's both had camera
departments, so they would spend hours of my time getting info on several
cameras and then go to either of those places to buy.