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  1. #1
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    Exclamation best physical store to visit

    Can anyone recommend a good store that I can visit to actually try out cameras before I buy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PixChick
    Can anyone recommend a good store that I can visit to actually try out cameras before I buy?

    PixChick
    That's very hard for anybody to tell you. We don't know which country you're from, even. Why ask us? Why not simply walk down to the local shops and have a look around? You'll get better service from independent small retailers than the large box-shifter retailer that just employs salesmen.

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    i like bestbuy, they have some decieving price tags with rebate crap and stuff but all the cameras are hooked up and work and have cards in them so you can test them ou and stuff without an annoying marketing guy over your shoulder trying to sell all the features, its nice

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    For a true "try before you buy" experience, I recommend Ritz. They have a no questions asked 30 day money back return policy. I recently talked to a rep at Ritz who had to take a DReb back that he knew the customer bought just to take on a beach vacation. How did he know? Sand in the cracks and crevices!
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    Ritz

    Quote Originally Posted by jamison55
    For a true "try before you buy" experience, I recommend Ritz. They have a no questions asked 30 day money back return policy. I recently talked to a rep at Ritz who had to take a DReb back that he knew the customer bought just to take on a beach vacation. How did he know? Sand in the cracks and crevices!

    We have a Ritz around here and I will check that out. I was hoping to find a place with a money back guarantee in case I use the camera for a bit and decide it really isn't what I want. For me, I think that will be the only way I can be satisfied--trying out the camera more than just in the store. Are the salespeople knowledgeable there? At "big box" places most salespeople know almost nothing!!! I was in one unnamed one the other day and the store didn't even have some of the newer cameras (they still had the Oly 740 and nothing newer!). The sales guy didn't know what AF assist was either. Anyway, thanks for the info about Ritz.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PixChick
    We have a Ritz around here and I will check that out. I was hoping to find a place with a money back guarantee in case I use the camera for a bit and decide it really isn't what I want. For me, I think that will be the only way I can be satisfied--trying out the camera more than just in the store. Are the salespeople knowledgeable there? At "big box" places most salespeople know almost nothing!!! I was in one unnamed one the other day and the store didn't even have some of the newer cameras (they still had the Oly 740 and nothing newer!). The sales guy didn't know what AF assist was either. Anyway, thanks for the info about Ritz.

    PixChick
    Generally, although they are owned by the same company, I have found that stand alone Wolf stores personnel are a more savy and better trained than their Mall counterparts at Ritz. And they are better stocked due to having more floor space. My youngest son Greg works at the Wolf camera in Los Gatos, CA. If you are in the neighborhood, and he's there, say hi.

    I have never had a problem returning items at Wolf. And the three stores I frequented in the South Bay (before I moved to Phoenix) were very good.
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    Wolf

    Quote Originally Posted by George Riehm
    Generally, although they are owned by the same company, I have found that stand alone Wolf stores personnel are a more savy and better trained than their Mall counterparts at Ritz. And they are better stocked due to having more floor space. My youngest son Greg works at the Wolf camera in Los Gatos, CA. If you are in the neighborhood, and he's there, say hi.

    I have never had a problem returning items at Wolf. And the three stores I frequented in the South Bay (before I moved to Phoenix) were very good.

    Thank you for the info. I am not sure I have a Wolf near me, but I will go there if I do. I would like a knowlegeable salesperson to be able to answer my questions. I don't think I'll be making it to Los Gatos though, as I live on the east coast. But just as I say that, I will somehow manage to end up there, even if on a vacation. As I said, thank you for the input.

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