This is not something I usually do, but I am so sick of the way stores treat people according to what they see. The whole idea that they can judge someone like that is so frustrating.
There is a store in Melbourne, or Australia, and I haven’t been in there much, but after hearing others talk about it being a good store, thought I would see..
I want to learn about mirrorless cameras. I don’t know much about them, and I have friends who want me to help them buy one. Then there are the people who follow me and want my advice on what they should get. I want to be able to give them all informed decisions, which means getting advice from people, like shops.
I went in with a client so she could look at the Peak Design camera straps, and then she purchased one. I thought while the nice guy who served us and helped her put it on her camera I could get one of the others to help me understand the Fuji range of cameras. He was rude, patronising and quite arrogant as well. He basically wouldn’t give me any information. Wouldn’t explain the difference between any of them. I gave up and walked away. It was ridiculous.
There are a few camera stores around Melbourne and with all the complaints from them about people buying gear online can they really afford to have staff that are like that.
I will never go to that store again. Three strikes and that’s it. There are other stores where I know I can get help, so I will go there next time.
Have you had an experience like this?
ON ANOTHER NOTE
It is the photography challenge on The Photographer’s Mentor today and it is STREET PHOTOGRAPHY. I thought I would show you an image that I have shown before, but this time instead of the black and white version, I did it in colour. It is a little different.