I think I have finally had enough of National Camera. I keep wanting to support a local store, but enough is enough. The Edina store was the place that really pissed me off. I was looking at the D40, and the guy there keep pushing the D80 telling me that the D40 wasn’t a real DSLR. I was pretty pissed at him by the time I left.
I was back a couple of times after that looking for accessories, and a tripod, but no one really wanted to talk to me.
The Golden Valley store was better. I bought the D40 there at their tent sale. Then when the D90 came out, I bought it there too. Last weekend I went and picked up a Manfrotto 55xPRO tripod. They only had the head, not the legs. They sent me to the downtown store. The guy on the phone said I could park next door at the Orpheum. I did, but this big dude with the Orpheum started yelling at me. I told him I was told to park here and he called me a liar. This is why I don’t go downtown where there is no parking. I parked a couple of blocks away.
I got the legs, and bought this leveling tool that fits in the hotshoe. Much more expensive than it needs to be. Anyway, when I got it home, I noticed that the level is busted. Not going back downtown, so I head to the Edina store.
At the Edina store I exchange the level, and look at a few things. The guy looks bored. I tell him I have a D90 and need a wired shutter release. He gets me a MC-DC1, and I head for home.
I head outside at night in the falling snow to take pictures with the tripod and the new cable release. It is the wrong one. I find out I needed the MC-DC2. The “1” is for the D70/D80. Now I have to go back again.
It is soooo much easier online. And cheaper. And I don’t have to park. The guys on the phone never seem bored. National Camera Exchange won’t get more of my business. I have had enough.