Posted by sean on June 10, 2005 at 11:02 pm in Life In Bath, Shopping with No Comments

I went to get a new digital camera today as I have been meaning to buy one for a long time. I chose to go to PC World as it is relatively close to where I live.

After consulting a website which compares cameras and looking in store I went for a Canon A75, it seemed a good choice. All was going smoothly, the camera was demonstrated, money was getting ready to exchange hands, I was happy. I wasn’t even peeved when I was told that they were out of stock and I had to take a display model, although I did request a discount and was offered 10%.

After paying for the camera, along with a 256MB memory card and card reader I went home to play with my new toy (via KFC for a lovely Zinger Burger). There I took a few photos in my bedroom, removed the card from the camera and downloaded the pics onto the PC.

This is where it all cocks up…. I discovered that the photos were very, very dark even though the room they were taken in was very much light. After over an hour of pissing about with settings and modes I realised the flash on the camera was broken, F-ing marvellous!

My camera looks like this although mine is as much use as a used toilet roll….

So now I need to go back to PC World, speak to the brain dead employees (and lets be honest, they are!) and exchange the camera, trouble is they have none in stock!

Which isn’t useful for much at all really

They will of course order me a new camera which I hope to arrive ASAP so it’s not too bad. At the end of the day I suppose it’ll work out well, I was given a 10% discount for my ex-display model and I expect the replacement to be brand new. Not too bad, would still prefer a working camera now though!

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