I went to Lord's with the intention of buying some marco accessories, cos I had seen quite a bit of accessories that they carry.
So I braved the rain with my galfren and went happliy to get my marco stuff after managing to exchange 10 out of my 12 Sanyo 2500mAh batteries. When I arrived at the shop, there's this guy in very short hair by the name of Kelvin, who was just seated himself in the middle of the display case. So he just turned ard and gestured his head upwards and said 'What u looking for ?' in the most uninterested manner. Ok, neber mind, I may be a small time buyer, but at least i'm a customer rite...
So I asked for a BR-3 at the front show case and what's the price and he just took out a file, with his ass still planted to the seat and told me the price. So I also saw a BR-5 and I really didn't know what's the use of it. So I just asked what's the function of it.He just said ' I tink its for 55 mm lense', which I later found out from Nikon's catalog, that it's not even close to what he told me. So he just slouched back into his seat. I also wanted to get a 6T, but seeing that the show case was totally stocked up, I cldn't find any. So I asked if he has a 6T and the answer was, 'It's all there'. Looking at his totally uninterested, BOCHUP attitude. I told my galfren who was seated in the middle of the shop, to leave.
So this Kelvin guy left the shop for a fag or sometink and as I was abt to leave, I continued to linger at the front show case and see if I can figure out a 6T thru the heavily stocked show case. Another shorter and older guy attended to me helpfully and I asked to have a look at the BR-3. So he took it out for me and having a hunch that the Kelvin guy was trying to cheat me of the price of the BR-3, I asked this latter guy for the price again. He went flipping thru the file again and as I was b z looking thru the accessories, he returned and asked me what price did the Kelvin guy quoted me. So I told him honestly and decided to buy the BR-3, not wanting to hunt ard at other shops again, with the weather like that.
After i left the shop, my galfren who returned to her seat in the middle of the shop after I decided to linger,asked me ' Is this the only shop that is selling the accessory?' I said 'No, why?' She then told me that when the shorter guy was flipping thru the price list, the Boss (I tink, an elder guy who looks quite a gentleman) told him in Hokkien and said ' Dun have to check the price for him, Kelvin already told him the price already'. He then told the shorter guy to call Kelvin back to attend to me. The shorter guy said he is not in the other shop. But by then, I have already decided to pay for the BR-3.
When I heard what my galfren told me, I was really pissed off. Can't imagine that's it's the Boss saying it somemore.
So if I'm not buying some expensive lense or cam, does it mean that I have to b treated with such service ? I vowed and sweared to NEVER EVER to step into Lord's again, even if I have to pay a higher price at CP.
Sorry for the long winded story. But I just wana cautioned potential CSbers so that they will not be treated like crap.