btw the canon 50mm f/1.8 actually moves very fast. it happened to me before when i enquire and when i go down, it was sold already. i too did not ask them to reserve the item for me. btw it was not tk but another shop. i can only blame myself for not asking them to reserve it for me. another time i ask abt the lens for a friend and when he went down another day to buy it, all sold as well.
blame who? blame all the clubsnap ppl who always ask newbie to buy that lens la!
These shops deal with many customers in a day. It is unlikely that all of the interactions will be satisfactory.
I have patronized TK before, and sometimes I just walk in, ask the price and walk out. Never once was I slighted or received bad service. Once they even opened up two lenses for me to compare - and I didn't buy in the end!
However, when my boss wanted to buy a camera and asked for my recommendation, I suggested J3:16. He did buy his camera and lenses in the end but he related that it was a nightmare experience for him! I felt sorry for recommending him J3:16, but that is just one incident so I will reserve judgment.
If I were the poster, I would tell them I called in the morning and ask for an explanation. Sometimes they will offer you something else at a discount if they see that you are genuine.
Dunno why people keep saying J 316 good.
I feel nothing great about it.
Don't give face to any shop's staff who don't respect you by refusing to sell at agreed price.
Don't go back (they won't die without your patronage - they got other suckers to buy from them)
If you meet the boss, I mean the owner not the manager, tell him exactly who was the rude salesman, what was the date of the incident and why you will not go back, and why you tell others not to buy from them.
If the boss tells you off instead and says his rude salesman was right, then you know you were correct not to buy from them anymore.
if you want to buy a thing, you rather buy it from a excellent sales personnel or from a guy that acts as if he have your business or not also never mind de? i believe the former has more appeal.
Try getting the person's name and reserved it if you are serious about getting it.
You will get it at the price as well as stock.
You will be amazed how many called to ask and never came back even retailers from elsewhere will call just to check.