I was on the wait list at Samy's but one salesman said it would take a month and the other one said two months and I started to get a little scared. Samy's is great, I even have a credit card there but I wanted the camera yesterday and didn't have the intestinal fortitude to hold out for too long.
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So just for the hell of it I called my neighborhood camera store, George's, where my pop Amos Sommers has been buying his Hasseblad cameras since they opened maybe sixty years ago, and got on their wait list. Cost a hundred refundable dollars. Lo and behold, their salesman Patrick got on the horn the very next day and told me they had a camera for me. Amazing since there are about 4000 people around the country on continuous wait. But they had 10 come in that very morning and I was number 10 on the list. Hot damn! Didn't even have to put any money down.
I ran up to Samy's Orange County and got my deposit back. Or a promise of one anyway, they are sending a check. Couldn't stand the wait, immediately drove to Clairemont Mesa and after a fill up at Tommy's Burger ran next door to George's and the deed was done. That's the only problem with George's, the place is too close to the chili burgers so George's sometimes gives me mild indigestion.
I have worked with Larry and Jim and the boys at George's from their days at Calumet and before that North County Camera. Great guys, I could not be happier. Larry even set the date and time and put the strap on the camera for me.
I am teaching Pat a little about the D810 so we went to Los Jilgueros Preserve this morning and shot around for a few minutes.