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Avoid Tall's Camera
by Photographer , 05/23/2009
Last night, May 21, 2009, at 8:00 PM PT, I visited the Southcenter Mall Talls Camera store. My intent was to purchase a either a Nikon D300 DSLR camera or a Nikon D700 DSLR. I chose this location since I had originally purchased my Nikon D70S, 18-70 Nikkor lens and SB-800 strobe unit from this store a few years ago.Upon my arrival, I learned the store had both cameras in stock. I asked to see one of each for comparison. The salesman behind the counter refused to show me either unit. He explained that both were in boxes and he would not open either to allow me to see them. Since the D700 is a relatively new model, I had wanted a side by side comparison before purchasing one of the two. His refusal made this impossible. I left.I realize my purchase was probably "small potatoes" to this store, but it was a major purchase to me. I do not understand a business model for a camera store that leaves merchandise boxed and does not give demonstrations. They let a potential $2,000 or more sale w