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Postby rjlhughes on Fri Jun 10, 2005 4:45 pm

Anyone had any dealings with Georges Electronics in Sydney CBD?
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Postby Glen on Fri Jun 10, 2005 5:05 pm

Had negotiations, never dealings. Hit and run types not really a trader who wants to develop long term relationships :wink:
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Postby gstark on Fri Jun 10, 2005 5:16 pm

Whenever I'm in one of their stores, I get the feeling that I'm in an aquarium, and it's almost feeding time for the sharks. :)
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Postby Geoff on Fri Jun 10, 2005 5:36 pm

I remember when I was shopping for my D70 almost a year ago to the day, I walked in there...Gary's comment about the sharks is quite accurate. I wanted to have a hold/play of the camera and when I walked out without buying it they were pretty disgusted and annoyed. I have promised myself never to buy from them . They have a VERY hard sales pitch, not one I'm favourable too in the slightest. Hope this helps :)On the flip side of the coin I'm sure there are people that have had a good customer experience from the shop!?! Maybe.
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Postby Killakoala on Fri Jun 10, 2005 5:38 pm

I go in there for a laugh every know and then. It cheers me up.

There is one bloke in there who knows what he's talking about. i think the rest are just sales people.
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Postby Glen on Fri Jun 10, 2005 6:56 pm

gstark wrote:Whenever I'm in one of their stores, I get the feeling that I'm in an aquarium, and it's almost feeding time for the sharks. :)


Perfect comment, 100% accurate :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby gstark on Fri Jun 10, 2005 8:06 pm

Killakoala wrote:I go in there for a laugh every know and then. It cheers me up.


That's how I feel about Tandy/Radio Shack stores. Comedy relief, and nothing more. :)

There is one bloke in there who knows what he's talking about.


And that would be you, the customer. :)
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Postby johndec on Fri Jun 10, 2005 8:57 pm

gstark wrote:That's how I feel about Tandy/Radio Shack stores. Comedy relief, and nothing more. :)



Remember when Dick Smith Electronics used to staffed by electronic/computer/radio enthusiasts, before they got bought out by Wollworths? As soon as Woolies moved in, they staffed the stores with anyone who would work for minimum wage and could spell their own name correctly in 3 attempts or better :lol:

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ME: Hi, I need a PL-259.
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ME: It's the connector that you attach to the antenna cable of a CB Radio.
SD: What's a CB radio?

I kid you not............
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Postby Killakoala on Fri Jun 10, 2005 10:30 pm

What's a CB radio?


Isn't that one of those antique mobile phones? It had SMS too except it was called M.O.R.S.E.


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Postby johndec on Fri Jun 10, 2005 11:07 pm

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Postby phillipb on Fri Jun 10, 2005 11:38 pm

Watch your language John :!: :lol:
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Postby Nnnnsic on Fri Jun 10, 2005 11:39 pm

Don't make me put a word censor on that code there...
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Postby johndec on Fri Jun 10, 2005 11:51 pm

That's not random, I actually wrote something (to Killa) :lol:
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Postby Nnnnsic on Sat Jun 11, 2005 12:31 am

Random greetings to naval officers, John.
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Postby johndec on Sat Jun 11, 2005 12:40 am

Nnnnsic wrote:Random greetings to naval officers, John.


Leigh wins the Secret Squirrel COTW (Codebreaker of the week) award :lol:
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Postby Nnnnsic on Sat Jun 11, 2005 10:46 am

johndec wrote:
Nnnnsic wrote:Random greetings to naval officers, John.

Leigh wins the Secret Squirrel COTW (Codebreaker of the week) award :lol:


I think my Secret Squirrel is sick:
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Postby Killakoala on Sat Jun 11, 2005 12:28 pm

johndec wrote:.... . .-.. .-.. ---

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Postby johndec on Sat Jun 11, 2005 1:29 pm

Killakoala wrote:
johndec wrote:.... . .-.. .-.. ---

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An old jumper and trakkie dacks :lol:
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Postby MCWB on Sat Jun 11, 2005 2:38 pm

Killakoala wrote:.-- .... .- -
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Postby johndec on Sat Jun 11, 2005 5:27 pm

Yeah, $4.95 per minute :shock: :lol:
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Postby rjlhughes on Sat Jun 11, 2005 5:47 pm

Gentlemen,

thanks for the responses.


Following the comments about inappropriate advice in shops - a salesman in Teds in Sydney CBD insisted very strongly that you shouldn't clean a sensor with a blower - the only thing to use, he insisted was beer gas, as he smiled triumphantly and walked away a week or two ago.


Oh OK, I guess I'd better not buy that blower ...uh thanks.....


Then at a more recent seminar the Canon rep for professional photographers in Sydney confirmed that all he could really recommend, apart from a professional service, was using a blower.

Of course the net is worse than shops for well meaning but wrong advice from friendly amateurs - as anyone who's read Fredmiranda's lens reviews closely would have realised.

And gentlemen thanks, too, for the reminder of my amateur radio days (before the net took my attention). Ham? No, spam!
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Postby kanthan on Sun Jul 03, 2005 4:36 pm

i was in Georges the other day and i noticed they had a lens i wanted and i had been price matching for a few days now. I asked the sale person the price. He confirmed with the manager and advised me the RRP. I told him that price is like 6yrs ago, and thats its about 400-500 cheaper nower days. The manager laughed and said i had no idea and he knows what he is talking about. I told him to go for a walk and see what the other camera stores are selling them for. He said his store is professional camera store and not a bargin basement joint. i told him he is living in a wonderland and the only reason he is making money is travellers dont know better and think they are saving money because of duty free. i walked out laughing.
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Postby Matt. K on Sun Jul 03, 2005 4:56 pm

I went in one day to enquire as to the price and availability of the D70 remote control. They had a couple and wanted $50 each for them. I then walked around to Ted's camera store and purchased one for $29.50.
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Postby REK13S on Tue Aug 09, 2005 9:51 pm

where bouts you get the remote 4 $29.50
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Postby birddog114 on Tue Aug 09, 2005 9:54 pm

REK13S wrote:where bouts you get the remote 4 $29.50


Welcome!
If you stay and stick to this forum for awhile then you'll find out some good bargain prices with your status of qualified member.
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