Were are our used cameras?

Well I made it back from WV safely, with a belly full of turkey and stuffing and a some pictures “in the can”  When my wife and I travel to Parkersburg West Virginia, one of my favourite things to do is visit their local camera store”Cramdons”.  On this visit the one and only camera store in a city of 70 000 was gone, shuttered.  A true sign of the times.

It just reinforces for me the value of local retailers over the big box stores. Parkersburg shares the Ohio river with Marietta Ohio.  Combined, these two cities have a combined population of 120 000 plus people with no real camera store to visit.  Any aspiring camera buff now has to rely on the high-school kid working in a blue smock for “expert Advice”, It saddens me.

I really think that the big box stores have hurt business in any cities they enter.  As a result, I am making it my resolution to use local hardware and grocery and retail stores for all my future purchases where possible. A local retail worker supporting local retail. I challenge you to do the same.

We work hard at WPO to offer a level of expertise and services that cannot be had anywhere else in town or even this side of Toronto.  Hopefully our customers see the value of having a friendly knowledgeable local face to help them with Photo questions and requests.

As to the store,

Our decorations are up, the Christmas music is playing!  We’re ready for Christmas, are you?  Our used equipment has been selling well and we are now looking a bit cupboard-bare for used cameras.  If you know of anyone that has old equipment that wants to trade or sell, or even consign in some cases, please send them our way.

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~ by windsorphotooutfitters on December 1, 2009.

One Response to “Were are our used cameras?”

  1. Didn’t know you had a Blog going until today. I agree 100% with what you said above. And honestly, you probably are the only real camera shop outside of the big box stores that actual cares and know what the hell you are talking about. Hope you guys are around for a long time.

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