Ways to try gear.

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Re: Ways to try gear.

lobster roll wrote:

Pontoneer wrote:

hawk15 wrote:

I was about to rent a lens for $100.

But then I thought I could also just buy and return.

I've rented before and ended up buying so I'm not just buying with 0 probability to keep.

Has anyone gotten into issues with renting via the buy-and-return method?

Just go into a shop and ask to see/try a demonstration model .

What is this shop you speak of?

Where I live , there are several specialist camera shops 25 miles away in Glasgow : Wex ( Calumet ) , Jessops , Merchant City cameras .

Then there are the chains : Currys/PC World , Costco , Argos ; department stores like John Lewis , larger branches of Tesco , Asda and others also sell cameras , but a limited range .

Such places are spread across the country .

Further afield there are specialist dealers such as SRS Microsystems , Park cameras , Carmarthen Cameras , Great Western Cameras , Ffordes Photographic - all of which I have bought mail order from but which are real camera shops you can go into .

There are many more in towns and villages up and down the country , many of which I've passed and looked in the windows of without buying .

The UK is one small country but we have HUNDREDS of camera shops .

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