Ways to try gear.

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riveredger Veteran Member • Posts: 3,560
Re: Ways to try gear.

Pontoneer wrote:

lobster roll wrote:

Pontoneer wrote:

riveredger 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 .

And if said shop does not have it available?

there are other shops

NO THERE ARE NOT. The majority of the planet does not have brick and mortar stores left. How do you not know this?

OH YES THERE ARE .

As per my previous post , the UK is chock full of camera shops ; ditto pretty much every country in Europe . A couple of years back I tok a holiday in Tenerife - EVERY single street had at least one camera shop , in some streets the camera shops outnumbered other shops .

Go to the far east and you'll find the same thing - most big cities in Japan are the same , Hong Kong has plenty of camera shops .

How do you not know this ?

Consider yourself lucky.  I have not seen one city in the US with a camera shop on every block (it is actually almost comical that you think this is the case).  Most towns do not even have camera shops.  Does this change your thoughts on how we should all run down to the local store?

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