I guess my Sinusitis has settled down now and what remains are just minor colds and coughs. No more headaches! I can finally go back to drawing.
Now there is this camera store that really pissed me off today. I was wanting to buy from them a Tamron 18-270 PZD lens
but they kept changing the prices EVERY FREAKIN' TIME and I was about to purchase it. What really pissed me off is the fact that the price they first told me was around 540USD (with 12% discount), then when they already ordered it they told me it's 560USD 'cause they can only give me 5% discount 'cause their BOSS told them so!! I agreed anyway and gave them downpayment. The next day they said they don't have it available so in the next day I took my downpayment back and moments later when I already arrived home they told me that they are already ordering the lens but are asking for $8 freight fee. WHAT WHAT WHAT????? Okay I was a bit happy and dissapointed about it but I really wanted the lens so I returned the next day and handed over the downpayment again.
Now this time they texted asking me to add $37 because their BOSS said that it's unprofitable to sell it for "such a low price". This is the last straw. I called them up to cancel the order and thankfully they agreed. I am taking my downpayment tomorrow and never return to that store again.
I just wasted so much effort going back and forth only to be dissapointed. If this BOSS guy (who was never present and only made contact with them through the phone) made his prices CLEAR at first then I wouldn't have to get in the trouble of NOT BUYING the lens. Now some of you might think that it isn't much money to get so worked up about. Well for me, it is. I don't have much savings and each peso (our currency) I save counts. I live in a country where $1 could easily buy you a full meal in the streets and the average income is only around $2600 per year (according to Wikipedia). On the brighter side, I get to save that money and might find that lens being sold CHEAPER in another store. It is very rare here. That is the very first camera shop out of the hundreds I've been into that actually was going to have that lens.
Take a look at these prices of the lens: [link] [link] [link]
That's a far cry to how much they are selling it to me, right? I just don't order online because I have no experience with it and I live really far away (Philippines). What would I ever do if the item in the package is damaged or defective???