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Re: Camera saga

They need to give you that one or find yours.  I agree, would have to be an
inside job IMO.  That stinks unless they give you this new one....

On 8/20/08, Johnson, Cyndi D Civ USAF AFMC 95 CG/SCSRT <
cyndi.johnson@edwards.af.mil> wrote:
> That is just too weird. It had to be someone from one of those
> stores...I don't think my voice would have been low and well-modulated!
> Maybe they'll give you the new camera.
> Cyndi
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
> Behalf Of james singer
> Sent: Wednesday, August 20, 2008 1:15 PM
> To: Garden Chat
> Subject: [CHAT] Camera saga
> My best camera is a Nikon Coolpix 8800. It didn't come cheap. So when
> its autofocus mechanism quit working properly, I took it into a camera
> store to have it checked out. The camera store is a local company--14
> stores scattered from Portland to Eugene. They sent it to their repair
> center and their repair center decided they couldn't fix it and sent
> it on to a Nikon tech center.
> Here it gets a little fuzzy. Nikon diagnosed the problem and said it
> would take $200 to repair; I gave the camera store $200, and they told
> Nikon to go ahead. When the camera was fixed, Nikon sent it back to
> the store's repair center, which says sent it back to the store. And
> then--here's the mind blowing part--someone, claiming to be me [or my
> agent, we don't know which yet] show up, claimed the camera, and
> walked off with it!
> Amazing. Totally amazing! Methinks it must have been an inside job.
> How would anyone know that it was there and ready for pick up before I
> did? And the Coolpix 8800 is not exactly a common camera, the chance
> of one being returned to a customer at any particular store at any
> particular time is likely, well, rare in the extreme.
> After a few serious discussions with the store manager, during which I
> kept my voice low and well-modulated, I proud to say, they are going
> to loan me a new Nikon D40 to use while they try to figure out what
> happened to my camera.
> Actually I'm not too unhappy with how it's unfolding. The D40 is a
> skosh higher tech than the Coolpix 8800 and I've always wanted to test
> drive one.
> Island Jim
> Willamette Valley
> 44.99 N 123.04 W
> Elevation 148'
> Hardiness Zone 8/9
> Heat Zone 5
> Sunset Zone 6
> Minimum 0 F [-15 C]
> Maximum 86 F [30 C]
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Pam Evans
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  • References:
    • Camera saga
      • From: james singer <islandjim1@comcast.net>
    • RE: Camera saga
      • From: "Johnson, Cyndi D Civ USAF AFMC 95 CG/SCSRT" <cyndi.johnson@edwards.af.mil>

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