Friday, January 30, 2015

MY NEW OLD CAMERA & ONLINE SHOPPING


I have two cameras. Both Nikons. Both Coolpix. One has a 22x zoom and one has a 7x zoom. I use both, but I favor the latter more. It is my ‘go to’ equipment. It has a touch screen that can’t be beat. Unfortunately the camera broke. To repair it would cost the same amount to replace it altogether. I bulked at the thought of a new model and wanted to keep the old one. My husband thought that was ridiculous. I disagreed. I LOVE this camera. Local stores wouldn’t have it in stock, it was old merchandise. So I searched Amazon and Ebay. There, I found some reconditioned ones, just like mine, at a fraction of the cost. It was tempting, but I passed, since I have already replaced the camera once via this method and it didn’t last. So I opted against it, this time around. Instead I bought the same model, NEW and factory sealed. I believe it’ll be worth every dime. It arrived yesterday. I plopped the battery in it, attached the strap, put in a memory card  and I’m back in business. I like the comfort of it’s familiarity. It makes me happy. Life is good. How did we ever shop before the internet?

18 comments:

Hollie said...

I know what you mean. I do lots of my shopping online. So, glad you found you another camera!!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

You were fortunate to find a brand new one on line. Now you can take pictures to your hearts content. It's so hard to adapt to new ones and having one you are familiar with is a treat.

betty said...

That is good you found a new one! I liked my camera and it was only 2 years old when it went. We thought it was just a new power cord that was needed to hook it up to download pictures, but found it involved more of a repair; like you said almost the cost of a new one. I should look and see if I can find a new one of it online through eBay. If not, I'll be buying something new I'm sure at Wal-Mart. It is amazing how things don't last as long as they used to.

I do like shopping on the internet. I do believe that I could be a hermit and never leave the house. There's not much you can't do on the internet, buy groceries, watch a church service, etc.

Enjoy the new camera!

betty

Paula said...

So happy for you.

jack69 said...

Good deal. Yep shopping on the net is so simple, especially if you know what you want.
Yep, it is nice to continue..... rather that learn new tricks on another... I agree with that...

Red Rose Alley said...

Great, a new camera just like the old one you loved. So glad you found just what you wanted. I know what you mean about the familiarity of your camera. I call my camera "my best friend" hahaha.

Have a fun weekend taking pictures, Taryterre.

love, ~Sheri

Mevely317 said...

That's pretty neat (that) you were able to find a clone, brand-spankin' new! That's got to be a relief.
Plus, in this ever-changing-for-the-sake-of-change world in which we live, I don't think the familiarity you mention can be overstated!

PS - Sounds like you're over than awful flu bug ... yea!


Barb said...

I agree - shopping is a whole new game with the Internet. Glad you could replace a much-loved item.

Jon said...

The wonders of Internet shopping never cease. I'm glad you were able to get a new, factory-sealed camera. Much better than a reconditioned one!

Back Porch Writer said...

That is awesome that you found what you needed! I love the internet! Well most of the time. lol Now go shoot some pics and share with us. lol I am fond of mine too. Mine broke and I may have to see if I can do the same thing. But mine is a Kodak Easyshare with dock. May not find one.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I'm glad you found one! I love shopping on the internet. Just wish I'd been lucky to have found another pair of shoes that I had bought before. I hate how they discontinue some items too soon. Have fun with your camera! And thanks for your nice comment on my post!

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