Offline buying experience
So, we decided to note down the model number and price for the camers that we liked. Fortunately, we had our camera-phone with us (Nokia 3650). So, we simply snapped up the price tag of the cameras. Just when I had started thinking that camera-phones are useless.
In contrast, when we went to WalMart to buy something else, to our surprise we found that they have a specs on all the digital cameras they sale. The specs were not as detailed as I wanted, but they were good enough to make a reasonable judgement. If a general purpose superstore chain can have specs for digital cameras, how come speciality stores like goodguys don't keep any.
Shouldn't this a no-brainer for the brick-and-mortar stores? And how come they don't get the specs from the manufacturers? If people are supposed to come prepared with all the specs, wouldn't they come to brick-and-mortar stores to the feel for the products and go back and simply order from the web? If speciality electronics retailers cannot provide advise and detailed specs on electronics products then what are they good for exactly (apart from being showrooms)?