Have I ever mentioned how much I dislike having to change cameras? It takes so much time and effort to investigate the current options to make an educated purchase. Then I have to spend a ton of time figuring how to use the new camera.
I have owned two digital cameras.
My first one was a Sony Mavica. It was a big huge thing that used floppy disks and I LOVED that camera. I paid over $600 for that one and I just assumed it would last a long time. Three years later it was dead. I replaced it with a Kodak DX6490. It was in the $350 range. It lasted two years and one month.
Don’t you think these expensive cameras should last a bit longer? I do take a lot of pictures—I use it almost every day and many days I take over 100 pics. The guy at Staples told me that the more you use it, the faster it wears out. That does seem to be the case with me.
I did call Kodak this afternoon because the Staples guy suggested it. They were no help. After twenty minutes, a man with an accent I could barely understand said I would have to send it off to a Kodak camera center.
The minimum charges?
$150 + $13.99 S/H and sales tax.
I told him not to waste time looking up the mailing address. I guess these cameras should be considered disposable. If anything goes wrong after the warranty expires, just toss them.
So now I have to go buy another camera.
Here is the entrance to my deck in May and on July 12.
All of my petunias were supposed to be that purple color you see here. Instead all the hanging baskets turned out to be this pink.
Which proves once again that one should never buy flowers that are not in bloom!
My Weekend Goal was to Make a Bench Pillow - I am happy to report that I accomplished that goal!
3 years ago