Buying an A77 or maybe also an A35 leaves me the question of where in the UK to buy a camera. Generally I don’t much like the choices I have of camera shops.
We have a nightmare zombie chain of stores called Jessops which drove most of the excellent local stores out of business before floating on the London Stock Exchange, running into financial difficulty and eventually going into liquidation. Refusing to die, it currently operates as a ‘Zombie company’, owned by a consortium including the bank to which it owed most. So now most towns in the UK have a camera store that’s run not by a photography enthusiast but by HSBC.
A few really good local stores such as Harrisons of Sheffield still exist, and I’d be happy to go there if they sold Sony, but they don’t. So for now I’m wondering where to buy.
If only I lived and worked in the US, I could buy from a really good camera store such as BHPhotovideo or Adorama. But because of PAL/NTSC Video, I can’t even buy an A77 when I’m over there this autumn.