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Like you, I wish it were the Puerto Vallarta bum crack guy. That was a memorable photo shoot, for sure. Or, the scuba diver who brought her stuffed animals on the dive boat in Cozumel.

Alas, it is this: My horror story with Zooom Electronics. A company that ripped me off. An Amazon.ca (amazon.com) merchant.

I hope the thousands of people who’ve read the posting have taken their business elsewhere.

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Nearly 100 hits in 2014. 2600 hits in 2015. More than 4400 in 2016 and the year’s not up.

What’s even better? Where the posting sits on the Google search engine. Right below Zooom’s amazon website.

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Why post this now? Black Friday and Cyber Monday, that’s why.

Zooom counts on positive reviews because it makes the majority of its money on Cyber Monday. This is what a Zooom guy told me when he was trying to fix their first screw up – selling me an advertised camera they didn’t actually have in stock.

There are some great Black Friday-Cyber Monday deals out there. My hope is that you’ll find your deals anywhere other than Zooom Electronics.

Need an alternative? Try London Drugs. Had a not-so-great experience there turned into a positive earlier this year. So much that I’ve returned to London Drugs several times since to buy more gear for my Olympus mirrorless camera and GoPro. London Drugs has an online store, just like the retailer who ripped me off.

Finally, a postscript on Canon’s involvement in the fiasco. Canon Canada came through with a new housing to replace the one that leaked.

We must punish bad behaviour and promote the good merchants.

I’m launching a new website called SOLTERRIFIC. The first post has the word prophylactic in it. A good start, methinks.

 

Tank travels 2 blocks – witnesses birth

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Pew, pew, pew. Turtle/tortoise mama digs hole, drops babies.

Ah, the miracle of birth. Not what Tank expected to see today when she took her new camera and 45mm prime lens out for a spin. Was expecting the usual: used syringes and people sleeping rough.

I’ve lived two blocks from Sun Yat Sen Gardens and park for more than a decade. Run past it a bazillion times. Never been in. Not even to the park, which is free and lovely. Who knew? Not I, til now.

So, today I went in. Wow. Lots of great things to photograph. A turtle laying eggs, a Koi being coy and lots of greenery.

Very exciting. A great place to practice my photography.

Tank needs to travel more at home!