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Wal*Mart and Kodak Informative - Good Bargain - Digital Camera

Review by Starlord on 2007-11-26
COOLIDGE, ARIZONA -- We have a little digital camera that is on it's last legs, so we decided to go take a look at what the local Wally World and see what they had in the area of digital cameras.

Thanksgiving night, after having our dinner, we went into town to the Wal*Mart. We looked at several cameras on their display and took a few sample photos with them to see the quality. When the lady working the department came over, we asked for a couple of cameras, and each time were told they were out of stock. I suggested that if they ran out of stock, they should remove the display item. You see, in Arizona, if a Liquor Control Board Officer goes into a bar and they have a sign for Schlubb's Beer, they had better have Schlubb's beer, or they get cited.

When the lady went back to the back room, she came back with a camera she found there. We looked it over and decided to buy it. It was a great buy. Instead of the usual 16 MB on-board memory, we got 32 MB, and there is a place for a San Disk. The camera is very easy to use and the controls are intuitive enough that even someone like me can get good pictures.

The camera is a Kodak C653 with a silver body and built-in flash. When you turn it on, the lens zooms out from it's flat storage position. On checking out the camera on Wal*Mart's website, the list price is $129.77, but we paid under $100 for a terrific compact digital camera, and we love the big 2.4 inch LCD screen that shows you what your picture will look like instead of a tiny viewfinder that shows you more than you will actually capture. Good job, both of you!
Comments:7 Replies - Latest reply on 2008-09-29
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-11-26:
Is there really such a thing as Schlubb's Beer?
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-11-26:
Yeah, it's right next to Duff's.
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-11-26:
Great post and info. Happy to see someone say something nice about Wal-Mart for a change.
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-11-26:
From the day of the Declaration . . . They [the American people] were bound by the laws of God, which they all, and by the laws of the Gospel, which they nearly all, acknowledged as the rules of their conduct.

John Quincy Adams, Secretary of State (Oration celebrating July 4, 1821)
Posted by Gannon_banned on 2007-11-26:
So you really believe that if a camera is out of stock that they should remove it from the display? What kind of sense does this make? Maybe they will get more in that night, or the next day or the next week! I do agree that if a camera is discontinued that Wal-Mart should remove it, if they do not plan on re-stocking it anymore. This gives consumers the opportunity to play with every model that Wal-Mart currently offers, and can make the decision to wait for a certain model to come back into stock if they are sold out. It would be VERY silly (and a waste of time and resources) to continuously disconnect cameras daily.
Posted by Starlord on 2007-11-26:
gannon, the reason the state has the Liquor Control Board regulation is it is false advertising to say you have something when in fact you don't. It is not like it is a major undertaking to take the camera off the display, it is a simple matter of unhooking the security tie-down and the alarm hook-up, should take all of 15-20 seconds. Tho have a camera on display, with all the descriptions and such, along with an attractive price, then when someone asks for it, "We're out of stock." Is that right? Makes you have to buy a much more expensive unit if you want a camera. Is not that a version of bait and switch? Seems like it to me. BTW, a truck was not due at the store until the following Thursday. This gives them a whole week to get their jollies telling people they are out of those camears, and they will have to pay much more if they want a camera at all.
Posted by Patman21 on 2008-09-29:
Actually, I got a camera too aw Wal*Mart. It's a little 5 megapixel beast that was only $35. Thing works wonders.

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