The "tiny" store

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by Tony Cooper, Apr 24, 2014.

  1. Tony Cooper

    Tony Cooper Guest

    You have made some sort of change that has resulted in your line width
    not being constrained to the appropriate 72 characters or so. To read
    your lines, one need to scroll across.

    Your posts have not been this way in the past, so it's evidently a
    change you have made.
    Tony Cooper, Apr 25, 2014
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    Eric Stevens Guest

    --- snip ---
    That seems to be a much more roomy store than Colonial but it doesn't
    look as though it has as much gear out on shelves.
    Eric Stevens, Apr 25, 2014
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    Eric Stevens Guest

    Have you tried typing 'o'?
    Eric Stevens, Apr 25, 2014
  4. Tony Cooper

    Tony Cooper Guest

    Yes, I know I can. I was just pointing out that change has been made.
    Tony Cooper, Apr 25, 2014
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    Sandman Guest

    I know what the expression means, Andreas, I am wonder what YOU mean by it.
    Was the question too hard for you to understand?
    What does that have to do with anything?
    Captain Irrelevant has arrived.
    Yeah? All this text - do you have a point?
    I have not made any conclusion about inventory you illiterate old man. Stop
    repeating this.
    Yeah, so he waits or listen in on the same salesman that is currently
    showing the model and waits for his turn to handle it. What's the problem?

    Are you sayingt hat many or most of the cameras on display in Colonial are
    the same model? So the selection just shrunk by what, half?

    What if there are three customers interested in the same camera? Four? Are
    all those 70 cameras in reality only 17 different models?
    I'm not sure what your point is here? I counted cameras, my generous sum
    was 70 cameras, of which I assumed where all of different models, no
    Why can't you read English??
    WTF? I counted *cameras*, not brands. There were roughly 70 seperate
    cameras on display. Me not being able to see the logo on some of the
    cameras does not mean I can't count them. It may mean that you can't count
    them, but don't project your limitations to me.
    Why can't you read English? I said it would be *foolish* of them not to
    have every model on display, so I am assuming that all the cameras on
    display are representative of the selection of camera models available in

    And 70 different models of cameras *is* limited, and "limited" doesn't have
    an inheret negative value here, it's just that it's either limited or all
    Unit - yes, models - no.

    I have never said that Colonial doesn't have boxed version of their display
    units - in fact I always assumed they did because how else would they sell

    You mistakenly assumed I used your photos to count the *inventory* of
    Colonial, which is a really foolish mistake to make, when it was crystal
    clear that I was counting display models, which is NOT inventory. I was
    counting *selection*.
    Which I've been telling you explicitly since last post, in parts of it that
    you didn't even respond to. Why is your brain so slow to grok these simple
    conceots - why would you even be so stupid to think ANYONE could count
    "inventory" from store photos? That's just idiotic.
    No, since that's what I meant all along. If you are confused, ask me to
    I seriously can't begin to understand how your defective brain can manage
    to post to usenet while not being able to read and understand the simplest
    of sentences.

    Andreas Skitsnack will conclude that me talking about Cyberphoto's premises
    must mean that I am also claiming that such premises doesn't exist in USA.
    Yes, folks, he is that stupid.
    Sandman, Apr 26, 2014
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    Sandman Guest

    Sandman, Apr 26, 2014
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    Sandman Guest

    Colonial had some 70:ish cameras on display. Cyberphoto has approximately
    some 300-400 models on display.

    As I said, they have at least over 100 P&S cameras and about 300 SLR camera
    models. Some of these will be different color versions of the same camera,
    so there's a margin of error.
    Sandman, Apr 26, 2014
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    Tony Cooper Guest

    Actually, yes, it was too complicated. The phrasing of your question
    is ambiguous and you have a history of not comprehending idiomatic

    If you know what the expression means, then your question has no
    reason to be asked.

    I'm snipping the rest of your rant. There's not a single point there
    that needs comment. You're just raving. You've given up all pretense
    of a logical adult argument.
    Tony Cooper, Apr 26, 2014
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    Alan Browne Guest

    That was obvious months ago so I wonder why you contribute to the
    dilution of quality of this group by entertaining it?
    Alan Browne, Apr 26, 2014
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    Sandman Guest

    If I wanted to know what the expression means, I'd ask "What is meant by",
    I specifically asked "what do you mean".
    Incorrect. And I see you still can't answer the question. How predictable
    ....since you can't deal with fact. I know, I know. Run along now.
    Sandman, Apr 26, 2014
  11. Tony Cooper

    Tony Cooper Guest

    Oh, I can answer it, but the meaning is so patently obvious that I
    have trouble understanding that you don't know what I meant.

    I was questioning whether or not you felt that the information you
    listed was in any way, even remotely, a valid base for extrapolation.

    Since not all parts of the display area were photographed, at least
    one area was duplicated, and considering the photos were not at all
    sharp enough to discern brand and model, it's an obviously invalid
    base from which to work. Yet, you did.
    I have to. I'll be photographing a baseball game in a little bit. I
    was thinking of running down to Kissimmee to check out the B&H store
    you claim to have visited there, but won't have the time.
    Tony Cooper, Apr 26, 2014
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    Sandman Guest

    If I didn't, why would I include it? So it was a pretty dumb question to

    "going with" seems to question the motive behind my summary. I said the
    camera section was small, and you questioned that, then I proceeded to
    count the cameras I saw in your photos, and you responded with "this is
    what you are going with?" as if number of cameras was an unlikely metric of
    size of a camera store.

    Then you proceeded to talk endlessly about inventory, as if that had even
    been brought up by anyone.
    Not if I wanted to count the number of cameras in the pictures. What parts
    of the display area didn't you include? The one with binonuclars? And I
    didn't count the duplicate image, nor was my attempt to summarize brands
    and models, only a total.
    I know, you can't handle it. So why are you still responding. Run along
    now, this is way out of your league.
    Sandman, Apr 26, 2014
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    Tony Cooper Guest

    So now you have done a 180 and are now saying you *don't* understand
    the saying? "Is this what you are going with" has nothing to do with
    motive or reason. It's an observation on the soundness of proceeding
    with what you have presented.
    Now you ask?
    What it was way out of is Kissimmee. You know Kissimmee, don't you?
    That's where you went to a store you told us was a B&H store. The B&H
    that was cleverly disguised as this:
    Tony Cooper, Apr 26, 2014
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    Sandman Guest

    How do you figure that out? Was it the question mark?
    Yeah, I went to a Best Buy and mistakenl wrote B&H, I'm sure you'll troll
    me about that for *years*. People make mistakes, get over it, mr "a
    requirement is what you want to do" and mr "Lightroom accepts PS plugins".
    Sandman, Apr 26, 2014
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    android Guest

    I just looked at the pics and all that I can say is that your Cyberphoto
    is way better than our Cyberphoto!!!
    android, Apr 27, 2014
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    Whisky-dave Guest

    The how can you say colonail is a tiny store without refernecing it to anything else ?

    For me the size of the store is directly proportional to the physical space it takes up, and NOT the number of cameras on display.

    Is that the same way I see sweden as a tiny country ?.
    Only around 9.5 million population , not much more than Londons supposed to be.

    So now the store is fairly large and the camera section tiny at least that makes a little more sense.

    That's how most people judge a bitn like relativity.

    Maybe you've never been into a camera store with less than ~70 cameras to choose from but I have.

    "Sandman: Just the P&S section of your normal camera store in here most likely have some 50 models of cameras. "

    So what's the "P&S section of your normal camera store" actually mean.

    I don't call PC world a cameraw store but it sells cameras in the same way that perhahps best buy (US) or Argos (UK) sell cameras.
    Our local chemist (US drug store) sells cameras the ones in the window with the free film offer.

    Which is why you think colonial and other stores are tiny isn't it.?
    i.e you have no other referncies.

    NO single camera store is the topic here when comparing sizes.
    The other odd thing from that phot is the lack pricing tickets but perhaps that's just how differnt stores work. Here in the UK we tend to put the prices on the products especailly SH items.

    Ah see now we're getting somewhere a comparision.

    So Cyberphoto seems to be the larger camera store I wonder if there are any larger ones.
    Whisky-dave, Apr 28, 2014
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    android Guest

    I think that London is tiny compared with Mexico City...
    android, Apr 28, 2014
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    android Guest

    The kind of cameras with film included inside of them? So they are still
    made. There you go: Live and learn... ;-)
    android, Apr 28, 2014
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    Sandman Guest

    I *am* referencing it to something else, in the very post you replied to,
    With numbers and photos.
    Good for you. For me, it's a combination. A huge store with three camera
    models wouldn't earn the moniker "big camera store" in my book. It
    obivously would in yours.
    Sure, I have no problem with you calling Sweden tiny and be in reference to
    population. We have pretty low population density, especially compared to
    England. But we're on par with USA, actually. :)
    I cleared that up many days ago. And even talked about it in the post you
    just replied to.
    Of course I have.
    Didn't you stop to note that I mentioned P&S *section* and not P&S
    *outlet*? Noting that they have a section implies that there are other
    non-P&S sections.
    I have, and posted about them in the very post you replied to. You're
    working hard to miss it all over and over again.
    Uh, sure they are. The claim was made about one specific store, so that one
    is certainly part of the topic. And the one who made the claim (hint: me)
    obviously had references in order to even make the claim.
    I'm assuming you're talking about Colonial here, because the photos from
    Cyberphoto shows many price tags, while some may be on the back or
    also lacking.
    Nope, it's where I've been all along.
    Of course, Scandinavian Photo, Eggeborns, Expert (depending on what store
    you visit) and a few more. If you're ever in London, be sure to visit Park
    Cameras, it's also huge, just so you have a reference.

    And Park Cameras is not in Sweden. And not in New York.
    Sandman, Apr 28, 2014
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    Alan Browne Guest

    The "cities" are almost the same population at around 9M.

    The urban area of Mexico City has over 21M.

    The urban area of London has less than 12M, or 15M if you push that to
    what is referred to as "metropolitan London".

    So neither is 'tiny' but MC clearly has more people in and around it.
    Alan Browne, Apr 28, 2014
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