It is all fun and games until someone loses an iPad. Until then I will be able to give a daily report of things photographic. Right up until the management panic and pull the plug...
As any good photographic salesman does, I visit camera shops wherever I go. In some I find they do things differently than we do, and in others I can see exactly the same behaviour on both sides of the counter. It is a little different being the customer -and I don't think it is fair to go in just to pester them - I also like to do a little spying. They don't let me see the balance sheet or the stock order book but I can find out quite a lot just by looking at the stacks of gear in the shops. If you cannot see the back wall for Kodak camera boxes it is a sign that the business is a bit slow. If the staff cling to your legs and blubber their thanks when you buy an 8 Gig card you can confirm that.
Today I visited three incognito and found out that we are doing three things right. At least righter than they are. And I found out one thing that we can do better.
Tomorrow I will assess the toy car shops and Young and Jackson's, which apparently sells liquid refreshments of some sort. And refreshment is important.