Friday, August 22, 2008


When we were in Hawaii last month our camera broke. Ben and I had three choices;

1 Not take anymore pictures. :(
2 Buy a cheap camera that will take crappy pictures :.(
3 Buy the expensive camera that we really want and have been saving for even though we haven't saved enough for it. ;)

We chose option 3 and after a 45minute bus ride to and from our hotel we purchased a Nikon D60 10.2-mega pixel D-SLR Outfit, at the Costco in Oahu. Luckily it was on sale for $125.00 less than the regular price. The camera was a joy and instantly our picture quality improved.

Unfortunately, our camera seems to be on the fritz lately, the power button seems to be stuck, and the pictures aren't popping up automatically. Last night I called Nikon (24 hour customer service, who knew?) He said it sounds like the camera is experiencing electronic failure. We are now left with two options;

1 Ship it back to Nikon and see if they can determine the problem and fix it for free
2 Return it back to Costco and exchange it for a new one

Here is the catch;

Since we bought the camera in Hawaii, we did not keep the box that it came in, and we lost the receipt on the way home; Thus no proof of purchase, and no more discount.

Why I love Costco

They took our camera back, few questions asked, and the charming manager Marcello even offered us the original (on sale price) to buy a new one.

If they made shirts that said "I heart Costco" I would wear one every day.


Kimberly said...

It's stories like this that make me feel good about my nutty love for Costco. You should check out my
blog, if you're really in love.

And, Lizzy, Doyle, Logan, and Andy said...

Lets make the shirt, I want it too!