Stopped by Future Shop yesterday on my way in to spend some time with our son. I brought the damaged Nikon P-520 camera with me as well as the receipt from when I bought it three months ago.
I had paid $319.95 plus 10% Saskatchewan sales tax. I knew then that this was a great deal and unlikely to be matched. Of course that's why I bought it at the time.
But needing another one right away doesn't give us the benefit of waiting for the right deal. This week, they have the camera on sale for $349.95, a $50 savings from their regular price. I showed the girl my receipt and explained the story of the camera bought only a short time ago. She took the story over to her boss, and he said they would do the deal for $329.95. Not bad, and I accepted. But I also had to pay the 13% Ontario sales tax rate, so the total cost was $373.74, compared to the $352.41 I had paid for the first one.
So, we're out of pocket $21.33 because the Amex insurance is only paying us back the $352.41. Not a bad price to pay for my stupidity in dropping the camera in the first place! Plus, we now have a spare battery which would have cost at least that much anyhow.
This is our fourth new camera in less than a year and a half! The original little Olympus went bad within the one year warranty period, and they sent us a second one for free. Then I bought the Nikon and dropped it. Now have the new Nikon. So, we are going to Africa with two cameras...let's hope our camera luck has changed for the better!
Planning our time for the next few days. We're headed into downtown Ottawa (Canada's capital city!) tomorrow and we're going to play tourist. Ottawa is a beautiful city, and we're looking forward to taking some pics and showing you the sights.