Centre point is an independent camera shop that caters for every angle of photography. The guys here are friendly and happy to dispense sound advice to photographers at all levels. They seem to have a relatively intuitive nature about them which makes then sufficiently customer focused to talk to you with the right level of technical information. In short they don't bamboozle you with things you don't understand but it's clear straight off the bat that they know their stuff. Their range of stock is good too though leaning more to the digital side of photography, they have in store development facilities and stock a selection of frames. Which is not only ideal for those of us who are so proud of our shots we want them framed, but also good if you just want to do justice to a print. Price wise I've found Centre Point to be surprisingly cheap for a shop of its nature. You can doubtlessly find most of the stuff in here cheaper on line or in some of the bigger chains but considering the level of one to one advice available in here I think you buy into a little more than just the camera.
If I could give a big fat ZERO i would, but i'll just have to settle for 1 star for now.
Rude and hostile are the only ways to describe the man i spoke to.
I asked to have a look at a camera, in which he gave a deep sigh before doing so (like a bloody teenager who couldn't be bothered) i asked about what functions it had and was met with rolled back eyes and a obligated/forced answer.
Before leaving he said "i wouldn't want to be a showroom for some one else" I understand where he's coming from and i would rather give my money to a small high street business, however after the teenage and rude attitude he gave me (especially for a man of his age i would expect he would learn some manners) he practically pushed me out the door himself, NO WAY am i giving my money to a man like that.
You just lost £500 quid to Jessops! from which may i add i had an outstanding service from!
I have been going to this shop for many years and find them really knowledgeable and friendly. I think the customer above must have been shopping on the internet and using the high street store to look at the goods which is common for a lot of small businesses (me included) It is sole destroying as a business to have to be 'a showroom' for on line retailers who can offer goods cheaper because they don't have stores and therefore that overhead. This is just an example of our high streets dying! I would highly recommend this long standing shop and hope this does not put anyone off going in there as I would hate for this shop to be another one that closes because of the power of the internet.
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