Ok, this is just another “I got bad service and I want to rant about it” thread, but I’m pissed.
I’m a big shutterbug. I have a Pentax K-1000 that I’ve had for about 20 years. It doesn’t have much in the way of extras, but it does have a light meter. The light meter runs on a watch battery.
For years, when I needed one, I would bring it into K-mart, go to the watch department, find the display of batteries, match the number and purchase.
The Kmart I used to go to was closed like many others.
So I go to Target.
No battery wall in the Target watch department. I ask the sales person. “What kind of watch is it for?”
“Not a watch, a camera.”
“Oh, you have to go the photography department”
“But it’s a watch battery, it just goes in the camera. It’s a (read off the number on the battery)”
(Without looking at any batteries)“No, you have to go to the photography department”
Ok, I go there. Photography department person. “We got regular and rechargeable.”
“No, it’s not that type of battery, it’s for a light meter, it looks like this” (show him the battery).
“You have to go to the electronics department”
I go to electronics. No salesperson.
Fed up, I leave, drive to the nearest K-mart that I knew was still open. Walked in, went to the watch department, found the wall of batteries, found the one I needed, purchased it, walked out.