Interesting College assignment....

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  1. Xmetal

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    G'day Fellas!


    I'm currently studying Retail at TAFE (college) and my Visual Merchandising teacher has given us an assignment where we have to 'build a store on paper' and i've chosen to build a Camera store (surprise!). Now the question for everyone here is:

    What would you want from the store? i.e: A testing area so you can try out different lenses and accessories for your camera before buying?


    More Suggestions are welcomed and i'll reference each valid suggestion in the bibliography. :)

    Sidenote: i'm not descriminating in anyway but to keep the store simple i'm only going to carry 2 brands and they will be Canon and Nikon so don't be dissapointed if Pentax, Leica, Fujifilm, etc doesn't appear becuase i'll be posting my finished article for all to see! :D (if I can find some webspace)
     
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    No Olympus, MF or LF? Well I'm just going to have to take my custom elsewhere.


    Plenty of parking and assistants that aren't morons, please.
    Oh, and a good Photography bookstore in house.
     
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    Forgot to mention it's all going to be Digital and no film. (guess it's a specialist store huh?)
     
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    *I have to agree with Hertz in regards to a good reference book area. Because any newbie to the digital or even the photography world will want to get hold of a good book on the subject, which equals more money spent in your store (cha-ching $$$ ) :)
    *If not the ability to use the camera at least a collection of printed images showing results in diff sizes.
    *People who know what they are on about behind the counter.
    *A web address for your store including an on-line catalogue. Not necessarily buy on-line but be able to see what you have from home before heading out on foot.
    *After sales assistance or advice.
    *A good selection of accessories for the cameras in store covering entry, prosumer and DSLR cameras.
    *Maybe even availability of photog. courses run through the store.

    Just some ideas for you to play with. I could go silly but i'll save the sillyness for Sunday at Luna Park :)
     

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