New Henry's Outlet store very "sterile"

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by RichA, Mar 21, 2010.

  1. RichA

    RichA Guest

    Unfortunately, it's just another Henry's, with sparse stock. The old
    Outlet store was well-suited to its task, to attract real photo
    enthusiasts. It was small, dimly lit, cluttered, and most
    importantly, located in Toronto downtown, the hotbed for photo
    enthusiasts, students, etc. In short, a perfect enthusiast's store.
    It got in a fair bit of good open box and used equipment, the newest
    digital stuff would show up as customers switched brands or choices in
    the main store around the corner. It was always busy.
    So, for whatever reason (rumours were cost of the real estate and that
    it was siphoning off customers from the main store around the corner
    from it) they decided to move it to Mississauga, a kind of far-flung
    "suburb" of Toronto populated by mostly younger professionals and
    poorer immigrants, not exactly the core of photo-enthusiastdom.
    Now, the new store is again in fairly close (4km or so) proximity to
    a pre-existing standard Henry's store (and a Vistek) and it is not
    what it was. The new store is 2.5x larger (therefore the cluttered
    look is gone, to the extent the place looks sparse. The store is
    heavily lit with large glass shrouded lamps and for all intents and
    purposes is just another Henry's. The staff is secured behind a
    phalanx of new store-spanning counter-barriers so there isn't much
    chance of the interaction that happened in the old store. The stock
    on the backshelves is further back requiring you ask to see things up
    close, with no chance for actually getting a good idea about a product
    from just looking. There is counter storage for lenses and that
    should work out ok, once the stuff is properly merchandised.
    The new store is supposed to get new stock in addition to old stock,
    further diluting what it once was, while most high quality new stock
    most likely will end up on Henry's Ebay site.
    IMO, Downtown Camera (if they were so inclined) could fill the niche,
    jettisoning their film section (which I never see anyone frequent) for
    a more robust "used" section. Why should Henry's be the only one to
    make the 40-1000% margins (I kid you not) that used product brings?
     
    RichA, Mar 21, 2010
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    Ray Fischer Guest

    Bitch, whine, bitch, whine.

    Same old, same old.
     
    Ray Fischer, Mar 21, 2010
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  3. RichA

    RichA Guest

    Reactionary posting, and unoriginal. Same as always from you.
     
    RichA, Mar 21, 2010
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  4. RichA

    The Henchman Guest


    When did Mississauga become poorer than Toronto?

    Mississauga has 800 000 people now and has a household income that has
    exceeded that of Toronto's for the past 25 years. And poor immigrants?
    Isn't 20% of Toronto's population below the poverty line while only 9% of
    Mississauga is below the poverty line? You need to read up on the 2006
    Canadian census for you seem to have some very wrong ideas about Toronto and
    Mississauga. And Mississauga is a far flung suburb of Toronto? Holy
    shit what do you consider Newmarket, Bomanville or Georgetown? Do you
    consider them other provinces? Mississauga has more fortune 500 and fortune
    100 companies based there than Toronto does.

    You are telling us that Canada's 6th largest city does not have a base to
    support a camera store?
     
    The Henchman, Mar 21, 2010
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  5. RichA

    The Henchman Guest

    You also need to learn what a paragraph is......
     
    The Henchman, Mar 21, 2010
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  6. RichA

    Rich Guest

     
    Rich, Mar 21, 2010
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  7. RichA

    Rich Guest

    Who said it was?
     
    Rich, Mar 21, 2010
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  8. RichA

    Rich Guest

    You need to learn how to read English.
     
    Rich, Mar 21, 2010
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  9. RichA

    Robert Coe Guest

    :
    : > > So, for whatever reason (rumours were cost of the real estate and that
    : > > it was siphoning off customers from the main store around the corner
    : > > from it) they decided to move it to Mississauga, a kind of far-flung
    : > > "suburb" of Toronto populated by mostly younger professionals and
    : > > poorer immigrants, not exactly the core of photo-enthusiastdom.
    : >
    : > When did Mississauga become poorer than Toronto?
    :
    : Who said it was?

    That response may miss the point. My impression is that in many countries of
    the world, you're more likely to see middle-class people walking the streets
    with cameras than you do in the US or Canada. It's not inconceivable that an
    immigrant family on the way up may be a good candidate for upgrading to
    somewhat better equipment than you might find in the average big-box store.
    Possibly Henry's Mississauga store will be more successful than you think.

    Bob
     
    Robert Coe, Mar 21, 2010
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  10. RichA

    Ray Fischer Guest

    Just like your ceaseless whines.
     
    Ray Fischer, Mar 21, 2010
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  11. RichA

    John Turco Guest


    "RichA" thinks that a "paragraph" is two graphs.
     
    John Turco, Mar 29, 2010
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  12. Paragraph is a greek word, from para (moved a little along) and graph, from
    grapho to write. So, you write a little sideways to the right.
     
    Tzortzakakis Dimitrios, Mar 30, 2010
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    Peter Guest

    And euthanasia refers to young Chinese
     
    Peter, Apr 3, 2010
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