Jessops closes its doors – what’s your view?
What do you feel about Jessops’ closure? Will you miss having a high-street camera retailer? Where will you buy your gear in future?
As we previously reported and as you will by now all be aware, Jessops has closed its doors.
This is sad news, no doubt, for many photographers – both professional and amateur – who bought their very first camera and lens in person in one of Jessops’ stores.
Now that Jessops has gone, there are just a handful of independent camera retailers dotted around the UK for purchasing camera kit face-to-face, with the help of a salesman or woman to assist you in your choice.
This leaves many people with a straight choice between a long journey and buying online.
Online purchasing is all well and good, but the reality is that many people aren’t completely comfortable with it . Plus, from a practical point of view, you don’t get the chance to handle a camera and see if it suits you.
So, what will you do? Where have you been buying your kit of late and where will you buy in future?
Post your thoughts at the Digital Photographer forum.