We all know the staff in Jessops couldn't tell anyone anything about photography. For a 'specialist store', why wasn't this of paramount importance?
Originally Posted by benjiboy
I use to love Warhammer when I was little - despite never being particularly nerdy - and going to the Games Workshop store was a real joy; the enthusiastic staff painting models and playing the game on the store's huge tabletop battlefield. There are very few people who go into that store solely to buy models and leave, they will always interact with the staff and discuss their hobby. My Dad, who has always carried himself as Mr. Cool, ended up buying a £50 set of the models after taking me there for the first time - the atmosphere was that infectious. It was completely out of character. Getting home and painting our models on my birthday was one of the few times we really bonded.
I'll never understand why we don't have an analogue photography store like this. I'm sure there are more of us than Warhammer fanatics, and we're just as enthusiastic.
I don't see Lomo places as counting - being boutiques, essentially - somewhere to pop into after Starbucks and the vintage fashion shop. I'm talking about a serious place for serious people... with a lighthearted and welcoming atmosphere.
I wish the business headed APUG members could make something like this happen.
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