While I was wondering the outskirts of Oaxaca this morning, and I came across a photo store with some cameras. To my surprise, tucked away in a corner, was a brand spanking new Nikon F3 HP with 50mm lens. Box, manual and strap were included.

The shop owner, obviously sensing I was a gringo (long curly blonde hair and blue eyes) gave me a price of 18,000 pesos, or about $1800 US.

Needless to say I did not buy it. I only had 17,000 pesos in my wallet