Quote Originally Posted by MSchuler View Post
I went into a well-known professional camera store in Seattle in 2000 with the intention of buying an AE1 as my first real camera. The salesman opined that "its hard to get lenses for those" and convinced me to buy a Nikon N60 instead. Their customer service hasn't improved much in the intervening thirteen years...
It's one of the first principals of salesmanship, sell them what you have, he probably didn't have any AE1's in stiock.