Quote Originally Posted by aldevo View Post
Dedicated brick and mortar camera stores - even those that largely sell digital photography products - are having a real tough time as far as I can tell. I can name at least one Boston-area retail store that has told me that their used equipment (like many they have an eBay storefront), digital photofinishing, and framing departments are the only things that keep them in the game.
The market has decidely changed. One of our local camera stores went out of business after 45 years. The last few years I went in there, all they wanted to sell me was digital equipment - but, they found out the hard way that they can't compete with WalMart just down the block selling some of the same items. The stores have to be different to make it, and many aren't willing to step ouside the box.