Friday, April 25, 2008
Squeaked out- now let's see if I can figure this thing out.
I beat the punch on this one. Squeezed out the backdoor, Shaun Tomson-style. I was still in the hunt so I prowled around 'til I found what I was looking for: Olympus 1030sw for the low, low price of $450 bucks at the neighborhood Circuit City.
But wait, didn't I just see that same camera for sale for $399 from the same Circuit City if I purchased it online and drove over to the store to pick it up? Yep, and that's what I did- ordered it right from my desk (and utilized a coupon they posted for an additional %10 off the price) and hoofed it over to the big box to pick it up.
But it gets better, I also asked them if I was eligible for the free xD card "with purchase of an Olympus camera" and, guess what, I was- so a nice 2gb xD card came home as well.
Out the door, tax and all with the memory card... $399. Not too bad. Not clean, not stylish but safely out on the flats and cruising over the shoulder- I'll take it.
On Another Note: Here's why you always wear your seatbelt in Baja- note the cracked windshield where face impacted glass. More on this later. Don't worry- all survived...
Off on a little paddle trip up the coast (and then back down it...)!