2117 Chestnut St, San Francisco, CA 94123
Located in San Francisco's Marina district between Steiner and Pierce streets next to the Apple store.
Fireside Camera Sf
Pets Allowed: Yes
Price Range : Average
Bike Parking: Yes
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03/15/2007Provided by Citysearch -
I don't know if it was because I went in 20 minutes before closing or what, but the sales guy was incredibly unhelpful. I walked in and said I was considering two particular cameras, a Pentax and a Nikon. He immediately told me they don't carry Pentax. I said fine, well can you show me the Nikon. It took them 5 minutes to locate a battery for the Nikon I was considering, and then the sales guy literally sat on a stool looking out the door and answered all my questions with Yes or No without looking at me. I asked for pros/cons, features to consider, etc and his only response was ""this one has 10MP and this one has 6MP, nothing else matters"". Finally I told him if this was all the help he could give me, I was going to buy on the internet. He then spent a few minutes digging for a brochure and then walked through it with me, doing a statistical comparison that I'd already done on my own.
Bottom line -> if you go here, Jeff will not be any use to you in making your decision. You can do much better online. I was able to at least put hands on the camera, but they made me feel bad about taking up their time.
08/06/2006Provided by Citysearch -
I buy off the internet for the most part. When you really need to see it and hold it before deciding to buy it, an in-person experience cannot be beat by a doubleclick and a thumbnail picture. That was the case with a camera bag decision I faced. These guys were the only ones in town to have both bags I was considering. They were patient and thoughtful as we discussed which would be best for my needs. After I made my conclusion, sure I could have walked out and bought on the net, but that wouldn't have been fair to Fireside. Besides, their prices were cheeper than other SF storefronts and only a few bucks more expensive that the best price I could have found online -- I'd much rather do my part to keep a quality local business going.