Saturday, 3 October 2009

Nikon Rewind

I thought I got a great deal on the Nikon camera body until later I realized for an extra 2,560 yen, I could have got it in a kit with an 18-55mm lens. Sheete!

So.. naturally I wasted no time, and today I went back to Akihabara to exchange it after work. I used the Yamanote line to get there which was slower than changing trains, but I didn't feel like switching. I gave my seat to an elderly couple, which I've been doing lately to improve my karma.

Unusually for Japanese customer service doing the exchange was totally painless. How refreshing. I talked to the same guy who sold me the camera. I gave him the difference (3,000 yen with a extra 10 yen coin so I'd get 50 yen as part of the change instead of four tens). He gave me just 50 yen back, so I told him I should get more change back. He quickly gave me back a 500 yen which was actually 50 yen over what I was expecting to get back. Oops.

I was pretty pleased with doing the exchange.Although I don't need the extra lens, it was a no-brainer to have it anyway.

While I was in Akiba I may as well look around again, right? I did the rounds, the usual otaku haunts while checking out the maids calling out for the geeks to come to their cafes along the street.

I had a rich chocolate donut from Mr Donut cos I was feel quite hungry. Later, getting back to Yotsuya we had Shabu Shabu. It's a little pricey, but we haven't been back in a while. Yummo.