Not sure if it is my wicked sense of humor and if others might find this quite normal, but on sourcing dealers for a alpha in the UK I was going through my checklist what I want to buy for a initial setup, and came across the grip belt for the vertical grip.
Currency conversion todate = USD 106 or roughly 67 Sterling.
So, I did not take it too serious, and called them up, listed my stuff I wanted to order.
Set of ND filters
Circ. Pol Filters
4x Sandisc extreme IV 8GB
.... vertical grip belt....
After he mentioned the price, I made a remark about a discount and that i would not be happy to pay 67 Sterling for a strap of leather unless it was garanteed to be chewed soft by handraised Koalas under the age of 2 years.
I mean seriously, gimmi a break folks....
Not a penny discount, would not throw in the belt or even come down in price. Would not accept VISA, although listed on their website. Only would deduct VAT if I pay upfront.... (We are VAT registered!)
I can not state my response here as children might read this. But those who know me will have a fair idea....