On March 26th .. see below .. I did a Post on my ‘camera woes’.
Going all-the-way back to last year 2012 .. I have been having one camera woe after the next! So I purchased a third Nikon Coolpix and put the below little ‘Plum’ to rest in my luggage.
Here in Kodaikanal .. across the street from my Internet Cafe and up-the-hill about half-a-block .. is a VERY NICE CAMERA STORE.
Meet Mr. R. Suresh Babu. “Just call me Babu.”
He said “Yes I do. IF I can NOT fix a camera then I send it to Nikon in New Delhi for further servicing.”
I told him my ‘tale-of-woes’ and he said .. “Bring it in and I will look at it.”
I did. He said “Come back tomorrow and I’ll let you know what I find.”
I went back the next day. He handed me ‘Plum’ and said .. no problem! We two both opened the lens and closed the lens and ‘Plum’ smiled very happily.
I inquired .. “What do I owe you?”
He said to me .. “You owe me nothing!”
I practically had to ‘break-his’arm’ to force 100 Rs ($2.00 US Dollars) into his shirt pocket.
A backpacker from Boston I met in the camera store told me that Babu is the BEST there is in Kodaikanal! I believe it.
I’ll hold my opinion on my friend in Pondicherry who wanted to sell me a new battery for 2,000 Rs ($40.00 US Dollars) and saying “I can not guarantee it will fix your camera problem!”. At least my friend in Pondicherry sold me a GOOD SOLID WORKING camera that I am VERY pleased with.
My man here simply said .. “The battery was totally exhausted and I simply re-charged it with YOUR charger.” I haven’t a clue as to why I could not do the same. Perhaps a problem in Pondi with the electrial circuit. But I checked the electrical circuit in Pondi with my re-chargeable toothbrush and my cell phone and both re-charged just fine.
Go figure. It could possibly have been my ‘adaptor’ from the US Plug to the India 220v plug.
An extremely nice experience .. Smiles .. Cap
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