Sometimes, you get stuck in an airport when your plane has a 1 hour 30 ground stop.
And sometime, the lounge just gets boring. So you go shopping to see if there’s a bargain or not to be found.
Some of you know that I have a hankering for nice photographic equipment – and I was in the mood for a Canon lens.
Specifically a Canon 50mm f1.4. Not the most brilliant lens in the world, but you never know when you need a 50mm lens in life (least of all, reasonable low-light performance, blends onto the body nicely, and relativity light).
A few days before hand – I spotted it at my local branch of Jessops (a chain of camera stores in the UK) and this was pretty good priced (Even without the cashback).
£229 is a bargain for this lens – and part of me was thinking that Canon actually started bringing its prices down.
And if is the prices at Jessops… surely Dixon’s Travel would match it at least…
Source: Dixons Travel – www.dixonstravel.com
So how much would they be offering the lens at Heathrow Terminal 3?
Now, I did a little checking – and the offer wasn’t a one-off.
Live price from Jessop on 30th March 2016.
I think I shocked the staff there – and they were not willing to price match or offer the double discount on the item – with the member of staff stating they’d only price match a lens and camera kit.
I reached out to Dixons Travel for comment and price match. I got 10 shades of nothing back:
— Kevin-Economy&Beyond (@EconomyBeyond) March 30, 2016
There are some things that are worth shopping for at airports due to tax-free or low tax statuses. And this is brilliant.
However:§. You will find that airport pricing may not be the best around….
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