This is why you should not buy your camera at Target

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  • No

    Sensor made in Rochester, NY.

  • broxibear

    For a second I thought that said “This is why you should not buy a Nikon 1″…But that’s a whole new article lol !

    • broxibear

      P.S. here’a an image from a recent Elle party sponsored by Nikon 1

      • Paul

        Is that part of the new print ad for the series?
        I’m not sure if it will appeal to their target audience…

        • Boing Wronkwell

          + 3,000,000

      • lol!

    • Ken Elliott

      I think we should all rush over to Target and ask them it you have to use Kodak film or will any brand work?

      • Andrew

        I did. They said what type. I said Instamatic. They said, do you mean automatic? I answered… that will do.

        (Just kidding)

  • acon

    Never considered Target for a camera, but what am I missing here? The price is within $3 of B&H for the J1 white with 10-30mm VR?

    • Rob

      This is the Kodak EasyShare version of the J1. It must be a Target exclusive.

      • iamlucky13

        Man…and I thought Best Buy was being clever with their 0x to 18x version of the 55-200 they have on sale this week.

    • lolly

      It’s obviously not a Kodak Easyshare camera … Am I missing something too … if Target is an authorized Nikon retailer then why should I not buy from Target ?

    • Not Surprised

      It says KODAK — so obviously the Target staff are not too trained/educated about the equipment in their section. (This is the joke anyway).

      But I think its just a simple typo – the staff have no way to print it out on their own without going outside of their designated positions.

      So this is kind of slanderous against Target. At least, like Best Buy, its one of the very few places left where you can actually handle a camera in person.

  • T.I.M

    Does Nikon have any factory in Philippines ?

    • Nathan

      At this point, I wouldn’t put it past them.

    • Poch

      Nope, they don’t. I’m from the Philippines, BTW ๐Ÿ™‚ AFAIK, they have one in Thailand and Malaysia. Not sure about the latter but many of the companies affected by the Thai Disaster are moving operations in Malaysia.

    • NEtu

      No, the text was written by an american

  • FX DX

    Apparently, target employee don’t spend their entire day on NR like us. That’s it. I am switching to Walmart.

    • bp

      You switch to Walmart.

      I switch to Canon.

      • mouonline

        you switch to Canon.
        hummm… i switch to Sony, oh yeah!!

        • Jesus_sti

          You switch to sony …. I stay with Nikon ๐Ÿ˜‰

          • Boing Wronkwell


            I’ve already switched to Holga…

            120 film beats all your digital crap hands down…

            [ Except for the light leaks (use duct tape), bad focusing (use next release of Photoshop to correct) and all the rest of the distortions (use existing versions of Photoshop to correct) ]

            And that’s just while loading the film!


            • sirin

              you switch to Holga, i switched to Mamiya. ๐Ÿ˜›

            • lolly

              Being creative (using duct tape and photoshop) … that’s the idea behind using an Holga ๐Ÿ˜›

            • lolly

              I’m switching to Minolta … wait a sec … Minolta is out of the camera business … hmm, if we all switch then Nikon will be out of camera business too … no D5, D6 ๐Ÿ™

            • MJr

              Minolta is not out of the business, they’ve just rebranded.

            • Thomas

              “And thatโ€™s just while loading the film!”
              Muhaha, rofl, lmao!!!

            • I’m switching to a Lego camera.

          • riceboy

            I’m gonna switch to Sony from my Nikon d7000. Wait a sec, does that mean I already have? D’oh.!

            • Boing Wronkwell

              @Lolly … Now you are starting a rumor about the next Nikon marketing campaign:

              “We are… Better than a Holga!”

              @Thomas … Loading film into a Holga is a serious business. You *MUST* let a roll of 120 film go lose when you load it, or you don’t get as many of those nice faded yellow and orange stripes across every frame.

              @Riceboy … You are just getting to that point in life where self realization is a real possibility. Keep on the path you are on now and all will be revealed.

              (see… I can be a prophet too).

  • Anon

    It’s a proven fact that most target customers will buy anything that says “KODAK EASYSHARE” on it.

    • Boing Wronkwell

      I am reminded of that famous chain of stores that use a three tier marketing process:

      “Good”, Better” and “Best”.

      Of course all associates are trained to recommend the “Best” item, but to accept the sale of a “Better” item if it’s too expensive for the unsuspecting fool (sorry customer), and just not to care if punter want the cheapest one, which is still 50% more expensive than anywhere else…

  • T.I.M

    In 20 years from now there will be no more large retail stores, except for groceries or special items like matress or furnitures (where shipping cost would make them too expensive online).

    This is funny because those big stores are the ones who killed local businesses 30 years ago and now it’s payback time !

    • Dane

      Actually it is quite easy to buy quality furniture online with little or no shipping expense.

  • I was there the other day and told the guy they had their VR lens mislabeled as a VRII, he was like “oh, there is no VRII, so it’s ok”

    • mouonline

      they are not professionals… they may just regular target sales, from food department, hummm… they know nothing…

  • Ben

    I check there daily if they carry the Kodak D800….

    • Boing Wronkwell

      And at $120 each, I’ll take three. Well, they ARE from Kodak…

    • lol

    • Hendog

      Gah! I’m switching to Nikon, perhaps they have something more sensible than this J1 nonsense… wait… ? :b

  • Looks like a simple mistake to me, no big deal.

  • Been there guy

    It’s not Target’s problem. It’s the buyers’. If the buyers know what they are buying at a good price, then, what’s the problem?
    If the buyers didn’t know, they still got a good deal, what’s the problem there?
    The only problem is the NR eggheads!

  • Image

    Some random worker at a random Target makes a simple mistake and it warrants a post on this site? Seriously?

    • Image

      Also, please explain why someone should not buy a camera from Target… an autorized Nikon seller.

      • They obviously don’t deserve to be an authorized retailer because they don’t even know what the product is they’re selling!

        • Image

          It was a mistake. Ya know, as in they accidentally added a name to the Nikon tag. The correct model and price is displayed. What do you think will happen when the cashier scans the box? It will ring up as a Nikon j1. Imagine that! A customer goes home with a perfectly good Nikon J1 for the price shown. One random employee makes a simple mistake and now you disagree with Nikon’s choice on who deserves to sell? LOL Only people with a low IQ would make such an issue out of someone’s little labeling mistake.

    • +1

      Why the hell this trivial mistake deserved presence on NR? Nothing hilarious here.

      • It is funny because they know nothing about what they are selling! Which is also the reason they should not be an authorized Nikon retailer!

        If someone comes into the store and wants to spend a nice chunk of money to get a “better digital camera” the person behind the counter should know what they are selling. At least look at the box and familiarize yourself with what it has to offer, and have some extra training on the brands you’re selling. It doesn’t take much to train someone and put them on the sales floor.

        It’s funny but in the sad way.

        • suprchunk

          No. It’s funny to you. Jerry Lewis is also found to be funny by some people. That doesn’t make it so for the intelligent majority who do not find him funny. Same thing here.

    • MJr

      Agreed. Stupid.

  • Steve Starr

    Selling it at a discount and as a Kodak EasyShare camera avoids the fixed-price stipulation by Nikon.

    Target’s next sale item will be the Kodak EasyShare Olympus PEN EL mirrorless camera. Of course, when it breaks you’ll need to send it to the Cayman Islands where the Olympus CEO’s built their new 1.8 million dollar repair facility – once somebody finds it.

    • Boing Wronkwell

      “Selling it at a discount and as a Kodak EasyShare camera avoids the fixed-price stipulation by Nikon.”

      Nice. I can just see me working out my next shopping trip:

      I’ll have an EasyShare D4, to go with my new ‘Hello Kitty’ towel set, EasyShare D800 (I wonder if they do it in pink?), big bag of dog food and a six pack of Budweiser.

  • bigday

    I guess that an email from Target’s legal dept. will reach you soon. Is that an information/rumor/joke? I am confused.

    • Targetโ€™s legal departement? Really? And what will they accuse me of? Actually it’s against the law to provide misleading information to consumers.

      • + 1

      • lolly

        misleading information … good point !

        I hope that Target won’t accuse you of spreading rumors ๐Ÿ˜€

      • suprchunk

        Lol, this one is as far from being illegal as it is a rumor of something. Or being remotely funny, except in Steve’s, and apparently, your world.

  • EvanK

    Haha, reminds me of the time that my local grocery store was selling a Canon Cybershot.

  • AnoNemo

    Target already knows something we do not. Nikon is on the same route as Kodak. Especially with this crap Nikon 1

  • Brian J

    I don’t understand why there’s Canon commercial on this page…

  • Mark

    So Kodak has bought out Nikon. Hum. I guess Kodak had to do something to revive the company after the fall of film. It is logical that they would buy a first rate digital camera name such as Nikon. I wonder if they will move up the release dates for the D4 and D800?

    Proud owner of a Kodak Easyshare Nikon D700 (non-film version)

    • john

      +100! Get a Sony-NEX-5n or Nex-7! I like it… the Nikon Easyshare J1. That says it all.

      Posted December 17, 2011 at 2:13 pm | Permalink

      Target already knows something we do not. Nikon is on the same route as Kodak. Especially with this crap Nikon 1”

  • EnPassant

    Nikon 1 is the super instamatic of today!
    This is just their way of informing the targeted customers what kind of camera it is!

  • Been there guy

    What you gonna do now that Target has mislabel the item? Sue them in federal court?

    Get a life, and place your order for D4 ASAP!!!!

  • Greg

    Stupid post. People make mistakes.

  • Who cares, I don’t buy stuff at target for their knowledgeable staff. That is what the google machine is for. do your research and find the cheapest price

  • gobsmacker

    “People make mistakes.”

    That’s true, but it takes a very special skill and level of ignorance not to know that Kodak and Nikon are two DIFFERENT companies—famous ones at that—who make cameras. People who sell things should know their merchandise. That’s called service. If Target is too lazy or too cheap to train its staff properly, then it deserves all the ridicule it gets. The posts here have been absolutely hilarious and entertaining.

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