I had a very satisfactory camera-buying experience, over a few days last week, when nothing was 'on sale' but still I got a fair deal upon buying my first digital point & shoot (with manual settings options.) I phoned first, and was referred to Jerry in the camera dept. Both on phone and in person he was solid, considerate, and even funny, he left instructions for someone else to help me on his day off, and so forth. Between him and my own research I came away with a deal on the camera, after-market battery and memory card(s) for professional and personal use. As with any purchase anywhere, you gotta ask good questions to get good results. I'm loving that camera!! I'll return to the CC Samy's. (My first Samy's experience).