I decided to stop in to Thompson one day when I was looking for a tripod, best decision I could have made. Buddy is not only friendly, knowledgeable, and informative, but he does not care to spend some time discussing what you are looking for, how you might use it, but he also will share information and techniques. I might find something $5 or $10 cheaper online, but I will buy at Thompson because I know I have been steered in the right direction. If you haven't stopped in, do so. Find out just how much better a local brick and mortar really is.....
Pros: Knowledgable, Courteous, Informative, friendly
Cons: Small parking lot...LOL