I went to buy a canon remote switch at the local shop. No surprise to me that it was a special order item. I was told by the sales clerk that it would be 2-3 weeks for it to come in. No problem I thought. After 3 weeks of patiently waiting I enquired ( In person) as to what stage my order was at. I was told that it would normally take 5-6 weeks to get it in. WTF!!! I calmly told the sales clerk that I was told it was 2-3 weeks. He said his manager would fast track it for me. I went in the next week to Inquire again and was told it was not in. Some one else came from the back room and advised her co worker that a customer bought it! I was then advised it did not arrive yet. Another week went by. No call from the manager. I finally asked for my money back. I sent an email to their head office explaining my shopping experiance. I got a swift reply stating that the email has been "noted" and that the store manager would call me shortly. That was three weeks ago and have not heard from anyone.
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