This is what the panoramic feature on cameras was meant for - a vertical, rotated wide shot of the Sanctuary area on the Coral Princess - Jan 2012.

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FutureShop Sucks

Emailed to  on September 5th, 2007:

Dear FutureShop:

I went into the Peterborough, Ontario Futureshop to buy the $749 HP laptop on the front page of your flyer. It was the first day of the sale. I wanted to just get in, get the laptop, and go - in and out of your store in 5 minutes, you know?

But, your computer tech told me that all of the machines had been "set up" and they had no "un-set up" machines in stock. I had two choices:

1. Pay another $100 and take a set-up machine.

2. Wait one hour while they un-set a previously set-up machine.

I asked the tech what he does for $100. The response I got was along the lines of "lots of stuff...recovery, firewall, webcam..." It was painfully obvious he had no idea what he was talking about. I'm guessing it's one of his colleagues who does the setting up...Whatever. I told him to just give me a "setup" one for the $749 and he reacted like that was the most ludicrous thing he'd ever heard. So, I fairly lost it and demanded to see the manager. The manager showed up and within a couple of minutes, magically located a factory-sealed box for me which is impressive since you apparently didn't have any of those.

I'm trying to keep this short because you already wasted enough of my time in the store. You should be ashamed of yourselves. I'm pretty sure it's not classy to extort extra dollars from your customers. That's a despicable tactic. You - FutureShop (and by relation, Best Buy) are very, very bad, and if your Peterborough store were one of my children, I would spank it so hard it would walk funny for a week.

Stephan Hoppe

FutureShop Sucks

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