People are funny, don’t you think? I noticed a long time ago that people are very loyal to brands. There are people who will only drive a Ford. There’s no changing their mind ever . . it’s a Ford or nothing! Same with sewing machines. Ever try to convince a Bernina girl that she should buy a Babylock machine? Or an APQS longarmer that she should try a Gammill? There are positives and negatives about most everything but some of us are so brand loyal that all we can see are the positives. I’m a Bernina girl. I’ve tried other machines. While I love my Singer 301 machines, I doubt I ever consider anything new except a Bernina. But I do know that there are other great machines out there. Same with my APQS. I love the machine. I love the people who work for and own the company. Gammill owners, as well as those who own other brands, feel the exact same way about their longarms.
Same thing with cameras. For my DSLR cameras, I have a Nikon D40 and a D3100 and I dearly love them both. Canon and other brand owners love their cameras but for me, it’s Nikon. With my small pocket digital cameras, I’ve only had Sony cameras. Last week, I bought a pocket digital camera. It wasn’t a Sony. I went to the store knowing what I wanted to get but they didn’t have the one I wanted so I ended up getting what the store lady recommended. There was nothing wrong with the camera but it wasn’t for me. In low light situations, I couldn’t get a decent picture. Today I went to take the camera back and the camera I bought on Friday for $159 was $179 on Tuesday. At another discount store, the same camera was $199.
It’s a Sony WSC-WX9. It’s inexpensive. It fits nicely in my purse. It uses SD cards and I’m loving the pictures I’ve taken with it so far. Even though I love my DSLR cameras, I don’t keep one of those with me at all times because I don’t want to leave it in the car on these horribly hot days, I don’t want to carry it around with me all the time but there are so many times, even in the grocery store, or Wal-Mart when I wish I had my camera. I can use my cell phone but I’ve come too close to running the battery down in the cell phone and then not having my cell phone when I need a phone so I choose to mostly use a camera for taking pictures.
As much as I detest returning things, I’m glad I took the other camera back and got this one. Maybe it’s a better camera or maybe in my head, if it’s a small digital camera, it just has to be a Sony.
Are there things that you will only buy a certain brand? I consider myself pretty open to trying different brands but I’m very loyal to the brands I lo