Saturday, August 14, 2010

Sony Singapore O dear!

We are all set to check out of the YMCA hostel here which has been our home for the past two weeks.

Husband, however, has to trek over to Funan to get a battery for his new camera replaced. That is after we made the futile trek to Wisma Atria as instructed by the Funan salesman to claim our special wide angle lens at an incredible SGD99.

Sony is promoting this camera and enticing customers with a promotional offer, but when we went all the way to their distributor they have none of the lenses in stock. In fact they do not have this particular lens ANYWHERE in Singapore.

How then should they be allowed to carry on with this promotion? As husband says, "I see a letter (to the press) coming".

We tried leaving feedback at Sony website, but it does not accept complaints from tourists from the UK. (The drop-down menu does not feature either UK or USA, why?) So I phoned and guess what? they are closed because of a "company event" and they won't be available till Monday.

O great! We're flying today, Saturday.

Then it was clear that the camera battery we were given was a dud. We could not use it to take a panoramic (spelling?) picture of our family at dinner last night. Bah!

I hope Mr T is able to get his battery swopped quickly and what guarantee is there that it would work when we charge it up in the UK? None.

Thank you, Sony Singapore!

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