Tuesday, February 10, 2009

ARRRRRRGH!!

Cameras. They are useful. They take nice pictures of yarn and fiber and projects and friends and good times. Oh, wouldn't it be nice to be able to take all of those nice pictures? I think it would. But cameras need charged batteries. Without a charged battery a camera is about as useful as a lead paperweight. To have a charged battery, one must have a battery charger. What does one do when they lose said battery charger? Besides freak out, people....there's a lot one can do. One can, like me, run to every electronics store within a ten miles radius (for me, that's a whole hell of a lot of electronics stores) and search high and low for the very mysterious camera battery charger. All these stores carry tons of cameras, why do they not carry the "matching" battery chargers? Sure they have generic chargers for each brand; Nikon, Sony, Olympus, etc. So I bought one, the one supposedly made for my camera. And it didn't work. Nope, let that thing charge for two hours (was only supposed to take one)....and nothing. It did nothing. First of all, I bought the thing for $45. It should work for that amount of money. So, I had to take it back. Reluctantly I just went to Olympus' website and bought one on there. I was trying to avoid this because I'm leaving for a cruise to the Bahamas on Friday morning and NEED the charger asap so I can take pretty pictures of gorgeous water, fruity drinks, etc. I ended up paying more than $60 for this charger. I had to have express shipping of course, which upped the price an ungodly amount. Can you believe that? They should offer at least one free replacement of the charger....that's just my opinion, I'm sure Olympus disagrees as they do not actually do that. If that charger doesn't come in the mail by Wednesday, Olympus will have a MAJOR problem on their hands....ME.

Pics of recent fiber related projects to come soon.....or else!

3 comments:

Kristi said...

When I lost my camera charger, I went to the camera store with the battery number in hand and they had a universal charger (With changeable faceplates) for like ... $25? Anyway, you might try that. If the battery fit in the charger and didn't charge, it might be the battery, I would think, but I don't know ...

RacineDKringle said...

Someone's law (maybe Murphy's cousin) dictates that today, after spending the money for the new charger, you will find your old one mysteriously in a place you have looked fifty-nine times before. ;)

Glad you were able to get one on the way!

Mia said...

so sorry.. that stinks. I would have just sucked it up for that much money and got an additional camera! Have fun on the cruise!