On Thursday I decided to eventually bite the bullet and beat the rand/dollar threat by just ordering the camera lens I’ve been looking at for a long time – the Nikkor AF 50mm f/1.8D. So there were a couple options – wantitall.co.za, have2have.co.za were the first two that came to mind. Unfortunately these guys don’t carry stock, so the price was tagged to the rand dollar of the day, unlike the *real* business, SAcamera, who carry stock and can fulfill orders fast, and change their prices based cost of their orders and a markup, not on the cost of a dollar that day.

What’s more, I ordered the lens on Thursday, paying via credit card. On *Friday afternoon* at 16:28, a few minutes before I was chasing my first beer of the weekend, I received an sms updating me that the order had just been shipped. I thought all Capetonians would be on the beach by that time! I was also able to track the shipment as it passed the various waypoints of delivery. Monday morning the lens was at the office before I was.

Even better, my order is probably for one of the cheapest lenses they carry, but I felt like I’d spent a million bucks with the way the transaction went down.

Nice work, SAcamera! You’ve won a new dedicated customer.