Saturday, 3 May 2008
Not really about the bush, but related. Having to go to a soccer match at Bellerive this morning, I ventured a little further to Cambridge, where the Anaconda store has just opened. Stupid! Stupid! Stupid! So had everyone else. Looked like about 45 minutes in line for a checkout. When I heard them ask for IT to come to the checkouts, I knew it was only going to get worse. So, deciding that I wasn't going to buy anything, I wandered around. In summary, they have a vast amount of stuff, but most of it is cheap crap. The good stuff you'd buy to rely on costs about what you'd expect to pay in the city, and they only seem to have one good brand in any category. It's harder to find too, because it's concealed amongst all the dross. If you want a cheap family tent, or some standard camping gear for occasional use, it might be cheaper than elsewhere. If you want good quality gear, and especially if you want a choice of good gear, keep going to those places up Elizabeth St. You could have got a bargain today, but if time was money, you'd have lost all your gains in the queue.