Tampa >North Tampa Photography Inc
Best Photography store in Tampa.
I have used North Tampa Photography for over 30 years, as a professional photographer as well as for my individual hobby. There was a lapse in time that I did not have a need for their service, but with the new digital advances I was drawn back to NTP and the photography world. I discovered that the same family still owned the store and they and their staff were as eager to help as years before. Over the years, I have looked elsewhere including internet and have found in the long run it is better to support the local store. You can see what you are buying, they stand behind everything they sell, their employees are very knowledgable of the equipment. They do their best to order what you need, if they do not have it in stock.
For me the bottom line is they have integrity and care about their business and their customers.
Not receptive to outsiders. I have been in this store a number of times. Everytime I go in, my expierience is worse than the time before. For starters, the hours are not that great. I either have to go in on my lunch break or wait until saturday. Good thing I live and work close. Everytime I walk in the door, I get looked at like someone they would not want in the store, but leagally they cant aske me to leave. No one will speak even though I speak to them. After being follwed or watched for about 10 mins somebody will ask if I need some help. When I asked about a certain camera, I was shown the used equipment. I aked about lighting, and was only shown one lamp. I hate that this is really the only "Photographers" store that I can find in the area. I would rather shop at Ritz Camera or shop online.
Condesending staff, terrible customer service, if you're not a regular there don't think of coming in.
Have been to North Tampa Photography on several occasions, I'm an amatuer photographer and they have a decent selection of quality lenses and photography equiptment.. unfortunately the wait staff is condensending and on one occasion I couldn't even get someone to ask to help me out, even though I was planning on spending $1400 that day. They were too busy chatting it up with people who were hanging out than attending to buying customers. The prices at NTP are high also, and they can't compete with online stores and you won't gain anything in customer service, they don't appear to need your (or my) support. Although they do give deals to "regular" customers, just not the common customer.
Find someone who wants your business and go there, NTP is too busy and they think they're too good to help you out...
The only positive is if you need something photography related in a pinch, you could probably get it from them, if you can get them to help you out.....
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