Bought some electronics from circuit city and it went bad in 13 days. I went back to get it exchanged or repaired and they said it is a manufacturers warranty so I need to send the camera to the manufacturer which would considered mailing . I could of bought the same camera for 25% less from amazon but assumed you get a better warranty from these chain stores. the manager actually said there is no advantage to buy in a chain store opposed to the internet warranty wise . So the lesson learned is to not support your neighborhood stores and save your money buying your products on line .Even buying it on ebay is just as good as circuit city .