Friday, November 5, 2010

My new Golla Bag

I've been on the hunt for a new camera bag probably every since I bought the camera a few years ago.  I got a "free" camera bag when I purchased the camera but it's this big, black, box-y looking bag that I hate carrying so I am constantly using different little bags or buying different bags to use as a camera bag, or just throwing the camera in my purse, which I know is not good.  So I'm always on the lookout for a new bag, that doesn't cost an arm and a leg.  I had seen a bag at Walmart a while back and thought it was cute, but didn't get it because I wasn't sure if I would actually use it and it cost $20.  Heaven forbid I spend that much money on a camera bag that I probably wouldn't like.  LOL!  Well I decided the other day that I wanted to get it, however Walmart doesn't carry it anymore.  Stinkohla!  So earlier this week I was in Sears and saw this camera bag.  It was cute, fun, and seemed practical.  I ask the price - $49.99.  GASP!  I put it back....I'm not paying $50 for a camera bag.  I spent all week online searching for it cheaper and couldn't find it any cheaper.  So last night after work I went to Sears and bought it.  Before that though, I had the man at the counter take all the packaging off so I could "play" with it.  I adjusted the straps to make them longer so I could wear it cross body and then shorter so I could just sling on my shoulder like a purse.  I took my camera in with me and put it in the bag to make sure I liked it and that there was plenty of room for it and my other lens.  I loved the color, the size, the look, the feel.  I really, really liked this bag and wanted it, but did I want to pay $50 for it?  I asked if he had any coupons...nope.  He even did some looking around to see if he could price match it with some local stores....nothing.  I caved and paid the $50.  I'm going to be getting an expense check from work for some deliveries I did so I'm justifying the camera bag with that money.  Shawn's probably going to explode when he sees the receipt....which is probably why I haven't told him about the bag yet.  LOL!  He's always talking about our photography business and getting it started.  I'll just let him know that it's an investment in our future success as photographers.  Yeah, that's what I'll say!  I can't wait to carry that bag this weekend when we go to St. Louis for a wedding and to the Arch!



4 comments:

Suzy said...

Nice bag! Love it, very stylish!

Stacey Jessee Glenn said...

Thanks! I LOVE this bag! I got to use it all weekend while we were in St. Louis and it's very user friendly and fun. I love that I like it and think I have finally found a bag to meet my needs! :)

Angela2932 said...

Looks like you did great finding a bag that works just right for you! I like how you tested it out thoroughly in the store, first! Nothing like a bad bag to make you want to leave your camera at home, and then how can you launch a new business that way?

Stacey Jessee Glenn said...

You said it Angela! I've even been carrying the bag with me to work and I don't even have the opportunity to take pictures, it's just fun to carry!