Can store chains search other stores?

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  1. #1

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    Can store chains search other stores?

    Hi i've been trying buy a Canon HV20 camcorder (PAL Version) but i'm struggling to find the camera anywhere.

    I got a list of Canon retailers off the website and a majority of them seem to be Broadway, Fortress, Jusco or Tin Lin Radio Service.

    I was wondering if anyone knew whether I could phone a head office/main branch for each of these stores and ask them to do a search across stores - I don't know whether they all have them same stock or not. This is presuming they have an intranet system that the chain use to keep note on what store has what.

    Any ideas what I should do or what number to phone?
    In the UK large chains allow you to check stock online and even reserve it for collection.


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    Fortress will search their shop inventories. We've had luck asking the guy at the counter for product xyz ... and he's managed to find it for us and have it delivered.


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    Yup just go into one of the stores and ask them and they can check for you there and then.


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    cool - do you know if this is the same with alot of the chain stores?


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    Yes theres no reason why not.

    I've done it at a few of the other chains before, Not just electrical.