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Apr 02, 2012 21:51 |  #1

Headed there tomorrow for a week of baseball at the Ripken complex. Anybody know where i might be able to rent a 300 f/2.8 or maybe a 400?


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Apr 02, 2012 22:53 |  #2

I live only a couple hours from myrtle beach and go there a good bit. I may be wrong but I havent been able to find camera shop at all there. I googled it last time I was there and the only actual camera shop around was in Wilmington, NC. That's to far away really. If your passing through Charlotte, nc on the way. Biggs camera has a good selection of rental lenses. You could drop it back off on the way home. Biggs isn't that great on customer service though.


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Apr 03, 2012 07:35 |  #3

We own a condo in Myrtle Beach, and like Jeffrey, I do not recall ever seeing a real camera shop anywhere in the area.

We've been going to MB for 20 years, and I didn't even know the Ripken complex existed there. Looks like a cool complex.

BTW, I think Margaritaville is overpriced with just average food. You are paying for the name. Key West Grill at the same complex has better food.

If you want a nice place for dinner, check out Chestnut Hill (best lobster bisque soup I've ever had), Cozy-O's (great Italian food in Little River), or Joe's Bar and Grill (great steak and seafood in North Myrtle Beach). There are some great lunch places in Murrell's Inlet, too -- Creek Ratz and Drunken Jack's come to mind. Also, for great, cheap burgers Joe's Hamburger Shack in North MB is very popular with the locals. Avoid the buffet places -- they are usually not good.


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Apr 03, 2012 07:56 |  #4

We have owned a place in North Myrtle for over 30 years. No camera shops at all. It's a bummer. It's a short drive up to Calabash, NC, also and some great eating places there. Usually the smaller, the better. Try the Seafood Hut in Calabash if you want good food, very reasonable, but no atmosphere.


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Apr 03, 2012 08:13 |  #5

Sounds like a business opportunity to me...Be the first camera shop in myrtle beach, smells like money......!
Thanks for the info ........


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Apr 03, 2012 08:56 |  #6

greenjeans wrote in post #14201752 (external link)
We have owned a place in North Myrtle for over 30 years. No camera shops at all. It's a bummer. It's a short drive up to Calabash, NC, also and some great eating places there. Usually the smaller, the better. Try the Seafood Hut in Calabash if you want good food, very reasonable, but no atmosphere.

Where's your condo? We've owned a place at Ocean Creek Resort (across from Barefoot Landing) for about 15 years.

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Sounds like a business opportunity to me...Be the first camera shop in myrtle beach, smells like money......!
Thanks for the info ........

I doubt it would be a very good business opportunity. Most of the tourists are either families going to spend time on the beach in the summer, or golfers. Neither strike me as photography enthusiasts lugging around a lot of gear. I do not see a lot of dSLRs, even when we visit Huntington Beach State Park, which is a great place to bird watch. Unless we are planning a visit to that park, I will quite often leave my gear at home, too. Your business would have to come mostly from the local residents.


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Apr 03, 2012 21:15 |  #7

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Where's your condo? We've owned a place at Ocean Creek Resort (across from Barefoot Landing) for about 15 years.

I doubt it would be a very good business opportunity. Most of the tourists are either families going to spend time on the beach in the summer, or golfers. Neither strike me as photography enthusiasts lugging around a lot of gear. I do not see a lot of dSLRs, even when we visit Huntington Beach State Park, which is a great place to bird watch. Unless we are planning a visit to that park, I will quite often leave my gear at home, too. Your business would have to come mostly from the local residents.

We are just up the beach from you in Ocean Pier IV. Ocean Creek was all campground when we bought. We are maybe 1/2 mile from you, if that.


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Apr 04, 2012 08:11 |  #8

greenjeans wrote in post #14205799 (external link)
We are just up the beach from you in Ocean Pier IV. Ocean Creek was all campground when we bought. We are maybe 1/2 mile from you, if that.

We've probably walked past your place when walking on the beach!


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