This article got me reflecting on my Apple repair blessings over Christmas. I had two iPhones that qualified under the Apple battery replacement program and instead of needing to drive an hour towards Vancouver my local London Drugs is an authorized repair facility.
I was very surprised to find this local store could repair my stuff. Their service was awesome and they know their stuff.
Further, the best camera shop near me is by far London's Drugs. Every single staff member I've talked to was a professional shooter at one point and still a strong hobbyist. You can spend hours talking about the benefits of different models with them and not exhaust their knowledge.
This is awesome because the stand alone camera shops near me went the way of the dodo years ago.