The off-duty salesperson agreed to come off his break to sell something to us, and told us the last Canon A70 was the display model they had put up there for the last two days. It had a few finger smudges on the LCD display, but the brushed metal case had kept all other fingerprints well off it. Other than that it was raring to go, had an extra set of batteries for display, and the complete box kit under the counter. So we bought it.
That's when the other sales guy said, "Oh... I was supposed to put that on hold..."
And as we turned to go with the box another lady in the store suddenly gasped in surprise at something the other salesguy said and turned towards us, "You mean THEY bought..."
I guess we disappointed two other people with our quick decision capabilities. I'm very glad that I did my research early. And now there's a nicely wrapped package under the tree for me for tomorrow.