Can I trust online retailers???

GE90

Active Member
Hi All

I am looking to buy a Panasonic GF5, and the cheapest seem to be Simply Electronics and ProCameraShop. Can I go wrong by buying from an online retailer such as these?

If anyone has any other suggestions for retailers, I would be really grateful if you could let me know.

Many thanks in advance.

GE90
 

DolbyDan

Well-known Member
I wouldn't personally. Cameraworld are a fantastic UK camera shop as trustworthy as jessops, but cheaper
 

eeek

Active Member
If they don't look like a UK company with decent UK backup then they are a Hong Kong company with dodgy support.

You pay your money and take your chance but I wouldn't touch simply with a bargepole and everytime I look at procamerashop I have second thoughts.
 

GE90

Active Member
Thanks to you all for your replies. I should have Googled them myself! Suffice to say, I'll be steering clear!

Any more suggestions?

Thanks again
 

mhorton

Well-known Member
Many online retailers - yes

Simply Electronics - no way

Cheers,

Nigel
+1

Used Digital Rev a couple of times, never had a problem. Bought a couple of lenses and camera's from them. They are based in HK. Just to mention that you won't get a UK warranty.
 

GE90

Active Member
Really appreciate all of the input - thanks.

I have gone for Parks Camera's as they seem really professional on the phone, have really good reviews, and I can collect from their shop (1hr drive). £525 with power X lens, then £50.00 cash back.

Next newbie question.......

How is the best way of securing the lens cap? I have seen some straps which stick on, but I'm not confident it will stay stuck! Does Panasonic not sell one with a strap attached??

Also, where is best to get a good SD card from?

Thanks again
 

simplicity96

Distinguished Member
Straps I dont know but mymemory usually have good deals on sandisk ultra and extreme cards, my last ultra 16gb costing £8.50, and are used by many. Myself a few times.
 

GE90

Active Member
Update!

Collected the camera from Park Cameras, and was amazed at the set up. All the cameras and equipment imaginable on display, and very knowledgeable staff. I am only an amateur, but I would 100% recommend this shop. On top of this, the were the cheapest for UK stock cameras.

Not had chance to paly with the camera yet. However, I have modified the lans cap, but drilling a very small hole in the side, and attaching a strap - very pleased with the result.

Memory card from mymemory ordered.

Anyway, thanks to all for your help!
 

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