Dixons are doing a buy now pay later offer on selected products. I just bought a Panasonic DMR30 DVD recorder for £499 with nothing to pay for a full year. You can then pay the full £499 or spread the cost over another three to four years (albeit at a very high interest rate. As long as you pay within the year, it's not bad offer. This offer is also available on the Phillips DVD880 at £449.