Jessops DSLR sale

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  1. Temujin

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    Temujin, you need to do a little search via google. The canon prices are not the cheapest about.

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    I think you'll find though that many of the site's which can beat these prices either advertise their price including any sort of rebate (ie the Canon £100 back) or you are ordering from Hong Kong.
    For some people paying that little bit extra for piece of mind that if something does go wrong you can take the camera back to a shop on the local highstreet. Either for a exchange/repair or just some friendly advice.

    Just my opinion of course...............
     
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    I would agree that the Jessops weekend offers are probably the best prices at the moment for UK stock :)

    5D £1991.45 inc vat :D

    20D £878.95 inc VAT then £100 back from Canon, very tempting :)

    You cant beat the high street dealer for support if you have a problem,

    Most of my photo gear is from Jessops, as long as they get fairly close to online prices I will always buy from a shop :smashin:

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    I buy from 2 different places. AJ Purdys and Park Cameras. Both are on the street dealers.

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    Strangly enough this latest offer seams to 'fly in the face' of Jessops recent company decision that as from the 1st November they will no longer price match to any internet site ??

    Found this out at the Doncaster branch weekend before last ....... thankfully he was OK with price matching a 2Gb SanDisk Extreme III CF card I went for, the manager told me of the change in policy as I purchased it.
     
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    Yip - I was was also in my local jessops on saturday and the informed me they no longer price match, as of 1st november.

    My experience in the past was that even though they sometimes matched web prices they did not always - as I found out a few months ago when trying to buy a 20D
     
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    All I would add to this thread is that Jessops have a costly operation, and they cannot really afford to match internet prices on the high street. They appear to be putting their faith in digital printing as a future source of profits, but I'm not convinced. Dixons batch of high street store closures, Boots pull back from digital camera sales, and the availability of affordable DSLR's have helped Jessops during the past year, but times are hard on the high street, and Jessops just might be a casualty. It's very easy for three hundred high street stores to turn into a liability rather than an asset.
     
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    Surprise surprise, no Nikon D70S in the 'offer' :rolleyes:
     
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    I'm looking to purchase a Nikon D50 with the 18-55mm kit lens, it seems to be the ideal camera to start of with in the DSLR world. Most UK high street shops seem to selling it at similar prices, around the £470 mark.

    I wouldn't buy one from Hong Kong, the prices aren't really that cheaper. American ebay vendors seem much cheaper anyhow, but I've decided against it because of the risks involving shipping/customs/warranty.

    Dixons are selling it for £473, and with a few vouchers I have lying around, I think I can knock down the price to around £420, which (just about) falls into my budget. :beer:

    I just need to wait for the next installment of my student loan to come through... :D :D :D

    "Surprise surprise, no Nikon D70S in the 'offer'"

    Yes there is...
     
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    Not in my local branch there isn't.
     

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