Sale bargains around... post here...

Pete Delaney

Well-known Member
Well,

I haven't particularly looked far and wide for sales bargains yet but Play.com have the Nex5n for £485 with kit lens:eek:

I can't justify getting this as I think my wife would kill me but at that price it's a very good buy. I'm amazed frankly and it's being supplied by Play too and not a 3rd party affiliate.

Pete.:)

Mmmm seems to be the same at Amazon too.
 

Pete Delaney

Well-known Member
Id rather Amazon.
I wrote to Amazon about their products and they guarantee non grey imports...or at least they did to me. Having said that if a grey import was very cheap and covered by proper international warranty I wouldn't care too much.
 

twist

Distinguished Member
Me neither tbh, as long as Amazon sorts it out and it doesnt need to go back to Thailand Id know all would be fine. Find their CS brilliant.
 

Thug

Moderator
Bought a keyboard with a 2 year guarentee from play.com and it went faulty after 4 months.
Play told me that i had to deal directly with the manufacturers in Holland and send it back there (at my expense).
I explained about the 2 year guarentee and they stated that due to them being an off shore company they only offered a 3 month guarentee and there was nothing that they could do about it.

Things may appear cheaper with play.com but you could pay in the long run.
 

Johnmcl7

Distinguished Member
Bought a keyboard with a 2 year guarentee from play.com and it went faulty after 4 months.
Play told me that i had to deal directly with the manufacturers in Holland and send it back there (at my expense).
I explained about the 2 year guarentee and they stated that due to them being an off shore company they only offered a 3 month guarentee and there was nothing that they could do about it.

Things may appear cheaper with play.com but you could pay in the long run.
Agreed and I think it's worth pointing this out, I wouldn't buy any electronics items (bar cheap stuff) from Play for this reason.

John
 

Pete Delaney

Well-known Member
Agreed and I think it's worth pointing this out, I wouldn't buy any electronics items (bar cheap stuff) from Play for this reason.

John
Good that this has been highlighted then. In the case of cameras though I guess each would be covered by the manufacturers international warranty?
 

Pete Delaney

Well-known Member
Not always.

The only things i tend to buy of the internet are blu rays & merony cards due to their high prices in shops :)
Speaking of memory I got a 16gb San Disk Pro SDHC from Amazon for £39.95 with an astonishing 600x performance. Waiting to use it ;)
 

Johnmcl7

Distinguished Member
Good that this has been highlighted then. In the case of cameras though I guess each would be covered by the manufacturers international warranty?
Technically yes but it's a bit of a confusing area as generally in the UK your contract is with the retailer not the manufacturer so it's the retailer you deal with rather than the manufacturer. With that in mind RMA support from manufacturers isn't always plain sailing, there's been a few topics here where people have been getting nowhere with the manufacturer and had more success with the retailer. So you do have the backup of the manufacturer if the retailer is no use but I'd prefer spending a bit more and getting it from a decent retailer.

I stopped buying from Play a while ago as I was sick of their poor customer services and poor handling of their own errors, when they sent out the wrong item you had to post it back yourself, wait for them to receive it (usually needing chased up) then wait for the replacement to be sent out then start chasing them up for the postal cost refund.

John
 

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