Online retailers

Discussion in 'UK Photography' started by rich, Dec 2, 2005.

  1. rich

    rich Guest

    Anyone have any recommendations for good places to buy online? I want to buy
    a 350D, the last camera I bought was from Pixmania and did not realise at
    the time that it didn't come with a UK manual, I don't want to make the same
    mistake twice.
    rich, Dec 2, 2005
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    Peejay Guest

    Just thought you should see this if you are buying soon. The offer closes on
    I received my cheque from Canon just this morning.
    I hope it is helpful.
    Also Currys were selling this camera for £565 with a further £40 discount if
    you uese the code CURRYS40.
    This was last week so I don't know if this offer is still open.
    Peejay, Dec 2, 2005
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    Brian Guest

    I've never had any problems with - UK company
    selling at reasonable prices. Maybe not the cheapest but good service
    (for me anyway).

    Brian, Dec 2, 2005
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    Stu Carter Guest

    I got my 20D from about 6 months ago. From my
    extensive research at the time, they seemed to be the cheapest without
    resorting to grey imports or places with dubious records of customer

    There were no problems with my order, so I don't know what their customer
    service is like if there are problems.


    Stu Carter, Dec 2, 2005
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    me Guest

    I had the same result with Pixmania. How can you tell in advance of
    buying via the internet that an item isn't grey i.e. could have
    non-English manual?
    me, Dec 3, 2005
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    Tumbleweed Guest

    I doubt there is a camera these days you cant download a pdf manual in
    English for.
    Tumbleweed, Dec 3, 2005
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    Mark Dunn Guest

    I'm extrapolating from a sample of one, but my Olympus came with a
    multilingual manual and a CD with the full manual in about 8 languages.
    Mark Dunn, Dec 4, 2005
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    Trev Guest

    I think Canon is one. you have to buy Manuals from them Most others have
    current models available for download
    Trev, Dec 4, 2005
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    Tumbleweed Guest

    Tumbleweed, Dec 4, 2005
  10. rich

    rich Guest

    that's not the point though, a paper manual is far better to have.
    rich, Dec 4, 2005
  11. rich

    Tumbleweed Guest

    hmmmm, well I agree that could be tricky, try this link.
    Tumbleweed, Dec 4, 2005
  12. observed
    I had the same shock with Pixmania the first time I used them. But
    managed to get a pdf manual on the web. I thought it was good value for
    saving about £50. (My French and German also improved!)

    Just see if you can download a manual before purchasing. Their delivery
    is good, and they seemed quite helpful.

    I don't think that you can call their product 'grey' (ie bulk imported
    from Japan etc.) these are genuine European imports.


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    Stu Carter Guest

    I used to find my retailer. The part I found more useful
    than the price comparison were the retailer reviews - you can get a good
    idea of what to expect from them.

    ....oh, and I agree about the manual. I'll gladly pay good money for a
    compact, well-bound paper manual, than a set of pdf printouts in a
    loose-leaf file or similar.


    Stu Carter, Dec 5, 2005
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    me Guest

    I got mine from Robert Scott Associates. I think Pixmania are a major
    shareholder in the company ;-((
    me, Dec 5, 2005
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