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millaross
millaross  845 forum posts
4 Sep 2006 - 11:20 AM

Just to let everyone know that while you can pre-order the Canon 400D online at jessops for 719 (with the kit lens), you can get the same thing on play.com for 519!

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Mayfly
Mayfly  8485 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2006 - 12:16 PM

As long as it has a European Warranty.........

elowes
elowes  102832 forum posts United Kingdom
4 Sep 2006 - 3:16 PM

Check again at Jessops, price now 649 and play.com 469.

Coleslaw
Coleslaw e2 Member 913403 forum postsColeslaw vcard Wales28 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2006 - 3:20 PM

469 with lens kit? WOW!

Will
Will  131788 forum posts United Kingdom
4 Sep 2006 - 3:21 PM

The 469 is body only I think.

Coleslaw
Coleslaw e2 Member 913403 forum postsColeslaw vcard Wales28 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2006 - 3:23 PM

still great value for a new camera, me think...;o)

strawman
strawman  1022006 forum posts United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2006 - 3:26 PM

To be honest it should in the end cost less than the 350D, so the Jessops price is way out of step.

miptog
miptog  83532 forum posts United Kingdom61 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2006 - 4:25 PM

PlayCom is a Jersey based company. Is part of the reason for this reduction VAT etc. ?

Big Bri
Big Bri  1315559 forum posts England
4 Sep 2006 - 9:43 PM

gotta buy a couple at that price!

cambirder
cambirder  107202 forum posts England
4 Sep 2006 - 10:49 PM

That price is exclusive of VAT (from Play's T& C's "If your delivery address is outside of Jersey, you may be subject to import duties and taxes")

Still makes it somewhat cheaper, but it will almost certainly be a grey import so beware of warrantee issues (See below another T&C snippet)

"All electrical products are covered by a twelve month manufacturer's warranty. If your product develops a fault while under warranty, please contact Play.com and we will advise you where to send it for repair. It is a "return to base" warranty therefore there will be a delivery charge to return the product back to the relevant UK service centre"

cambirder
cambirder  107202 forum posts England
4 Sep 2006 - 11:01 PM

If you hang on a bit, the price should drop by around 100, all Canon's other SLR's come in at a similar UK price to US prices, so the same should occur with the 400D, once the must have it now brigade have got hold of theirs.

Superficial
4 Sep 2006 - 11:13 PM

I've bought plenty of CDs/DVDs from Play.com and I'm sure you don't have to worry about import duty or anything like that. They don't mention it anywhere anyway. Plenty of companies operate out of the channel islands, it's all kosher.

cambirder
cambirder  107202 forum posts England
4 Sep 2006 - 11:19 PM


Quote: They don't mention it anywhere anyway

Yes they do, as I quoted before it's in the terms and conditions (although most people don't dig that far into the small print).

There is a big difference between a cheap CD, which falls under the threshold of paying import duties and VAT, and an expensive item like a camera.

miptog
miptog  83532 forum posts United Kingdom61 Constructive Critique Points
5 Sep 2006 - 12:41 AM

Paul (cambirder) a very informative and helpful reply. Thanks

Big Bri
Big Bri  1315559 forum posts England
5 Sep 2006 - 6:52 AM

7dayshop ship their stuff in batches so each batch is less than the threshold for duty/vat, which I believe is 17.something.

I doubt play.com could get away with this, shipping a 500 quid camera.

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