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400D - brilliant deal


4 Sep 2006 11:20AM
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 e2
9 485 2 United Kingdom
4 Sep 2006 12:16PM
As long as it has a European Warranty.........
elowes e2
10 2.8k United Kingdom
4 Sep 2006 3:16PM
Check again at Jessops, price now 649 and play.com 469.
Coleslaw e2
9 13.4k 28 Wales
4 Sep 2006 3:20PM
469 with lens kit? WOW!
Will e2
13 1.8k United Kingdom
4 Sep 2006 3:21PM
The 469 is body only I think.
Coleslaw e2
9 13.4k 28 Wales
4 Sep 2006 3:23PM
still great value for a new camera, me think...;o)
strawman e2
11 22.0k 16 United Kingdom
4 Sep 2006 3:26PM
To be honest it should in the end cost less than the 350D, so the Jessops price is way out of step.
miptog e2
9 3.5k 61 United Kingdom
4 Sep 2006 4:25PM
PlayCom is a Jersey based company. Is part of the reason for this reduction VAT etc. ?
Big Bri e2
13 15.7k United Kingdom
4 Sep 2006 9:43PM
gotta buy a couple at that price!
cambirder e2
10 7.2k England
4 Sep 2006 10:49PM
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 e2
10 7.2k England
4 Sep 2006 11:01PM
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.
4 Sep 2006 11:13PM
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 e2
10 7.2k England
4 Sep 2006 11:19PM

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 e2
9 3.5k 61 United Kingdom
5 Sep 2006 12:41AM
Paul (cambirder) a very informative and helpful reply. Thanks
Big Bri e2
13 15.7k United Kingdom
5 Sep 2006 6:52AM
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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