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Still waiting for my 450D.


ckristoff e2
10 959 Wales
28 Apr 2008 11:41AM
Hello friends,

am I the only idiot still waiting for 7 Dayshop to deliver the goods? My order was placed on 21 February, I've emailed them twice and get the same reply - waiting for supplies from Canon!

So how come it appears to be on sale practically everywhere else?

Spent the weekend in Yeovil and discovered that Jessops had 3 in stock. I looked at it, was allowed to hold it and look through the viewfinder. Lovely jubbly, even if I currently can't decipher what the back display is showing me. This will be my first digi! So I can't wait for Mr. Postie to deliver my little beauty. Yes it's small and feels a lot lighter than my Eos 3, but I don't make any bones about unimportant details like that. The important factor in my opinion is what the resulting images it will produce.

I've seen images from a few fellow members here, who use the 350D and 400D and I just think they're brilliant! So I do believe I have a lot to look forward to.

Still, my trip went well. On my way home yesterday, I called on Glastonbury Abbey, very beautiful, it reminded me of Jumieges Abbey in France. Then I called on the Cheddar Gorge. Simply breathtaking, my second visit to this beautiful place in our lovely Britain.

And I'm still waiting for the 450D.

Has any other member received their 450D from 7Dayshop?
I would like to know.



Frank.

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Coleslaw e2
9 13.4k 28 Wales
28 Apr 2008 11:47AM
Jessops is 90 more expensive compared to 7 days shop, so no surprise that they have it in stock.
I have checked a few websites that sell it cheaper, but they are all out of stock though.
ckristoff e2
10 959 Wales
28 Apr 2008 11:51AM
Coltranekoh,

thank you for the trouble you've gone to, I really appreciate it.

Yes, 7Dayshop is cheaper, so I'd better get used to the waiting game! Smile


Frank.
Coleslaw e2
9 13.4k 28 Wales
28 Apr 2008 11:52AM
Frank, just wondering: did you ask Ian Kerr to see if he has it in stock and the price?
strawman e2
11 22.0k 16 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2008 11:52AM

Quote:So how come it appears to be on sale practically everywhere else?
Because 7 Day shop are selling you a grey import, and are waiting for the price in USA or HK to fall low enough, and for enough supplies to come avaliable so they can flog it to you for their price.

If its lower in price on an item in short supply there is a logical reason. Seven Day shop have provoked a lot of complaints in the past for their poor service and shipping delays.

Sorry, but on the bright side you will hopefully have saved some money.

I would phone them up and cancel the order, but its your choice.
Coleslaw e2
9 13.4k 28 Wales
28 Apr 2008 11:55AM
You could be right, John.
But a lot of shops lower the price of some products while they have none in stock, especially things like games console and stuffs.
Coleslaw e2
9 13.4k 28 Wales
28 Apr 2008 11:57AM

Quote:Seven Day shop have provoked a lot of complaints in the past for their poor service and shipping delays


Gee, thanks John, I have just ordered some memory cards and sticks from them this morning....Sad
strawman e2
11 22.0k 16 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2008 11:58AM
In the UK they can be done for that. Argos got fined a few years back for droping the price on some minolta cameras when they had no stock and no option to get more from memory.
ckristoff e2
10 959 Wales
28 Apr 2008 11:58AM
Coltranekoh,

no I haven't, does he have a website? Thing is I have an order with 7Dayshop. I assume I could cancel?

Strawman, thanks for your info. If it's a grey import, how come the camera is black? Smile

Do I need to have it re-sprayed and inform the DVLA police dudes? Ha ha!!



Frank.
strawman e2
11 22.0k 16 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2008 12:00PM
It pays to check with seven Day shop that the items are in stock. They do deliver, but never order anything urgent from them is my experience. I use them too.
strawman e2
11 22.0k 16 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2008 12:00PM
You need only wory if it comes with a lable declaring the contents as worth no more than 18 Smile
Coleslaw e2
9 13.4k 28 Wales
28 Apr 2008 12:01PM
He got a shop in ebay - Flash Camera. You can find his email address in this forum.
Coleslaw e2
9 13.4k 28 Wales
28 Apr 2008 12:02PM
I did pay for the premium delivery rate though, John, as I need them before this Thursday.
ckristoff e2
10 959 Wales
28 Apr 2008 12:05PM
Strawman,

good point. But is my order urgent? I still use my Eos 3, which I shall continue to use as a back-up and for black and white photos.

I've used 7Dayshop for 2 years now and they deliver very well in my experience. I've been in business myself, so I don't think it's fair to criticise a company, simply because I, a consumer am feeling a tad impatient for a product. But that's just how I am. For 150 saving, I'm willing to wait until my birthday in June.



Frank.
strawman e2
11 22.0k 16 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2008 12:18PM

Quote:good point. But is my order urgent?
No idea but you asked if you were the only one waiting so it sounds like you are getting a bit anxious.

Quote:I've used 7Dayshop for 2 years now and they deliver very well in my experience.
Glad to hear it, my experience and others have been of variable performance. Do a forum search.

Quote: For 150 saving, I'm willing to wait until my birthday in June.

The price saving is down to 50, Check out camera price buster and you will see dealers like Bristol cameras down to only 50 more. By June you could have no saving. For only 25 more you could pick up a 40D (after cash back) from Dixons today. That is a bargin. Smile In fact thinking of postage costs, they are close to the same price.

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