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Thumbs up! for Parcel Force 24. & Jessops !

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Thumbs up! for Parcel Force 24. & Jessops !

I have been looking for a new camera, for some time, to replace my trusty Panasonic DMC FZ28 ( 18X optical zoom)... because it has served me well for the past 5 years and is looking decidedly tatty.... been mistreated, cos I take it everywhere, and it gets chucked in the back of the car, behind my seat, on the floor,.... but... still works good...
So, I did some research, and wanted two main criteria.... the biggest possible ZoooOOOM with the least cost....
The Panasonic DMC FZ72 came out on top, with 60 X optical zoom.... AND LEICA lens system.  priced at £370 in the local photographic shop, I decided to wait until the new year sales before getting excited... however, in my boredom, decided to check out prices on the net... 
FIrst up came John Lewis...at £340  ....
then Jessops at £320 with a "price match" offer... so a bit more digging around got me to
Cameraworld at £299  then up popped 
WEX photographic at £294  but best of all came
SLR Hut... at  £260....
Now, I have read things about SLR hut, that turned me off, so Jessops offer of "price match" was sent off and they said... "OK>> MATCHED ".. phone us up...
I phoned them at about 15.30 yesterday, and ordered/paid for it.... also had an offer on an 8 GB superfast SANDISK card with 25% off... bringing the total for the
camera and card to £280.19p
.... after "closing the sale"... the guy on the phone said... it will be with you tomorrow...."... and I put the phone down saying Thanks... !..
not believing a word of it... until......
  at 15.50 today.... a Enterprise white transit van pulled up outside the house, just as we were about to go out... so I was going to give the driver "what for"... blocking my driveway... when he produced a brown cardboard box, and one of those " sign `ear, mate, gizmo`s"...
YUP !... my camera has arrived.... CHUFFED TO BITS....
Happy Christmas to me...... and all my readers ! ! ..  Cheesy
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Re: Thumbs up! for Parcel Force 24. & Jessops !

Excellent deal....well done shutter.
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Re: Thumbs up! for Parcel Force 24. & Jessops !

enjoy!  may we expect more first class pikkies from you in the new year?
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Re: Thumbs up! for Parcel Force 24. & Jessops !

I always do my best !.... see http://flickrhivemind.net/User/Skoda-Driver/Recent
and of course... visit my website....  Wink
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Re: Thumbs up! for Parcel Force 24. & Jessops !

So you flogging your "tatty" old one  Wink
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Re: Thumbs up! for Parcel Force 24. & Jessops !

That's a great deal. Hope you enjoy your new 'toy' Smiley

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Re: Thumbs up! for Parcel Force 24. & Jessops !

Well one there mate that sounds like you done a brilliant bit of bargain hunting!
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Re: Thumbs up! for Parcel Force 24. & Jessops !

Quote from: Hairy
So you flogging your "tatty" old one  Wink

Could be !... Offer?
will include a couple of spare batteries.... a 1.4 sigma telephoto lens... and a memory card... lens cap. strap. and usb lead.... plus mains battery charger
For info,.... the spare batteries are not "normally" required on "one day shoot"..  I got them for hols, in case I could not charge up the battery...
P. M. me with offers ......