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Old Mar 16, 2010, 5:00 AM   #1
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Sorry if this thread is not the proper category, seemed best for this.

Anyway, does any of our UK friends here in the forum have any knowledge or thoughts about online stores in the UK for buying a camera. I getting very near to making a purchase, I have my eye on a couple of stores such as: http://www.camerabox.co.uk/default.asp

and especially: http://www.mydigitaland.com/

Any thoughts, advice... warnings would be appreciated.

Many kind thanks and all the best.

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I purchased my Panasonic TZ5 from camerabox and they did a good job... however I've heard of a few people have problems.

I generally use http://www.warehouseexpress.com/Home/default.aspx or http://www.mifsuds.com/acatalog/ActChange.htm and have spent about £12,000 between the two of them over the years and have never had an issue. Mifsuds is my local quality store being less than an hour away so for hands on stuff I go into the shop, otherwise I will order online from whichever is the cheapest of the 2.
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Many thanks. Apparently misfuds delivers only to the UK and Ireland, otherwise they sure seem like one switched on store. I need to find a UK store that delivers to Finland. Thanks again.
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I have had good experience with WarehouseExpress too.

Also try Park Cameras.
http://www.parkcameras.com/
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Old Mar 17, 2010, 1:12 AM   #5
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Thanks, I was hoping someone in the UK might chimie in soon. Thanks for info about parkcamera and WarehouseExpress. I will check them out again, as to their prices and what deals they have, but the two I mentioned above seemed to have the best price, and one has an extra year of warranty... I was just curious if anyone knew anything, good or bad about these two companies.

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...I was hoping someone in the UK might chimie in soon...
My friendly local camera shop in Wrexham (NE Wales) http://vostrocam.com/ doesn't do online ordering but does do mail order. I don't know whether they'd want to post things to Finland, though - you could email or telephone and ask. See http://vostrocam.com/mail-order-sales/

Their prices are very competitive, as you can see on their website. I have been using them for about 25 years, regard the staff as friends, and bought all but one of my and my family's digicams from them. I also sold them a lot of my predigital stuff to add to their 'classic' collection (or put in the bin). The camera I didn't buy from them was a discontinued bargain direct from Kodak.

Good luck!
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Hiya, Alan! Manya kind thanks for your link and info! Was just looking over the website. Thanks.

Seems to be that the prices/deals are much better than anything I can find here in Finland (Scandinavia).

Thanks again, and all the best.
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