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Old May 27, 2003, 12:43 PM   #1
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Seems impossible to purchase the black camera! I've been trying for several months, even called Panasonic last week. They say that they have no idea when the black version will be available, although they admit that it's been popular in Europe and Japan. Called the local Ritz store, they tell me that there is nota black version! Simply amazing.
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Old May 27, 2003, 2:01 PM   #2
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Hi cedarjet,

the black one is available in soundcenter for $449.95.

http://www.soundcenter.net/

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Old May 28, 2003, 12:31 PM   #3
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Thanks for the tip. Soundcenter is listed on panasonic's site, but has no ratings anywhere I've looked. I'd rather deal with a vendor that has a known reputation.
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Old May 29, 2003, 9:02 AM   #4
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I'd rather deal with a vendor that has a known reputation.
Just wondering, have you actually asked a vendor if they can get the black one for you or have you just looked at their web site, saw the silver one, and gave up?

Call or visit Ritz Camera or CameraWorld.com or any other vender with a "known reputation" and order it.

Ok, I just saw in your post that you spoke to Ritz... then try a different Ritz. I have heard of people that have ordered the black camera and received it. Me, I'm very happy with my silver one.
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Old May 30, 2003, 11:15 AM   #5
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I talked with two local Ritz stores as well as another one, Sam Bass Camera. All said that they had only the silver and couldn't order the black. That's when I talked to Panasonic in New Jersey, they tell me that they don't have any idea when the black model will be available. I also spoke with B&H and NewEgg. I'd prefer the black as all my SLR bodies are black. I was at an airshow last weekend lugging a Canon F1 and a set of lenses, the brass body and all that glass weighs a ton, sure wish I already had the dmcfz1k. Glad you're enjoying your silver one, though, sounds like it's a decent camera!
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Old May 30, 2003, 11:26 AM   #6
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Ok, then maybe that black one was a black/grey market camera! If I see a black one in my travels, I'll let you know.
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Old May 30, 2003, 11:40 AM   #7
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Found one here:

http://focuscamera.com/sc/main_item.asp?id=964587659

I don't know if they actually have it in stock as I did not ask.

Also, the camera pictured in Steve's review is the black model, Steve can you help on this?
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Old May 30, 2003, 5:52 PM   #8
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http://www.nomatica.com/index.asp?De...gue=EN&pays=US
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Old Jun 4, 2003, 10:02 PM   #9
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FYI, newegg.com has both (black & silver) available for $421 & $439 respectively. Newegg is a reputable dealer.

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Old Jun 5, 2003, 8:39 AM   #10
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Thanks for the tip on Newegg's new shipment. Just ordered one. I appreciate the help from y'all!
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