*** IN STORE PURCHASES ONLY ***
Purchased this weekend from my local branch of John Lewis in Welwyn Garden City for £379, complete with 18-55 lens. Online price is still £429.
With ongoing Canon £50 cashback promotion (until 31.12.2007), this will bring price down to £329. Seems like a bargain, despite mixed reviews about the quality of the lens supplied. Have been monitoring online prices (through Camerapricebuster) for a while - cheapest still around £400 for same kit.
Have just confirmed price and availability (30+) with store (01707 323456). May be worth checking whether other branches of JLP (or other major retailers) will 'price match'.
Will be interesting to see how long this kit hangs around at this price ... minded of how quickly some retailers adjust their prices to match demand (Jessops!)
Canon cashback link: http://canon20thanniversary.onlinerebates.com/intro.aspx?country=UK