Canon EOS 550D Digital SLR Camera (inc 18-135 mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens Kit) £763.32 @ Amazon - HotUKDeals
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Canon EOS 550D Digital SLR Camera (inc 18-135 mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens Kit) £763.32 @ Amazon

£763.32 @ Amazon
This is a GREAT deal. Managed to get this on what I think was a misprice at Insight for £771.00 a few weeks ago. Great camera, and unlike the standard lens bundle, the lens is a great alrounder a…
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This is a GREAT deal. Managed to get this on what I think was a misprice at Insight for £771.00 a few weeks ago.

Great camera, and unlike the standard lens bundle, the lens is a great alrounder and very sharp (retails at around £300 seperately).

If you are going to go for the 550D, then this lens starts to do justice to the camera, especially for those of us not ready to spend four figures on a lens.

Climb in! This probably won't be in stock for long.......

As stated in the comments, this is the 18-135mm IS lens bundle, NOT the 18-55mm bundle.
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#1
Very good deal, looks to be the cheapest around and the 18-135mm lens is a much better lens than the standard 18-55mm.

I think people are voting this cold 'cos they haven't got a clue that this is a different lens to the standard one, which would normally cost around £300 by itself. Heat added.


Edited By: andyken on Nov 08, 2010 11:36: .
#2
Been this price for a while so not a new deal. Also it was £669 in September (not a misprice)
#3
What? Who? Where? Glib statement not backed up by facts or evidence.

Where has it been this price for a while? Its been no less than £798 anywhere for the last 3 months at least (except insight at a misprice) - I know, I've been trying to hunt it down! Its certainly never been £669.

You're either mistaking it for the 500D or the "starter" lens pack - probably the latter - I'm assuming you haven't taken 30 seconds to read the description, the re-iteration in the description or the comment that clearly states it not the 18-55mm lens pack.

Of course, I'll take this ALL back if you can post some evidence of your bizarre assertions......
#4
I too have been following this camera with this lens. I almost bought it from amazon when it reached 669 (kicking myself now) since it had been 799 for quite a few weeks.

[urlwww.camerapricebuster.co.uk/prod1213.html]www.camerapricebuster.co.uk[/url]

Apology accepted

Edited By: nossa on Nov 08, 2010 14:16: struggling with the links on my feckin phone
#5
Sorry for saying its never been £669.....looks like I started checking about a week too late for the old deal.

BUT You're right about it being £798 for a while, but.......
certainly not "been this price [£763] for a while..."
this is the best price its been for a couple of months
so not a new deal
"
so it is a new deal

Apology accepted in return :)
#6
I'll try and end any potential argument.

Yes it has been @ £669 for the 550D + 18-135mm, it was back in early September and i got one.
It stated 1 to 3 month delivery at the time which i was happy with but after 1month they cancelled the order stating item no longer available. Two days after this they advertised the same package for £899. I got onto CS @ amazon who were very apologetic and after 2 minutes of stating my case in a very pleasant manner they gave it to me for £669... result.

Many people didn't go for the item @ £669 because of the long delivery

Awesome camera by the way ;)

Edited By: curtlyb on Nov 08, 2010 14:22: spelling mistake
#7
No argument. Not voting either way cos I don't think this price is that good a deal is all.

750 here btw.

Your text here
#8
nossa
No argument. Not voting either way cos I don't think this price is that good a deal is all.
750 here btw.
Your text here


Yep, as long as you don't mind buying from Hong Kong :|

Not voting myself either, this is the cheapest for a while but it's been cheaper so sitting on the fence....
#9
curtlyb

Not voting myself either, this is the cheapest for a while but it's been cheaper so sitting on the fence....

I agree. It's not a deal just because its cheaper than last week! Its still almost £100 more than it has been recently.
#10
From reading CurtlyB's post, doesn't sound like it really was ever available at £669.....unless you're a smooth talker who was originally willing to wait months.....DIscount that it this is the cheapest since release......
#11
No smooth talking required for that deal. If you ordered at 669 they are obliged to honour it once they acknowledge the order (eg by email). This is regardless of when they take your money.
#12
nossa
No smooth talking required for that deal. If you ordered at 669 they are obliged to honour it once they acknowledge the order (eg by email). This is regardless of when they take your money.


I've been following this with interest. Are you sure your last comment is right, Nossa, I have had a number of web orders confirmed and then apologetically cancelled and refunded before delivery in the past (which I have just accepted at the time) and if what you say is legally binding, it is very useful information to know.

Edited By: andyken on Nov 08, 2010 15:44: .
1 Like #13
Amazon provides "invitation to treat" which is really only an offer in principle - i.e. web page with product and price.Note, this is critical, they don't have to accept your offer of purchase. Just 'cos you want it at the price they offered doesn't mean they have to sell it to you.

You buy - i.e. clicking button and providing your intention to take up invitation to treat. At this point both parties are legally within their rights to cancel. No contract has been formed.

Amazon send you a confirmation email. Contract formed. Legally the only way Amazon can get out of it now is by proving that they did not actually intend to be bound by the agreement. This will be hard to prove since they sent you an email confirmation.

In reality you're screwed. They just say no and you just say okay.
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nossa
In reality you're screwed. They just say no and you just say okay.



Thanks, Nossa, I suspect whatever the position in law, the truth of the matter is as you summed it up at the end.:(

Edited By: andyken on Nov 08, 2010 17:32: .
1 Like #15
I think the crux of the matter if you want to take stuff like this any further is the detail in the cancellation of the order, in my case amazon didn't really have a leg to stand on as they described my order as 'no longer available' and then had it for sale two days later :-) when i politely pointed this out on a couple of occasions they realised their mistake
#16
curtlyb
I think the crux of the matter if you want to take stuff like this any further is the detail in the cancellation of the order, in my case amazon didn't really have a leg to stand on as they described my order as 'no longer available' and then had it for sale two days later :-) when i politely pointed this out on a couple of occasions they realised their mistake
You're right and actually law has very little to do with anything that relailers do. Some are more interested in reputation for example and therefore go beyond what they would be legally obliged to do. Like refunds for stuff you don't want. They only actually need to give a refund for faulty goods, in fact they can refuse new replacements in many cases and offer a repair service where appropriate. Though I can't ever remember ever being offered a repair instead of a replacement...
#17
curtlyb
I'll try and end any potential argument.

Yes it has been @ £669 for the 550D + 18-135mm, it was back in early September and i got one.
It stated 1 to 3 month delivery at the time which i was happy with but after 1month they cancelled the order stating item no longer available. Two days after this they advertised the same package for £899. I got onto CS @ amazon who were very apologetic and after 2 minutes of stating my case in a very pleasant manner they gave it to me for £669... result.

Many people didn't go for the item @ £669 because of the long delivery

Awesome camera by the way ;)


And you can see the evidence on the graph on this page:
http://camerapricebuster.co.uk/prod1213.html
Amazon's low price clearly shows.
#18
Martini
curtlyb
I'll try and end any potential argument.

Yes it has been @ £669 for the 550D + 18-135mm, it was back in early September and i got one.
It stated 1 to 3 month delivery at the time which i was happy with but after 1month they cancelled the order stating item no longer available. Two days after this they advertised the same package for £899. I got onto CS @ amazon who were very apologetic and after 2 minutes of stating my case in a very pleasant manner they gave it to me for £669... result.

Many people didn't go for the item @ £669 because of the long delivery

Awesome camera by the way ;)


And you can see the evidence on the graph on this page:
http://camerapricebuster.co.uk/prod1213.html

Amazon's low price clearly shows.


You do have to be a little bit careful with Camerapricebuster's graphs. On a couple of occasions, I have noticed them listing cameras at ridiculously low prices (i.e. £300 cameras for £15) and when I have clicked on the link, it has turned out to be for the camera case, not the camera itself, but it appears on the graph as the 'lowest price' for the camera, even though it never was.

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