Sony A700 semi-pro DSLR body only £274.97 in-store clearance @ Currys - HotUKDeals
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A semi-pro DSLR for less than the price of an entry level DSLR!

I was in Currys (Colliers Wood) today and saw the Sony A700 on display with a clearance price tag of just under £275.

I asked if they had any more stock, but they did not, only the one on display. He did a local search for me, and some other stores nearby were showing two in stock, but mostly shops had one.

So if you fancy an ex-display (or new and boxed if you're lucky) Sony A700, go take a look at your local Currys. Good luck.

Previously posted here at a much higher price if you want to see comments:
http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/462997/sony-a700-12mp-dslr-camera-with-18-

It doesn't appear to be on the Currys website, perhaps because the A700 is discontinued now.
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#1
Couple of years old now, but still a blinding price if you can fine one.
#2
would be happy to have this as a back up body for my kit bag, wonder if there is one in the Leicester area?
#3
yeh where do you live jeff at that price i am willing to travel
#4
jeffbolton
yeh where do you live jeff at that price i am willing to travel


I was at Colliers Wood branch. Their system showed two at Woking branch and two at Weybridge branch (as at about noon today).

Then a big long list of other branches showing just one, presumably the display model.

I'd ring ahead before you travel to avoid disappointment!
#5
Very hot if you can find one. Would buy this if I hadn't just got an A300 - although the Live View of the A300 is useful.
#6
Thanks for the info Jeff first job tomorrow nip down to currys!!!!
and ask for the price reduction or tell me where they have one in stock
#7
jeffbolton
Thanks for the info Jeff first job tomorrow nip down to currys!!!!
and ask for the price reduction or tell me where they have one in stock


Good luck. If it's a nationwide deal (which it should be) then you shouldn't need to ask for the price. Don't be afraid to ask for an extra 10% off though if you go for a display model... :thumbsup:
#8
Jeff
Good luck. If it's a nationwide deal (which it should be) then you shouldn't need to ask for the price. Don't be afraid to ask for an extra 10% off though if you go for a display model... :thumbsup:

Doubt they'd do that, as *.97p products are priced to clear.
#9
Would be a brilliant deal if you can find one. Just looked on the currys computer an nothing to be found within 100 miles of Oxford.
#10
my-planet
Doubt they'd do that, as *.97p products are priced to clear.


Don't be so sure. The one in PCWorld Gateshead had a scratch on the screen instant 10% off.
#11
I just picked one of these up for the same price from PC World in Aintree, it was boxed and new. There was one left on display, but the LCD was scratched.

I'm on the lookout for a lens now - were Currys selling any?

Great price, and a good replacement for my aging Canon 400D...
#12
Nice find....heat and rep added : )
#13
psykix
I just picked one of these up for the same price from PC World in Aintree, it was boxed and new. There was one left on display, but the LCD was scratched.

I'm on the lookout for a lens now - were Currys selling any?

Great price, and a good replacement for my aging Canon 400D...


happy1
Nice find....heat and rep added : )


Glad you guys found one.

Thanks for the message happy1, nice touch.

Enjoy the cameras!
#14
eek
Don't be so sure. The one in PCWorld Gateshead had a scratch on the screen instant 10% off.

Just got the last one from Romford. LCD screen was scratched up like a beyach. No discount :-( Cheap enough anyway. Thanks OP!
#15
As said they probably wont discount as *.97 are priced to clear. You have to be quick on clerance items at currys as the staff usualy snap them up!
#16
Hot, if you could get one!
1 Like #17
my-planet
Just got the last one from Romford. LCD screen was scratched up like a beyach. No discount :-( Cheap enough anyway. Thanks OP!



You can get polish that will get rid of the scratches mate. Halfords sell it
#18
Hmm.. finding lenses at a sensible price is proving to be a bit of a biatch at the moment...

Have to keep watching on the bay I reckon...
#19
How do i check if theres one in a store near me ?

I phone the call centre number on the website and he didnt even ask where i was, just said they dont stock that camera ?
#20
henkeharkins82
How do i check if theres one in a store near me ?

I phone the call centre number on the website and he didnt even ask where i was, just said they dont stock that camera ?


Go to the store and ask or get the phone number of the store and ring them?
#21
my-planet
Just got the last one from Romford. LCD screen was scratched up like a beyach. No discount :-( Cheap enough anyway. Thanks OP!


Try a product called Displex :thumbsup:
#22
psykix
Hmm.. finding lenses at a sensible price is proving to be a bit of a biatch at the moment...

Have to keep watching on the bay I reckon...


Sonys take Konica minolta lenses. I've picked up a couple of bargains from ebay for under £80.
#23
Goonieman
Sonys take Konica minolta lenses. I've picked up a couple of bargains from ebay for under £80.


Yeah.. I was looking for a 16-105mm... Fairly expensive!
#24
Phoned my local branch - they said 'Sony A700' doesn't bring up anything on the computer meaning Currys don't stock it...
#25
rozza38
Go to the store and ask or get the phone number of the store and ring them?


when i search for the stores the phone number is the same for all of them. Just a national call centre.

How did anyone else check the stock.

Going to the store isnt really an option as im on an island, but obv i would travel if i thought i could get one of these
#26
redmanphil
You can get polish that will get rid of the scratches mate. Halfords sell it


Adidas Addict
Try a product called Displex :thumbsup:

Thanks guys! :thumbsup: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5y6vRq8fF4&feature=player_embedded
#27
henkeharkins82
when i search for the stores the phone number is the same for all of them. Just a national call centre.

How did anyone else check the stock.

Going to the store isnt really an option as im on an island, but obv i would travel if i thought i could get one of these


Go here

http://saynoto0870.com/search.php

type in Currys in the search bar - phone store.
#28
rozza38
Go here

http://saynoto0870.com/search.php

type in Currys in the search bar - phone store.


Thanks for that.

Seems im out of luck. None in the area :( . Tip if your phoning, ask them to search for "sony alpha 700" as a700 doesnt come up. None in scotland going by the two stores i called who checked availablity locally.

Longshot i know, but If anybody is close to a store that has one i will pay you extra to pick me one up and send.

Alternatively if someone is buying one and there are two in stock. I will give you a Tamron 28-200 superzoom lens for your a700 + the price of the other a700 obv if you get me it
#29
icejamin
Phoned my local branch - they said 'Sony A700' doesn't bring up anything on the computer meaning Currys don't stock it...

maybe coz its alpha 700
#30
Excellent upgrade from my a200 which has just clocked at 20,000 photographs, thanks for this OP such a great find for a keen amateur...
#31
icejamin
Phoned my local branch - they said 'Sony A700' doesn't bring up anything on the computer meaning Currys don't stock it...


They tried the same gag with me when I was in there this morning, get them to search for SONY brand and 700 in the item number, they had 2 products listed, this deal and one with a kit lens for £400...

Hope it helps.
#32
Everywhere i've phoned including the call centre are saying that there are none left :(
#33
ASBO Allstar
They tried the same gag with me when I was in there this morning, get them to search for SONY brand and 700 in the item number, they had 2 products listed, this deal and one with a kit lens for £400...

Hope it helps.


Was that an A700 with kit lens? Or a different Sony DSLR?

Nice review here - few flaws in it, but a nice read nonetheless...

http://www.ephotozine.com/article/DSLR-group-test-11857
#34
Hi Just got back from currys chester

none in either pc world or currys here..but saw the screen for the NW. The guy called all these stores for me...

Stockport pcworld - scraped screen / marks on body - no battery or charger
liverpool pc world - screen cracked
Chester currys none available
Chester pc world - none available
Chester (town) pc world - none available
Preston PC world has one - didnt call it
The had one nearly everywhere in the country and in Southampton / Portsmouth / Bristol they had 2...

it's potluck :thumbsup:
1 Like #35
psykix
Was that an A700 with kit lens? Or a different Sony DSLR?

Nice review here - few flaws in it, but a nice read nonetheless...

http://www.ephotozine.com/article/DSLR-group-test-11857


If they search for SONY A700 then no results come up, if they remove the A and then search for SONY 700 then it brings up to two sets, body only and with kit lens.

I grabbed the last one at Stockport Curry's this morning.
#36
ASBO Allstar
If they search for SONY A700 then no results come up, if they remove the A and then search for SONY 700 then it brings up to two sets, body only and with kit lens.

I grabbed the last one at Stockport Curry's this morning.


Did you get the A700 body only?

I was just thinking if I could find one with a kit lens then I could swap, to save searching for a lens!
#37
daalphamale
Hi Just got back from currys chester

none in either pc world or currys here..but saw the screen for the NW. The guy called all these stores for me...

Stockport pcworld - scraped screen / marks on body - no battery or charger
liverpool pc world - screen cracked
Chester currys none available
Chester pc world - none available
Chester (town) pc world - none available
Preston PC world has one - didnt call it
The had one nearly everywhere in the country and in Southampton / Portsmouth / Bristol they had 2...

it's potluck :thumbsup:


The one at Liverpool PC World (Aintree) has a scratched lcd screen as it is on display. It was still there as of circa 12:30pm today. As mentioned above it seems that the scratches can be removed.
#38
psykix
The one at Liverpool PC World (Aintree) has a scratched lcd screen as it is on display. It was still there as of circa 12:30pm today. As mentioned above it seems that the scratches can be removed.



must have been lost in translation...
#39
Went in worlds biggest curry's on Wednesbury (J9 M6) tonight, spoke to Sony Alpha rep in the large camera area, not they hadn't got any. They did have with kits lens though, £700 or so on display.

Went across the road to PC World, they didn't have either but checked computer and said they had body only across the road at the currys I'd just been in...he said he'd go over there and find it, no problems. Stood there for about 30 minutes, he came back with it, open box, but guarenteed me it wasn't ex display and he'd checked all the contents. Paid and left. Checked contents in car park, charger missing and the camera was clearly ex display and the lens cap was badly scratched (though no obvious marks on the body). Took it back, looked for charger, no good, no money off so had a refund.

So if anyone is interested there is a body with no charger at PC World and a A700 + kit lens for £400 on display at Currys (good luck with them finding the bits to go with it).

At 5:15 this evening there was also stock showing at Telford, Leicester and Milton Keynes.
#40
Excellent. if you can get hold of one ;-) voted hot.

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