I'm looking at buying a 500d (or 550d if cheap enough), with 18-55mm kit lens. Looking at HUKD they were extremely cheap the past month, being able to buy the 550d for £520 and the 500d for £450, but now the price has hiked like crazy and most places have ran out of stock so i've really missed out =[ I wanted to get one before the end of this month so I could claim £30 canon cashback (only on 550d and it soon expires) but I don't know if it's worth waiting for places to get it back in stock, to see if they come down in price again.
550d - £630 / £580 w/ topcashback/quidco / £550 w/ canon cashback
500d - £530 / £480 w/ topcashback/quidco
Argos & Jessops
550d - £600 / £570 w/ canon cashback
500d - £540
Dixons, Currys, PC World
Out of stock
The best price seems to be at bestbuy due to 8% quidco, and £30 canon cashback, but I don't trust them for customer service, and wouldn't gamble on topcashback or quidco paying out with it being a high original price.
So my question, is £600 (£570 w/ canon cashback) expensive for the 550d? and is £540 expensive for the 500d? And should I buy now, or should I gamble and wait to see if it comes down in price again, missing the £30 canon cashback?
I'm just worried that they'll be discontinuing the 500d with the recent 600d coming out earlier this year- everywhere seems to be running out of stock!