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    Looking for the best price/deal on the Panasonic DMC-TZ5 Digital camera

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    I am looking for the best price/deal on the Panasonic DMC-TZ5 ?
    Digital camera .................
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    . Has anyone seen a good deal for this digital camera?

    OR is there a better camera in the same price range ?

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    There are some nice saver bundles here if you are after the case, etc to go with it camerabox.co.uk/pro…462

    Before you consider any of the not so known companies I would recommend Googling them, some of the above are not UK based and therefore you may have warranty issues etc.

    Original Poster

    ok thanks again guys ... rep left for your help

    Foosball Chum;2628435

    £168.79 here … £168.79 here http://www.lightinthebox.com/Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-TZ15-TZ5--Black-10-7MP-Digital-Camera_p20890.html?gclid=CKvw-ay65ZQCFQKaFQodqT_NRQ¤cy=GBP



    Direct from China:

    Our Business We provide customers worldwide with high quality … Our Business We provide customers worldwide with high quality products at low prices straight from China.

    egears.co.uk are OK (presently at £178.99 + £4 delivery), these come from the USA but have fast shipping with DHL.

    If you want the underwater case, check out campkins online, which are about £20 less than everywhere else.

    The egears version comes with a USA charger plug with foldable prongs that dissapear completely into the compact charger body. They supply a USA to UK adapter. This means the egears charger has no cable, which is great if you are travelling light! For the continent you can just take a tiny USA to European adapter. I prefer this to the UK one which has a standard figure of 8 cable and 13 amp plug.

    By the way if you need a spare battery they have some good 1600 mAh ones on ebay, compare that with the 1000mAh one the camera is supplied with. I bought several of these, they cost next to nothing. For example, 2 x 1600mAh batteries shipped with an extra car / mains charger, around £10 delivered. However be aware that some Chinese charger do not have the third connector for temperature detection, so they are not so good. In my case, I just considered it worth it for the batteries alone, and regarded the charger as a handy extra to be kept in the car. The replacement batteries seem to charge well on the original Panasonic charger.

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    http://www.egears.co.uk are OK (presently at £178.99 + £4 delivery), t … http://www.egears.co.uk are OK (presently at £178.99 + £4 delivery), these come from the USA but have fast shipping with DHL.If you want the underwater case, check out campkins online, which are about £20 less than everywhere else.The egears version comes with a USA charger plug with foldable prongs that dissapear completely into the compact charger body. They supply a USA to UK adapter. This means the egears charger has no cable, which is great if you are travelling light! For the continent you can just take a tiny USA to European adapter. I prefer this to the UK one which has a standard figure of 8 cable and 13 amp plug.By the way if you need a spare battery they have some good 1600 mAh ones on ebay, compare that with the 1000mAh one the camera is supplied with. I bought several of these, they cost next to nothing. For example, 2 x 1600mAh batteries shipped with an extra car / mains charger, around £10 delivered. However be aware that some Chinese charger do not have the third connector for temperature detection, so they are not so good. In my case, I just considered it worth it for the batteries alone, and regarded the charger as a handy extra to be kept in the car. The replacement batteries seem to charge well on the original Panasonic charger.





    only problem is you have no uk warranty,

    mpw2081;2693389

    only problem is you have no uk warranty,



    I was aware that egears were US based, but I do believe it has no substantive effect. Here's how I understand it:
    [INDENT][LIST]
    [*]egears UK HQ is at 483 Green Lanes, London, N13 4BS
    [*]Panasonic do a worldwide guarantee. I have registered the camera with Panasonic.
    [*]I paid by credit card, so I am protected by the Consumer Credit Act 1977 - section 75, equal liability[/LIST][/INDENT] In the unlikely event I had a problem with the camera, I would first contact egears, see what they said, and if they refused any responsibility or tried to get me to post to USA withhout promising a postage refund if defective I would get my money back from the credit card company instead, or try Panasonic.

    I have searched for egears and review, or egears and problem, all I could find was a blogger who was annoyed because delivery wasn't quick enough. Others have speculated about the lack of guarantee, but I can't find an incident to back this up.

    However I would appreciate if anyone actually knows of a real life problem with egears. I will keep my eyes out too, and post here if I find anything.

    By the way I also notice that egears is included on the HUKD list of traders.

    AFTERTHOUGHT:
    I just sent this to egears, I will let you know their response...

    [INDENT]Hello, I understand you are USA based. If I buy a Panasonic camera from you and it goes faulty in 6 months, what should I do to get the problem resolved?
    [/INDENT]Let's see what they say!!
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