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£900+ for a Canon 400D ....!!

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by dangie, Jan 10, 2008.

  1. dangie

    dangie Senior Knobhead

    In Tuesdays Daily Express there was a competition to win eight Canon EOS 400D cameras.
    Nothing special in that, except it said that each was worth £959...!!!
    It didn't say if they were black, silver or gold plated.

    P.S. It was the 400D and not the 40D
  2. beejaybee

    beejaybee Marvin

    Presumably that includes a lens (which one?). And the £959 is almost certainly RRP which no-one in their right mind actually pays.

    As to what it is worth ... that depends on how much you want one ... there are people who actually prefer the relatively small, light body of the 400D to the heavier, chunkier 40D with which they do not feel comfortable.

    BTW I think the Daily Express is grossly overpriced - it's one of the many daily newspapers which IMHO is actually worth more when shredded and used as cat litter than it is as a newspaper.
  3. dangie

    dangie Senior Knobhead

    The picture in the paper was the 400D with standard zoom lens.
    As you say, the price quoted may have been the RRP when the camera was first introduced. Never the less it is still very misleading. Those who enter will think they are trying to win a near thousand pound camera, when in reality it can be bought for less than half that price.
    If the competition was free to enter, no problem, but as it involved a two and a half minute phone call at 75p a minute, I think the paper should be a bit more honest.
  4. staccato123

    staccato123 Well-Known Member

    It's the Express, so that seems a vain hope ;)
  5. Bawbee

    Bawbee Well-Known Member

    As with recent TV & Radio phone-in competitions, can you not report this to OFCOM or the PCC as misleading?
  6. m1ks

    m1ks Well-Known Member

    It's 30p daily, at least here in Scotland it is, try the telegraph at 80p daily
  7. Malcolm_Stewart

    Malcolm_Stewart Well-Known Member

    I tried to draw attention to this sort of fakery last month in this thread . In my example it was a well known photo shop being economical with the truth.
  8. spinno

    spinno Well-Known Member

    ...and not the salt and vinegar :D
  9. JDCB

    JDCB Well-Known Member

    Perfect: the Daily Express reader is thought by Canon's marketing department to be interested in a Canon DSLR. The demographics are just so good a match.

    I note that serious papers don't attract the same sort of close match. ;)


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