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Sony a700 cash back

Discussion in 'Sony Chat' started by Roger_Provins, Dec 13, 2007.

  1. Roger_Provins

    Roger_Provins Well-Known Member

  2. fabs

    fabs Well-Known Member

    Roger, you've stolen my thunder! :eek:

    I was about to put on a post about the very same thing. I've just collected my A700 (Woo Hoo!)and on the way home, got a phone call from the Manager of the camera shop.

    He said he had just got around to opening this morning's post and there was a memo from head office about the Sony cashback offer which I was entitled to (So glad I didn't pick it up yesterday! /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif)

    So that's the A700 for £899 in store, less £100 cashback = £799! Plus he price matched the vertical grip from £199 down to the Devon Camera price of £169!

    I am one very happy bunny!!

    :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
     
  3. Roger_Provins

    Roger_Provins Well-Known Member

    Sorry about that :rolleyes: but at least you got your a700 100 quid cheaper than I paid a couple of months ago :(

    Have fun Marc - it's a wonderful camera.
     
  4. Gordon_McGeachie

    Gordon_McGeachie In the Stop Bath

    Serves you right Rog for buying it too soon. :D :D :D

    Its ok, I am as jealous as hell really... /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif
     
  5. Roger_Provins

    Roger_Provins Well-Known Member

    I'm sure it will have but just check it has version 2 firmware.
     
  6. fabs

    fabs Well-Known Member

    Good point, how do I check?
     
  7. Roger_Provins

    Roger_Provins Well-Known Member

    Switch on, press menu then display.
     
  8. fabs

    fabs Well-Known Member

    Thanks, will do that once the batteries have charged!
     
  9. Gordon_McGeachie

    Gordon_McGeachie In the Stop Bath

    I have just contacted www.camerabox.co.uk who have it for £799 body only, to see if they are doing the cashback from Sony.

    Will let you know the outcome.
     
  10. Roger_Provins

    Roger_Provins Well-Known Member

    Surely it's Sony doing the cash back - nothing to do with the sellers - just that it's bought in the right time period.
     
  11. Gordon_McGeachie

    Gordon_McGeachie In the Stop Bath

    Could be, I get so confused........ :eek:
     
  12. fabs

    fabs Well-Known Member

    Just as an aside, I've just ordered a protective LCD cover for the A700 (Don't know why it doesn't come with one) and surprisingly, the cheapest I could find was from Sony at £10 and that included delivery!! :eek:

    See HERE
     
  13. Gordon_McGeachie

    Gordon_McGeachie In the Stop Bath

    I got a reply back from them.

    They said it does not apply to the ones they sell as they are european models.?????
     
  14. Roger_Provins

    Roger_Provins Well-Known Member

    In other words "grey imports". All very well unless one ever needs to claim under guarantee. One of the reasons I bought mine from a proper UK camera shop (but over the net) - who actually have real shops as well as a net presence. I just feel that bit more secure. I could have saved a 100 quid or more from other sources but ....
     
  15. Gordon_McGeachie

    Gordon_McGeachie In the Stop Bath


    Just as well that I did not order one then........

    Thanks Rog
     
  16. Footloose

    Footloose Well-Known Member

    Gordon, if your camera comes with a 'European Guarantee Information document', (Quoting Sony's info) you should be entitled to the cashback. - Just wondering, is the dealer pulling a 'fast one' and clawing back the cashback themselves, by offering to be 'helpful' and registering the camera on your behalf? Never heard of anyone doing this, but such a tactic would enable them to grab the money.
     

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