Best price in UK?
I canít wait to get my hands on a HV20! Best price I could find for a PAL version (including shipping) is £670 at http://televisionmall.co.uk/ or £690 (2 year guarantee + table tripod) at www.bestcameras.co.uk on the 5th June 2007. Anyone found better?
I would not mind buying elsewhere in Europe, but I did not found any cheaper.
Please reply quickly, I can hardly contain myself!
Amazon have good prices £680 at present
This is Pixmania uk via Amazon at £685 including shipping with a 2 year guarantee. Not bad.
Twice as good at half the price!! Go for it and BE HAPPY in your filming.
I paid £699 for mine - but it was worth it!!
Well, Television Mall claims to have it in stock. Email for confirmation, and they will tell you it is stock. They will also claim to deliver the item within 72 hours.
Originally Posted by 25p
The reality is that it is NOT in stock, so it will not be delivered in 72 hours.
I ordered last Tuesday (have emailed for confirmation that it was in stock.) My money was taken, but I was told delivery wouldn't be until this Thursday. This morning I received an email telling me delivery would now be delayed until 13th June.
So for an "in-stock item", they're delaying for two weeks.
Also, although they have taken my money, they claim that no contract exists until they email an invoice to me. Yet, it I cancel the order, they want to charge up to 15% re-stocking fee!
Save yourself the hassle and get one from Amazon.
----- Original Message ----
Sent: Tuesday, 29 May, 2007 9:53:45 AM
Subject: Canon HV20 Camcorder
Can I confirm that you have the Canon HV20 camcorder in stock, and that it carries a 2 year warranty?
Date: Tue, 29 May 2007 09:03:41 +0000 (GMT)
From: Paul Wright <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: Canon HV20 Camcorder
Yes Xxxx, this is correct, thanks, Paul
Thank you Worley,
Will cross Television Mall from the list!
Sorry to hear they are givin you so much trouble.
Well, I've decided to buy. But, even though I know I should probably buy a PAL one from somewhere in England, the premium in price is too great! I can get one from either the USA or Japan for £450 delivered. Considering the cheapest price in britain in £700, I can live with a couple of Japanese buttons and having to deal with 24p pulldown. I'll let you know how it pans out...
Slightly insidious, but mostly harmless
Are you sure?
"£450 delivered". Does that include import tax?
You might get hammered here by the Taxman and still end up with an NTSC camera that causes you all the hassle of pulldown for years. I read somewhere here that someone in the UK got a bill from UPS for £40 ( I think) ..Import Duty on a £100 (I think) purchase. Multiply that up to tax on a £450 purchase and your now getting very close to Amazons UK price...AND..no pulldown issues ( apologies to NTSC Land) or " Japanese Buttons".
I am guaranteed no import tax, of this I am sure. But once I order it and it arrives then I will repost just to let you know!
Just bought from Amazon (Pixmania.uk) for £684.50 inc. delivery. Expected on the 11th June. Bonzai! Will keep you updated.
The seller cannot guarantee no import duty. If customs suspect something is awry, they will open the package and ask questions.
You are correct Worley. It all depends on customs. But when they see a gift wrapped item with a birthday card saying "happy 25th birthday, hope to see you soon, love Uncle Steve" it might convince them it's a gift.
That depends on how many similar boxes arrive at the same time
Where from? Any links?
Originally Posted by pascalbrown
2007 June 11th, 10:57
Just got my HV20 from www.bestcameras.co.uk for £690 (2 year guarantee + table tripod). Delivered quickly and effienctly, would recommend them.
Now it's time to play!
2007 June 11th, 13:30
Try and do an ebay search for Cyber Japan. All in, mine came to £434 delivered (plus any tax's that MAY get added). It should have been £424 delivered but the crappy paypal exchange rate robbed me a bit.
Originally Posted by sajid
2007 June 12th, 11:28
Mine arrived safely in 3 days from Pixmania
2007 June 13th, 05:25
Hello I am new on here. I just ordered my HV20 from Amazon at £682, cant wait to get it. I am going to use it to take some footage of my wedding next month
2007 June 13th, 07:28
2007 June 13th, 14:47
I am the other person who has had this experience with worley and what a journey weve had!
Originally Posted by Worley
I cant say that I reccomend television mall because there customer service is unbeleiveably crap! The emails I got (when they decided to reply) had no sign of customer appreciation just blunt and not neceseraly answering my question.
I think they are a legit company but they didnt wont to answer some of my really simple questions like, why does this camcorder take 10 days to deliver if it is in stock?
No doubt they will get alot of business beacause they have cheap prices but again if you have crap customer service eventually it wil catch up on the business.
2007 June 13th, 15:23
2007 June 20th, 10:34
I just got back from Italy to find a lovely new HV20 waiting for me. All in it cost me £434 from Japan, so I saved £250+ over the uk PAL version. That was too much of a discrepancy for me. No customs/tax etc thanks to the guys at cyber japan.
2007 June 20th, 11:51
Excellent. I'm glad they managed to slip it through customs for you.
Can't say I'm not jealous at your saving. I am. Very.
Now, get shooting with it, and post some footage for us all to see!