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Old 02-20-2007, 10:46 AM   #1
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Will it ever be available offically in the UK ? or should i look into ebay.

Much as i like the idea of some of the other offerings, the Sony does come in at the (magic) £200 mark. A little fast talking should persuade my significant other to let me spend some money !!
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Old 02-20-2007, 10:52 AM   #2
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Yes it is coming to the UK very soon. Don't expect it to be cheap.
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Old 02-20-2007, 11:29 AM   #3
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The rumour mill has it due about June or so. You can, however, easily enough buy it from the US - that's what a number of us here have done.
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Old 02-20-2007, 12:39 PM   #4
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Ebay it is then.

The thought of waiting until June would kill me, it was bad enough knowing it had come out in the states.
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Old 02-21-2007, 09:22 AM   #5
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I was in the same position as you. eBay prices are high at the moment as i looked there. I ordered mine from bh photo video and it cost me £205 after currency conversion. Then I had to pay £60 import

Still, I bet it will be £300+ if it comes out over here.
P.S. just buy one now, its brilliant!
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Definitely agreed. I've had mine for about 3 months now. Absolutely wonderful machine. Don't buy one if being able to view A4 PDFs is a big deal for you (it's not good at that!), but for reading fiction it's superb.
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I think there is one drawback when you buy it in the USA. If it breaks down, you can throw it away
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Just means you have to post it back to be fixed. Probably a good idea to be careful with it, though - it seems pretty robust .
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Just means you have to post it back to be fixed. Probably a good idea to be careful with it, though - it seems pretty robust .
Robust or not, sh*t happens. Posting it back to the B&H photovideo will cost a fortune. So, if someone is patient enough to wait until it appers here it is the best way. I was not patient enough though.
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So, if someone is patient enough to wait until it appers here it is the best way. I was not patient enough though.
Yes I agree with you. I'm not patient enough either. As Oscar Wilde said, the only to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it .
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I heard over the weekend from a contact in Sony that at the price they're thinking of it'll still be cheaper to import.
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I heard over the weekend from a contact in Sony that at the price they're thinking of it'll still be cheaper to import.
What do you mean? They suggest that buying it in the USA for 350$ + 41$ shipping fee + £50 tax, is going to be cheaper than the internal price??

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If they do the usual $350 = £350, that would certainly be the case.
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I did try and make the point that paying £350 for it is asking too much. I was told that it will be priced as high as the market will take.

I came back with - that'll be £250 max because otherwise people will just import.


This of course brings to mind why Lik-sang closed its doors.
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