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Old March 21st, 2003, 03:31 PM   #1
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..........and the moral of this story is...

We I now have my XL1s, and should be able to try it out good and proper tomorrow. I ordered from www.nomatica.com and www.rgbdirect.com both which said that Canon were in short supply and that they were awaiting stock.....well after sick of waiting I tried to contact Canon to check this out, Canon have plenty phone numbers, but no e-mail, but I was unsuccessfully so I called optex and said they had plenty in stock and that the previous companies were probably talking a whole load of bollocks, and that there was no problems with Canon's.

So any in British Isles that is looking for an XL1s, I have contacted and ordered through a few companies and had no success just a few months of waiting, cancelling orders, re-ordering, etc, etc.....So the moral of this story is if your in Britain get it from Optex and pay the little extra that quoted elsewhere, and save all the hassle!!!!!!
I got the MA-200 from them as well and seemed to be most reasonable priced for this in UK, said they were a little short instock but would get one a week later, but it came earlier than they told me!!! So extra bonus!
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Old March 21st, 2003, 03:43 PM   #2
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I'm glad to hear you finally got your camera. OpTex is a good company.
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Old March 21st, 2003, 05:07 PM   #3
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Good for you, Christopher. You've certainly travelled a long road to get here. Have a ball!

p.s. I'm guessing that your "bollocks" is similar to our "bull by-product".
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Rocky Mountain Oysters?

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Old March 23rd, 2003, 02:10 AM   #5
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I am very happy for you Christopher and I hope you enjoy your new XL1s. As I have stated earlier, Optex/DV Warehouse takes their business serious.

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Old March 23rd, 2003, 01:38 PM   #6
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Your right Don...sure are Rocky Mountain Oysters....though I would hate to try and eat human ones...hahaha. The term Bollocks is shows negativity of something, ie terrible, something of nought....yet if something is the Dog's Bollocks then its really cool...we're a strange lot over here!! I think that was one of the jokes in the film the 51st State. But dont know how we're the 51st, thought that was Puerto Rico....haha. We were around long before the states. :)
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