Here in the UK, the local shops can't quite match internet prices, but they'll get pretty close if you are persistant enough. If I'm spending £1000 on something as sophisticated (therefore more likely to go wrong) as a DSLR, I'd rather pay the extra and buy it from somewhere I can take it back the day it stops working for a swap/refund.
Plus the shops offer 0% finance which is unusual on the net.
Maybe worth looking at.
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