As most of the posters have already said, Jessops got too big with too many outlets. I did buy from them, but only if the price was right! I prefer Microglobe a small retailer who are very competitive and the staff know the products. I also preferred Jacobs who had very knowledgeable staff. To see two large camera stores that were based opposite each disappear is sad, but the sign of current times. The last camera I bought was a Panasonic TZ30 from Comet - another major store that folded in December 2012. I bought that camera during their closing down sale at a cheap price, and still got the £35 cashback on top! In the UK now, the only major UK retailer selling cameras is Currys/PC World. They were actually selling some cameras cheaper than Jessops!Another problem is that most a lot of people use their mobile phone cameras as their only camera. This means that compact camera sales will/have suffered. Most use the pictures for social sites, so the convenience of uploading is there.