The Firewire connection on my Panasonic DV camcorder stopped working the other day.
Hadn’t used it for ages and I wanted to transfer some NZ filming to the Mac.
Nothing. Camera not found.
A couple of weeks outside warranty. Sod’s Law.
The Firewire cable’s OK, the Powerbook’s OK. Definitely the camera.
Took it in to MediaMarkt (where I bought it for €629 2 years and a couple of weeks ago), paid €35 to have it sent into Panasonic with a recommendation (from the service techie) that it be fixed for free.
Got a letter today with a repair estimate of
The camera now costs around €450 and they’re charging more than 130% of the new price to do ….what?
The hieroglyphics on the estimate mean bugger all to me, so the MediaMarkt chappie is going to have a whisper in Panasonic’s shell-like.
More will follow.