After PanaFoto sent me the emails stating that they had sold all of the Olympus SP550 UZ cameras that they had in stock and they had no idea if or when they would have more, I started searching again.
I was fortunate to find one on Ebay and bought it. I received an email yesterday that it has been shipped. I had the seller send it to my daughter’s house in Texas and that will save me over $100 in duty, taxes and handling.
I have always had good luck with Ebay and don’t expect any problems this time. The only bad thing is that it is testing my patience since I have to wait until I get to the US to get it. At my age I have a problem with deferred gratification.
My plan is to take my existing Canon S2 to the US and see if my daughter can get a better repair price from the Canon repair center in Texas. If she can, she will have gotten a good camera out of the deal as well.
To see the previous post on this subject, go here.