I used Pricespy to get best deal and ordered a Panasonic DMP 9000 from RGBdirect it arrived the next day but allas was not new and had no remote nor HDMI cable so was sent back.
Feeling a bit depressed after being told they had no more stock until at least another week I looked at alternatives available. At this point in time the price was going up on this player and stores were running out of stock, so what a surprise when I looked at John Lewis to find that the store price was only £20 more and as they had just built a new store in my town centre I phoned them directly. I was informed that they had one in stock and that the price included an extra year warranty (2 years) so I asked them to put one aside and I would come and pick it up straight away.
I drove 2 miles to store parked easily in underground car park walked up to counter and was presented with a security sealed brand new player in minutes what a great service! On top of that when I came to pay for parking it stated it was free for the time I took WOW!
I will definitely be looking to use John Lewis again.