“Seven to ten days” is the quote when I drop the at the Canon service centre, “you’ll hear from us by then”. Well, its two weeks now and not a word so back into voice-mail land I go. 13 13 83, 3, 1, “All our operators are busy, please stand by…”. At last a human, some questions, here’s my repair number and I’m assured that the camera has been received — on the 12th — apparently it took nine days for the camera to get from Melbourne to Sydney! I could have carried it up there on my bicycle in that time!

“We’re waiting on parts, this is our busiest time of the year, it should be two to three weeks, give us a call sometime next week.” Two to three weeks, plus the two weeks already, maybe a month or a month and a half of the one year warrantee for one repair!