a compact and a macro

Ebay can be a real treasure trove at times. Last Friday Dixons were selling off all the exdemo and returns stocks at pretty unbelievable prices. I dallied and missed a Nikon D90 and the 14 or so K7 that were going for around £200. I did jump for a Canon ixus200 (24mm, touch-screen etc) and a Pentax 100mm macro. There was a lot of nervousness in the forums http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/readflat.asp?forum=1036&thread=35491311, but it does seem that most people got what they were expecting and are very happy! I certainly am. The compact canon is pretty decent, maybe not outstanding though. Close-up seems a bit hit and miss, but I need to play a bit more. It is certainly better than the old Lumix with a gutfull of dust. The Pentax macro is nice and sharp from the quick play I have had so far. This is possibly a better (sharper and faster) alternative to the 18-200 at 200.