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More than 200 people have contacted the lawyers leading the legal fight against Kodak and its disputed cut-price digital camera offer.

They claim they are dissatisfied with the way they have been treated by Kodak and are eagerly awaiting the outcome of legal action against the camera company.

London-based law firm Beale and Company - which has taken up the case on behalf of a client - has already issued proceedings against Kodak at Ilford County Court.

The case is due to be heard in the spring.

Should Beale and Company win the case then it's possible that thousands of people who took up the offer could benefit from the decision.

The case revolves around the pricing of a Kodak digital camera recently advertised on its Web site for £100.

More than 2,000 visitors jumped at the chance to snap up the camera, which usually retails at around £329.

Although the punters received emails from Kodak confirming their order the camera firm maintains this was an error and has refused to honour the sale.

Writing for The Register earlier this month, Michael Archer, a partner at Beale and Company said: "Most consumers would believe, having received such an acknowledgement from the site, having placed their order and given their credit card details and been told that the £100 will be charged to their card, that their purchase has been made.

"Terms on the site do not make it clear that this does not represent confirmation that the purchase has been made and it would be very surprising if a court were to say that no contract yet existed," he said.

No one from Kodak was available for comment by press time. ®

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