Thanks again for all the advice on this website, it is appreciated.
I've bought a lowepro voyager C strap and it is fine, lot better than the one supplied.
I've been on a spending spree on ebay, amazon, etc. I've bought the magic lantern guidebook for A200, neck strap, a 5ft tripod, rucksack, cleaning kit, hand strap, lens hood, lowepro rezo 160 bag. One thing I noticed is everyone has been very helpful so far. I asked the ebay seller about the lens hood, he took the time to check for me, emailed me back, the sale was only £5.50. (I'm Lostboyuk if you come across me on ebay). The only thing I have been stung with so far was I bought a small 6" tripod, I thought what the hell for £3 inc postage, I'd just like to warn people against this item, it wouldn't even hold the weight of my compact camera, cheap plastic screws:
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 0282797810
£3 wasn't much anyway.
My Sony neck strap which came with the A200 (less than a month ago) is now spare, I will give it away if anyone on here wants it. I don't want anything for it, I will post it anywhere in the world. If you have a use for it then PM me, you can have it for free.
I am still clueless what I am doing, this is all new to me, my next photographic "assignment" is the concert on 29th this month which I have a photo pass for.
My next purchase is another lens. My A200 came with 18-70mm, I want a 200 or 300mm. Not jumping straight in and buying the first one I see from Hong Kong, I am looking round this site, reading, watching, learning, £140 on amazon for a 75-300mm lens is a lot of money to lose when you don't know what you are doing.
Thank you again for this site, godsend!!
Edit 2 hours after posting: The neck strap has now gone, it's going to Canada on Monday.