K3 + da 35 f2.4 + flu card for 849


screwdriver222

Link Posted 10/05/2014 - 12:31
If I read this right all three items for 849 from Bristol Cameras link
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Steep

Link Posted 10/05/2014 - 12:56
It's confusingly written but yes it does seem that they're doing the three for 849.

CMW

Link Posted 10/05/2014 - 15:32
Worth entering the phrase 'Bristol cameras review' into Google before jumping.

Reviews on the Internet are of course sometimes not what they seem to be, or hang around long after circumstances have changed, but even so if I were a prospective customer, I'd want to read them -- and come to my own view.
Regards, Christopher

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JohnX

Link Posted 10/05/2014 - 15:42
Checked with Bristol Cameras.

Yes, it is a package that includes the lens, but they'll substitute the grip for the lens at the same price!

Seems also that it's a 'week-end special deal', but they will honour the deal during the week as well.
Last Edited by JohnX on 10/05/2014 - 15:42

Mike-P

Link Posted 10/05/2014 - 16:11
Hmmm, according to Ricoh they are a Pentax Pro Centre.

Now that's put the cat amongst the pigeons.
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Last Edited by Mike-P on 10/05/2014 - 16:13

screwdriver222

Link Posted 10/05/2014 - 16:12
They are a Pentax Pro Centre
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Mike-P

Link Posted 10/05/2014 - 16:24
JohnX wrote:
Checked with Bristol Cameras.

Yes, it is a package that includes the lens, but they'll substitute the grip for the lens at the same price!

Seems also that it's a 'week-end special deal', but they will honour the deal during the week as well.

Out of interest I just phoned and they wouldn't swap the lens for the grip
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JohnX

Link Posted 10/05/2014 - 16:52
Mike-P wrote:
JohnX wrote:
Checked with Bristol Cameras.

Yes, it is a package that includes the lens, but they'll substitute the grip for the lens at the same price!

Seems also that it's a 'week-end special deal', but they will honour the deal during the week as well.

Out of interest I just phoned and they wouldn't swap the lens for the grip

Left hand and right hand communication failure. When I phoned there were at least two male assistants in the shop; I spoke to the younger one (based on his voice). But...

If 'you' bought their lens based package, then sold the lens and bought the grip, would it be a good deal still?

Meanwhile, at SRS....
Last Edited by JohnX on 10/05/2014 - 16:55

Mike-P

Link Posted 10/05/2014 - 17:06
JohnX wrote:

If 'you' bought their lens based package, then sold the lens and bought the grip, would it be a good deal still?

Meanwhile, at SRS....

Had already thought of that but realistically the 35mm is only worth 75 (ish) so Bristol cameras is 849 plus 140 for the grip minus 75 back on the lens = 914. SRS = 939.

Sometimes it's worth the extra 25 for the service and backup of a decent supplier.

Had it been the grip instead of the lens then 90 is possibly a different story but if they have 2 staff in the shop and neither knows what the other is agreeing to then perhaps they are best avoided anyway.
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JohnX

Link Posted 10/05/2014 - 18:25
Mike-P wrote:
...but if they have 2 staff in the shop and neither knows what the other is agreeing to then perhaps they are best avoided anyway.

Too true
Last Edited by JohnX on 10/05/2014 - 18:29

jeallen01

Link Posted 10/05/2014 - 19:24
OTHO
Mike-P wrote:
JohnX wrote:

If 'you' bought their lens based package, then sold the lens and bought the grip, would it be a good deal still?

Meanwhile, at SRS....

Had already thought of that but realistically the 35mm is only worth 75 (ish) so Bristol cameras is 849 plus 140 for the grip minus 75 back on the lens = 914. SRS = 939.

OTOH 849-75 = K-3 body + FLU card for 774 - thought of in those terms it might be worth it?

The price is getting down towards the level when I might just consider buying - and selling on the K-5 & K-R (unless my wife wants it - she might just), so the net cost would probably be around 350.
K-3 II, K-3 and a K-70 from SRS (having now relegated the K-30 /"K-50" to a backup body) , & some Sigma and Pentax lenses (and a lot of old 35mm gear!)
Last Edited by jeallen01 on 10/05/2014 - 19:25

Mike-P

Link Posted 12/05/2014 - 12:29
Just to clear things up :

Your question was: Hi, am interested in the K-3 (body only)/Flucard/35mm lens bundle for 849 but was wondering if I would be able to substitute the lens for the BG5 grip as they are the same price and I already have the lens. Many thanks.


Answer is: Hi, I am afraid the Pentax K-3 promotion with the free 35mm lens is now finished unfortunately. The current K-3 promotion is the free 16GB Flu card. The 849 price is a weekend price on this item but we can honor this price during the week as well, just pop into the comments box that you have seen it at the 849 weekend price and we can refund the difference back onto your card.

So they obviously got that mixed up at the weekend.
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Aleks1298

Link Posted 12/05/2014 - 12:48
Mike-P wrote:
...we can refund the difference back onto your card.

So does this mean they will refund 139 out of 849??? O.O Or I got it wrong?
Pentax K-5 and co.

tyronet2000

Link Posted 12/05/2014 - 12:49
Do they need a (mirror) slap on the wrist
Regards
Stan

PPG

Mike-P

Link Posted 12/05/2014 - 12:59
Aleks1298 wrote:
Mike-P wrote:
...we can refund the difference back onto your card.

So does this mean they will refund 139 out of 849??? O.O Or I got it wrong?

No, the price on the web site is now 895 ... so they will refund 46 back to your card (which is the difference between their 849 weekend price and the present 895 price)
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