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K3 price increase

NeilP
Posted 08/02/2014 - 00:27 Link
Anyone else watching SRS for K-3 price changes daily? Since missing to 200 off trade in deal I've been watching like a hawk for it to drift below 1000 (preferably 900). Looked today and its gone up 20!
Edited by NeilP: 08/02/2014 - 00:27
ambient housewife
Posted 08/02/2014 - 11:37 Link
Live in hope! If it is anything like the K5 I had to wait nearly a year before the price started to drift down. Pentax prices seem to stay high for longer than they should, not enough competition or volume in the market IMO. I cannot imagine a new buyer thinks the K3 is good value against the names they know and love!
ChrisA
Posted 08/02/2014 - 11:45 Link
Pentax pricing has been bizarre for years.

Being significantly more expensive than the closest equivalent Nikon is just stupid, IMO. I just don't get it. Especially since they don't put OS in any of their lenses.

It's certainly true that you can be perceived as too cheap, but they've never been in danger of that.
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cabstar
Posted 08/02/2014 - 12:43 Link
I guess Pentax can't take advantage of the economies of scale unlike can ikon. This woulda me pentax susceptible to price fluctuations due to any supplier price differences...
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cabstar
Posted 08/02/2014 - 12:44 Link
The pound is also increasing in value again causing imports to rise in cost...
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Daniel Bridge
Posted 08/02/2014 - 14:15 Link
Are these offers still active? https://www.pentaxuser.com/forum/topic/current-srs-offers--47457

Maybe Chris can advise.

Dan
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Chris@SRSWATFORD
Posted 08/02/2014 - 14:27 Link
Daniel Bridge wrote:
Are these offers still active? https://www.pentaxuser.com/forum/topic/current-srs-offers--47457

Maybe Chris can advise.

Dan

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JAK
Posted 08/02/2014 - 14:39 Link
cabstar wrote:
The pound is also increasing in value again causing imports to rise in cost...

An increase in value of the pound should mean a drop in the price of imports, but make exports more expensive. That's why currencies are devalued so as to reduce demand for imported items and make sales of exported items more attractive to overseas buyers.
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cabstar
Posted 08/02/2014 - 16:46 Link
Doh it had been a long day lol
JAK wrote:
cabstar wrote:
The pound is also increasing in value again causing imports to rise in cost...

An increase in value of the pound should mean a drop in the price of imports, but make exports more expensive. That's why currencies are devalued so as to reduce demand for imported items and make sales of exported items more attractive to overseas buyers.

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ilovesaabs
Posted 09/02/2014 - 21:09 Link
Including 'puk4' Chris?

Chris@SRSWATFORD wrote:
Daniel Bridge wrote:
Are these offers still active? https://www.pentaxuser.com/forum/topic/current-srs-offers--47457

Maybe Chris can advise.

Dan

All offers are still valid!

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Algernon
Posted 10/02/2014 - 09:26 Link
When comparing body prices with other makes, don't
forget that the SR is built into the Pentax body

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Jonathan-Mac
Posted 10/02/2014 - 09:51 Link
Prices will naturally fluctuate based on various factors, but the trend will always be downward for a new body, don't worry.
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Malsi
Posted 11/02/2014 - 17:49 Link
It is very strange
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Jonathan-Mac
Posted 13/02/2014 - 06:11 Link
The K3 is currently at 983.77 on Amazon and 1049 on SRS, with free 35/2.4 (a better deal in my opinion).
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Blackbeard1
Posted 16/02/2014 - 20:19 Link
I am in the market for a new K3 body soon, & being a Pentax user for 40 years with KX, istds, K10, K5 & K-01 + 10 lenses. Ricoh recently announced that they were going to take a market share from the top 3 (Nikon, Canon & Sony). All 3 of these equivalents are quite close to the K3 on spec although I personally think the K3 has the edge on all 3, except for price!!. If Ricoh is intending to break into the top 3, they are going about it the wrong way with their pricing policy. I will stick with my K5 as my main camera because I am not prepared to pay these stupid prices. A lot of newcomers would change to one of the other 3 if they were starting up, but as I have a considerable investment in Pentax kit I will not change systems, but won't be buying the K3 at these prices. I hope that Ricoh are intelligent enough to realise that the market share they currently have will erode unless they come to their senses on price. They are currently around 200 higher than Nikon & Canon equivalents.
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