K50 + 18-135mm WR - 449 euros at amazon FR (about 325 quid)


boudou701

Link Posted 16/12/2015 - 08:48
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http://www.amazon.fr/Pentax-Appareil-Reflex-num%C3%A9rique-Objectif/dp/B00DI74QM...
KX film, ME Super, K-S2
Pentax 10-17mm, Sigma 10-20mm, Tamron 17-50mm, Pentax 55-300mm
Sigma 20mm f1.8, Sigma 24mm f2.8, Sigma 30mm f1.4, Pentax A 50mm f1.7, Pentax K 55mm f1.8
Metz 36 AF-4
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joostdh

Link Posted 16/12/2015 - 10:51
Another nice deal from amazon.fr. I have both the DA 18-135 and a second camera otherwise...
Pentax K-1| Pentax K-01 | D-FA 28-105mm | FA 28mm F2.8 | FA 35mm F2.0 | FA 43mm F1.9 Ltd | FA 50mm F1.4 | FA 50mm F2.8 Macro | FA* 85mm F1.4 | FA 100mm F2.8 Macro | DA* 200mm F2.8 | Pentax AF 540FGZ

1stEverPentax

Link Posted 16/12/2015 - 11:24
The French price delivered to the UK and taken in Sterling on your card is £351.92 according to my dummy run...the identical item on Amazon UK is £531.64..a difference of £179.72.

Once again the UK consumer seems to be getting a raw deal. Even when Amazon had it on deep discount a couple of weeks ago it was much dearer than the French price.

joostdh

Link Posted 16/12/2015 - 12:05
1stEverPentax wrote:

Once again the UK consumer seems to be getting a raw deal. Even when Amazon had it on deep discount a couple of weeks ago it was much dearer than the French price.

I donít think you are bad off in the UK. In the Netherlands you would never see this kind of discount, we have the Pentax cashbacks but never these kind of big retailer deals. Even the kind of deal SRS regularly have are unknown here.

Besides: there is nothing to stop you from purchasing from amazon.fr.

Iíd like to add that the UK has reliable retailers like SRS and WEX that often have nice deals, do part exchanges and can give reliable service. You also have Microglobe that often has unbeatable prices on Pentax lenses (taking maybe poorer warranty conditions into account).

Also the weak euro of the last year has made buying in Europe a much nicer proposition for brits.
Pentax K-1| Pentax K-01 | D-FA 28-105mm | FA 28mm F2.8 | FA 35mm F2.0 | FA 43mm F1.9 Ltd | FA 50mm F1.4 | FA 50mm F2.8 Macro | FA* 85mm F1.4 | FA 100mm F2.8 Macro | DA* 200mm F2.8 | Pentax AF 540FGZ
Last Edited by joostdh on 16/12/2015 - 12:11

1stEverPentax

Link Posted 16/12/2015 - 13:29
The 18-135WR is currently priced at 449 Euros on Amazon.FR....the same price as the K50+18-135 !

Effectively its a buy the K50 and get the 18-135 free or the other way round. What i'm saying is that it would be nice for UK consumers to be able to get deals like this. This particular example is not affected by currency / exchange rate considerations...although I accept that as a general rule this past year has favoured UK consumers prepared to buy from other EU countries.

boudou701

Link Posted 16/12/2015 - 15:17
I've always found the the UK was cheaper, but actually now that I live in Germany and the current exchange rate, you have to shop around really. I always check Amazon UK, FR and DE, and generally would check every european shop, whatever i buy really. This is special deal, usually the price is much more on Amazon FR.
That said I bought my KS-2 on Amazon France when it released (shipped to Germany for 6 euros), it was cheaper than anywhere else at the time - one just has to keep their eyes open... I think the deal on the KS-2 last week was much better than this one, the K50 is a good camera, but it's a 2 year old model if not older... but yes it's a good deal
KX film, ME Super, K-S2
Pentax 10-17mm, Sigma 10-20mm, Tamron 17-50mm, Pentax 55-300mm
Sigma 20mm f1.8, Sigma 24mm f2.8, Sigma 30mm f1.4, Pentax A 50mm f1.7, Pentax K 55mm f1.8
Metz 36 AF-4
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