k50 +18-135


mrfrosty

Link Posted 06/01/2015 - 20:04
White only but bargain at 379 at Argos.

jemx99

Link Posted 06/01/2015 - 20:16
Crikey that's good!

1stEverPentax

Link Posted 06/01/2015 - 20:51
Argos of all people...they are usually very expensive on Pentax gear. Have to say i'm very tempted at that price...white isn't fantastic but it isn't that bad...in fact for that price i'd probably buy a dayglo orange one!

Are Argos in trouble and about to go under or are Pentax so desperate to clear stock that they are selling to non pro dealers at or below cost? The Amazon offer was unbelievably cheap but even that began with a 4xx. If I thought that SRS or another Pro dealer was going to be offloading them at 425-450 i'd hang on for their deal.

Other dilemma now is do you hang on to see if Argos offloads its K5II's at an equivalently silly price...say 550 - 600 for a K5II with 18-135.

Trying to bag a bargain never used to be this stressful!

tigershoot

Link Posted 06/01/2015 - 21:53
Thanks for the heads up. Ordered one and it says it will be delivered within 21 days.
K3ii, K-5, K-x, DA150-450mm, DA16-85WR, DA16-45, DA18-55WR, DA18-135WR, DA35 F2.4, M100mm F4 Macro, DA55-300mm, FA50mm 1.4, AF360 Flash, AF540 Flash

rscoote

Link Posted 06/01/2015 - 22:34
Yes, thanks to the OP, I've also ordered one. I don't really need the body but thought If I sold the K-50 on ebay it would make a cheap way of getting the lens, which I do want for a trip to Iceland.

To buy the lens on it's own from Argos costs 70 more than the whole K-50 kit.
My PPG link
K-3, K-5 + D-BG4 Grip, Pentax: FA 50 1.4, DA* 300, Sigma 70-200 2.8 Macro HSM II, Sigma 18-50 2.8 EX DC, Metz 58 AF-1

antzutd

Link Posted 07/01/2015 - 00:54
amazing price!
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Pentax K-30, 55-300, 18-135, 35 2.4, 50 1.8, 12-24
Pentax Q, Q10, 01, 02, 04, 05, 06 & 07
(Pentax K-x 2011-2012)

rscoote

Link Posted 07/01/2015 - 06:53
Does anyone know if purchasing from Argos qualifies for the Pentax Winter Cashback as well?

When I go to the Ricoh Pentax cashback site and click the link for where to buy I get an error saying the page no longer exists. The Ts&Cs state must be purchased from an offical Pentax stockist.
My PPG link
K-3, K-5 + D-BG4 Grip, Pentax: FA 50 1.4, DA* 300, Sigma 70-200 2.8 Macro HSM II, Sigma 18-50 2.8 EX DC, Metz 58 AF-1

Jonathan-Mac

Link Posted 07/01/2015 - 07:23
rscoote wrote:
Does anyone know if purchasing from Argos qualifies for the Pentax Winter Cashback as well?

When I go to the Ricoh Pentax cashback site and click the link for where to buy I get an error saying the page no longer exists. The Ts&Cs state must be purchased from an offical Pentax stockist.

The cashback offer is open for purchases until the 10th, so should still be available. I don't think it's limited to Pro Centres so in theory Argos should qualify.
Pentax hybrid user - Digital K3 & K200D, film 645 and 35mm SLR and Pentax (&other) lenses adapted to Fuji X digital
Fan of DA limited and old manual lenses

Algernon

Link Posted 07/01/2015 - 08:46
Won't the purchase date be the dispatch date? i.e. up to 21 days?
They don't take the money from your card until it's dispatched.
So I can't see it qualifying for cashback unless you can go and pay
for it at a store before the 10th.
Half Man... Half Pentax ... Half Cucumber

Pentax K-1 + K-5 and some other stuff

Algi
Last Edited by Algernon on 07/01/2015 - 08:46

whatsthisbuttondo

Link Posted 07/01/2015 - 11:04
Out of stock for delivery to nantwich

Algernon

Link Posted 07/01/2015 - 11:14
whatsthisbuttondo wrote:
Out of stock for delivery to nantwich

It's a web only (home delivery offer) you can't have it sent to a store. They aren't in stock either hence the quoted 21 days.
Half Man... Half Pentax ... Half Cucumber

Pentax K-1 + K-5 and some other stuff

Algi

whatsthisbuttondo

Link Posted 07/01/2015 - 11:49
I must be doing it wrong I wanted home delivery

whatsthisbuttondo

Link Posted 07/01/2015 - 11:58
Online chat with them out of stock

1stEverPentax

Link Posted 07/01/2015 - 12:19
I've just chatted online with them as well...out of stock for my postcode area (Northwich). I was advised to contact their marketing people to express my interest as they are trying to get extra stock in although it may not be at the same price! I did this anyway so i'll see what happens.

I'd actually be more interested in the K5II with 18-135 for about 500!! Will be interesting to see if any of the regular dealers complain about not getting any of these stocks.

WaypointCharlie

Link Posted 07/01/2015 - 14:20
The winter cashback page is still live, although getting a purchase date from Argos within 10th Jan may be a problem.

http://www.ricoh-imaging.co.uk/en/cashback-winter-2014.html
Last Edited by WaypointCharlie on 07/01/2015 - 14:48
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