K7 Prices


paullucas

Link Posted 01/08/2009 - 01:38
Not sure if people are aware of this but I have found a store online that is selling the K7 for a great price.
The company is based on the Isle of Man and apparently they bulk buy their stock and pass on the savings to the customer (hmmm I heard that before)

Here is the link to the shoplink this price includes P&P.

Ok they aren't a dedicated photographic shop like SRS and their advice won't be spot on, but are the prices coming down already?

Must be worth a look

Paul

Conky

Link Posted 01/08/2009 - 04:45
Certainly worth a look, but still a bit too rich for me, mate!
In use: K7 & M35/2.8, FA50/1.4, M200/4, M100/4 Macro, DA 16-45/4, DA* 50-135/2.8, DA-L 55-300/4-5.8
Non-Pentax: Sigma 24/2.8
Gathering dust: K10D, K1000, MX, ME Super

Mannesty

Link Posted 01/08/2009 - 06:49
What might be more interesting to some is the K20D price from Simply Electronics. In stock (apparantly), and free delivery for 489.95.
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Greytop

Link Posted 01/08/2009 - 09:24
Buyer beware, if you're happy dealing with a grey importer then go ahead but they are actually a company based in Hong Kong, have a close look at their T&Cs http://www.simplyelectronics.net/terms.php
Regards Huw

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Mike-P

Link Posted 01/08/2009 - 09:26
All stock from Simplyelectronics is grey import.
A lot of threads from other forums saying how slow they are with many having to get refunds from their creditcard.
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Greytop

Link Posted 01/08/2009 - 09:29
Yes I can vouch for Mike's comments. I have also seen many a story in other forums regarding this company, no smoke without fire
Regards Huw

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greynolds999

Link Posted 01/08/2009 - 10:16
There is an article on the BBC about this sort of thing: link
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George Lazarette

Link Posted 01/08/2009 - 10:27
I think they are a genuine business, but being based in Hong Kong there will inevitably be delays and hassles if anything goes wrong.

The IOM address is simply an accommodation address.

G
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jimmoore

Link Posted 01/08/2009 - 10:51
I have just noticed that SRS have dropped the price for the body only, but not the kits.

Jim

Anvh

Link Posted 01/08/2009 - 11:54
The solution might be this link
€ 1049.00 = 895.85
P&P would be around 20
It also isn't grey import since he sells stock intended for his country so if you import it Pentax UK will not find it a problem.
Stefan


K10D, K5
DA* 16-50, DA* 50-135, D-FA 100 Macro, DA 40 Ltd, DA 18-55
AF-540FGZ

chirpy

Link Posted 01/08/2009 - 16:02
Quote:
Here is the link to the shoplink this price includes P&P.

Since they're shipping from Hong Kong, don't forget to add Duty and VAT to their prices.

You also lose out on the warranty and any UK consumer protection laws. Considering some of the QC issues some have had with the K-7 (which you can have with any such items) I would only ever purchase from reputable dealers. In the end, it could save you a fortune. I've no problem purchasing from abroad (I've spent thousands with B&H in the USA) but only because of great reputations and recommendations.
Jonathan

Macro & Wildlife Photography
Last Edited by chirpy on 01/08/2009 - 16:07

paullucas

Link Posted 02/08/2009 - 03:35
Oh BEEPING HECK

That's annoyed me, see I didn't look at the T's & C's...I knew it was to good to be true.
That is extremely misleading on their behalf!

Thanks Greytop for noticing that, I would have spent 1300 with them without realising!

Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!

Paul

Edit: spelling...so annoyed!
Last Edited by paullucas on 02/08/2009 - 03:36

Pwynnej

Link Posted 02/08/2009 - 09:07
Anvh wrote:
The solution might be this link
€ 1049.00 = 895.85
P&P would be around 20
It also isn't grey import since he sells stock intended for his country so if you import it Pentax UK will not find it a problem.

K20D is available at Cameranu.nl for 580...dutch prices are good at the moment however since the models are 'K20D Nederlands' I would have to invest in some dutch lessons to understand the instruction manuals...
K20D, Z-1p, Z-1
F50 1.7,FAs 24,31,35,50 1.4,77,85,135. DA*16-50. DA*60-250. DA*300 D-FA 100
SA 12-24.
Metz 45 CL-4, AF500FTZ. AF540FGZ.
Some Mamiya and some Nikon

Anvh

Link Posted 02/08/2009 - 12:38
Pwynnej wrote:
K20D is available at Cameranu.nl for €580...dutch prices are good at the moment however since the models are 'K20D Nederlands' I would have to invest in some dutch lessons to understand the instruction manuals...

It seems we have Benelux stock since I also got a French manual with my K10D.

The price for the bodies aren't that spectacular you need to compare the lens price since the big price raise last months in the UK the lenses here seem quite cheap now. the DA*50-135 for example is 685 here while SRS has them for 879. It really isn't SRS fault but it's very stupid from Pentax since the prices aren't equal everywhere. For 200 difference I don't see why you wouldn't oder from here, it's the same lens after all.

You of course don't get UK stock but it isn't grey import since you bought the lens at the shop it was intended to sell that stock meaning pentax will honour the warranty so far as I know.
Stefan


K10D, K5
DA* 16-50, DA* 50-135, D-FA 100 Macro, DA 40 Ltd, DA 18-55
AF-540FGZ

BODYHEAT

Link Posted 02/08/2009 - 13:34
Curry's have the K20 plus 18-55 mk II at only 499 inc VAT
FILM - Pentax: LX, K2 - 24/2.8, 40/2.8, 50/1.4, 120/2.8, 80-200/4.5, 28-105mm 2.8 macro, AF 280T

DIGITAL - Nikon : D300 - 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED AF-S VR DX
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