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viewfinder
Posted 20/05/2009 - 16:31 Link
Park Cameras have the k7 on their site at THE SAME POUNDS AS DOLLARS since USA dollar price is also 1200....????????

.....Yet again, rippoff Britain!

http://www.parkcameras.com/11769/Pentax-K-7-Body.html

How can we get some fair dealing here in the UK??????....ANYONE got any ideas?

....Only good thing is that they will have to drop the price for any real sales as this camera is massively overpriced and underspec'ed compared to Nikon and Canon.......
Unlocker
Posted 20/05/2009 - 16:49 Link
1199 is the retail price, which includes the announced price rises that come into effect on 1st June, so we won't see it go up again. If the rumours are right and we see price hikes the like of Sigma, then maybe it would have been 899.

Still, I do expect that SRS will knock about 100 off that if they can!
Greytop
Posted 20/05/2009 - 16:57 Link
Park Cameras seem to do this every time they put a big fat sticker price on. No doubt some will order from them but I would hope most people will look else where.

Mind you 'underspecified compared to Nikon and Canon.......' is a bit of a curved ball, where did that come from as it seems to match up pretty well IMHO
Regards Huw

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Hardgravity
Posted 20/05/2009 - 17:15 Link
I notice that SRS are only taking deposits at the moment, does this mean that Park cameras and the likes are advertising goods they can't supply?:

Hello, fraud squad....
Cheers, HG

K110+DA40, K200+DA35, K3 and a bag of lenses, bodies and other bits.

Mustn't forget the Zenits, or folders, or...

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golfdiesel
Posted 20/05/2009 - 17:53 Link
what was the introduction price of the K20D?
It was around 1200 Euro when I am correct, so the introduction price for the K-7 isn't that high in my opinion.
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Bob and his Pentax
Posted 20/05/2009 - 18:10 Link
Hardgravity wrote:
I notice that SRS are only taking deposits at the moment, does this mean that Park cameras and the likes are advertising goods they can't supply?:

Hello, fraud squad....

I think you need to actualy look at what Park Cameras say on their web site before jumping to conclusions.

They clearly state "pre-order" and "Due Mid June '09"
Good luck

Bob

Pentax user since 1978, Digital since 1997.
Kit includes: K-7, K20D, K10D, *istDS, full set DA* lens, etc
Edited by Bob and his Pentax: 20/05/2009 - 18:10
Hyram
Posted 20/05/2009 - 18:12 Link
viewfinder wrote:


How can we get some fair dealing here in the UK??????....ANYONE got any ideas?

Get rid of Brown.

They have made a start by getting rid of the Speaker.
Hyram

Bodies: K20D (2), K10D, Super A, ME Super, Auto 110 SLR, X70, Optio P70
Pentax Glass: DA* 300, DA* 60-250, DA* 50-135, DA* 16-50, DA 70 Ltd, FA 31 Ltd, DA 35 Ltd, DA 18-55 (2), DA 12-24, DA 10-17, M 200, A 35-70, M 40, M 28, Converter-A 2X-S, 1.4X-S, AF 1.7, Pentax-110 50, Pentax-110 24
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Hardgravity
Posted 20/05/2009 - 19:08 Link
Quote:
They clearly state "pre-order" and "Due Mid June '09"

My apologies, I was blinded by the price!

Sorry
Cheers, HG

K110+DA40, K200+DA35, K3 and a bag of lenses, bodies and other bits.

Mustn't forget the Zenits, or folders, or...

PPG entries.
scottie
Posted 20/05/2009 - 21:25 Link
1199 at that price i'm definitely moving full time onto nikon when the K200D dies of death. I recently payed a good price for D300 and its a fantastic bit of kit. forgive my being presumptuous, but i cant see the K7 being as good as the D300, when you consider the cost of the D300 is the same or less depending on where you shop. and thats with the 2 prices hikes by nikon this year!
Ah li' int' east ridin o' Yorksha.It's bloomin girt
Hardgravity
Posted 20/05/2009 - 21:31 Link
Ah yes. the Nikon price may be the same, but does it have a K-mount that lets you use all that wonderful Pentax glass?

adaptors don't count, they degrade the quality on other brands.
Cheers, HG

K110+DA40, K200+DA35, K3 and a bag of lenses, bodies and other bits.

Mustn't forget the Zenits, or folders, or...

PPG entries.
loskeran
Posted 20/05/2009 - 21:32 Link
scottie wrote:
1199 at that price i'm definitely moving full time onto nikon when the K200D dies of death. I recently payed a good price for D300 and its a fantastic bit of kit. forgive my being presumptuous, but i cant see the K7 being as good as the D300, when you consider the cost of the D300 is the same or less depending on where you shop. and thats with the 2 prices hikes by nikon this year!

And I hope you like having to pay for Nikon Glass, it may be good, but so expensive.
Also the D300 is due for the chop with a newer version soon.
loskeran
Posted 20/05/2009 - 21:34 Link
Oh I forgot to say your K200 will be going on for a long time yet,Pentax build quality
Anvh
Posted 20/05/2009 - 21:56 Link
Here are the Dutch advice prices from the pentax center here, with the release date.

Pentax K-7 : 1299 euro, juli 2009
Pentax kit K-7 + 18-55mm WR : 1399 euro, juli 2009
Pentax dubbele kit K-7 + 18-55mm WR + 50-200mm WR : 1599 euro, juli 2009

These are advice priceses but most of the time they will go for less.
1200 = €1365
Stefan
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AnnetteW
Posted 20/05/2009 - 22:03 Link
I think that once it has been out a little while and they make any adjustments to the range that they might be planning I think we will see the price come down quite a bit (relatively speaking). Just in time for Xmas!!
Cameras: 2x K20D/D-BG2 | K10D/D-BG2 | *istD
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T/C: Tamron 1.4x | Pentax 1.7x AF
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Mike-P
Posted 20/05/2009 - 22:04 Link
Bob and his Pentax wrote:


They clearly state "pre-order" and "Due Mid June '09"

Everywhere else seems to be saying mid July.

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