Local stockists of Pentax?


wvbarnes

Link Posted 16/04/2012 - 21:00
Hi all,

I hadn't checked for a while...

http://www.pentax.co.uk/en/dealersearch.html

For my town of Chesterfield... (population about 120,000)

Currys - One KR, no extra lenses etc
PC World - Closed Down over a year ago
London Camera Exchange - Nothing Pentax, can order
Argos - KR listed Out of stock and invite you to reserve!!!!
Comet - Closed down over a year ago
Jessops - Nothing Pentax

Any one else like to try?

Northgrain

Link Posted 16/04/2012 - 21:13
The first five on the list for my postcode are all Argos stores
Tim

Some of my vaguely better stuff

beginner

Link Posted 16/04/2012 - 21:28
Only one camera shop showed up on mine!...40klm away!.....I just do miles!
K20D...ist DS ,DA18/55,DA16/45.DA* 50/135,"A"1.7 50MM..."A" 70/210..M 50mm f2...Tamron 90mm macro,28/300 Tamron,200/500 Tamron 6.9....A Pentax DA*300... Sigma10/20,FA31mm 1.8 Ltd*********,FA 77mm Ltd!

JAK

Link Posted 16/04/2012 - 21:38
For Scarborough:

PC World }_ It's the same shop! - K-r twin lens kit in stock
Curry's.....}
Comet - no Pentax stocked
Jessops - no Pentax stocked
Argos - Out of stock in the 10 nearest stores
Currys - a branch 20 miles away - K-r twin lens kit in stock

I note their site is using the American term 'Zipcode' rather than our UK 'Postcode,' yet it's a .co.uk site with their server in Germany.
John K
Last Edited by JAK on 16/04/2012 - 21:40

DaveHolmes

Link Posted 16/04/2012 - 21:42
Bradford - West Yorkshire

PC World - K5 (used to stock K7)... No lenses (except kit with camera)

Bradford Camera Exchange - All current Pentax DSLR's (Pentax Pro Centre) - a few lenses (DA10-17 fish) and happy to order...

Comet - no Pentax

Jessops - no Pentax

Curry's - no Pentax
........................................................................
Digital:
Pentax K5- Vivitar 19mm 3.8; FA35mm f2; D-Xenon 100mm macro f2.8; DA50-200mm WR...
Flash:
Yongnuo YN-560; Vivitar 285HV; Cactus V4 triggers...
Film:
Pentax-MX & M50mm f1.4; Spottie & 55mm f1.8; MG & M40mm 2.8...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/daveholmesphotos/

johnriley

Link Posted 16/04/2012 - 21:48
I think I'd direct you to SRS or Park Cameras, to name but two, where there is everything Pentax at excellent prices.

As long as we can get supplies of what we want, for now I don't see this as a problem. No doubt in due course the new company will address whatever shortcomings there are.
Best regards, John

JAK

Link Posted 16/04/2012 - 21:51
johnriley wrote:
I think I'd direct you to SRS or Park Cameras, to name but two, where there is everything Pentax at excellent prices.

Perhaps it would be better if their 'find a dealer' page said that!

John
John K

johnriley

Link Posted 16/04/2012 - 21:55
JAK wrote:
johnriley wrote:
I think I'd direct you to SRS or Park Cameras, to name but two, where there is everything Pentax at excellent prices.

Perhaps it would be better if their 'find a dealer' page said that!

John

Maybe so, but we know here where to look. Perhaps someone could usefully drop a line to the website and tell them that there are some things that need attantion and what, specifically, these are. IMHO that would be useful and constructive.
Best regards, John

wvbarnes

Link Posted 16/04/2012 - 22:00
Hi John and all,

I wasn't meaning to be 'un' constructive. Just curious under the new regime.

I bought my KR and some kit from SRS without seeing it first like most of my gear. Last time I checked on the UK site they still had our Chemist in town 'Dents'. They were a main dealer in film days! At least that entry has gone.

I'm amazed that Sheffield with over 500,000 population has no Pro dealer though!

greynolds999

Link Posted 16/04/2012 - 22:08
wvbarnes wrote:
I'm amazed that Sheffield with over 500,000 population has no Pro dealer though!

But you do have a branch of Jacobs with Pentax gear in stock.
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Blythman

Link Posted 16/04/2012 - 22:16
As has been said many times, all current DSLRs should do a decent job and its best to handle each option before buying into a system. So, its a case of going into Jessops to try the 7D and the D7000, and NOT the K5
Alan


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JAK

Link Posted 16/04/2012 - 22:27
johnriley wrote:
Perhaps someone could usefully drop a line to the website and tell them that there are some things that need attantion and what, specifically, these are. IMHO that would be useful and constructive.

If the Pentax PR lady is still viewing - and was pleased to see she posted here again today - I feel sure she should know the best contacts within the company to feed that sort of information back to. Certainly better (I suspect) than any of us would. It would be helpful if the site also gave contact details for their Web Team to deal with such issues.

John
John K
Last Edited by JAK on 16/04/2012 - 22:29

wvbarnes

Link Posted 16/04/2012 - 23:15
greynolds999 wrote:
wvbarnes wrote:
I'm amazed that Sheffield with over 500,000 population has no Pro dealer though!

But you do have a branch of Jacobs with Pentax gear in stock.

Not that I'm aware of

johnriley

Link Posted 16/04/2012 - 23:48
Blythman wrote:
As has been said many times, all current DSLRs should do a decent job and its best to handle each option before buying into a system. So, its a case of going into Jessops to try the 7D and the D7000, and NOT the K5

Not sure what help that is to a Pentax User....
Best regards, John

George Lazarette

Link Posted 17/04/2012 - 00:00
johnriley wrote:
Blythman wrote:
As has been said many times, all current DSLRs should do a decent job and its best to handle each option before buying into a system. So, its a case of going into Jessops to try the 7D and the D7000, and NOT the K5

Not sure what help that is to a Pentax User....

They're not trying to be helpful. They're having a whinge.

But you knew that.

G
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