Pentax KP


oldhat

Link Posted 08/05/2020 - 09:58
Whilst I prefer to buy gear from SRS, Amazon UK are advertising the KP at 539 this morning.

JAK

Link Posted 08/05/2020 - 16:43
Your link doesn't work!
John K

barkin

Link Posted 08/05/2020 - 18:21
I don't think it's oldhats' link - the forum software automatically makes certain words like Amazon into links.

No, the hyperlinking wasn't me.
Last Edited by barkin on 08/05/2020 - 18:23

pschlute

Link Posted 08/05/2020 - 18:41
Looks like the original price is gone now (sold out ?), but 582 is still not too shabby.
Peter



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davidwozhere

Link Posted 09/05/2020 - 01:10
I wonder why they are offloading them? Is the new one about to land?
I also saw their price for a battery .... 62 !!!
Both the *istDS and the K5 are incurably addicted to old glass

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Blincodave

Link Posted 09/05/2020 - 22:06
It's strange. The price has been going up and down for weeks on Amazon. Down to 539 and then closer to 700 a few days later, but only for the black version. I would not be surprised if they were not UK sourced. Certainly Sigma lenses sold on there do not benefit from the extended 3 year UK warranty. Dealer prices are pretty stable by comparison which suggests that a replacement is not in the pipeline at all. Isn't the next model going to be the K-new, replacing the K3ii?

Whatever, the KP is a superb camera.
Pentax K-5/HD Pentax-DA 35mm F2.8 Limited Macro
Fuji X100T
Last Edited by Blincodave on 09/05/2020 - 22:30

oldhat

Link Posted 10/05/2020 - 09:48
Hello again.
Not my link, just appeared?
Price today 554 !!!! Seems bizarre as K70 dearer.

Lubbyman

Link Posted 10/05/2020 - 12:00
Amazon: Black KP 554.37; Silver KP 800.97; Silver KP + grip 997.97
SRS: Black KP 949.00; Silver KP + grip 799 ('free' grip)

I don't understand either. But I'd expect Amazon's prices to be determined by a computer algorithm that uses things like supply price, recent purchases, stock level etc., and the algorithm might be a bit wobbly when small numbers are involved. SRS's pricing algorithm is presumably in Chris' head, from what he says on this forum it depends strongly on the supply price, and not being a computer Chris doesn't change prices at the drop of a hat.

Ours is not to reason why, ours is just to look and buy.... (or in my case, not buy).

Steve

HarisF1

Link Posted 10/05/2020 - 13:03
Yep it's a stupid system but it's nice when it works well (K-70 for 200 odd a couple years ago).

Blincodave

Link Posted 11/05/2020 - 11:52
532 yesterday, 647 today!
Pentax K-5/HD Pentax-DA 35mm F2.8 Limited Macro
Fuji X100T

spinno

Link Posted 11/05/2020 - 13:26
Blincodave wrote:
532 yesterday, 647 today!

Perhaps we should have a sweepstake as to tomorrow's price...679 my entry
(When the fun stops, stop)
David

DOIK

Link Posted 11/05/2020 - 16:21
Blincodave wrote:
532 yesterday, 647 today!

He who hesitates........

John

Blincodave

Link Posted 11/05/2020 - 17:01
DOIK wrote:
Blincodave wrote:
532 yesterday, 647 today!

He who hesitates........

John

I already have one
Pentax K-5/HD Pentax-DA 35mm F2.8 Limited Macro
Fuji X100T

spinno

Link Posted 11/05/2020 - 22:33
615.41 this evening!
David

spinno

Link Posted 12/05/2020 - 13:41
spinno wrote:
Blincodave wrote:
532 yesterday, 647 today!

Perhaps we should have a sweepstake as to tomorrow's price...679 my entry
(When the fun stops, stop)

687.55 a few moments ago
David
Last Edited by spinno on 12/05/2020 - 13:42
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