Price increases on K5II and K5IIs at SRS


Link Posted 22/11/2013 - 15:57
Have just noticed that the price at SRS on K5II and K5IIs bodies and bodies with 18-55WR have increased. Is this a company only decision or is it due to price increases from Ricoh?

Following on from recent price increases in lenses, some of which were quite substantial are Ricoh struggling financially or are they just involved in cynical marketing practices whereby they offer a 'cashback' only to claw a good proportion of this back by way of a general price increase?

Either way, it doesn't bode well for future sales of the marque at the most competitive time of the year.


Link Posted 22/11/2013 - 16:48
I noticed that the K5ii & 18-135 recently went from 909 to 999. I think when the 85 cashback started it was still 909 for a bit. At effectively 824 for the two I thought it was getting tempting, not anymore
Last Edited by mcpieman on 22/11/2013 - 16:52


Link Posted 22/11/2013 - 16:59
The IIs body is at 799, been the same price for months, or am I looking in the wrong bit?
I'm only 4fut3, but I look a lot bigger from a distance

Nikon D600, 18-55, 50 F1.8, Sigma 70-200 HSM,180macro.
MZ-7, K-10,K-7, all gripped.
Pentax 35 28-80
Sigma 50 EX Macro.
A sexy little Q with 8.5mm Prime.
And a cup with a gorrila on it, it's also chipped a little, but holds tea perfectly well.

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Link Posted 22/11/2013 - 23:49
Sorry for the delay in replying but have only just got back on the site.

As of a day or two ago, the K5II body was 699 (both prices before cashback). With the 18-55WR it was 719 now 749.

Similar story with the 'IIs'.


Link Posted 23/11/2013 - 09:05
Certainly not SRS specific - you can see from the graph here that the average price has gone up:

And its the same story with the other k5 bundles. Possibly a move to make the step up to the k-3 price look less steep and so more attractive?

Pentax pricing always seems fairly erratic to me - last year we had the k-30 an absolute bargain in the run up to Christmas, only to then jump in price shortly after.

In short if you want to buy now, find a retailer that hasn't upped its price yet and act fast, otherwise get ready to wait it out.
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