Replacement after burglar


phillipjclay

Link Posted 04/05/2017 - 17:57
Just looking to replace my K-3 grip and 16-85 after it was stolen a few weeks ago. Have found k-3ii , grip and lens for 1264.00 delivered from Bristol camera`s. Has anyone had any experience with this company or know a cheaper deal that I have missed. Will probably be looking for cash sale and not finance at this point.

Cheers from a newbie

Algernon

Link Posted 04/05/2017 - 18:53
Pentax make very good camera's. I can vouch for them
Half Man... Half Pentax ... Half Cucumber

Pentax K-1 + K-5 and some other stuff

Algi
Last Edited by Algernon on 04/05/2017 - 18:54

JAK

Link Posted 04/05/2017 - 18:55
Bristol Camera's are fine and that looks to be the best published price presently.
John K

phillipjclay

Link Posted 04/05/2017 - 19:08
Cheers looks like a good price and the large retailers all have exactly the same price so would like to put money away from them if possible. I might even try my luck on haggling tomorrow.

Dariusz

Link Posted 04/05/2017 - 20:32
Bristol Cameras? I once placed an order with them before checking reviews. I then (after checking reviews on-line) freaked out and cancelled, as it all looked a bit dodgy. So, in the end, there was no personal experience, only relying on people's views.

JAK

Link Posted 04/05/2017 - 21:01
If you're paying by credit card the card company are equally responsible should you have an issue (Section 75 of the Consumer Credit Act 1974.) Any company will have issues from time to time, however Bristol Cameras are a high street retailer, not a fly by night web only outfit.
https://uk.trustpilot.com/review/www.bristolcameras.co.uk
John K
Last Edited by JAK on 04/05/2017 - 21:02

AndrewH

Link Posted 04/05/2017 - 21:25
I believe that SRS, who many people on here use and can vouch for have a price match policy. Their customer service is excellent so may be worth a call? They are also a Pentax Pro dealer.

http://www.srsmicrosystems.co.uk/price-match-promise/
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ilovesaabs

Link Posted 05/05/2017 - 12:49
Where are you Philip? I can vouch for Cambrian in Colwyn Bay, same great service as with SRS/Park...
AKA Welshwizard/PWynneJ
Assorted Pentax/Nikon/Mamiya stuff

phillipjclay

Link Posted 05/05/2017 - 14:28
Am in Leeds. Just checked and they don`t stock Pentax anymore. Notice a couple of shops doing this. Jessops in Harrogate had non in.

JAK

Link Posted 05/05/2017 - 14:46
phillipjclay wrote:
Am in Leeds. Just checked and they don`t stock Pentax anymore. Notice a couple of shops doing this. Jessops in Harrogate had non in.

Bristol Cameras definitely do Pentax, but they aren't in Leeds??

I looked in Hull Jessops recently and they had no Pentax gear despite a section labelled in lights 'Pentax'! I'm not sure I ever really understood Jessops after they spread out from their Leicester warehouse, even less since their Peter Jones takeover. It seems Jessops is now a no no for Pentax despite showing up as stockists on Ricoh's 'find a dealer' page.
John K
Last Edited by JAK on 05/05/2017 - 14:54

Chrism8

Link Posted 05/05/2017 - 16:48
I've dealt with Bristol Cameras several times and all OK, can also vouch for SRS in Watford and Clifton Cameras in Dursley.
Chris

www.chrismillsphotography.co.uk

" A Hangover is something that occupies the Head you neglected to use the night before".

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K1 - Sigma 85mm F1.4, Pentax 150 -450 F4.5 / 5.6, Pentax FA 24 - 70 F2.8

Sigma 100-300 F4, Samyang 14mm F2.8, Sigma 70-200 F2.8,

K5iis - Sigma 17 - 70 F2.8, Sigma 70 - 300 F3.5/F5.6, Sigma 18 - 200 F3.6 / F4.5.

wvbarnes

Link Posted 06/05/2017 - 09:05
SRS, Bristol Camera, Park Cameras are all firms I've dealt with well. SRS offer two year warranty and free delivery including trade in collection, some do not.

phillipjclay

Link Posted 06/05/2017 - 11:38
Cheers everyone. Am going to order from Bristol camera`s as I,m getting a Fuji x-t10 for my lady as well. Do they do a discount for Pentax user members?

MrB

Link Posted 06/05/2017 - 12:59
JAK wrote:

I looked in Hull Jessops recently and they had no Pentax gear despite a section labelled in lights 'Pentax'! I'm not sure I ever really understood Jessops after they spread out from their Leicester warehouse, even less since their Peter Jones takeover. It seems Jessops is now a no no for Pentax despite showing up as stockists on Ricoh's 'find a dealer' page.

Most of my stuff usually comes from SRS - good people and excellent service, highly recommended. However, for anyone interested, Jessops have three pages of Pentax gear on their web site, and they can also do reasonable trade-in offers. Whether or not anyone decides to use them, at least Peter Jones has given us another alternative to consider.

Philip
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