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Replacement after burglar

phillipjclay
Posted 04/05/2017 - 17:57 Link
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
Posted 04/05/2017 - 18:53 Link
Pentax make very good camera's. I can vouch for them
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Algi
Edited by Algernon: 04/05/2017 - 18:54
JAK
Posted 04/05/2017 - 18:55 Link
Bristol Camera's are fine and that looks to be the best published price presently.
John K
phillipjclay
Posted 04/05/2017 - 19:08 Link
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
Posted 04/05/2017 - 20:32 Link
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
Posted 04/05/2017 - 21:01 Link
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
Edited by JAK: 04/05/2017 - 21:02
AndrewH
Posted 04/05/2017 - 21:25 Link
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/
Edited by AndrewH: 04/05/2017 - 21:40
ilovesaabs
Posted 05/05/2017 - 12:49 Link
Where are you Philip? I can vouch for Cambrian in Colwyn Bay, same great service as with SRS/Park...
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phillipjclay
Posted 05/05/2017 - 14:28 Link
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
Posted 05/05/2017 - 14:46 Link
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
Edited by JAK: 05/05/2017 - 14:54
Chrism8
Posted 05/05/2017 - 16:48 Link
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

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wvbarnes
Posted 06/05/2017 - 09:05 Link
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
Posted 06/05/2017 - 11:38 Link
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
Posted 06/05/2017 - 12:59 Link
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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