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warranty question- sorry kind of long question

Posted 11/12/2007 - 13:49 Link
Hi guys im about to buy a k100d super but just need a few things clarified about the warranty provided by pentax.

i was originally going to buy it from b&h as my fired is visiting NY for christmas, but they have not had any stock for them in ages now. So i then looked on ebay, i can get a k100d super for 266 with a few extras from china for just a few quid more then it is at b&h.

If i understand correctly i can get an international warranty by sending pentax a receipt. only problem is that they says its only if you are visiting the us.

"If you bought your PENTAX product in another country, and you are coming to the United States, we can send you an International Warranty Card to cover your product while you are within the United States. You will need to send us the following items:

1. A copy of your dated proof of purchase. 2.The serial number on your PENTAX product (if it has one). "

Does any one know how pentax deal with cameras bought over seas and how hard it will be to get a warranty. I did a search on google and someone said if i register the camera online then that should be enough for a warranty, is this true?

Thanks, and sorry for the long post.
Posted 11/12/2007 - 16:39 Link
I would question the value of buying from China or anywhere else if you live in the UK. By the time you have added Import Duty, VAT and gandling charges your 266 will have grown quite a bit.

If you look in the latest edition of Amateur Photographer there are some very exciting Pentax offers, or maybe just give Chris at SRS a ring and see what he can do for you.

If you buy in the UK you will have somehwere to look to for help if anything is wrong with your new camera. I wouldn't like to have to return in the China.
Best regards, John
Posted 11/12/2007 - 16:52 Link
Hi, well thats why i was asking to see what is needed in order for pentax uk to service the camera if it needed to be, but true i diiddnt think to consider how much vat would add if i got stung at customs.

sorry whats srs?
Posted 11/12/2007 - 17:05 Link
I'm not from the uk, but if I was there, chris from srs, would get my business, based on what I read in these forums!
Fired many shots. Didn't kill anything.
Posted 11/12/2007 - 17:19 Link
what is srs?
Posted 11/12/2007 - 17:37 Link
what is srs?

SRS Microsystems - an excellent shop in Watford - they do a lot of sales on the internet. Chris is very knowledgeable about all matters Pentax and extremely helpful.
Posted 12/12/2007 - 10:40 Link
I'd expect that with a K20D hovering over the horizon, that the price of the K10D may fall as stockists try to get rid of old kit. And I wouldn't worry about a K10D being outdated, it's going to be "good enough" for a long lime!
Tim the Ammonyte
K10D & sundry toys

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