This weekend we made several improvements to our Pentax Marketplace, which is our Pentax & photographic equipment classifieds section. Over the past five years, our Marketplace has seen over 20,000 transactions and it has helped give lots of great Pentax equipment a new home! We are also proud to say that the Marketplace delivers a very safe online buying experience, and since its inception, only a handful of negative feedback ratings have been recorded.
The Marketplace itself consists of four sections:
- Photographic Items for Sale (the main section)
- Wanted Items
- Pentax Price Watch
- Archives (where completed/withdrawn sales are listed)
While the Marketplace specializes in Pentax equipment, you are welcome to sell equipment by other manufacturers as well.
The first new feature is an item location filter. Once logged in, you can now limit the threads to see to those that ship to your country (or ship from your country), as you see fit.
Secondly, the secure HTTPS protocol is now fully supported by all pages on PentaxForums.com, including the Marketplace. We are proud to be one of the few discussion forums to offer this protocol. Note that when using HTTPS, any insecure user-submitted media (i.e. images) will not load.
Finally, we've enabled listing thumbnails to enhance the browsability of the main item index. These are created based on the first image that appears within the each post.
One unique feature of our Marketplace is that members are free to comment on listings and ask questions- the only thing we request is that absolutely no price comments be made in public. All registered members are free to post "wanted" listings and buy items. If you'd like to sell, we ask that you make a small donation first to help cover the costs associated with running the site. We also give out complimentary Marketplace access to all our "Pentaxian" forum veterans, as well as members who have bought gear from our affiliated retailers in the past month. Learn more about selling by reading the full Marketplace guide.
Note that through 5/31, we are offering 1 year of free Marketplace access to members who purchase a K-5, K-01, or Pentax Q camera from our partners.
We hope that you enjoy these new features, and that you continue to enjoy your Marketplace buying and selling experience!