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09-10-2012, 06:30 PM - 10 Likes   #1
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How to save around 50% on Pentax lenses in the US

If you want to secure low prices on Pentax lenses in the US and don't live in NYC, call Adorama at 800-815-0664 / 646-758-8887 or B&H at 877-849-6359 / 212-502-6343 rather than ordering online. You'll be able to get lenses at pre-MAP prices, with the instant rebates in effect on top of that.

For example, the Pentax 16-50mm is $804.95 on the phone rather than $1421.95 online.

Apparently, the Pentax pricing restrictions are for online sales only. I've confirmed this personally with B&H, and they've also told me that they are working to stop this madness, as it's virtually halting online lens sales.


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09-10-2012, 06:40 PM   #2
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Thanks for doing the leg work and disseminating the information.
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Absolutely great news, thank you Adam!
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You're the best, Adam!

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Thanks for letting us know.
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WOW. Thanks Adam! Do you know the DA70 price?
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I don't know for sure, but if the web site is showing MSRP, then it's probably $150 lower. Call tomorrow to check

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Now, if only someone in the US would help other users from other countries to get the lenses at the said price.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Adam Quote
Apparently, the Pentax pricing restrictions are for online sales only. I've confirmed this personally with B&H, and they've also told me that they are working to stop this madness, as it's virtually halting online lens sales.
Thanks, B&H!!!

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Adam, thanks so much for doing the leg work on this. Finally a little sanity with these huge price swings. And kudos to B&H and Adorama for sticking to their guns for us consumers.

Maybe you could make this post a "sticky" so it stays on the top of the page?
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Thanks, Adam for posting! Nice savings.
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Good for B&H and Adorama, and thanks for checking into this. I'll wait to see if there are any surprises in store at Photokina, but this may well be what finally gets me to upgrade from my trusty and much-loved K10D.
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wow 800 is a nice price.
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What's MAP?
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QuoteOriginally posted by tabl10s Quote
What's MAP?
Minimum Assured Pricing - a pricing policy set in place by Pentax where no Pentax authorized dealer is allowed to set prices below what Pentax says.
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