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12-10-2012, 08:40 AM   #451
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Not working in Miami, either. When I was shopping for my camera, there were simply no B&M stores anywhere in town that had Pentax DSLRs to look at, hold, try. The Tiger Direct store did have one Kx locked up in a case... they would not even allow me to touch the box -- don't even think about touching the camera! -- unless I paid for the camera. They didn't even want to get the box out of the locked case unless I paid for it (in advance, bring the receipt and we'll unlock the case). Used to be several Pentax retailers here (Phil's Camera, Wolf and another I can't remember), long ago. Today? Not a one. I think you can get some of the P&S cameras at the outlet mall electronics stores. But Pentax DSLR bodies, lenses, gear? No way. So I had to mailorder the K-r. No regrets, but I'd sure like to be able to go to the store and actually handle stuff before I buy it.

So yeah, I've signed this petition already.

12-11-2012, 08:51 AM   #452
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If the prices don't go back to normal I not only will not be able to afford any more Pentax lenses but I also will lose the desire to own them anymore.
12-11-2012, 10:16 AM   #453
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One local store has the K-r for $799. They sell such a small volume of Pentax that they get a new product, set the price, and never adjust as the price comes down. Eventually they'll mark it down as a clearance item in a few years.

That's why I do most of my shopping 40 miles away at Adorama and B&H.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Adam Quote
... As much as I hate to do it, I'd like to ask that the replies be limited to members based in the US, or who regularly import Pentax lenses from US online retailers.
Here here!

12-11-2012, 12:35 PM   #455
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How many so far?
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QuoteOriginally posted by mrNewt Quote
How many so far?
You're #456 (see right margin...)
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You're #456 (see right margin...)
I think that's post count for this thread ... not how many people have signed the petition so far ...
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QuoteOriginally posted by mrNewt Quote
I think that's post count for this thread ... not how many people have signed the petition so far ...
Hmm. I thought THIS was the petition....

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QuoteOriginally posted by Jatcat Quote

Hmm. I thought THIS was the petition....
Yes, but now you have added 2 posts and the number has gone up by each post. So the # of posts is not equal to the number of actual human beings who have joined the petition.
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12-12-2012, 02:08 PM   #461
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Chill out pentax!
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Yes, but now you have added 2 posts and the number has gone up by each post. So the # of posts is not equal to the number of actual human beings who have joined the petition.
True that !

(Details, details.....)
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I'm a new K-5 owner, and I'd never buy a new pentax lens at these crazy prices
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wholeheartedly agree
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Roger dodger Adam, I was so surprised at the great price offered at B&H for a DA*50 -135 at $749.00...! Total with shipping and handling to Canada was 886.00. I just had to bite the bullet, boy! That's half the price than the one you quote...!!!
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