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11-22-2008, 11:56 AM   #1
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Great deal on DA300 from Canada

There's an ebay store called prodigital2000 in Canada. Occasionally they have been reported to ship slow, many reports of fast delivery too, but have always been reliable .

The Canadian/American exchange rate has been slipping temporarily because of dropping oil prices (which apparently affects the Canadian dollar), which combined with the ebay holiday coupon gave me a DA300 lens for $805 before shipping.

Prodigital is reported to be the online operation of an 8 store retailer and is quite solid. Tip - they've got 2 more of these lenses if you can benefit on the American side of the exchange rate. Don't wait too long as this exchange rate is not going to be long term.

Now for the wait ....:-)


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11-22-2008, 01:28 PM   #2
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Much discussion about them in this thread:

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/general-talk/40426-whats-up-prodigital2000-these-days.html

I've bought 2 lenses from them in the last few weeks DA12-24 and DA35). Prices were even cheaper when buying items listed in the UK with GBP. Got the DA35 for $290 shipped and it's dropped a little since then.
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That's a great deal Phil,
I use my DA*300mm a lot I'm sure you will be pleased with it
11-22-2008, 04:03 PM   #4
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Thanks, thats an interesting discussion. I don't think we can get everything with a supplier. If we want low prices, its means low overhead and a small staff that gets overwhelmed at times. Then to complain about the service when they are beating everyone else on price is a bit unfair in my humble opinion.

Maybe there's a pent up demand in the USA because a lot of our retail outlets for Pentax have disappeared. A reliable store across the border, esp with good prices is hard to turn down.

11-23-2008, 03:38 PM   #5
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QuoteOriginally posted by borno Quote
That's a great deal Phil,
I use my DA*300mm a lot I'm sure you will be pleased with it
Tom,
Saw the heron on your site, nicely done with the 300mm as well as your other images!!!!

I'm really looking forward to it. Have had to give up too many images that are out there in that middle distance.

Phil
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I bought my FA31 and FA77 from Prodigital2000.

First they sent me a message saying that the lens were out of stock, but when they finally sent it, (after a week) it took only 2 days to get it shipped to my front door, here in Sweden
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