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11-30-2008, 12:47 AM   #16
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I just picked up a DA 18-250 for $649aus from Rainers camera house in Brisbane yesterday, 30/11. Ph 133686.
They may still be charging the old prices still. Might not hurt to try if your after something.

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I just picked up a DA 18-250 for $649aus from Rainers camera house in Brisbane yesterday, 30/11. Ph 133686.
They may still be charging the old prices still. Might not hurt to try if your after something.
That's a fantastic price. I've seen that lens going for well over a grand (Aussie) even on the internet sites. Hmmmm. I'm going to be in Brisbane on December 9-10. I wonder if their prices will last that long.

Is Rainers on Adelaide St in the CBD, Dags?

Skip it, I just googled them. They're on Adelaide St alright. I see they've got a special on ATM on the K200D + 18-55 II kit lens for $AU 699. That's not bad at all.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Dags Quote
I just picked up a DA 18-250 for $649aus from Rainers camera house in Brisbane yesterday, 30/11. Ph 133686.
They may still be charging the old prices still. Might not hurt to try if your after something.
If you see a short, Van-Dyked bloke with a Nikon F-mount around his neck there, tell him Plevey sent you...
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Yes there deals on the K200d were good.
Offered me a body only price for $560aus. Problem is, I love my K100 and after buying the 18-250 I can't justify a K200 also.
Will look at buying a faster prime. I hate having to make decisions like this.

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If anyone wants to buy from Canada I am here so I can test the lenses for you so you know you get a good one. If I charge 10% of the lens price + re-shipping are you still in front?

An 18-250 for $1,000+ id a !@#$ing joke. I picked it up used for $350 CDN.

Great country Australaia but a freakin JOKE for electronic goods. Even TV's, i was looking at one for my mum, a 46 inch Samsung 1080p model is some $900 MORE than over here. What a rip off.
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I'm glad I picked up my 70 to 200 HSM in Sept, I also just got hold of 300 f2.8 for $aud3200 which took 4 weeks to arrive. I was expecting a price rise which didn't happen.
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QuoteOriginally posted by dazman Quote
I'm interested to hear if you get the items at the listed prices. Keep us updated.
I was quoted new prices from Camera Action Melbourne.
I just received email confirmation for an item I ordered over the weekend. It's been placed on backorder and should be delivered next week. No mention of pricing whatsoever.
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QuoteOriginally posted by brumby Quote
I was just on the Digital Camera Warehouse site - Pentax SLR Lenses stocked at Digital Camera Warehouse

the DA 35 f2.8 Macro lens I was contemplating buying along with a K200D and kit lens has just jumped in price from $AU 669 to $AU 804

Looks like most of the other lenses are up too. No change - yet - in the prices for the bodies.

That'll teach me to procrastinate
Camera-warehouse.com.au has them at 669. I bought my K10d plus 16-45 lens from them. Very happy.

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QuoteOriginally posted by heropsycho Quote
I just received email confirmation for an item I ordered over the weekend. It's been placed on backorder and should be delivered next week. No mention of pricing whatsoever.
Cheers for that. I'll call again tmw. Noticed some prices increased on Camera Action's website today.
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QuoteOriginally posted by dazman Quote
If only it was the same quality
The Tamron 70-20 f/2.8 is $965 on DCW.
Cheaper and WAY better than the pentax 18-250.

I am still saving my pennies.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Mechan1k Quote
The Tamron 70-20 f/2.8 is $965 on DCW.
Cheaper and WAY better than the pentax 18-250.

I am still saving my pennies.
Tamron prices are expected to increase after Christmas...so save those pennies quickly.
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Tamron prices are expected to increase after Christmas...so save those pennies quickly.
At Madsens Tamron up to $1400

Save faster Simon


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I wish ... winning Lotto would be nice though.

I just paid rego on the work ute .... I have rego on the Territory the week before Xmas ... and I have Xmas to get through as well. I am pretty strapped for $$$$ at the moment.
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