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03-27-2009, 09:09 AM   #1
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pentax 55-300mm price increase at b+h

yeah, i know it's not the end of the world....
i was going to buy the pentax 55-300mm lens from b+h in new york,
but was waiting for my stimulus $$$......
the price, for a long time was 299.99 with free shipping...
lo and behold, it's now 319.99.... (free shipping)..
i contacted b+h, and they said pentax raised their prices...
i called pentax usa, and they don't know nothin'......
i told b+h i was disappointed with the increase, and would
spend my bucks elsewhere... i'm sure they won't miss the
business.......
this is most unlike b+h photo in new york, that's why i felt
the need to purge my frustration...........
i'm glad i've got a nice bottle of merlot waiting for me at home tonite

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it is nice to be frugal, but the question is - if $20 means so much for you then you might want to shop for a used copy ?
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Pentax prices are increasing on April.1.09. Some stores have chosen to move the prices up a bit earlier.

Your lucky the lens you want only went up $20.

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i had problems trying to sell the lens at $300 canadian ...

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ya think pentax would've told me that when i called today..
thanks for the info....
funny, fleabay 55-300's are fewer in numbers and higher in price as well....
yeah, i need the 20 bucks for another bottle of merlot.......
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hey k100d, do you still have the 55-300 for sale for 300 canadian... which is about 242 american... if so, let me know, pics and description...
thanks, dave m
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too late, it's become australian now
amazon had the best price on it anyways
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they still do... i have some paypal funds i'd like to use, and amazon
does'nt allow that payment option.... i'm still hunting...
thanks anyway... dave m

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Willoughby's is selling the DA55-300 for $275 w/ free shipping. Enjoy
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QuoteOriginally posted by nfiduccia Quote
Willoughby's is selling the DA55-300 for $275 w/ free shipping. Enjoy
Same deal I got on mine from Amazon.
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You guys have all the fun.As Amazon doesnt ship lenses to Australi.Got mine in july08 for $US330


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Prices on things go up over time. If your policy is to not do business with companies that raise their retail prices when wholesale prices go up , I think you will soon run out of places to buy anything.
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and it's still a fantastic lens - even with the increase, way below the cost of similar Canon/Nikon OIS lenses.

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