Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
04-10-2007, 07:30 AM   #1
Senior Member




Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: India
Posts: 162
For UK Forum Members

Right now I am in UK, for another week. Is there anything (lenses, either firsthand or used) worth buying here for my K10D? Any deals here which are better than those in USA? Where to get them? Thank you.

04-10-2007, 07:52 AM   #2
Inactive Account




Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Gloucester UK
Posts: 441
QuoteOriginally posted by skamaraju Quote
Right now I am in UK, for another week. Is there anything (lenses, either firsthand or used) worth buying here for my K10D? Any deals here which are better than those in USA? Where to get them? Thank you.
Very unlikely!

US prices are usually much less than anywhere else on the planet.

UK prices are usually higher than anywhere else on the planet!

Enjoy your visit!
04-10-2007, 08:53 AM   #3
Inactive Account




Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Islington, London UK
Posts: 206
Yeah... you should have brought us over some stuff!! If it was US prices over here I'd have all the equipment I wanted...

it would be worth the trip to the US for us to buy cameras/lenses etc if it weren't for any warranty issues.
04-10-2007, 10:36 PM   #4
Senior Member
skaktuss's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Latvia
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 259
i guess that is because of EU VAT.
europeans have to pay duty of entry and ~17-18% value added tax. Damn americans

04-11-2007, 03:24 AM   #5
Inactive Account




Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Gloucester UK
Posts: 441
QuoteOriginally posted by Christian Quote
Yeah... you should have brought us over some stuff!! If it was US prices over here I'd have all the equipment I wanted...

it would be worth the trip to the US for us to buy cameras/lenses etc if it weren't for any warranty issues.
Pentax warranty is worldwide as long as you are the original purchaser and have proof of purchase.

This is much to the chagrin of Pentax UK! They have to pay the warranty repair costs out of their margins, apparently they don't have an internal charge back system!

Luckily the price differential is lessening and several items now have similar retail prices (less taxes) as in the US and other countries.

Last edited by Richard Day; 04-11-2007 at 03:26 AM. Reason: changed wording for clarification
04-12-2007, 02:38 AM   #6
Senior Member




Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: India
Posts: 162
Original Poster
Thank you all.
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
k-mount, pentax lens, slr lens, uk
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hello there forum members photognu Welcomes and Introductions 3 12-14-2009 05:40 PM
News A Request for Forum Members Adam Site Suggestions and Help 21 10-28-2009 06:22 PM
Request from fellow forum members... DanLoc78 Photographic Technique 25 05-11-2008 09:37 PM
Random one-liners from forum members tranq78 Photographic Technique 1 05-31-2007 10:20 AM
Lens reviews by forum members Ole Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 11 09-20-2006 05:00 PM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:22 AM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.com part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top