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04-16-2011, 09:57 AM   #1
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Just wonder why Pentax is more expensive n US

A guy in Taiwan bought the silver k-5 for $1512 usd, come with free additional OEM battery and WR remote control:

k5 limited silver ??????? - Pentax Fans Club

Blame the weak dollars?

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Each local (in-country) distributor sets its own pricing to meet Tokyo targets for unit sales, revenue, and profitability.

Of course the forex rates come into play but there are plenty of other factors that are not visible from the outside - nor should they be. Pentax is understandably reluctant to hand its strategy to the competitors.
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think it's expensive in the US? Try looking at the prices in the UK!!
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Perhaps your dollar isn't worth as much as you are used to it being worth.
Perhaps?! For sure. I bought a lens in the Marketplace from an Australian member and was shocked to find that I wasn't going to get the "Yankee discount" to which I had become accustomed.

I guess it's good for American exports, though.

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Pentax gear is cheaper in the US than almost everywhere else. We've got it easy.
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Without wanting to turn this into a P&R thread
Right (and, anyway, I think we substantially agree. ;~)
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Ha you think US is expensive, have a look at what they charge here in Australia for Pentax gear!
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If the warranty isn't that much of an issue, maybe Pentaxforum can organize a batch purchase.

Pentax Forum in Taiwan and China did that to get 'group' discount from seller (and often come with additional accessories like spare battery and remote control like above) of a new release product (lens or camera). Kind of like the 'Groupon' concept.


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Ha you think US is expensive, have a look at what they charge here in Australia for Pentax gear!
Buy from Singapore... price is comparable if not a little cheaper than US and distance is a lot shorter.
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Where in singapore? Need somewhere reliable.
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Buy from Singapore... price is comparable if not a little cheaper than US and distance is a lot shorter.
Is there a Singapore equivalent to B&H ?
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Where in singapore? Need somewhere reliable.
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Is there a Singapore equivalent to B&H ?
Can try this vendor (fully warrantied by local agent):

Gizmobuy - the very first online camera store in SG?!!!

or communicate directly to an actual shop called SLR Revolution via Facebook:

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Can try this vendor (fully warrantied by local agent):

Gizmobuy - the very first online camera store in SG?!!!

or communicate directly to an actual shop called SLR Revolution via Facebook:

SLR Revolution | Facebook
Ok, tried the first link, and the link in that forum to their website doesnt work.

Does the SLR revolution have a web site or is it all done by private messages on facebook?
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Ok, tried the first link, and the link in that forum to their website doesnt work.
Thats mainly, the reason I buy from B&H, I don't find Singapore very reliable.
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Same, ive got quite alot from B&H and have had no problem and saved alot of money compared to buying local.
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