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11-12-2012, 02:26 AM   #1
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Where to buy K-5 in Australia

Hi guys,

I'm looking to buy a new K-5, wondering if anyone's seen any good deals from online Australian stores that are reputable? I found it for $840 including shipping at dwidigitalcameras.com.au but wondered if there's a better deal to be had somewhere else.

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11-12-2012, 03:19 AM   #2
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Not really in the right section. Moved to DSLR discussion: Pentax K5.
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If you don't mind grey imports (not Australian stock thus no CRK warranty; warranty will be provided through the store you buy from) DWI is probably the cheapest you'll get. You could possibly get it for less from Adorama or B&H since they are cheaper, but with international delivery costs, it may end up around the same, and the warranty will be even more of a hassle.

You can, however, go to Ted's, and they will pricematch DWI, while providing a proper Australian warranty. You have to talk to them about it, though.
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Cameras Direct are an online Aussie store with competitive prices also. Worth a look.

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Cameras Direct are an online Aussie store with competitive prices also. Worth a look.
I didnt see the K-5 on their site. It's all Canikon stuff.

If you wanted to bundle it with the 18-135 WR then I think the best deal going is DCW at $1259. (cheaper than their K-5 + 18-55WR kit for $1349! but you also get a Sigma 530flash.)
The stand-alone price of 18-135 WR is now over $500 in the US and $685 at DCW itself.

Body only, the cheapest I saw is Teds that have it for $999.
I knew teds would price match but didn't know they would do it on grey import prices?
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Wow never realised just how many direct importers there are from that search.

A real store, with a building, RYDA in Sydney list it for $989 body only or with 18-135WR for $1225 (both with free backpack).
I'd be checking stock though. My wife ordered some genuine Pentax batteries from there ....... 6 weeks wait !!! - which could be them or CRK.
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QuoteOriginally posted by steve1307 Quote
I didnt see the K-5 on their site. It's all Canikon stuff.
Must have recently taken them off the site as I saw it on there when I last checked...

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which could be them or CRK.
Most likely CRK - sometimes they have weird backlogs - I had to wait 2 months for delivery of a lens I bought this year due to CRK's weird stock management. It's like they wait for a container from Japan to totally fill up with stuff before they ship anything to Oz, rather than ship small batches as needed.

With the batteries it could also be Pentax themselves experiencing supply chain bumps, due to stuff like the recent Japan/China island dispute. Canon and others had to shut whole factories in China for a while, and probably every single battery out there nowadays is made in China too.
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