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04-17-2012, 05:50 PM   #1
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Pentax K-r now being sold at grocery store

I live in Austin, TX and just received a sales add for HEB which is a large grocery store chain. They are now selling the K-r in the store for under $500!!! I guess I'm glad that Pentax is starting to expand their market, but a grocery store is a little odd. As far as I know they are the only retailer in Texas that sells Pentax.

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Awesome, now I can go get a pound of Roast Beef and a Pentax Kr at the same stop...
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I guess I'm just a little concerned that this could give Pentax the image of being a cheap-o brand
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HEB has some good tortillas, too.

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That is a little odd. When I think of tech stuff being sold in grocery store, I think of cheap HDTV brands and Sylvania tablets and portable DVD players. :/
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QuoteOriginally posted by photoaggie Quote
I guess I'm just a little concerned that this could give Pentax the image of being a cheap-o brand
Oh perish the thought
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QuoteOriginally posted by Docrwm Quote
Oh perish the thought
LOLOLOL

I saw something similar with the retail chain Target which carries most of the lesser nikon and canon too. They have suddenly disappeared from the stores and they are out of stock on almost everything on line though, dunno if its in response to the price fixing, or what. They actually used to have colors I didn't know were available in this country listed online for sale. Even the WG-1's are being dumped on sale and everything else but the white body K-r is already gone.
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Worry not...Ned's lens-price jacking will avoid such a problem.

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I wonder if the HEB in College Station is the same way.

Photoaggie, did you go to A&M?
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I wonder if the HEB in College Station is the same way.

Photoaggie, did you go to A&M?
I did go to A&M ( class of 05'). As far as I know it is only at the HEB Plus stores that have an electronics department. Are you currently attending A&M? It's a great school. Gig em aggies!
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I am! Class of '14. Ah ok, never seen one wih an electronics section. Even the central market back home doesn't have that!

Gig 'em!
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