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03-31-2012, 09:54 AM   #1
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Do I need to worry about Pentax's new pricing policy?

Ive been holding out on the K-01& XS lens kit, with hopes that the price will drop a little bit. Now that Pentax is issuing a new pricing policy tomorrow, can I expect the prices to go up, or will they just not go down. I'm ready to buy this thing today if it will save me money.

03-31-2012, 10:13 AM   #2
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Your guess is as good as anyone else's. You are practicing speculative price decisions. Speculation is always a risky tactic unless you are deeply experienced and well informed.

Pentax planned a production run of some certain (unknown) numebr of K-01's and DA40/2.8XS lenses. They probably pre-built quite a few and they're probably still building them. They hold inventory and ship on orders until inventory is depleted. They'll reach their production target and make a decision. If demand is still high they'll keep building until it is time to release the K-02. If demand is weak they'll stop building. If demand has stalled they'll liquidate the inventory at some clearing price.
03-31-2012, 10:28 AM   #3
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The K-01 is fairly new so the discount on them is probably not much.
The question is where Pentax puts the minimum price for the K-01 and nobody knows that...
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Well I don't expect it to go up at this time, since it is still in the introduction periode.

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I asked the same question, but went ahead and placed the order for my K-01 anyway. I'm expecting it to arrive on Tuesday, with no buyer's remorse. On a side note, there is no retailer in my town that carries Pentax. I'm hoping the new pricing structure changes this.

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