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11-10-2010, 05:27 PM   #76
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you guys are killing me. told my wife no camera upgrades this year..
only 1.5 months til 2011 .. i don't think i'll be able to hold off.

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K-5's are available in Australia, i picked mine up in Adelaide yesterday afternoon
Pix + timestamp or it didn't happen

K-5 is showing up in ShopBot now with a few retailers listing it, so I think this thread is about to become redundant:
Pentax K-5 - Price Comparison - Buy Cheap in Australia

Ditto K-r:
Pentax K-r / 18-55mm Kit - Price Comparison - Buy Cheap in Australia

I expect more retailers will update their ShopBot listings soon so this list will only expand.

So far DigitalFunStuff is tied with Vanbar for the lowest AU price on non-grey K-5 body only, at about $1595. Interesting to see how that price goes closer to Xmas.
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The shop i got mine from got 5 in stock and 4 were pre-orders and the other has sold now too.

So glad the battery is the same as my k-7 or it would have been a long wait till the battery charged!!


QuoteOriginally posted by rawr Quote
Pix + timestamp or it didn't happen

K-5 is showing up in ShopBot now with a few retailers listing it, so I think this thread is about to become redundant:
Pentax K-5 - Price Comparison - Buy Cheap in Australia

Ditto K-r:
Pentax K-r / 18-55mm Kit - Price Comparison - Buy Cheap in Australia

I expect more retailers will update their ShopBot listings soon so this list will only expand.

So far DigitalFunStuff is tied with Vanbar for the lowest AU price on non-grey K-5 body only, at about $1595. Interesting to see how that price goes closer to Xmas.


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Asked at JB Hi Fi and Bentleys Camera House at Robina here on the Gold Coast (Both do have Pentax occasionally) and both quoted $1800 body only - no price available with lenses from either which I thought strange - backordered too according to the computer.
Photo Continental says $1749 Body only and $2449 with the 18 - 135 lens, again backordered.
Doesn't cost that much in freight to get one up here.
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My local CameraHouse quoted me $1769 body only today. They are nice people and Pentax stockists, but that price isn't really attractive. Maybe I could haggle another $100 off them, but I am not in a K-5 rush, so I'll wait for a while.
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QuoteOriginally posted by rawr Quote
My local CameraHouse quoted me $1769 body only today. They are nice people and Pentax stockists, but that price isn't really attractive. Maybe I could haggle another $100 off them, but I am not in a K-5 rush, so I'll wait for a while.
Hi rawr, I don't know where you are but Vanbars have K-5 for $1595 plus $10 - 20 for postage. Mine arrives Tuesday
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Hi rawr, I don't know where you are but Vanbars have K-5 for $1595 plus $10 - 20 for postage. Mine arrives Tuesday
Vanbar also levy surcharges on CC payment (even in store), so that option can inflate situations very quick on a high ticket item like the K-5.
Also their shipping insurance is stiff at $47.85 AUD - for those who don't like to gamble with their purchase.

As always, dealer comparison prices can get messy on these things

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Hi rawr, I don't know where you are
Northern Rivers, NSW.

Although the K-5 is awesome, I am in no rush to upgrade. My K-x is still rocking along fine. I am however keeping a weather eye on K-5 pricing, of course.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Hypocorism Quote
Vanbar also levy surcharges on CC payment (even in store), so that option can inflate situations very quick on a high ticket item like the K-5.
Also their shipping insurance is stiff at $47.85 AUD - for those who don't like to gamble with their purchase.

As always, dealer comparison prices can get messy on these things

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Just checked my CC, total of $1615 which is $1595 for K-5 and $20 for postage via Star Track Express. No obvious indication of CC fees. Didn't even consider insurance; I hope I don't need it
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No obvious indication of CC fees.
Previous purchases of mine from Vanbar have not included any CC premium at all. Maybe it only applies to payments via AMEX or Diners?
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If Aussie vendors are kind, they'll warn you about any surcharges put on credit card purchases (usually AmEx). It's the international foreign exchange charges that creep up and magically appear on the credit card statement without invitation...
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Previous purchases of mine from Vanbar have not included any CC premium at all. Maybe it only applies to payments via AMEX or Diners?
Yeah, post from David here https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-news-rumors/117423-k-prices-austra...ml#post1266437 confirms that too. I really can't work out what's going on.

Was VISA for me anyway, and that was an in-store purchase too -- of a Tripod+Head deal they were running on special back in May 2010, I probably should have taken the EFTPOS payment option instead.

Their Online store warns about possible surcharge, but doesn't actually give any clear specifics of on what or %age? Suppose it would on final checkout stage but I've never proceeded that far.
Also they might waive it now, esp on big ticket spends like a K-5, I don't know.

DCW doesn't have any CC surcharge at all, but their base K-5 price is ~30 bucks up on Vanbar Atm.
Neither have got me hyped yet though, I have =<AUD1,400 dreams for some reason.

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I have =<AUD1,400 dreams for some reason.
So do I. Hopefully D7000 and 60D prices will plummet soon, and then K-5 prices will have to follow.
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I just bought the k-r for $799 (body only) from Camera Action + 4 years extra warranty for $130. They also give you a free 2 hour cam class and an online learning module as well as 1000 free 4x6 prints.
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