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04-04-2012, 02:58 AM   #1
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No lens price increase seen in France ... (?)

Bonjour,

Just FYI - I have looked closely at the store window of Phox Photo in Poitiers on Monday and Tuesday and I could NOT see any price increase(s) for the Pentax lenses.

Additionally, I just reveiwed (yet again) this morning their "Numipixel" website, and there are no apparent price increase(s) for the Pentax lens line. See Objectifs

I will try to compare "before and after" prices between the US and France to see what the (new) situation may be ... à bientôt, John le Frog


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Can't see anything in the UK either... Certainly no movement on the K5...
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it’s US only
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It wasn't a price increase per se, but U.S. online stores aligning to already existing Pentax Web Store prices.

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The k-5 is at £715 on amazon now.
Getting cheaper...
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Only in the US for the moment ... who's next ?

QuoteOriginally posted by i83N Quote
it’s US only
Oui, I know this is "US" only, but it might be the "springboard" or a "future omen" to do something similar in Europe ... there are many on-line sites which undersell the prices in big box stores, like FNAC, Darty, Boulanger ... etc. I buy through one (Numipixel) all time for OEM Pentax bodies, lenses and accessories ... never pay the (their) in store price.

And maybe RICOH / PENTAX would like to have "pricing uniformity" across Europe via its Pentax Europe offices ... set up an official European Pentax on-line sales website and force the same strategy ... maybe, just wait and see.

Allez et à plus tard ("A+"), J Frog
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Not quite sure I agree ...

QuoteOriginally posted by Kunzite Quote
It wasn't a price increase per se, but U.S. online stores aligning to already existing Pentax Web Store prices.
Bonjour,

One person's "alignment" of prices can be seen on the other side of the fence as "price fixing", which generally frowned upon by various agencies, both in the public sector and private sector.

On paper and "officially" on any website, this may look good, but reality is different ... haggling over price(s) and other various techniques will just replace and annul any "alignment" attempts over the mid to long term, IMHO.

A+, J
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Mmm numipixel is almost expensive IMO

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The prices in USA just became the same as in Europe and Russia now. And It's all. No any change of prices in Russia.
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No price increase in sweden
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Expensive, I know ... but it's more € elsewhere in France

QuoteOriginally posted by thibs Quote
Mmm numipixel is almost expensive IMO
Bonjour thibs,

Agreed, but they're based in my town ... thus if there's a problem, I've got someone to gripe at .... in person.

I buy the "cheap stuff" further from home, but I bought my K-5 there (bundled w/a DA 18-55 WR & Penatx sac ... during the X-mas 100€ cash-back promo, plus applied an additional 50€ Pentax instant rebate) and got a 4 year warranty with all the above which is worth a lot of "piece of mind" to me ...
I've seen cheaper elsewhere, but warranty service is important to me.

Salut & à plus tard, John Frog
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Numipixel has great service, I've bought two lenses from them the last 4 months, only good things to say about them. Pricewise, the same as rest of France, can you, thibs, point me to a store where it's MUCH cheaper than the rest of the french stores?
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Well Ron linked to a couple stores NL. 700 to 730€ K5 body only.
Of course if numipixel is also a B&M shop, this is different. I also buy from my B&M store when posible.

In fact I may just buy a K5 in a couple minutes from him but 700€ vs 860€, it won't cut it.
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Haggle, haggle, haggle ... at B&M

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... Of course if numipixel is also a B&M shop, this is different. I also buy from my B&M store when posible.

In fact I may just buy a K5 in a couple minutes from him but 700€ vs 860€, it won't cut it.
Re-bonjour,

Numipixel and Photo-Univers ( photo-univers, spécialiste appareils photos reflex numériques - Photo Univers ) are the websites of several Phox Photo shops (B&M chain store) located in Poitiers (HQ?), Nantes, Blois, Orvault and Bourges.

Salut, J



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Amazon.fr currently has an instant 100€ rebate on the K5, putting its price at 719€...
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