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06-09-2012, 06:28 PM   #661
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Amazon has just dropped their prices to be in line with B&H's. Looks like the new prices are official.

06-09-2012, 07:28 PM   #662
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My guess is that the sales dropped significantly . . . .
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That is good news. It's too bad they had to cause all that ill will for just two months. The market has been inundated with people liquidating their pentax equipment.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Fontan Quote
My guess is that the sales dropped significantly . . . .
Sales dropped 100% on April 2nd but they've leveled off since.

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It's too bad they had to cause all that ill will for just two months.
Exactly. Inexcusable, if you ask me.
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One month and 8 days - they should be skinned alive for that
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I wouldn't continue to employ a "President" who thought that strategy was a good idea.
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Send your CV, I'm sure you're much better qualified

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It was a RETARDED strategy.

It was supposed to reassure the retailers and instead has just compounded just how weak Pentax is.

While at the same time pissing off Pentax's end users, to the point that some have left, and most of the others have studied the competitive landscape and are far more aware of an exit strategy to a new mount.

This can't be viewed as anything other than a fail.
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The internet is full of armchair experts. Do you even know what their strategy was/is? And their exact situation?
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maybe it's the part of strategy: rising the price for short period and lowering it later on (it happened with Hoya too) - so that the customer think: wow! the price is good now, lets go shopping! This is final stage of retardation - am with Pentax 6 years now, and for me its signal: lets sell all of mine Pentax remainings, and change the brand!!!
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QuoteOriginally posted by filorp Quote
maybe it's the part of strategy: rising the price for short period and lowering it later on (it happened with Hoya too) - so that the customer think: wow! the price is good now, lets go shopping! This is final stage of retardation - am with Pentax 6 years now, and for me its signal: lets sell all of mine Pentax remainings, and change the brand!!!
That was my initial impression too... inflate the prices drastically high.. then after some period of time reduce them to a little higher than initial prices to make it look like a better deal..

It works for gasoline sales... the 'pro' camera industry is the same right? I mean there aren't competitors to turn to, right? hehehe..


I think with the responses seen on the price increases, we don't need a PhD or Masters in business or economics to see what type of an outcome their decision has made in simple morale for the company... much less financial. We're all consumers.. if we have this idea of the corporate side of Pentax, what is that going to equate to on the sales side?

I think their new products will really have to shine..
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Send your CV, I'm sure you're much better qualified
Perhaps his hand was forced (and you'll notice I left him that out in my post). Nevertheless if he felt this was a good strategy, I believe many, many, many people are more qualified.
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My Sunday paper this morning had inserts for both Canon and Nikon. The latter was touting the D800 at 36MP and $2999 and the D3200 at 24MP and $649. How does this help Pentax??
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QuoteOriginally posted by ElJamoquio Quote
Perhaps his hand was forced (and you'll notice I left him that out in my post). Nevertheless if he felt this was a good strategy, I believe many, many, many people are more qualified.
Same question: do you even know what their strategy was/is? And their exact situation?
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