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05-13-2008, 11:14 PM   #1
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K20D Australia price plummetting today

Just ordered a new K20D body for AU$1249 from DigitalCameraWarehouse.

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Thanks for the heads up.
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How much would that be in USD?
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That's about $1100 in USD but the AU prices were up around $1700 or so not long ago weren't they? Any idea why the drop? I wonder if that's going to happen elsewhere? I'm just about to order one here.

Edit sorry I calculated the exchange backwards.


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More like US$1100 as exchange rate is approaching 0.95c.
Of couse our price includes 10% tax which is not charged on exports.
Probably just over US$1000 which you can get in US now for K20D.

Canon and Nikon have this week reduced their prices in Oz for similar cameras by around AU$300 - Pentax appears to be matching them.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Peter Zack Quote
That's about $1100 in USD but the AU prices were up around $1700 or so not long ago weren't they? Any idea why the drop? I wonder if that's going to happen elsewhere? I'm just about to order one here.

Edit sorry I calculated the exchange backwards.
Amazon is showing body-only for 1098.77:

Amazon.com: Pentax K20D 14.6MP Digital SLR Camera with Shake Reduction (Body Only): Camera & Photo

nextag's pricing history shows about $100USD drop around the begining of May:

Pentax K20D Black 14.6 MP Digital SLR Camera: Compare Prices, View Price History and Read Reviews at NexTag
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Garth, is this inclusive of GST? This price would not include the kit lens, right?
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Wow, what a drop. I should have waited!

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Includes GST but body only. I am moving up from a K100D with a bunch of glass.
Overnight air freight to Perth was $16.
Have noticed benefit of increased resolution already, no noise and NO HOT PIXELS!
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Geez that is a drop!! I just spent all my $ on a DA* 50-135. Would have been tempting to have the K20D
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This is indeed cheap! especially it includes GST!!
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Quite cheap. Does that mean that they're not selling as well as they had hoped it would?
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Is there any place in Perth that you can service your k20D within the warranty period, or you have to return it to CR Kennedy?
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C R Kennedy have an office in Perth where you should drop gear off for warranty work.

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So the CRK office in perth is just a dropoff/pickup point?

Do they do any technical stuff? sensor cleaning, calibration, general techy thingy?

I was told there is a nikon and canon service centre in perth. Surely pentax must have a proper service centre in WA as well?
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