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11-04-2019, 06:28 PM - 2 Likes   #1
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Ricoh's US Website adds "fan shop"

I hadn't noticed this until today, but Ricoh's USA-localized version of the ricoh-imaging website now has dedicated directories for "fan shop" in addition to "monthly specials" and "open box/ refurbished."

Only the open box section actually has any merchandise in it as I write this, but maybe some branded swag is on the way?

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Perhaps they will be selling the 100 Years of Pentax flash shoe covers soon.

Thanks for the heads up.
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Just one word - FINALLY. Now let's see what they stock it with.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Not a Number Quote
Perhaps they will be selling the 100 Years of Pentax flash shoe covers soon.

Thanks for the heads up.
I was thinking that too!

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The Japan site has them listed as discontinued, so not sure they’ll be available here. But, we can hope
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Well, at least, the US operation seems to be showing some life.
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I can pass on the anniversary hot shoe but I'd be delighted to see that Pentax Girl T-shirt made available.
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Looks like they are getting ready for something...

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I'm pretty sure the hot shoe covers for the US are already gone. Soon after they were announced I looked at the US website and they were there but listed as sold out. I think they only made 3,000 for world wide distribution.
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I checked the US, Canada and UK Ricoh sites as soon as the cover was announced and many times since then. I never saw it listed except on the UK site recently (sold in about a week). Do you have a link?
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QuoteOriginally posted by tvdtvdtvd Quote
I can pass on the anniversary hot shoe but I'd be delighted to see that Pentax Girl T-shirt made available.
The T-shirt not available on the Ricoh UK, Germany or France websites so I doubt it will be available on the US and Canada sites.

Did the "Pentax Girl" ads even run outside of Japan?

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I suppose it's possible the local folks get to choose what's in the fan store, to localize the merchandise more effectively.
If that's the case, we could see the Pentax Girl shirt if they read the forum

But I expect a less exciting mix of fairly generic products. Probably won't stop me from getting a mug or something, though...

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QuoteOriginally posted by TwoUptons Quote
I suppose it's possible the local folks get to choose what's in the fan store, to localize the merchandise more effectively.
If that's the case, we could see the Pentax Girl shirt if they read the forum
That would be a sensible way of stocking a 'Fan' store.

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But I expect a less exciting mix of fairly generic products. Probably won't stop me from getting a mug or something, though.
Sadly, I expect you're correct. I'm sure it will be a short list of rather conservative items. I too will likely order a 100 Anniversary Mug and keep an eye on
Ebay for the t-shirt.
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I am thinking... maybe Ricoh Imaging had to step on eggshells while Ricoh was struggling to avoid a difficult situation (the entire Resurgent thing), and now things would move. Just not that much, and not too fast - because it's Pentax and the market isn't encouraging.
Am I too optimistic?
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QuoteOriginally posted by TwoUptons Quote
I suppose it's possible the local folks get to choose what's in the fan store, to localize the merchandise more effectively.
If that's the case, we could see the Pentax Girl shirt if they read the forum

But I expect a less exciting mix of fairly generic products. Probably won't stop me from getting a mug or something, though...

-Eric
Th product mix should be close to the one offered in the 'Fan Products' segment of the European websites.

See for instance : Fan products
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