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04-08-2009, 08:28 PM   #181
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Oh just great... I was thinking to get another 540FGZ....

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These prices are insane! Does anyone here have a real contact at Pentax Canada? Or maybe someone can get on the phone to them, to avoid the same form letter response. Basic math demonstrates that the prices are (mostly) out of line.
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Just received my 31mm 2 days ago from Henrys. Ordered a couple days before they jacked up the price from 950ish to 1400. Dodged that bullet

That's a fat 50% price hike... man.
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QuoteOriginally posted by rparmar Quote
These prices are insane! Does anyone here have a real contact at Pentax Canada? Or maybe someone can get on the phone to them, to avoid the same form letter response. Basic math demonstrates that the prices are (mostly) out of line.
There is a nice Pentax CDA guy over on DPR, he often sends free tickets to the Henry's shows and is very nic ein person. Pentax CDA are a good group of guys if you can bpass the absolutely LOST reception person.

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I just sent them a (polite) message expressing my disappointment & puzzlement over this price increase, using their "Contact us" page at Pentax Canada - Contact Us

I also gave them the URL of this thread, as well as a couple of similar ones on DPReview.

I'm not really sure this will accomplish anything, but it didn't take very long and maybe if they get enough negative feedback they will ask the Pentax Mothership to reconsider.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Alfisti Quote
There is a nice Pentax CDA guy over on DPR, he often sends free tickets to the Henry's shows and is very nic ein person. Pentax CDA are a good group of guys if you can bpass the absolutely LOST reception person.
You mean Dan Savoie, I presume: Henry's Photographic & Digital Imaging Show { Toronto }: Pentax SLR Talk Forum: Digital Photography Review

I was unsure if he was an employee of Henry's or Pentax Canada.
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Yeah that is him, pretty sure he is a Pentax rep, he helps where he can but sometimes his hands are tied.
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Price increases for Pentax in Canada...I don't know...I haven't done an item by item check...but I just bought...yesterday... a Pentax KM with 18-55mm zoom for $ 529 Cdn....not bad.

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Prodigital has some FA77 lenses on for a not too ridiculous price right now.
04-10-2009, 12:03 PM   #190
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There has been almost no price change to the bodies, or the kits. The kit level lenses have not changed either (18-55 and 50-200).

But the 50-135 has jumped from 999 to 1799. the 31 from as low as 799 to 1399. DA 25 ltd from 460 to 700.
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QuoteOriginally posted by KungPOW Quote
There has been almost no price change to the bodies, or the kits. The kit level lenses have not changed either (18-55 and 50-200).

But the 50-135 has jumped from 999 to 1799. the 31 from as low as 799 to 1399. DA 25 ltd from 460 to 700.
Basically, the 2 DA* zooms, the 2 DA* primes, all DA and FA Limiteds and flash units have gone up 50 to 100%. The DA* 55 hasn't change but I suspect they released it at that high price point by default. It certainly is not worth the money either.

My second letter has not been replied too, so Pentax has lost me from buying anything new. I'm actually quite happy shooting film now anyway.
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Quick!

It appears Lens & Shutter Canada has not updated their prices for Pentax. If you want to buy, do it quick! Lens & Shutter
04-11-2009, 09:18 AM   #193
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QuoteOriginally posted by lesmore49 Quote
Price increases for Pentax in Canada...I don't know...I haven't done an item by item check...but I just bought...yesterday... a Pentax KM with 18-55mm zoom for $ 529 Cdn....not bad.
Where did you find it that cheap?
All I can find is ~600$ region for that kit...
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It appears Lens & Shutter Canada has not updated their prices for Pentax. If you want to buy, do it quick! Lens & Shutter
They only ship to Canada which is just as well, or I might buy an FA50/1.4 for $200.
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QuoteOriginally posted by RBellavance Quote
I'm not really sure this will accomplish anything, but it didn't take very long and maybe if they get enough negative feedback they will ask the Pentax Mothership to reconsider.
Anyway they don't use forum feedback to decide things that way. The only real negative feedback is the bottom line. We'll see how that strategy can work when you can get the goods much cheaper from B&H even with shipping and taxes. IMHO prices in Canada and US should always be harmonized at a maximum of 10-15% difference. Otherwise this put a lot of pressure one way or the other. And there is a rumour on DPR that Pentax Canada will charge a 50$ fee to repair items under the international warranty but not bought in Canada. It's not fair for the consumers but what they can do? They face the problem of not selling and lose money on repairing items on which they didn't make a dime. That's why Hoya should stabilize the price in North America to the same levels for US & Canada.

Also let's not forget that Canon & Nikon have been practicing hefty prices for years without any real issues for their sales. And Sony and Olympus are neither particulary known for their cheap lenses. The FA50/1.4 is still a bargain at 300$, The D-FA 100 is still competitive. The DA*16-50 at 1000$ is still cheaper than the C&N 17-55. OK the 50-135 price went completely crazy, especially when the Tokina variant is still much cheaper. The problem of course is that these price increases make Pentax much less interesting than before. If I had to start over, at these prices I'm not sure I would choose Pentax again.
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