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05-01-2009, 03:28 PM   #1
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WooWhoo -- Pentax Canada Price Drops :D :D and one price increase

I received an email from Pentax informing me of several price drops and one(1)
price increase. They are, as follows:

PRICE DECREASE:

AF200FG (flash) -- -$25
DA 70/2.4 -- -$40
DA 17-70/4 -- -$64
DA 50-135/2.8 -- -$480 --

PRICE INCREASE:

DA 16-50/2.8 -- +$80

Pretty exciting stuff and nice for a Friday morning/afternoon/evening , until, of
course, I realised that I still have a DA 50-135/2.8 at the original price ;D

Cheers and have a great weekend

Jack

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so the 50-135 is ONLY 320 more then it was in March.

OHHHH Thank you Pentax! :X
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Hmmm... so they *actually noticed* the stacks of unsold DA*50-135s gathering dust with no new orders coming in from retailers? Go figure! I'll have to adjust my sig sometime...

Still think they're greedy b***ards to inflate prices that much in the first place, and I'm voting with my wallet.

- Got my DA70 and 16-50... from B&H (no duty!).
- Was about to get an AF540FGZ... bought a Metz instead.
- Thinking about a K-m for the wife... will pick it up in Chicago.

Now where's that emoticon of the smiley-face giving the finger?
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I think the DA*50-135 price was a mistake they have now corrected. If they were being greedy they would have left it as is.

Many of the other price increases only got the lenses up to where they should be, internationally speaking. Sucks I know, but Canadian prices were below par for ages.

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panoguy you have summed up my feelings exactly. I confronted them on the major price increase lenses, not the flashguns or bodies. They sent me a canned email from CSR3( Have to like it, Cannuckleheads are now numbered ) that they had held prices down and now we must pay true cost. What a load of Shutter Failures!

How can we decide to buy in Canada (which I prefer to support locals) if the price bounces like crazy. Or is this the new normal for Pentax Great White North?

Looking forward to the K-7, however if it is $1600 US dollars, this means $2400 CDN dollars with Pentax Canada math. And that would stop me from buying that rumour filled do everything Pentax flagship.
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QuoteOriginally posted by rparmar Quote
I think the DA*50-135 price was a mistake they have now corrected. If they were being greedy they would have left it as is.

Many of the other price increases only got the lenses up to where they should be, internationally speaking. Sucks I know, but Canadian prices were below par for ages.
They were greedy, Period. Sales sucked and now they are being partially greedy.

Maybe your pricing should be reduced to the USA pricing instead of accepting being taken advantage of? I don't buy your arguement. However if you want to overpay than so be it.

I can take a quick hop across the border and buy in Buffalo, bring back what I want, pay the duty and still save big $$$. Visit friends there at the same time as my American friends are some of the best people on the planet.
05-01-2009, 07:45 PM   #7
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QuoteOriginally posted by Jack_Simpson Quote
I received an email from Pentax informing me of several price drops and one(1)
price increase.
Thanks for the information.

When is this effective?
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QuoteOriginally posted by cyg Quote
Thanks for the information.

When is this effective?
effective immediately on some. Aden's dropped their price on 70mm 2.4, was $510 before increase, then went to $590, now it's $520. McBain now has the 50-135 for $1169.00

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how much for the K7 jack
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ummm anybody else seen this kind of activity elsewhere ? ....let's see long weekend comming - gas jumps from $0.85/litre to $0.95/litre - a week goes by they 'drop' the price to $0.90/litre everyone is happy .... wait a minute
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QuoteOriginally posted by equinox Quote
They were greedy, Period. Sales sucked and now they are being partially greedy.

I can take a quick hop across the border and buy in Buffalo, bring back what I want, pay the duty and still save big $$$. Visit friends there at the same time as my American friends are some of the best people on the planet.
hi Equinox can you give me the link or the address of the Pentax shop in Buffalo? And can some one give me the link to some "good price" shop in Canada. Thanks
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Interesting phenomenon. Thanks for the update
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QuoteOriginally posted by KungPOW Quote
so the 50-135 is ONLY 320 more then it was in March.

OHHHH Thank you Pentax! :X
Hi ya K_P,

Nope, it was UP $640 and now DOWN $480 .... thus making a difference of UP $160

Mind you, I know a shop in Vancouver that still has it had "original" price

Cheers,

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QuoteOriginally posted by equinox Quote
They were greedy, Period. Sales sucked and now they are being partially greedy.

Maybe your pricing should be reduced to the USA pricing instead of accepting being taken advantage of? I don't buy your arguement. However if you want to overpay than so be it.

I can take a quick hop across the border and buy in Buffalo, bring back what I want, pay the duty and still save big $$$. Visit friends there at the same time as my American friends are some of the best people on the planet.
but Buffalo


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Thanks for the information.

When is this effective?
Effective May 4th

Cheers,

Jack
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