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05-22-2009, 08:17 AM   #61
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you will love the FA77 f/1.8

05-22-2009, 10:13 AM   #62
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and with a DA L not even the DA II wonder where is the WR kit lens???

digital camera warehouse marks the K-7 "body only" at A$ 1539

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Great start for the price from Digital Camera Warehouse. If we can score a decent enough group discount off the base price of that then I will be happy as larry!

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I noticed that the Body only price is cheaper then the Canon 50D is so I will be definatly getting a K7 Body I have the lenses already.

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Send either myself or Schmik a message if you're keen. Please don't double up and say yes on each forum though.

Oops already did. I'm just a little bit keen!
Same user name so you should be able to work it out
05-22-2009, 04:16 PM   #66
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Yes. K-7's specs are just so much bang for buck compared with others in its league.
Unless you're devoted to the other brands without Pentax glass in your collection, it's a no brainer to go with the K-7.
05-22-2009, 04:36 PM   #67
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I'm seeing the NSW C R Kennedy sales rep on Monday. I can ask about group purchases and help in finding out prices if anyone wants me to.
I deal with C R Kennedy a lot and find them to be really helpful.
05-23-2009, 12:29 AM   #68
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Weird that Teds jacked their price in the space of hours.

05-23-2009, 03:24 AM   #69
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Yeah just sent away an email to Digital Camera Warehouse who can either ship out or have shops in both Sydney and Melbourne for majority of people to simply pick up. Obviously don't expect reply till monday at the earliest given it's the weekend (not open sunday).

Vanbar currently seeing what they can do with price, and got a few others in the works as well.
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The more people putting out the feelers the better. I hate weekends.... i work a lot of weekends because i'm in a 24 x 7 kinda business.... and when everyone else stops just coz it's sat or sun it pisses me off. Ninja20 go for it.

Give em a bit of my below propaganda:

At $50 off it's barely worth it. Although we could try other tacks if $50 is all that is on offer....... like extended warranties.

I just can't see how CRK or a retailer would not wish to sell 20 of these in one hit. That is $24k - $28k worth of sales in one hit and.......... "they need to think of it as an investment, the pentax k7 group buyers are early adopters that often push their advice onto those around them. Getting them the best and fastest deal is well worth it for CRK and Pentax. These are the people that tell their Aunt and Cousin what gear to get. These are the people that post sample pics online and contribute in a very positive way on online forums.

Getting the camera in their hands is a natural extension of the viral marketing that already happened before the release of this camera. The K7 thread on the pentax forums had nearly half a million views!"

I'd like to be an arrogant snot and say "we deserve it" but that is not the case and not the message I would be giving. It's a classic case of scratching each others backs.

Wow.......... i think i convinced myself with that one ahahahaha

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It's be worth mentioning we currently have 16 people at the ready Ninja20, of which 10 want body only and 6 are after the kit lens combo (this may change depending on final price of course). Delivery would have to be an option though as some aren't in Sydney or Melbourne...
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Cheapest I've found for online Oz camera stores

Pre order
K-7 body only $A 1479
K-7 body with 18-55 WR lens $A 1699

Dirt Cheap Cameras
05-23-2009, 09:51 PM   #73
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Only problem with that Brumby is the fact Dirt Cheap Cameras are grey imports. Ie, no Pentax Australia warranty. Whereas Digital Camera Warehouse for $50 or so more offer Australian stock.
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Not according to their website - I quote:

"Our Australian Guarantee

All of our products come with an Australian Warranty and we offer support via phone for any technical issues."

Link to page - scroll down to the bottom for the quote.
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I've got some good prices for the k7. Sorry can't post them here or who I work for. It's a large retailer and I'm only posting here personally, not on behalf of who I work for. But if someone involved in the group buy wants to email me I may be able to help out and can give them further details.

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