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05-27-2009, 05:21 PM   #1
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rebates in k-7 box!

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3) We are including a rebate coupon with all K-7's shipped in the US (if you don't get the coupon, you likely have a grey market camera). They are numbered, and no copies are accepted (to keep fraud down). The rebate is paid out in the form of a Visa gift card. The coupon includes the following:

DA 17-70 - $90
DA 55-300 - $60
DA 10-17 - $90
DA 40 Limited - $60
DA* 16-50 - $100
AF 360FGZ - $25
AF 540FGZ - $25
8x36 DCF NV binos - $30
10x36 DCF NV binos - $30
8x25 UCF WP - $20
10x25 UCF WP - $20


05-27-2009, 06:08 PM   #2
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Yea! Buy more K-7!!
05-27-2009, 07:06 PM   #3
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Under old management, the K20D didnt have rebates if i remember correctly.

Under Hoya, K-7 has rebates.

looking good.
05-27-2009, 07:17 PM   #4
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QuoteOriginally posted by Reportage Quote
Under old management, the K20D didnt have rebates if i remember correctly.

Under Hoya, K-7 has rebates.

looking good.
wrong! Pentax used to always have rebates for lenses.

05-27-2009, 07:22 PM   #5
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Nice. I have been wanting to get that 40ltd. A k-7 with a 40 on it will be a nifty little kit!
05-27-2009, 09:49 PM   #6
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QuoteOriginally posted by PentaxPoke Quote
Nice. I have been wanting to get that 40ltd. A k-7 with a 40 on it will be a nifty little kit!
The 40mm Limited prices have just raised from $259 to $315.
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QuoteOriginally posted by pdo Quote
The 40mm Limited prices have just raised from $259 to $315.
05-27-2009, 10:18 PM   #8
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K20d

QuoteOriginally posted by Reportage Quote
Under old management, the K20D didnt have rebates if i remember correctly.

Under Hoya, K-7 has rebates.

looking good.
The K20D was released AFTER Hoya bought Pentax. It may have been in that short period of time while Pentax Corporation still existed, but all the stock was owned by Hoya. Shortly thereafter, Hoya merged Pentax Corp. into Hoya Corp. and Pentax Corp. ceased to exist.

I believe that the K20D was developed by the old management, but by the time it came to market and rebates would have been involved, Hoya was firmly in control. If anything, Hoya tried to increase profit margins by raising the price of the K20D, relative to the K10D release price and curtailing rebates.

The K10D, which was definitely created and marketed by the old management, included rebates. I got $50 back on my K10D.

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One rebate is missin: DA300 - $500
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rebates are bad....

rebates make Pentax loose money...
and they compensate it by higher prices in the rest of the world....

I will jump ship.... Oh no, "that other brand"had US only rebates as well....
Must get the WTO to act on this one... Soon.
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QuoteOriginally posted by janneman Quote
rebates make Pentax loose money...
Not necessarily. They also encourage people to rush and spend money before the rebate expires. If they postpone the purchase to a later time they may end up buying a Sigma or a Tamron instead, or even use the money on something else.

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Is this just a "Citizen's of the USA" rebate?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Prognathous Quote
Not necessarily. They also encourage people to rush and spend money before the rebate expires. If they postpone the purchase to a later time they may end up buying a Sigma or a Tamron instead, or even use the money on something else.

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Sad thing really if Americans can only be enticed to buy with rebates...
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QuoteOriginally posted by janneman Quote
Sad thing really if Americans can only be enticed to buy with rebates...
Jealousy is a nasty thing

Hopefully us Europeans will get some cashback deals.
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Hopefully Hoya/Pentax execs with decision making powers are monitoring this.
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