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12-16-2009, 05:08 PM   #1
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UK Store Opens

A UK store's been announced today - yey!

Pentax Europe Online Store - Welcome

Do my eyes deceive me?
Pentax Europe Online Store - SMCP-DA* 50-135mm f/2.8 ED (IF)

smc DA* 50-135mm F2.8 ED (IF) SDM
For 1,219.99 incl. VAT


Bargain?

NO!

Seems as though I'm going to have to shop elsewhere then.

12-16-2009, 06:20 PM   #2
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I'm not surprised there is no "bargain". The US "Official" online pentax store has no bargains either.

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A manufacturer selling their wares at full MSRP? Who would have ever imagined?

Errr...wait...
12-16-2009, 06:45 PM   #4
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It's "only" a pentax store in UK, or it's "THE" European Pentax online Store ?

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DA14 and... DA*55... err?
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Good grief, the prices are outrageous
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And you can't even get a M42-converter...

I'd say fail.
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Why bother? They would be better off either selling the stuff at realistic prices or save the money and spend it on some proper QC for their lenses. Who is going to but the DA 12-24 for 1299?

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The point of the online store as stated by Pentax is not to bypass the retailler but to offer an easy way to buy the accessories, like focusing screen that are not part of the retaillers.

So I'm not at all surprised by high lense prices, this is not the point of this website.

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But were are those accessories? Some cables and standard neck strap, that's all...
I know a retailer who can supply focusing screens, lens caps, hoods and cases, viewfinder eyecups, you name it.
I don't know where is he getting all that stuff from, clearly not from Pentax UK, they don't have it
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Given their silly prices and the service and value you get from top outfits like SRS, I just cannot see them surviving.

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