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12-15-2014, 04:16 AM   #1
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Where to buy Pentax in EU

Hi,

I have two questions, especially for users from EU.
1) Almost every month is here on PF appearing some nice offer on pentax stuff from such shops as Adorama and B&H. In my country (Czech Republic) those offers don't exist (The "super big offer" right now is about $100 cashback for k-3 from price of $1240 - and without any freebie). I cannot buy from US because tax and duty and shipping are too high. I'm wondering if is anywhere in EU a shop, that has similar offers.
2) Where is good to buy used lens in EU? KEH is nice, but it is US, so tax and duty and shipping... So for Marketplace here. Very few EU listings. (BTW, is there way to filter marketplace by country, ie if it is in EU? It will be great). Everytime that i was asking for help in choosing new lens lot of people here make advices like "buy that XYZ used, its only ..." But not here Our biggest shop with used photo has only 13 AF lenses in K mount (which 3 is 17-70). And prices are simillar (or higher) than prices at BH for new items...

Thanks for your advices.

12-15-2014, 05:11 AM   #2
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Yep, that is how it is. I think some years ago the Netherlands had fairly good online prices with low shipping in the EU. I found some almost-USA discounts in France last summer. Keep in mind that in the USA they have different taxes, often not even shown as part of the price, so you cannot make a direct comparison. But I do wish Pentax would have global prices. The differences between Japan, USA, Europe, Australia.. are huge! In availability as well as prices and services. Even if you compare Amazon from Germany and France there will be differences!
2) Look on ebay and similar websites. The problem is that every country has its own "flea-market" websites like ebay, so its difficult to find them for other countries. I found quite a lot of legacy Pentax gear in Germany, and even more m42 mount lenses. But hey, I never looked in.. Spain and Poland lol, so there may be better places. In Slovenia there is not much - its a small market. But there is an official Pentax dealer. Not many sales, prices are higher than Amazon.
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Czech Republic is in european community, right ? So you can buy tax free anywhere in EU. From France, I can recommand you this shop :
Reflex Pentax K5, KR pas cher, prix promo, garanti 3 ans - Numipixel
There is a cashback in europe too
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France is traditionally a good market for Pentax. Personally, I have bought from SRS Microsystems in London a few times. They actually focus on and promote Pentax.
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I'd second SRS in London, Chris who runs SRS is quite active on the Pentax forum in the UK. SRS also have a good 2nd hand range, and a good ebay shop as well.

SRS Microsystems | Cameras, Lenses & Photography Specialists

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srsmicrosystems on eBay

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QuoteOriginally posted by shhh Quote
I'd second SRS in London, Chris who runs SRS is quite active on the Pentax forum in the UK. SRS also have a good 2nd hand range, and a good ebay shop as well.

SRS Microsystems | Cameras, Lenses & Photography Specialists

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srsmicrosystems on eBay

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Agree - they have a good stock of "everything" Pentax and I have had good experiences with their 'Ex-Demo' stuff (comes with Warranty!) found at their eBay-shop. I got my K-5, DA 18-135 and DA* 200 that way and all items were "like new".

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Hallo Jannis:

Reliable addresses in Holland
http://www.cameranu.nl/en and http://www.kamera-express.nl/


Also look at the second-hand page
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QuoteOriginally posted by shhh Quote
I'd second SRS in London, Chris who runs SRS is quite active on the Pentax forum in the UK. SRS also have a good 2nd hand range, and a good ebay shop as well.

SRS Microsystems | Cameras, Lenses & Photography Specialists

Ebay shop

srsmicrosystems on eBay

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Hi
Another vote for SRS got my k5 and most of my lenses
Hoping to get the pentax 1.4hd aw teleconverter when
They are back in stock
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Thanks all.

Maybe it would not be wrong to make a list trustworthy stores in the EU
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Try www.cameranu.nl in the Netherlands for new items and www.marktplaats.nl for used stuff.
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Hi Jannis,

We're in the same boat. Like others said already, sometimes the prices in the US don't include taxes at all. But yes, they are cheaper over there.

Normally I buy second hand stuff, so for that I go to the uk ebay site, and from there one can filter for Europe. It also shows items from other sister sites (german, french etc). There the prices are more reasonable.
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Hi

Check the Spanish shop www.tiendapentaxeros.com

They have one of the best price in europe for the 16-45, 219€.

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