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07-16-2010, 04:35 AM   #1
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Hello from Mexico,,, Buying in London, UK

Hola All...

I will be in London, England for a few days on August 7. I would like to buy a new camera that I will not have a chance to buy, here in Mexico. I would like to buy the Pentax K-x Digital Camera with 18-55mm and 55-300mm lenses. In looking around on the internet, I only see this particular kit available in black. I would like to have this kit with the white body, if possible. My main question is, where can I get the best pride on this camera in London.

Thanks!

NEXT DAY...
Thank you to responders. I did find a friend who is headed down here from the US, so I just mail ordered the kit and I will have it in time for the upcoming trip. It did not appear that I was going to be able to come anywhere near the US price in the UK. The same would be true for Mexico, if I could even find the product.

All this makes me wonder: where in the world is the least expensive place to buy a Pentax camera?

Thanks again for the welcome.

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07-16-2010, 04:46 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forum, glad to have you on board. I'm sure some of our English members will be able to help in directing you to where you'll get a good price on a Pentax camera.
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C'mon, folks! Help Tomo out!
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Welcome aboard.

You might have better luck asking your question in the beginner forum..

Pentax Beginner's Corner Q&A - PentaxForums.com

OR, the General Talk forum

General Talk - PentaxForums.com


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07-16-2010, 04:01 PM   #5
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You can't get it in Mexico? I don't understand that at all.

Pentax has to be available in Mexico for cheaper than the U.K.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Ira Quote
You can't get it in Mexico? I don't understand that at all.

Pentax has to be available in Mexico for cheaper than the U.K.
It is difficult to get electronics in Mexico because of the strict import laws. And what they do sell is very expensive. Pentax Mexico shows only two SLRs. The K100D and the *istDL.
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Wow. That's surprising.

I thought with NAFTA, there shouldn't be any problems.
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NAFTA is all about allowing manufactured goods from Mexico and Canada flow into the US and cheap agricultural goods from the US and Canada to flow into Mexico to undercut the local farmers. Mexico has its own laws regarding imports from Asia. Film is popular and cheap in Mexico because Kodak moved their factories there years ago, even before NAFTA.

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QuoteOriginally posted by boriscleto Quote
NAFTA is all about allowing manufactured goods from Mexico and Canada flow into the US and cheap agricultural goods from the US and Canada to flow into Mexico to undercut the local farmers.
Huh?

How exactly are U.S. farmers capable of undercutting Mexican farmers?

I know Mexican farmers are selling their corn for ethanol instead of tortillas, but that really has nothing to do with the price of tea in China.
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This really isn't the right forum for this but...

US Corn Dumping in Mexico Threatening the Environment & KillingFamily Farms

Pan-American Adventure: Tepotzotlan, Mexico

U.S. Corn Subsidies Said to Damage Mexico - NYTimes.com
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Ahhhh--now I get it! I knew corn was a big issue, but didn't understand the concepts behind it.

It just seems like all the produce I see COMES from Mexico, like tomatoes.
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Welcome to the forum.

Sorry can't help ou with this one, London is 700 miles away from me and here in Scotland we don't seem to have any Pentax retailers.

Enjoy your camera once you get it.
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