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05-23-2010, 01:04 PM   #1
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When are Rebates?

Hi, I am wanting to buy a limited prime lens (probably the 40mm). I am reading that sometimes pentax offers rebates on these from time to time.

When do rebates typically occur (christmas time??) and are they big enough to hold off on purchasing until there is a rebate? Do the DA limiteds ever go on sale??

Another related note, how reliable are these rebates? I am assuming they are mail-in. I have had bad experiences with these before.

I am in the US in case that affects some of your answers.

05-23-2010, 01:25 PM   #2
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No one knows when the next rebate will be. Last rebate i had was $100 in Feb 2010 when i purchased the 50-135mm. I got the rebate 2 month after i sent it in. Just make sure you send you rebate with Delivery confirmation so you know pentax received it and always make copies.
05-23-2010, 04:45 PM   #3
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Rebates for bodies often occur when there is a new product soon to be announced. Rebates for lenses often occur when there is a new body just released, to enourage new lens sales.

I am in Ireland and had no problem with the one rebate I was lucky enough to luck into. I would not count on them but instead find the best price you can without.
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