Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
09-09-2007, 05:50 AM   #1
Inactive Account




Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Iceland
Posts: 22
Best price

I'm seeking the K100D (Perhaps the K10D, depends on the price), but the catch is, he must ship to Iceland!

I was going to buy the camera off adorama.com, but when the currency agains the USD was good, the camera had been taken off the site (Most likely sold up - the super is now available)

So I ask, best price w/ international shipping?

09-09-2007, 05:55 AM   #2
Veteran Member
lapeen's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: bangor, maine
Posts: 381
The total at Abesofmaine.com to ship the k100dand kit lens to iceland is 573.95

That's where I got mine, and my friend got her d40. They do try the upsell... but they are not too pushy about it.
09-09-2007, 06:44 AM   #3
jth
Inactive Account




Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Iceland
Posts: 22
Original Poster
QuoteOriginally posted by lapeen Quote
The total at Abesofmaine.com to ship the k100dand kit lens to iceland is 573.95

That's where I got mine, and my friend got her d40. They do try the upsell... but they are not too pushy about it.
After reading resellerrating.com I will not purchase from Abes of maine, their rep. is B-A-D
09-09-2007, 07:10 AM   #4
Inactive Account




Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: 3rd rock from the sun
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 478
QuoteOriginally posted by jth Quote
After reading resellerrating.com I will not purchase from Abes of maine, their rep. is B-A-D
Thats weird, i bought my 50-200mm from there with no problems and my dad has been buying stuff from them for years.

09-09-2007, 07:13 AM   #5
New Member




Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Dallas
Posts: 20
Best price for K100D

I purchased a K100D with Lens kit from Beach Camera in New Jersey two weeks ago for $446. I ordered it about noon on Monday and had it in Dallas on Wednesday. I did pay about $18 for 2-3 day shipping. I was happy with the price and the service.

David
09-09-2007, 07:16 AM   #6
jth
Inactive Account




Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Iceland
Posts: 22
Original Poster
QuoteOriginally posted by DavidH Quote
I purchased a K100D with Lens kit from Beach Camera in New Jersey two weeks ago for $446. I ordered it about noon on Monday and had it in Dallas on Wednesday. I did pay about $18 for 2-3 day shipping. I was happy with the price and the service.

David
Yeah, but they don't offer International shipping in my knowledge
09-09-2007, 07:49 AM   #7
Veteran Member
lapeen's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: bangor, maine
Posts: 381
I have to disagree with the "their rep is bad" thing. I know several people that have ordered things from them... including MYSELF... with NO problems whatsoever. And ADORAMA... (who has GREAT ratings) gave me a HUGE hassle when I tried to order my k100d from them.... which is why I ended up getting it at Abes and wishing I had in the 1st place.
09-09-2007, 07:57 AM   #8
Senior Member




Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: SK, Canada
Posts: 108
I read a lot of bad things about Abe's too and going against my better judgment, I ordered from them anyway. They didn't call and my camera arrived quickly. No problems at all. I'm not sure if they're trying to change their reputation or if I just lucked out but I'll use them again.

To jth: do you know somebody reasonably well in the US? Are you in a hurry to get your camera? You could always get a friend to order the camera for you to get the $50 rebate and then get them to ship it to you.

09-09-2007, 08:04 AM   #9
jth
Inactive Account




Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Iceland
Posts: 22
Original Poster
QuoteOriginally posted by mopar_man Quote
I read a lot of bad things about Abe's too and going against my better judgment, I ordered from them anyway. They didn't call and my camera arrived quickly. No problems at all. I'm not sure if they're trying to change their reputation or if I just lucked out but I'll use them again.

To jth: do you know somebody reasonably well in the US? Are you in a hurry to get your camera? You could always get a friend to order the camera for you to get the $50 rebate and then get them to ship it to you.

No I don't know anyone in US, that I know of anyway and the 50$ is not a big issue..

A fun fact, the k100D was sold here in Iceland until this summer, when it was replaced by the K10D, want to know the last price? About 1100$... Yep!

The K10D w/ 18-55mm costs now about 1500$ (calculating with the current currency) and these prices are at the local pentax dealership..

Crazy.

edit: prices
09-09-2007, 09:09 AM   #10
Veteran Member




Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Owego, NY
Posts: 976
QuoteOriginally posted by DavidH Quote
I purchased a K100D with Lens kit from Beach Camera in New Jersey two weeks ago for $446. I ordered it about noon on Monday and had it in Dallas on Wednesday. I did pay about $18 for 2-3 day shipping. I was happy with the price and the service.

David
It sounds like they're really shaping up.

A decade ago (even five years ago), Beach Camera was the last place you would want to go buy camera equipment. Shady, shady, shady! I lost track of how many people my family knows that got screwed over by Beach (Their brick-and-mortar location is 20 minutes from my parents) in the past.
09-09-2007, 07:45 PM   #11
Veteran Member




Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Philippines
Posts: 1,399
QuoteOriginally posted by Entropy Quote
It sounds like they're really shaping up.

A decade ago (even five years ago), Beach Camera was the last place you would want to go buy camera equipment. Shady, shady, shady! I lost track of how many people my family knows that got screwed over by Beach (Their brick-and-mortar location is 20 minutes from my parents) in the past.
Yup, I also heard bad things about Beach Camera back in the day. Abe's of Maine, too. Perhaps the BBB's finally cracking the whip on some of them, which is good for us consumers.
09-11-2007, 02:48 PM   #12
jth
Inactive Account




Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Iceland
Posts: 22
Original Poster
17th street

Hi there, i see 17th street photo has it in stock, but to buy it internationally the money has to go through "paily" ??

has anyone used this paily service? (www.paily.com)

17th street photo have a seriously high rep, but i've never seen this paily thing??
09-11-2007, 09:00 PM   #13
Forum Member
Jimsi777's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Virginia
Posts: 75
Beach or BuyDig.com is some of the best prices and who are truly honest and professional. I piad $458 then it dropped to $445...man, they dont do price matching....
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
camera, dslr, photography, price
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Price and Value rjm Pentax DSLR Discussion 28 11-05-2010 09:50 AM
K-x price now out ! Pentaxor Pentax DSLR Discussion 19 09-30-2009 11:01 PM
WooWhoo -- Pentax Canada Price Drops :D :D and one price increase Jack Simpson Pentax News and Rumors 45 05-06-2009 10:10 PM
what price oatman911 Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 4 02-10-2009 04:10 PM
5 For The Price Of 4! Tom Lusk Post Your Photos! 8 05-26-2007 05:58 PM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:15 PM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.com part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top