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11-26-2020, 02:28 PM - 1 Like   #1
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Pentax 15% Sale in Australia

The Pentax webstore in Australia is running one of its 15%-off sales again, till 30th November. Ricoh items excluded.

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A lot of stock is on back order. It either means Pentax gear is becoming more popular or a response to Covid is to carry a bare minimum of stock. It seems counter intuitive in the lead up to Xmas when Australia appears to have the disease under control.
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A lot of stock is on back order. It either means Pentax gear is becoming more popular or a response to Covid is to carry a bare minimum of stock. It seems counter intuitive in the lead up to Xmas when Australia appears to have the disease under control.
I wrote to CRK a few days ago asking why stock is so low and arrival dates keep slipping. I had no response. I don't know how close to capacity the Pentax factories in Philippines (cameras) and Vietnam (lenses) have been working, but I would guess that Vietnam should be at close to full capacity given the low COVID numbers there.

It seems that stock in Europe isn't unusually low, so I don't know why we are on a drip.
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At least the discount is honoured for back order purchases. Sometimes these sorts of discount offers by other sellers are restricted to in stock items only.

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My next two purchases will be the K3iii and the DFA 21mm Limited, so nothing to buy this time.
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I alllllllllmooost clicked on that DFA*85 this morning, ........ Must resist sales......
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I alllllllllmooost clicked on that DFA*85 this morning, ........ Must resist sales......
Lie down in a dark room until the feeling goes away.
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Prices seem higher than a couple of years ago. I got my KP (body only) in Nov 2018 for about $850 during the corresponding sale. Now it is $1044 on sale. Lenses likewise. The $A was about the same then as it is now (around $US0.73). One difference is that we are now coming off a low period and in Nov 2018 it was coming off a high rate - which makes me wonder whether prices will be cheaper in the next 6 months or so (as the effects of the rising $A flow through). Or whether the cost of Pentax gear is going up in real terms (even though the market for photography gear must still be very flat).


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Prices seem higher than a couple of years ago. I got my KP (body only) in Nov 2018 for about $850 during the corresponding sale.
About the same here but it was a Dcxpert discount. If you do a Google search for Australia the KP can get up to $1500+. Can't make sense of pricing.
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I see, that the Silver Edition DFA*50/f1.4 is actually $150.00 cheaper on the site, and INSTOCK, than the normal Black lens.
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