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08-24-2009, 03:17 AM   #1
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K7 battery - $125 or $12 ?

I was quoted AU$160 (about US$125) by Pentax Australia for a spare D-L190 for a K7 but I have checked on eBay and I can get one for AU$15 (US$12)!

What's up with this?!

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I have the $15 one on order.... we'll see how it goes. MIne was actually $12. I could buy 13 for the price of one pentax one. Why would I buy the original.

It's not even April 1.

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Panasonic's latest firmware for its Lumix makes it impossible to use them with compatible batteries. As long as Pentax does not do that, there's no issue with those cheap batteries.

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Even then you can stick to older firmware or order from B&H. You'd have to be crazy (or not have internet) to consider to buy it local in Aus. The distributor should be ashamed! and the grip $450

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Yer the retail price of Pentax gear in aus is disgusting.

Can't really blame CR kennedy though they cost prices i've been quoted locally have generally been more than what I can get it from overseas.

Good example is the AF540, I was priced around $600 mark, whereas I've ordered it from a store in Canada and paid a bit over $400 au.

We get screwed in Aus.
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I have 2 of the ebay batteries. they look and work like the pentax original.
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Let your money do the talking is all I can say.

It's just so unfortunate that Pentax is disadvantaged by Pentaxians having to go non-OEM due to CRK's preposterous pricing.
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Yer the retail price of Pentax gear in aus is disgusting.
Generally that's true but sometimes you can get a good deal. For example, I got my K7 for AU$1560 which is a bit cheaper than the US$1300 (AU$1600) they are being sold on eBay and internet shops.

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Generally that's true but sometimes you can get a good deal. For example, I got my K7 for AU$1560 which is a bit cheaper than the US$1300 (AU$1600) they are being sold on eBay and internet shops.

Actually your not wrong either, I got my K7 from Elizabeth Street Cameras and paid around $1580 for it + lense.

I got a Sigma 17-70mm for $290AU.

So yes there are odd bargains here in aus from time to time.
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QuoteOriginally posted by C.W Tsorotes Quote
Actually your not wrong either, I got my K7 from Elizabeth Street Cameras and paid around $1580 for it + lense.

I got a Sigma 17-70mm for $290AU.

So yes there are odd bargains here in aus from time to time.




That was my bargain the 17-70 same price at Ted's last year


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QuoteOriginally posted by Spock Quote
Generally that's true but sometimes you can get a good deal. For example, I got my K7 for AU$1560 which is a bit cheaper than the US$1300 (AU$1600) they are being sold on eBay and internet shops.

Considering the K-7 (body only) here is the UK is the equivilent to AU$2000 (and that is after a recent AU$200 price drop) I would say you are doing ok. Not sure they are doing themselves any favours as I wont buy one for a while whereas if it had been priced the same as outside Europe I would have had one straight away.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ivoire Quote
I have 2 of the ebay batteries. they look and work like the pentax original.
would you kindly advise which seller you purchased batteries from??
there are so many that i'm bound to choose a dud.
thank you
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would you kindly advise which seller you purchased batteries from??
there are so many that i'm bound to choose a dud.
thank you
ditto, I'm also looking for a spare
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I got a K7 spare batt from ebay, and it seems to work very well on my K7 w Grip combo.

Now I'm buying another spare.

I bought from Z434 batt for K7.
z434 Battery For PENTAX DSLR K7 D-L190 D-LI90 1860mAh - eBay Batteries, Digital Camera Accessories, Camera Accessories, Cameras Photo. (end time 04-Sep-09 20:20:25 AEST)
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