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11-05-2009, 07:59 PM   #1
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Buying Pentax K-x Cheap in Australia?

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I placed my nikon d40 + kits on ebay last night and wanting to get a pentax k-x.

I'm wondering where to get a bargain price for k-x

I checked at
ted's cameras - AU$799.95 (body and lens kit 18-55mm for $799)
camera house - AU$899 (body and 2 lens kit 18-55mm & 50-200mm for $899)

any other suggestion where can I get this cheaper?

11-05-2009, 08:55 PM   #2
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A few threads on this issue already with some good leads:

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-news-rumors/77399-oz-pentaxian-pen...dcw-739-a.html

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-news-rumors/76274-oz-pentaxian-kx-...meraction.html

The OfficeWorks 5% price match idea is a good way to go if you don't need the 2 lens kit, once you find a competitive offer from someone else that you can point OfficeWorks to. One Aussie user ended up just paying $717 for a black KX w. kit lens that way.
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Ah - I also see Shopbot:

pentax kx - Price Comparison - Buy Cheap in Australia

and Staticice:

pentax kx - Price Comparison Australia - Buy Cheap

are also now showing listings for the Kx.
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QuoteOriginally posted by rawr Quote
The OfficeWorks 5% price match idea is a good way to go if you don't need the 2 lens kit, once you find a competitive offer from someone else that you can point OfficeWorks to. One Aussie user ended up just paying $717 for a black KX w. kit lens that way.
Hard to beat that price for the K-x.

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It seems like the K-x is stealing the limelight from K-7.

Back when the days when K-10D and K100D are still new, the topics are always talking about K10D. How times change
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QuoteOriginally posted by rawr Quote
The OfficeWorks 5% price match idea is a good way to go if you don't need the 2 lens kit, once you find a competitive offer from someone else that you can point OfficeWorks to. One Aussie user ended up just paying $717 for a black KX w. kit lens that way.
I paid $702 for my k-x at officeworks. Price match and beat Vanbars by 5%.

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That must be the best price I have seen so far. Congrats
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QuoteOriginally posted by 68deluxe Quote
I paid $702 for my k-x at officeworks. Price match and beat Vanbars by 5%.

Lucky bastard. I paid full price at OfficeWorks. I am such a loser.

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Dont feel bad. The price u pay is STILL a very good price!
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I paid $702 for my k-x at officeworks. Price match and beat Vanbars by 5%.

wow really? that's a good deal. i might come and check out office works tomorrow.
thanks guys for the responses, much appreciated!

hey but after i calculate it again, at vanbar price is 753.50
if office works beat the price by 5% then it comes down to $715.32

how come you can get it as low as $702?

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QuoteOriginally posted by kwetiaw Quote
how come you can get it as low as $702?
Get them to Pricematch DCW.

Although I've ordered mine direct from DCW, because they have white (shameful I know)
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Get them to Pricematch DCW.

Although I've ordered mine direct from DCW, because they have white (shameful I know)
aha that's a good one. i hope office works can do price beat on this one.

cheers mate!
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has anyone seen the navy one in australia...
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OOOPS sorry I meant to say I got them to pricematch DCW, not Vanbars!!! Going camera shop crazy here!!!
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I used to have a Nikon D50 with kit lens which i sold.... Damn!
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