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11-30-2009, 02:49 AM   #1
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When to purchase K-7 from US

I am planning to purchase my K7 from US and I would like to know what is the price dropping pattern in US market around Christmas. Should I buy it just before Christmas, right after Christmas, or two months after Christmas, when the lowest price was expected folks?



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My best guess for solid price drop is April 2010. The K-7 will have been in marketplace for 9 months and if past Pentax dslr price drops predicts future pricing, then K-7 will sell for $699. It'll then take a few months to shed the last $100 before it gets discontinued. Once K-7 is discontinued then the price will pop up a couple hundered dollars off the low of $599 back up to $799.

However with 645D coming on line, maybe K-7 will stay current longer and drop price more slowly than in the past? Thesedays Pentax sells only two aps-c dslr cameras instead of three.

Having a dslr inhand allows people to wait for right price before they buy their next new camera. Not having a dslr inhand makes people buy dslr at inflated launch price. I did that once, paying full price for a Dslr & paying full price once was enough for me.

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12-19-2009, 02:23 AM   #3
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Thanks, but I was asking the American market behavior on Christmas season not the Pentax's decisions. almost 10 days to Christmas and no price drop on K7 yet.
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The market here, for Pentax bodies, is determined by Pentax's decisions.
There will not be a price drop for Christmas is more or less what he is trying to say.


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