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12-24-2009, 09:39 AM   #1
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It looks like the new Pentax online store is up & running

Pentax Europe Online Store - Welcome

I had a look through to see what they have & couldnエt help but immediately notice that most of the prices (especially lenses) are incredible, but not in a good way. How can they expect to sell anything from this site?

Examples:

50-135: 」1,219.99
12-12: 」1,299.99
60-250: 」1,519.99
18-55: 」219.99
AF-540: 」595.99



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Wow... those are astonishing.

The lens categories on the site are a bit confusing, too. I don't see how a DA*55 1.4 SDM can be a wide angle lens, but that's where they've filed it.
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well, at least the silver FA Ltds are cheaper than the black versions...

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12-25-2009, 03:34 AM   #4
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I had a look at it too but the only lens worth purchasing from that page is silver 43ltd which comes 」100less than it retails in the UK.
Other prices are just ridiculous.

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Here are comparable prices in yen in a Tokyo retail chain (Bic Camera):

50-135: ・126,000 (」977)
12-24: ・79,800 (」619)
60-250: ・168,000 (」1302)
18-55: ・19,800 (」153) (F3.5-5.6ALII)
18-55: ・28,000 (」217) (F3.5-5.6AL WR)

」1 = ・129

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P.S. Bic is not the go-to shop in Japan for the best prices, but it's probably the top camera retailer here.
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all "official" stores are like that .. for example there is DA 15mm for about 1000 dollars at pentar.ru.

i wonder why do these shops even exist? does anyone actually buy something there? although they sometimes have a ok prices for low end cameras...
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we're doomed

I think we may consider running away from Pentax as fast as we can...check the price of the first strap
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09-07-2010, 08:23 AM   #8
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Pentax outsourced this to digitalriver I think, and it shows. Mistakes all over the shop

The whole existence of these webshops is kind of strange. How do you expect to keep your partners happy unless you adopt a channel-only model? And if you don't, how do you expect customers to use this if the prices here are at least 25% more expensive than just about any shop on the www?

Curious stuff.

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Goodbye Pentax.....

If this company carries on like this , I forsee it dying in the next four years.



WAKE UP PENTAX !!!!!!
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Maybe the online store is just to make the partner retailers look more discounted?
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18-55 for 219 pounds ?

I can get a new one here for 79€

They must be going insane, I don't think they're gonna sell one item.
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Maybe no one is looking at the post dates.
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QuoteOriginally posted by uccemebug Quote
Here are comparable prices in yen in a Tokyo retail chain (Bic Camera):

50-135: ・126,000 (」977)
12-24: ・79,800 (」619)
60-250: ・168,000 (」1302)
18-55: ・19,800 (」153) (F3.5-5.6ALII)
18-55: ・28,000 (」217) (F3.5-5.6AL WR)

」1 = ・129

一眼レフ用交換レンズ :ビックカメラ.com

P.S. Bic is not the go-to shop in Japan for the best prices, but it's probably the top camera retailer here.
And by default you get 10% discount on your next purchase
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well this is a shame. Here in the Netherlands we caqn't even place an order. I think this is a good way for the future of Pentax sincee everything is going online and shelfspace for Pentax is bedoming rare. Invest in it and make it work as a direct line between Pentax and its users.
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QuoteOriginally posted by StepOne Quote
I think we may consider running away from Pentax as fast as we can...check the price of the first strap
Hey, maybe the strap ships with a 645D attached to its end
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