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Australian Pentaxians - contact CRK before you buy from the USA
Posted By: RobG, 11-27-2014, 05:24 PM

If you're in Australia, contact CRK through the Pentax Australia website (www.pentax.com.au) before you buy from the USA. I've been told that they will match the US deals. Bear in mind though, that as far as the lens prices go, some of the standard prices on the Pentax Australia site are actually better than the US Black Friday prices, and postage in Australia is free. One lens is actually a dollar cheaper without taking the exchange rate into account!
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I had an email today confirming their willingness to match. K-3 and K-50 prices are good deals, as are some lenses (the HD 55-300 at About $260 US). I placed my query to CRK and the response on Price Watch. (And told CRK I wanted to order a K-3 body)
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oh wow. now im seriously considering a K3... >_<

will they match B&H and Adorama or only the US pentax website?
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Too late, my K3 is somewhere over Vanuatu at the moment.

CRK need to take some initiative and let people know in advance of events like Black Friday.

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It appears that CRK is putting their customers first. Potentially running ahead of any possible warranty misunderstandings. Also, pulling sales in for themselves. I think that its great customer service!!! Also, building goodwill.

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Just spoke with CR Kennedy, keep watching the Pentax.com.au site because there may be a 1 day only sale go live later in the day (around 2-3pm).
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QuoteOriginally posted by hakea Quote
oh wow. now im seriously considering a K3... >_<

will they match B&H and Adorama or only the US pentax website?
They will match "any Black Friday deal". Just keep the exchange rate in mind - the dollar is now only USD$0.85. However, the lens prices on the CRK site are still comparable to the Black Friday prices.
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QuoteOriginally posted by RobG Quote
They will match "any Black Friday deal". Just keep the exchange rate in mind - the dollar is now only USD$0.85. However, the lens prices on the CRK site are still comparable to the Black Friday prices.
As of 15 minutes ago they say they can't match the prices on K3 bundles from B & H and Adorama but I was told they will likely be having some special pricing on the pentax.com.au website later in the day.

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it is on!
15% off everything

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coupon code "BLACKFRIDAYOZ" till midnight
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QuoteOriginally posted by i_trax Quote
it is on!
15% off everything

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coupon code "BLACKFRIDAYOZ" till midnight
That makes the K3 $934 including GST (around $164.85 off the list price).
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QuoteOriginally posted by alfa75ts Quote
Too late, my K3 is somewhere over Vanuatu at the moment.

CRK need to take some initiative and let people know in advance of events like Black Friday.
Yeah I have been bitten a couple of times now.
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Will C.R.K have sales this year also?
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Will C.R.K have sales this year also?
You could give them a ring, Beachgardener!
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I contacted them last year (I probably wasn't the only one) and they had the 15% off for 24 hours. I got the K-3. They followed up to ask if I had bought anything, so that says something about them seeing how we responded. I think they will do it if it seems worthwhile. But when you take exchange rates into account, we are not doing too badly.
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QuoteOriginally posted by clackers Quote
You could give them a ring, Beachgardener!
maybe, we'll see. If we all email in asking, they might have a sale I'd be tempted to buy something.

QuoteOriginally posted by PJ1 Quote
they had the 15% off for 24 hours. I got the K-3. They followed up to ask if I had bought anything, so that says something about them seeing how we responded.
Thanks for contacting them last year, I bought the 77 last year, and I think several other people bought when that sale was on also.

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