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Pentax K1 price increase.


Belleyeteres 10 264 United Kingdom
9 Apr 2017 7:51AM
I have been keeping my eye on the price of the K1. Was looking to upgrade to a K1 from the K3. The last few months on and off the K1 has been selling for 1599. WEX and SRS are now selling it for 1999. Pentax have just killed it for me. How can a camera go up so much in just a few weeks.
Chrism8 14 977 28 England
9 Apr 2017 2:30PM
Around an 18% difference in the pound v the dollar since June last year, it has or will affect all imports.
9 Apr 2017 4:34PM
Maybe due to the Brexit effect also? Problem is, as you have shown, some companies will find it harder to sell their items and this will have a knock on effect for the economy etc.

I don't mind paying a fair price for something but i wondering if some companies are taking liberties?

Chrism8 14 977 28 England
9 Apr 2017 4:47PM
The pound has been dropping against the dollar well before the brexit vote, many companies who import their supplies held off for along as possible to remain competitive, but there's only so long you can take an approximate 20% hit.

LenShepherd 13 4.3k United Kingdom
9 Apr 2017 6:29PM
Plenty of companies are still selling at lower than 1,999
http://www.camerapricebuster.co.uk/Pentax/Pentax-Digital-SLRs
Fma7 5 1.1k United Kingdom
9 Apr 2017 7:57PM
It's not just the UK affected, most of the West seem to be experiencing it.

Also other models have not increased by the same percentage so it's not just exchange rate.

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