Change in Pentax Distributorship ?


Status
Not open for further replies.

airconvent

Senior Member
Apr 12, 2005
4,778
0
36
#1
Well, I was at the camera shop asking when the DA15mm will come and the boss told me in about 1-2 months time only because Shriro has informed them they are handing over the distributorship to MJ which is the distributor for Sanyo video cameras. (eg Xacti series).
He also hinted the service centre of Pentax may be transferred over as part of the deal. Hopefully that means Kelvin can continue to support the Pentax cameras.
 

scorpioh

New Member
Jul 17, 2007
1,973
0
0
Woodlands
#3
Well, I was at the camera shop asking when the DA15mm will come and the boss told me in about 1-2 months time only because Shriro has informed them they are handing over the distributorship to MJ which is the distributor for Sanyo video cameras. (eg Xacti series).
He also hinted the service centre of Pentax may be transferred over as part of the deal. Hopefully that means Kelvin can continue to support the Pentax cameras.
Got ask how much?
 

airconvent

Senior Member
Apr 12, 2005
4,778
0
36
#4
He said can't tell because Shriro not selling it. The lens will only be available and quoted by MJ when they take over. Anyone has an idea if Sanyo service and pricing is good. That will give an idea on how Pentax will be managed also. I know their service is ok as I have gone to change rechargeable batteries from them and they seem very responsive. But not sure on pricing policy. Is the Xacti price here comparable to other countries?
I do know Sanyo advertises their products more often than Shriro, so maybe publicity will improve.
 

Reportage

Senior Member
Nov 24, 2008
5,785
2
0
#6
I am using Sanyo Xacti line of camcorders. I can say that the local price and overseas prices are quite close.

Have yet to send in my Sanyo for servicing...touch wood.

pretty convenient for me having both sanyo and pentax service center in one location.
 

darrrrrrrrrr

Senior Member
Sep 19, 2006
3,209
5
38
30
Singapore
#9
p3ntx, update us alright? have to get my cam checked out but been too busy/lazy recently. thanks!
 

creampuff

Senior Member
Jul 11, 2006
5,116
1
0
Dover
#10
Well I was there yesterday to check on some Profoto stuff and it was business as usual.
 

thinkvision

Senior Member
Aug 22, 2006
4,679
0
0
westcoast
#11
new agent:MJ (EMJAY) the 2nd floor above cathay photo. start from April 2009


they are agent for Sanyo also
 

Last edited:

teruranse

New Member
Dec 19, 2006
463
0
0
#12
new agent:MJ (EMJAY) the 2nd floor above cathay photo. start from April 2009


they are agent for Sanyo also
MJ (EMJAY), 111 North Bridge Road, #02-32/33 Peninsula Plaza, 179098. well i hope they are open on weekends as well now but it will be definately much easier to get there then the present one.
 

hjbyeo

Senior Member
May 5, 2006
5,165
30
48
East
#13
If it's on the 2nd Floor above Cathay Photo, will the service center also be there? Or will it be sub-contracted to Shriro? If it's going to be at Peninsula, SO convenient!
 

hjbyeo

Senior Member
May 5, 2006
5,165
30
48
East
#17
I don't drive during weekdays too (if they are only open during weekdays). But I agree that carparks in CBD + the ERP ... SUCKs!!
 

arc10

New Member
Jan 4, 2009
15
0
0
#18
:)



The service center should be at Peninsula Plaza but the technician will base at Kallang Pudding Road. ;)
 

fengwei

Moderator
Staff member
Aug 25, 2004
14,462
12
0
Queenstown
www.pbase.com
#19
Wow! We really got some insiders here :D Let's hope the new agent will do an even better job w/ Pentax.
 

Gengh

New Member
May 6, 2007
1,984
0
0
Florida
#20
The location is definitely a plus, even though I stay in the west, I find Shriro pretty troublesome to get to. And hopefully the opening hours extend a bit beyond office hours/days, even 7pm would be good enough so can rush there after work.

Anyway, I'm more concerned now about my lens currently being serviced, better to get it back before the transfer so there won't be any confusion. Think I'll check with Kevin soon if they've gotten it back from Japan... Skypacker, I don't suppose you have any news about yours yet?
 

Status
Not open for further replies.
Top Bottom