Does Alan Photo still stock Pentax?


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timo

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Not if you believe the guy at Sim Lim.

Me: "What is your price for the K-7 body"
Him: "Don't stock."
Me: "Will you have it some time soon?"
Him: "New distributor. No stock."
Me: "Do you stock any Pentax stuff?"
Him: "No. No stock."
Me: "But will you be ordering it?"
Him: "Don't have stock."

And on it went for a few more pointless minutes.

In other words "***** off".

Is there stock in Singapore? If so, either the new distributor's doing a lousy job, or Alan Photo really, really knows how to lose a regular customer. I've bought quite a lot from them in the past, and I've recommended them to friends. Anyone know what's going on?
 

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i dun even bother step in... i ask 1 time for a nikon flash... give me a reply like super beh song answer... bl@#*&y h*&! , i just walk out of the shop...

next time if i ever step in... i make sure they put red carpet for me... else over my dead body...
 

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Not if you believe the guy at Sim Lim.

Me: "What is your price for the K-7 body"
Him: "Don't stock."
Me: "Will you have it some time soon?"
Him: "New distributor. No stock."
Me: "Do you stock any Pentax stuff?"
Him: "No. No stock."
Me: "But will you be ordering it?"
Him: "Don't have stock."

And on it went for a few more pointless minutes.

In other words "***** off".

Is there stock in Singapore? If so, either the new distributor's doing a lousy job, or Alan Photo really, really knows how to lose a regular customer. I've bought quite a lot from them in the past, and I've recommended them to friends. Anyone know what's going on?
Bro just take a lift to 6th storey,Got one China "Brothers" shop right??
you will be surprise cos i saw 2 sets K7/K20/KM & other pentax lenses even the FA limited.
all new arrived & price strictly follow MJ distro price.I like to buy stuff from them becos if
no stock they can order for me provided item still in production>>:thumbsup:

Rest of the ABAS shop..not for us is for carrot head..:kok:
 

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That bad?

Let's all not put up with such crap.

I wonder how they stay in business.

Boycott!
 

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K7 camera is available in many regular camera retail shops now, and the price is fixed at 1799sgd. Why bother checking w/ shops like Alan Photo?
 

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I have not stepped into Alan Photo in Sim Lim for some years. Most of the time I just go to Alan Photo in Funan to check up their stuffs. Just went there this evening.
 

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On Discovery Channel there is a popular reality TV series called American Chopper,
but we also have a show that plays out every day in Sim Lim/Funan called Singapore Chopper.... starring a cast of chop, chop salesmen :bsmilie:
 

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Wow... That's surprisingly bad service from AP SLS.
Who was the sales guy you were speaking to?
I only look for Steven when I'm there... :D
 

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Wow... That's surprisingly bad service from AP SLS.
Who was the sales guy you were speaking to?
I only look for Steven when I'm there... :D
Same here. Normally when I go or call them, I'd look for Steven straight away.

But thanks to the great effort of our new agent, we don't need to compare prices from different stores. Right now most stores have the same prices for Pentax items :cool:
 

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Thanks Frank and others for the encouragement.

I'll keep trying.

I just came away from AP last night really IRRITATED by the attitude of these stores in general, and the way they react when you ask for Pentax stuff is as if you were asking for paedophile porn or something. You'd think they would be more interested in making a sale.

I'm not even sure I want a K7 but I wanted to see how much smaller it is than the K10D, my copy of which just will not focus consistently (my old DS is much better):angry:.

YOu have to have commitment to be a Pentax user in Singapore, but hopefully the new guys are being more active than Shriro. Incidentally did Kelvin more across to the new people or is someone else doing the servicing?

Tim

Same here. Normally when I go or call them, I'd look for Steven straight away.

But thanks to the great effort of our new agent, we don't need to compare prices from different stores. Right now most stores have the same prices for Pentax items :cool:
 

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I actually quite like that K3:16 now will bring in Pentax if asked.
 

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Thanks Frank and others for the encouragement.

I'll keep trying.

I just came away from AP last night really IRRITATED by the attitude of these stores in general, and the way they react when you ask for Pentax stuff is as if you were asking for paedophile porn or something. You'd think they would be more interested in making a sale.

I'm not even sure I want a K7 but I wanted to see how much smaller it is than the K10D, my copy of which just will not focus consistently (my old DS is much better):angry:.

YOu have to have commitment to be a Pentax user in Singapore, but hopefully the new guys are being more active than Shriro. Incidentally did Kelvin more across to the new people or is someone else doing the servicing?

Tim
Next time you can go 6 level up and try OP instead. They used to sell gray Pentax stuff, but now seems they are selling Emjay's more :)

Kevin has been working for Emjay, the new agent, after he left Shriro. Currently he's the only guy who's servicing Pentax and Sanyo too.
 

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Kevin has been working for Emjay, the new agent, after he left Shriro. Currently he's the only guy who's servicing Pentax and Sanyo too.
That's good news! Even though best is to not have to go the service centre at all, at least we know there's someone there we can definitely rely on.
 

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That's good news! Even though best is to not have to go the service centre at all, at least we know there's someone there we can definitely rely on.
I second that. Kelvin is the one definitely can reply on for our camera problem.
My K10D just visit him for back focus/ front focus issues. After his magic, now spot on with all lens.
I always say "The reason i stick to Pentax is because of lovely FA77 :heart:"
Now i would add, "because of Lovely FA77 and our reliable Kelvin":thumbsup:
 

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YOu have to have commitment to be a Pentax user in Singapore, but hopefully the new guys are being more active than Shriro. Incidentally did Kelvin more across to the new people or is someone else doing the servicing?

Tim
from what i can see, they are.
 

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Yup...as soon as a common friend told me Kevin was retrenched by Shriro, I quickly PM MJ not to miss this chance to grab him. Glad to hear he is continuing to do magic there now.

BTW, I believe many of these salesmen prefer N and C stuff because they are much more expensive which translate into higher commission for them too. If you go to AP SLS, go for Steven or the old gentleman (do not know his name).

J3:16 has great service but fairly anti-pentax and their prices are a little high the last time I was there. But now with MJ coming in and setting a fixed retail price, perhaps that differentiation is no longer relevant.

:)
 

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In life, if you are kind you will be chopped. lesson learnt here.
When i go to AP Sim Lim or funan, i will shout into their face. make them feel like they are slaves. and they serve me well.
next time try, go in act like gang head, you be surprised at the good attitude and service they give you.
no need to pay me for teaching you valuable lessons in life.
 

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In life, if you are kind you will be chopped. lesson learnt here.
When i go to AP Sim Lim or funan, i will shout into their face. make them feel like they are slaves. and they serve me well.
next time try, go in act like gang head, you be surprised at the good attitude and service they give you.
no need to pay me for teaching you valuable lessons in life.
Easier for you than for me. They would just call me an arrogant expatriate and increase the price.

But maybe you are right.

On the other hand acting like a gang head might have unexpected results ... not very nice ones. :)

Tim
 

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I have always believed that pentaxians are generally a friendly bunch, so not in their nature to be forceful. I guess if we aren't happy with that retailer, we take our business elsewhere instead. :)
 

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