If you selectively look at all the good things that other people are giving but not the true story... Then you aren't exactly being fair to Ricoh SG..
I actually don't need a free battery grip.. Rather have the price lower. I do feel that any freebies given by any company, be it Pentax, Ricoh, Harvey Norman, TK Foto, etc, all will be priced in.. :dunno:
As for the UK, have you actually checked the price there? :bigeyes:
Try our usual shops like OP or SLRR, their prices should be pretty much similar.
For travel the sony isn't ideal IMO since there is only one native lens - 35mm/2.8 - available for now. You might need a bit more than that. A7r plus the lens can easily get you two K3 w quite some left over.