C.R.Kennedy & Company Pty Ltd are the sole authorised Australian distributors for Pentax. Parallel and Grey Imports are described as product imported directly into a country by a company or persons other than the manufacturer's authorised distributor in that country.
For an example of the risks associated with Parallel or Grey Imported products please see the following article - http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2008/07/28/1217097135143.html Please Note
1) CR Kennedy & Company Pty Ltd does not provide any warranty or guarantee for parallel /grey imports. They will not honour any warranty /guarantee supplied by d-d.photographics.com.au, DealsDirect.com.au and globalmediapro.com.
2) Please note products sourced from America and Japan requiring battery chargers etc will not meet Australian electrical standards. Plugs will require an adaptor. Adaptors supplied by parallel /grey importers are often not electrically approved.
3) In many instances products supplied for Australia have special modifications for the Australian market. Manuals, firmware and drivers often differ from country to country.
4) We have had a recent case where product supplied by an e-bay vendor was found to be stolen goods. This instance is now a police matter.
5) CR Kennedy & Company Pty Ltd. operate in a global market place. The lines we represent in Australia are globally competitive in price. The savings by purchasing from parallel/grey importers are small. The risks are great.