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11-20-2012, 01:54 PM   #1
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This can't be right.. lensworldwide.com has it listed for $759. They have several Pentax lenses for cheaper than used. I'm assuming this site is not legit?

11-20-2012, 02:09 PM   #2
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They're not an authorized retailer.

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No location. No physical address.

The only things they list are a phone number and an email address.

If it's too good to be true.....
11-20-2012, 02:24 PM   #4
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307 Area Code is for Wyoming. Their site says that they are governed by the laws of the State of California.

Registered through: GoDaddy.com, LLC (http://www.godaddy.com)
Domain Name: LENSWORLDWIDE.COM
Created on: 13-Jun-12

Site was registered through Domains By Proxy, LLC and all information is listed as Private with Whois. It's a VERY new site, rated as Unsafe -
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They have done everything possible to obscure who they are and who owns the company, even to what state they are operating in.

Last I checked all the high-end Pentax lenses come with a hood from Pentax. However, this site seems to say that you have to buy the hood???


FREE LENS HOOD - CLICK THIS OPTION - IF YOU ORDERED 3 YR, 5 YEAR, 7 YEAR, (MACRO & OR HD FILTER KIT) [Add $29.00]
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QuoteOriginally posted by Docrwm Quote
Last I checked all the high-end Pentax lenses come with a hood from Pentax
I know for a fact that all DA* zoom lenses are shipped from Pentax with a hood.
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Again, they are not an authorized retailer, which means they don't buy from Pentax USA and so they can sell whatever they want however they want to (and they sell their own worthless warranties). Avoid these places at all costs. Just call B&H or Adorama to get your lens at the non-MAP price

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They'll get your money and personal information, but don't expect to get anything from them.

They're so stupid that when they did the search and replace on the 'Terms and Conditions' page they forgot to remove the parenthesis around '(your company name here)'! Fortunately scammers tend to be sloppy or lazy.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Docrwm Quote
307 Area Code is for Wyoming. Their site says that they are governed by the laws of the State of California
I'll personally take a bit of my time and effort to (first) contact the state of California Attorney General - but having to wait until next Monday morning though. If there is anything about them not completely legit - they will be shut down completely - quite completely. Even the claim that they are governed by the laws of California is enough to get the ball rolling.

But also noting… Unless items such as computer software and/or services are involved (in which this is not the case) that according to the laws of all fifty plus states - that any one individual or company would be allowed to sell almost anything (legal) by getting them in any way - meaning black market. And that any such seller is also allowed to break up the package and sell items individually.

Rest assured though they will be checked out. Even if California does have nothing to go on yet - they have the power and resources to be able to check the company out further. If need by - they could also forward the case onto any state.

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