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02-04-2013, 07:29 AM   #16
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Thanks David. That is encouraging news. Just heard from Pentax. LOL I have heard from B&H, (thank goodness I bought from them) and they told me Sage Max has to honor my warranty. I sure as blazes will NOT send it back to Pentax so they can make more money! I love my Pentax camera(s) and will pit them against all others any day of the week--but Pentax/Ricoh needs to do something about standing behind their products.

I will keep you posted on my progress (or lack thereof). LOL

02-04-2013, 10:45 AM   #17
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QuoteOriginally posted by monochrome Quote
How much more money - PER LENS - are you willing to pay in order to have the comfort of a 5 Year Warranty, and will you then promise not to complain that Pentax isn't a "Value" brand any more?
$90.00

That is the difference between a Nikon 300mm F4 AF-s with 5 year warranty and the DA* 300 F4 with the 1 year warranty at Adorama.

Or $27.00 LESS at BH, because the MAP program is working so well they want $117.00 more for the DA* 300 than they do at Adorama. (the Nikon lens is the same price at both BH and Adorama.)

I could pay $249 MORE at B&H if I bought the 3 year extended warranty for the Pentax, bringing the price of the DA* up to $1649, but I would still have one year less warranty.

Now, that extra 90 extra bucks for the Nikon lens over the Pentax actually comes to about $1.87 per month, $22.00 per year for the extra 4 year warranty

and the 3 year $249.00 warranty you can buy with your Pentax lens comes to $6.91 a month or 83 bucks a year, for a total of one year less than the Nikon.

So my answer is 90 bucks. That's what I would pay at Adorama. I would want a $27.00 refund fromB&H

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