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03-03-2012, 10:33 AM   #376
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QuoteOriginally posted by Clicker Quote
aleonx3, unfortunately eddie1960 is correct since the HST that "perk" faded away but Chex's solution still works or you can pick it up yourself BUT on a side note i'm still hoping i have some funds for the K5 after the Canon 5D MK3 comes, i cancelled ALL my other pre-orders for this because i have too much invested in Canon lenses and i'm getting too old to be a camera slut i need to start shooting seriously again and make my investments pay off in better images.

...but thanks for the suggestion.
@Clicker, sorry I had a wrong choice of word.. instead of "waive", I should have used "absorbed" or "included", and I ended up paying the same as the locals (only gst) and no shipping. It is still the cheapest I have seen even so far even though the price had dropped slightly since. I am very happy with that purchase and kudo to the guys there.

I can see that you are heavily invested in the other stuff (5D-MKII and Q) as well. So, you have "your choice" of equipment for every occasions, that's very nice.

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I'm sort of in the middle of camera decisions myself.. pretty much between a D700 and D800 (since I'm only lightly invested in a PK glass.. and a bunch of M42). My wife is taking the K-5 and pretty much all the gear.. so I could pick up a new K-5 or next gen.. if something was announced SOON.. (I was hoping for FF this year) but I can't see that. So since I'm on a FF hunt I'm looking between a used D700+Grip or a D800.. if I go D800 I think a trip to Calgary will be in my near future.
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Well not Canada, but as of today you can buy a K-5 for 534 euro overhere. No idea if this is a temporary pricedump? Maybe these are former stains camera since it isn't a shop I would buy from, they do grey-import and stuff. Further it is a good store, you will get your stuff.

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550 for a K5

Can't be true ?!

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i am hoping to pick a k-5 up from Aden in the next few weeks (bonus pending...), hopefully the price holds
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Anyone ever see ProDigital on Ebay.. a Canadian retailer, yet only states as having a 1yr warranty.. they must be grey market items, or they would have the minimum 2 year warranty that is Gov't regulated.. makes me wonder.
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Prodigital is not grey market . The warranty in the USA is 1 years. The 2 years warranty is for Canada only
Warranty is not regulated by government
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QuoteOriginally posted by RonHendriks1966 Quote
...you can buy a K-5 for 534 euro overhere. ...

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It seems they've taken it offline again. They weren't the only one offering (check Tweakers ) but it does raise some questions re shade of grey of these vendors...

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550 for a K5

Can't be true ?!
Well I know one who purchased and payd, but got a phonecall that there isn't going to come a camera his way, but his money will be returned. So it wasn't true
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QuoteOriginally posted by RonHendriks1966 Quote
Well I know one who purchased and payd, but got a phonecall that there isn't going to come a camera his way, but his money will be returned. So it wasn't true
classic bait and switch stuff. maybe it was a typo that got by the web administrator and should have been 834 (a believable euro price I would saysince your pricing includes VAT whereas ours is all plus taxes (13% for most of Canada so about the same as VAT AFAIK) 955 CDN plus HST is almost the same as 834 euros
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QuoteOriginally posted by eddie1960 Quote
classic bait and switch stuff. maybe it was a typo that got by the web administrator and should have been 834 (a believable euro price I would saysince your pricing includes VAT whereas ours is all plus taxes (13% for most of Canada so about the same as VAT AFAIK) 955 CDN plus HST is almost the same as 834 euros
Currently cheapest (from a store I trust and buy stuff) is 739 euro. Not all to bad. My last purchased K-5 was 699 (after cashback) but in december it was 669 (after cashback). All good prices in my idea.
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those are killer prices Ron. best price i've ever seen from an authorized dealer here is $950 + taxes ($1074 CAD) converted to euros just using the current exchange rate it's 817.52 euros
The people in the US of course can likely get 999 USD by buying cross border and avoiding taxes
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K5 at 899.99 $ at Broadway Camera until June 14th.
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Just bought a store demo K-5 for $829 + GST, free UPS shipping from Prodigital2000 with full warranty. Really pleased, hope to see it this week!
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