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10-19-2010, 10:46 AM   #1
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Better Price for the K-5

I pre-ordered the k5 from provantage.com. I have made many purchases from them over the years. It won't be in till the 1st of the month, but i'll take $120 in savings plus no tax (another $120) any day. FYI, they also have the kit.

PROVANTAGE: PENTAX 14748 Pentax K-5 Body Kit 16MP 3 In LCD 1080P HD Video

10-19-2010, 06:14 PM   #2
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Excellent. What ETA are they giving?
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hello should I wait for Thanksgiving sales in US?

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QuoteOriginally posted by yanzhi0714 Quote
hello should I wait for Thanksgiving sales in US?
I'd be surprised if there's any serious price discounting that soon (certainly on a body-only basis, which is what I'm after) It's likely to be a pretty dismal Christmas from a retail pov, though, so I'm willing to be surprised.
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here is the resellersrating..Pretty good
PROVANTAGE Corporation - provantage.com - Reviews, Ratings and Prices at ResellerRatings

This has almost reached the $1400 price that many people have been looking for
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k-5 + 16-45

Saw this on ebay today -

NEW Pentax K-5 Digital SLR Camera with 16-45mm f4 Lens

Authorized dealer. This lens costs 325 on Amazon. So that's an effective price of about 1500 for body and 325 for lens...
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Provantage is a good option. Although people in Illinois pay sales tax which sours the deal a bit.

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I bought all my software from Provantage for YEARS back in the early 90s and they were great to deal with...of course that is a loooong time ago but never had a problem. Nice to read they are still doing great with ratings on ResellerRatings.com
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Yes, that is a good price, but I've become skeptical of such deal. I found two great deals on other camera bodies, only to find out after I placed the order that thing normally included in the box were excluded, and by the time you added all these necessary things, the price was more than a total box from B&H or Adorama. I couldn't find any "what's in the box" listing for this K5?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Ron Kruger Quote
Yes, that is a good price, but I've become skeptical of such deal. I found two great deals on other camera bodies, only to find out after I placed the order that thing normally included in the box were excluded, and by the time you added all these necessary things, the price was more than a total box from B&H or Adorama. I couldn't find any "what's in the box" listing for this K5?
It's there just in whats is included.
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Just an FYI for those still sitting on the waiting list with Amazon...

K-5 body only available via eBay seller 'Prodigital2000' with BIN price of 1579 USD. Expedited 2-day UPS shipping from Canada to US was 1615 USD ...pretty much the same price I was paying with Amazon.

Contacted seller regarding stock levels, said they're in-stock and ready to go.
10-25-2010, 12:47 PM   #13
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Pentax K-5 Body | The Camera Store

it's also 1498 CAD, in Canada here.
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Bump, in stock at provantage - I am the guinea pig, ordered this morning.

Loganross, have you received yours yet, or an order confirmation?
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not bad a price.. shame my first attempt at purchasing from provantage.com for shipping to Australia resulted in my credit card being declined even when their web site said Amex is accepted for Australia destinations!
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