Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
09-15-2011, 07:05 AM   #1
Site Supporter




Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: La Palma, CA
Posts: 25
K-5 on ebay $1048

There's a couple stores on ebay that are now selling the K-5 for $1048-$1050, Free shipping. Does anyone have any experience with these stores? Can they be trusted?...or should I just pay the extra $150 and buy from BH Photo or Adorama?

09-15-2011, 08:39 AM   #2
Veteran Member




Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: London
Posts: 882
Who gives the best service in the event of a problem?
09-15-2011, 08:45 AM   #3
New Member




Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Greece
Posts: 22
QuoteOriginally posted by sanox Quote
There's a couple stores on ebay that are now selling the K-5 for $1048-$1050, Free shipping. Does anyone have any experience with these stores? Can they be trusted?...or should I just pay the extra $150 and buy from BH Photo or Adorama?
You can check the feedbacks for start and then see if paypal is an option....but even if they're OK you must consider about the customs and the taxes if the camera must be imported..
I got K5 today for 895 euros in Greece.
Now if we make the convertion of 1050$ that costs on ebay,equals to 754 euros,not good enough (for me) because I would pay more than 140 euros to the Customs [(in Greece) , check for your country] .
Also consider the warranty.

Last edited by stgeo; 09-15-2011 at 02:25 PM.
09-15-2011, 08:56 AM   #4
Loyal Site Supporter
Rupert's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Texas
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 24,865
Just my thinking...B&H and Adorama...they are there...well known...trusted...dependable. Just a phone call away, always helpful, no high pressure to add on a ton of junk with your order. Worth it to me!
Regards!

09-15-2011, 09:15 AM   #5
Site Supporter
boriscleto's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Liverpool, NY
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 12,836
KEH has the K5 in LN- for $1079.
09-15-2011, 10:01 AM   #6
Loyal Site Supporter
TER-OR's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Dundee, IL
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 5,799
There is also a Silver K5 for sale in the Marketplace for $1000 - in Europe, though...
I wonder what my wife would say if I bought 'her' one?
09-15-2011, 12:32 PM   #7
Forum Member




Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Sterling Heights, Mi
Posts: 87
Warranty

The ad I read stated that the cameras were covered by a 90 day parts and labor warranty and a 1 year parts warranty but not a factory warranty. Also my previous experience with Pentax for warranty issues is that ebay and paypal receipts are not accepted.
09-15-2011, 12:49 PM   #8
Veteran Member
GDRoth's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: S.E. Michigan, USA
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 831
I would not take the chance to save 150

09-15-2011, 01:01 PM   #9
Veteran Member
photocanadian's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: capital city, the land of eh (Ottawa, Canada)
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 328
QuoteOriginally posted by kwar Quote
The ad I read stated that the cameras were covered by a 90 day parts and labor warranty and a 1 year parts warranty but not a factory warranty. Also my previous experience with Pentax for warranty issues is that ebay and paypal receipts are not accepted.
Pentax was ok with servicing my Canadian K-X, which was bought at a brick and mortar store, and paid with paypal (and subsequently shipped). Maybe it's different in for Pentax USA?
09-15-2011, 01:28 PM   #10
Moderator
Site Supporter
Blue's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Florida Hill Country
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 17,211
QuoteOriginally posted by kwar Quote
The ad I read stated that the cameras were covered by a 90 day parts and labor warranty and a 1 year parts warranty but not a factory warranty. Also my previous experience with Pentax for warranty issues is that ebay and paypal receipts are not accepted.
It really comes down to whether or not they are a legitimate Pentax dealer. Pentax USA will still legally recognize an international warranty.
09-15-2011, 01:30 PM   #11
Moderator
Site Supporter
Blue's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Florida Hill Country
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 17,211
QuoteOriginally posted by boriscleto Quote
KEH has the K5 in LN- for $1079.
They upped their warranty to 6 months on used gear.
09-15-2011, 06:04 PM   #12
Site Supporter




Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: La Palma, CA
Posts: 25
Original Poster
ok, pulled the trigger and ordered from BH. Supposed to have it on Wednesday. Wooohhoooo!
09-15-2011, 06:48 PM   #13
Veteran Member




Join Date: Aug 2009
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 1,236
I'd say buy from a reputable dealer and buy the cheap official extended warranty...

I did buy a lens from ProDigital2000 with success, but it looks like they are selling at the same price as stores in the USA.
09-16-2011, 01:31 AM   #14
Senior Member




Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Victoria, Australia
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 252
Hmmm there is an interesting parallel between this and the dilemma Australians face. Pay $1200 to a reputable US dealer, or $1860 to the equivalent market leader in the local market.

Yeah, it's harder to return to an offshore dealer. I think I'll take that chance for the sake of $660. (The difference with the OP's dilemma is that at least the cheaper alternative in my case is still reputable. Lose that for $150... not so sure.)

In any case, another post on these forums highlights the fact that Nikon spares its Australian customers this dilemma by banning offshore retailers from competing with local extortionists. We get a lot of that here in AU unfortunately. A lot of things are twice the price. So much for free market economics.
09-16-2011, 02:15 AM   #15
New Member




Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Greece
Posts: 22
QuoteOriginally posted by sanox Quote
ok, pulled the trigger and ordered from BH. Supposed to have it on Wednesday. Wooohhoooo!
Good choice I think.
I got mine 1 hour ago and I guess I'll keep my eyes to the green light till it 's off......

Last edited by stgeo; 09-16-2011 at 04:44 AM.
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
camera, dslr, ebay, k-5, k-5 ii, k-5 iis, k5, pentax k-5, stores
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
FA*28-70 on ebay wjt Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 3 06-11-2011 09:55 AM
Ebay 10% off joephilly Pentax Price Watch 4 03-07-2011 06:42 PM
K-5 on ebay BethC Pentax News and Rumors 11 10-30-2010 07:44 AM
Optio H90. Ищу фото и видео kvk2003 Pentax Compact Cameras 2 04-13-2010 10:16 PM
Ebay complaints Jim Ryan General Talk 11 10-09-2009 11:01 AM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:00 PM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.com part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top