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02-12-2012, 07:09 PM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by Docrwm Quote
Lucky you, that seller has some really bad reviews that mostly focus on bait & switch and intense upsell problems.
Yeah, something is amiss when they are charging $1000USD for a K-5 w/ the kit 18-55, and $1300USD for the same thing but including a USA warranty. I also didn't see that they are an authorized Pentax dealer, but I could have missed that.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Docrwm Quote
Lucky you, that seller has some really bad reviews that mostly focus on bait & switch and intense upsell problems.
Hmm, thanks for the heads up. I'll be sure to be careful with them. They did try to upsell, but I just say no to upsells. Other than that, no problems (so far).
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QuoteOriginally posted by kfz Quote
K5 only been on the market for 1 year. The online price dropped from $1599 to $879! Sad for us k5 owners.
The day will come that the K-5 will sell for probably that price or lower, and me the non-K5 owner (and heavily suffering from LBA) will be happy to see that day finally arrive
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QuoteOriginally posted by kfz Quote
K5 only been on the market for 1 year. The online price dropped from $1599 to $879! Sad for us k5 owners.
My wife and I both payed the premium prices when we picked-up our K-5's about a year ago. And we've been so happy with our investments and we have absolutely no regrets in doing so regardless of the price differences today.

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Two vendors in Vancouver are selling a body for $999 canadian. London Drugs $1049.

I bought mine for $1300 last September.

I don't know what the OP is going on about, this is pretty normal. I'm happy with what I bought. It was the going price at the time. If I waited I could have gotten a cheaper price, if I wait till the next iteration is released the price will be possibly lower again.
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QuoteOriginally posted by derekkite Quote

I don't know what the OP is going on about, this is pretty normal.
No, the sky must be falling.
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I think the lowest "real price" it has been was CyberMonday price of $999.
That was a good day .
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However it's OK when you buy your second body for a low price.

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The cheapest legit price I've seen was a very brief $749 sale talked about in this thread. Looks like more than one person has received their cameras already. There is some speculation it was a pricing error, but I think if it were, it would have been corrected a lot faster.
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Hmmm....interesting. Samy's is certainly legit -- although it does sound like something weird was going on.
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Legit Canadian retailers have been selling the K-5 for $999 for over 2 months now.
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I saw a K-5 body + genuine grip for € 1 169,69 ( 21% VAT included) over here (BENELUX) about a half a year ago, knowing that the grip is around € 250, then the body only goes for +/- € 949, that's not bad for such a camera!

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Just bought one for C$1049 in Vancouver at a proper camera store. My friends were trying to talk me out of it because it supposedly signs a new body is coming.
I say either that, or they are trying to be competitive because there is *no* new body (not counting K-01) when everyone else and their dog is announcing new cameras.

For me, I was about to buy a used Canon or Nikon, and I am glad I got to buy a new camera for just a few hundred more.
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I would buy one but:

#1 I don't have the money

#2 If I did have the money it would be better spent on lenses.

#3 Even if I was ok for lenses, My two digital bodies K7 & Kx are obsolutely fine and the biggest limit to their image quality are my skill or lack thereof.

Having said all that if someone wants to buy me one I won't complain!

Now I just need to *drop* one of my cameras!
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$1629 here body only, in Australia, January last year (or was it Feb.. cant remember). It was expensive, but I'm happy to have it. With the kit lens its still $1599 from the same place I got it.
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