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02-29-2012, 04:11 PM   #16
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I just bought a refurbished K-5 from ProDigital 2000/Carman's Foto Source in Canada off ebay for $939 shipped. They are an authorized Pentax dealer. Shutter count is 264 and mfg. date is September 2011. This should be past the stain and mirror flop problems shouldn't it? Serial number begins with 421. I wonder if I'll be able to buy the $20 2 year extended warranty since I bought from Canada and live in the US.

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QuoteOriginally posted by dvest Quote
This should be past the stain and mirror flop problems shouldn't it? Serial number begins with 421. I wonder if I'll be able to buy the $20 2 year extended warranty since I bought from Canada and live in the US.
AFAIK stains probably wouldn't be an issue. I don't think that there has been anything definitive as to when mirror flops are no longer an issue, and/or what parts, and/or what vendors, are suspect. Pentax hasn't issued a mea culpa like they did with the stain issue. I can't say for sure, but spending $20 and arguing with Pentax that your camera needs fixed if it breaks within the warranty period may be worth it.
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hmm so another question to coninue checking stuff out, is there a way to check a camera;s serial number, or shutter clicks before a purchase? im just trying to get the most info before buying becuase this is like a major step for me. thx guys!
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hmm so another question to coninue checking stuff out, is there a way to check a camera;s serial number, or shutter clicks before a purchase? im just trying to get the most info before buying becuase this is like a major step for me. thx guys!
Yes, ask the seller. An honest seller would not hesitate to give you that information. Again, buy from a known and respected seller.

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and also when did pentax fix the issues with the first k5's?
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