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10-15-2012, 12:04 PM   #31
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QuoteOriginally posted by scunning14 Quote
B&H has not yet received any as of yet. It looks like we will have to wait another day
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Or wait days depending on how things go....
10-15-2012, 01:34 PM   #33
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Just talked with a pentax rep. They said it looks like another week before the K5ii will ship out. End of this week at the earliest
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QuoteOriginally posted by scunning14 Quote
Just talked with a pentax rep. They said it looks like another week before the K5ii will ship out. End of this week at the earliest
This is disappointing. I can't get my head around a company as serious as Ricoh-Pentax not being able to set a definite date for the launch in North America. You get to see other manufacturer release dates, and unless publicly stated, they usually deliver on time. At the least, I would expect someone to be able to review it by the end of this week.

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Pentax Japan has the 19th as the release date. I just found two web stores which state an Oct 19 release date also. One is Canadian and the other Japanese.
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Well that would match with the end of the week like they said.
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Pentax Canada was up to date on something? I was just on the site and they dont even have the K5 II listed as a product yet :S
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Just got this response from B&H with respect to K-5 ii:

"Unfortunately, at this time we don't have an estimate for the arrival of this new product. Although we have received a few shipments, It is being released in limited quantities by the manufacturer. As we receive them, we fulfill the orders that were placed most in advance.

Other than what we show on our web page we have no further information as to anticipated delivery schedule/date. We do not have access to the list of pre-orders/backorders, but are aware that there are quite a few."

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QuoteOriginally posted by apac Quote
Just got this response from B&H with respect to K-5 ii:

"Unfortunately, at this time we don't have an estimate for the arrival of this new product. Although we have received a few shipments, It is being released in limited quantities by the manufacturer. As we receive them, we fulfill the orders that were placed most in advance.

Other than what we show on our web page we have no further information as to anticipated delivery schedule/date. We do not have access to the list of pre-orders/backorders, but are aware that there are quite a few."
So, some people who preordered are getting their's shipped as we speak???
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So, some people who preordered are getting their's shipped as we speak???
Don't know... the email isn't really clear whether they specifically got K-5 iis in those shipments.
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I just spoke with someone from Adorama about my k5II order. They now say they might not receive the cameras from Pentax until the end of the month

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Latest status from B&H:

"Welcome to Live Chat at the B&H Customer Service Department. Please wait while we connect you to an agent who will be able to assist you...
You have been connected to Cletus R.
Me : Wondering what the status of my order number XXXXXXXXXX is? Have Pentax K-5 ii arrived? Are they available? Any estimate when my order will ship? Thanks!
Cletus R: Hello Al. My name is Cletus, and I will be glad to assist you. Please give me a few moments to begin working on your inquiry.
Cletus R: I see that per our backorder department we should be receiving the camera around 10/29/12
Me: Wow, really? I was told last Friday that a shipment was on the way and should arrive soon???Cletus R: it is on the way to us
Me: It is on the way, but it won't arrive until 10/29/12?
Cletus R: that is correct"
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Shows in stock now at B&H
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Looks like B&H only has the K5II body in stock. I might have to cancel my order with Adorama if they get the K5II 18-135mm kit in. I just wonder if the pentax 2yr warranty I purchased with Adorama will be valid with a camera I purchase from B&H.
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Both were available for "reservation" only at a large camera store in Shinjuku, Tokyo yesterday. The shop had the K5iis on display, but none available to purchase. Lots of Pentax advertising and in-store promotional material, but at least anecdotally, stock seems tight even in Japan. Some Japanese online shops show in-stock, others show wait times of between 3 days and 2 weeks.

Can't speculate whether that is demand or supply.

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