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03-15-2013, 11:33 AM   #1
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Accidental K-5iis

I responded to an online ad for a k-5ii for $900. Advertised as New in box grey market, warranty card from Japan. I went to check it out - it was a K-5iiS. Everything in the box, still wrapped, seemed legit - Shutter count when I snapped a photo to test it out came up as 001 in the folder.

I confirmed with him the price paid and went my merry way.

I am still pinching myself!

Soooooo worth it for a no-warranty IIs? I am just being nervous if something goes wrong in the next year but I understand that Pentax would still repair it without warranty card I would just have to pay for it.

Its quite the upgrade from my Kx I'll tell you that much....

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If nothing goes wrong with it it'll be worth it Congrats on the find.

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If it needs servicing and you suddenly see a lot of red and blue, you didn't win the jackpot

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03-16-2013, 09:47 PM   #8
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Send the warranty to Japan. At least you can send it back should there's a problem. Which on line ad is that?

03-18-2013, 09:01 AM   #9
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It was a private seller on a local Craigslist type thing. Good advice on the warranty card I like it.

I actually started to feel guilty about if I was taking advantage so I called him up over the weekend and made sure he knew he had sold me an S rather than just a 2 and he said he was just basing the sale price on making a profit from what he had paid so I shouldn't have worried. Nice guy. Don't know how he had gotten it so cheap but I'm glad I reached out to him. Camera works great I've taken around 30 pics so far without any issues.
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You need to use it over 30K clicks to be sure there is nothing wrong with it

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