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12-13-2010, 10:58 AM   #1
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Pentax K-r w/18-55mm ($699)

Amazon.com: Pentax K-r 12.4 MP Digital SLR Camera with 3.0-Inch LCD and 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens (Black): Camera & Photo

I just bought one for my wife. It seems like the best price going right now and worth the $200 premium over the K-x.


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12-14-2010, 07:50 AM   #2
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Son of a bitch. B&H Photo is cheaper today ($684). Yesterday B&H wanted $800:
Pentax K-r Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm Zoom Lens 14636 B&H
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You do realize that the 2 lens kit with the 55-300mm is only $50 more from amazon - a lens that is an excellent performer, and could be sold in the marketplace even if you didn't want it for $200 or more....right?!
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Amazon's got this kit for $865:
Amazon.com: Pentax K-r 12.4 MP Digital SLR Camera with 3.0-Inch LCD and 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 and 55-300mm f/3.5-5.8 Lenses (Black): Electronics

Where do you see it for $750?

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You do realize that the 2 lens kit with the 55-300mm is only $50 more from amazon - a lens that is an excellent performer, and could be sold in the marketplace even if you didn't want it for $200 or more....right?!


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The price you are linking to is from a 3rd party seller, the portable guy. you must not shop on amazon too often - they have multiple sellers, and don't always provide their pricing in the camera's listing...nor does it default to the best price they have available. If you look on the right side of amazon's listing page, you'll see a 'more buying choices' section - click on the one that actually says amazon.com and you'll find that price!

Here is the listing of all the merchants, amazon is at the top, add to cart and it'll be $749:

Amazon Kr 2 lens kit/55-300mm for $749
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I'm aware of 3rd party sellers on Amazon but never clicked on 'more buying choices.' I'll be a son of a gun. That makes shopping on Amazon much easier. I always considered searching for stuff a cluster until you brought this to my attention.

I wanted to get a white one for my wife, which I already bought yesterday for $699. Now the damn price is $630!!!:
Amazon.com: Pentax K-r 12.4 MP Digital SLR Camera with 3.0-Inch LCD and 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens (White): Camera & Photo

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The price you are linking to is from a 3rd party seller, the portable guy. you must not shop on amazon too often - they have multiple sellers, and don't always provide their pricing in the camera's listing...nor does it default to the best price they have available. If you look on the right side of amazon's listing page, you'll see a 'more buying choices' section - click on the one that actually says amazon.com and you'll find that price!

Here is the listing of all the merchants, amazon is at the top, add to cart and it'll be $749:

Amazon Kr 2 lens kit/55-300mm for $749
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Amazon's price today on the K-r + 18-55 kit is $629.99, body only is ~$585.
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Unfortunately the two lens kit from Amazon is listed as "temporarily out of stock" right now. My plan is to wait until after the first of the year - hopefully there are these great prices then. Would probably order except will be away from this week until after Christmas.

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I called B&H and they will match Amazon's price on the white K-r with the 18-55mm until the end of business day.

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Amazon's price today on the K-r + 18-55 kit is $629.99, body only is ~$585.

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Very tempting, but i'm still gunning for the K5 in February.
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Wov, how thats not much $629.99 for K-r Kit
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These are some pretty great prices is you ask me. The value for this camera is simply too good to pass up. It just makes me wonder why the K-5 is still in the stratosphere as far as its pricing goes.

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