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01-19-2011, 07:08 PM   #1
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Best price?

Beach Camera has the K-r/18-55 kit for $649. The best price I'ver seen yet,
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I was lucky enough to pickup the K-R kit with the 18-55 and 50-200 lenses for $675 on Amazon in mid-December but I believe they only had that price for a short while.
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Just so long as you realize that Beach Camera is one of THOSE places.
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For people in Vancouver, Gastown Photo has the K-r body for $569.99. I got mine for that price before Christmas, and they are definitely legit.

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Beach Camera is pretty decent...but I got the K-r with the 18-55mm and the 55-300mm for $750 on Amazon. Trying to sell the 300mm now (already sold the 18-55), maybe you can be on the look out for that again.
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I have used Beach Camera several times and I have always been satisfied. I bought my K-r with the 18-55mm lens from them a month ago for $670 and free shipping. I received it in 4 days without any problems.
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QuoteOriginally posted by riley9 Quote
I have used Beach Camera several times and I have always been satisfied. I bought my K-r with the 18-55mm lens from them a month ago for $670 and free shipping. I received it in 4 days without any problems.

I agree. I bought my K10 from them and they didn't try to upsell me or stick me w/a bunch of high priced useless accessories...

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I bought it with ~ 603 euros, equivalent in Romania.

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Even newgg has it for $649

Newegg.com - PENTAX K-r Lens Kit Black 12.4 MP 3.0" 921k LCD Digital SLR with DA L 18-55 Lens
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Just got a KR with DA 18-55 and 50 - 300 lenses

from Amazon Warehouse (returned merchandise) and paid $711.

The gear was advertised as used but looks new - no fingerprints on anything, all docs, everything in the bubblewrap sleeves, box in mint condition. Looks like someone had buyers remorse and sent it back immediately without trying it out.

I also purchased the Adorama $30 3 yr warranty so hopefully it will cover anything that might come up.

The only concern is that the serial falls in the range where people have reported FF issues. However, the warranty should at least cover me there.

Looking forward to a happy relationship with this camera and lenses.
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QuoteOriginally posted by chrisinatl Quote
I was lucky enough to pickup the K-R kit with the 18-55 and 50-200 lenses for $675 on Amazon in mid-December but I believe they only had that price for a short while.
I am looking to upgrade to K-R from K100D. I hope they'll run that price one more time. I don't care for how long they'll have that price, I am sure I'll catch it since I am checking constantly
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QuoteOriginally posted by lavascript Quote
Just so long as you realize that Beach Camera is one of THOSE places.
really? i always thought they're legit, there's a lot of people using them.
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QuoteOriginally posted by clockwork247 Quote
really? i always thought they're legit, there's a lot of people using them.
Well, that's not really what I meant. I meant more like second-tier, not totally trustworthy, the kind of place that will make you call them so they can try to sell you another lens, or some BS filters, or memory cards, cleaning kits, etc. They'll tell you that you HAVE to have a UV filter, that your lens won't focus properly without one, etc. You can decline, and they'll still ship your camera, it's just a bit of a hassle.

Others that fall into this category would be Abe's, Tri-State, Butterfly, BuyDig, 42nd Street, etc. I've dealt with several of them, and it's no big deal to me, but some people really don't like that practice.
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QuoteOriginally posted by rickpark Quote
from Amazon Warehouse (returned merchandise) and paid $711.

The gear was advertised as used but looks new - no fingerprints on anything, all docs, everything in the bubblewrap sleeves, box in mint condition. Looks like someone had buyers remorse and sent it back immediately without trying it out.

I also purchased the Adorama $30 3 yr warranty so hopefully it will cover anything that might come up.

The only concern is that the serial falls in the range where people have reported FF issues. However, the warranty should at least cover me there.

Looking forward to a happy relationship with this camera and lenses.
I bought mine from Newegg, can I buy Adorama $30 3 yr warranty? Thanks.
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I bought mine from Newegg, can I buy Adorama $30 3 yr warranty? Thanks.
Yes - the warranty extension is an independent product that you will have to register against your camera serial.
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