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08-22-2011, 11:38 AM   #1
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3rd Party AA Battery Adapter Shipped from US?

Hawk1500 doesn't have any more of these, and the only ones I found on the Bay ship from China or Hong Kong, with sloooow delivery times. (Keep in mind that 10 business days = 2 weeks.)

Anyone know of a source within the US? I am thinking if I get a bad one, getting a replacement may take up 40+ days! And yet I can't imagine paying the crazy price Pentax is asking for its adapter.

This vendor (elifebuy) - 15- 28 business days with a caveat that some unspecfied areas may take 20- 50 days! Same for this vendor, which may be the same place. (iornament)


This vendor (justin-photography-shop) 12-25 business days, with a caveat it may take longer.

This Hong Kong Vendor (eachk2010) 10-25 business days.

This mainland China vendor (elect_stores) says 7-10 business days, but the charger is $25, which is 2 or 3 times the others' price.

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my china shipping experience seems to fall in the 15-21 day time frame more on the 21 day end
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Any you find in the U.S. are likely to be 3-4 times as much as the direct from China sellers. Doesn't seem worth it to me to cut the shipping time from 3-4 weeks to 1, but that's the price of comparative convenience.

Same goes for most small stuff, filters, hoods, addon lenses. It's because you're not just paying to have them shipped over, you're paying for the profits of the people that ordered them from China for you.
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I was kind of hoping for the, "Send a PM to _____, she has them in stock. Three days, tops for delivery" response.

Oh, well. Does anyone recommend one China / Hong Kong version over the other? I would rather go with something road tested by a forum user.

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I got one from China, cheap as. Worth the wait for delivery.
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I got one from China, cheap as. Worth the wait for delivery.

I ordered from plaza-onlineus, since a wait seems inevitable...
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I'm planning on ordering one from China. I could probably spend more time looking and not finding than waiting for it.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Basset Quote
Hawk1500 doesn't have any more of these, and the only ones I found on the Bay ship from China or Hong Kong, with sloooow delivery times. (Keep in mind that 10 business days = 2 weeks.)

Anyone know of a source within the US? I am thinking if I get a bad one, getting a replacement may take up 40+ days! And yet I can't imagine paying the crazy price Pentax is asking for its adapter.

This vendor (elifebuy) - 15- 28 business days with a caveat that some unspecfied areas may take 20- 50 days! Same for this vendor, which may be the same place. (iornament)


This vendor (justin-photography-shop) 12-25 business days, with a caveat it may take longer.

This Hong Kong Vendor (eachk2010) 10-25 business days.

This mainland China vendor (elect_stores) says 7-10 business days, but the charger is $25, which is 2 or 3 times the others' price.
I just bought one from elifebuy for $8.40 & Free shipping on 8/19. He shipped it two days later on 8/21, tracking number shows as of 8/22 the status is "Origin Post is Preparing Shipment". I'll let you know when it gets here, but it shipped using First-Class Mail International so I highly doubt it's going to be anywhere near 15-28 business days

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Back in stock at Amazon

Amazon.com: Pentax K-r 39100 AA Battery Holder-Adapter D-BH109: Camera & Photo

Don't know if anyone here needs one, but it looks like the OEM Pentax is back in stock. Better price too.
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