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03-13-2012, 04:12 PM   #1
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K-01 Best price??

Most retailers are selling the K-01 at or very near the MSRP. As a poor college student it's a little bit out of reach this month. Anybody seen a significantly better price?

03-13-2012, 04:17 PM   #2
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Not yet, unfortunately. It will probably fall to the high $500 range over the coming months, though.

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I got my white kit from an Amazon marketplace seller for $889 shipped 2-day, which is a little below MSRP. The place was called "The Price Pros". Never heard of them before, but they worked fine for this order. Ordered last Wednesday, got it end of day Friday.
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I was debating turning my phone off, re-keying the locks, buying a K-01 body with my rent cash.

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QuoteOriginally posted by ap_exclamationpoint Quote
I was debating turning my phone off, re-keying the locks, buying a K-01 body with my rent cash.
Patience is a virtue, and so is updated firmware. Words to the wise.
03-14-2012, 03:25 AM   #6
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I paid $824 for a black kit..
After a week, the kit DA 40mm Lens is a wonderful prime. Don't miss the rare opportunity to get one cheap.
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Right now the buzz and the focus is on the K-01 since it is Pentax's latest camera. As new bodies are introduced the focus will shift to the latest and greatest - and hence the price on the K-01 will start to slip. I waited well over a year for the K5 and during that time I saved. It slid from $1,700 to under a $1K in that time. So be patient and watch for sales - it will happen. However - don't buy something you can't afford - that is just a recipe for disaster.

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Please see this warning about unbelievable low prices.
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-k-01-forum/178914-very-careful-looking-bargains.html

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J&R has a preorder for the white body with kit lens for $849. 50 bucks off is a good start.

Pentax K-01 16 Megapixel Hybrid Digital Camera and Lens Kit - White in Point and Shoot Digital Cameras | JR.com
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QuoteOriginally posted by ap_exclamationpoint Quote
J&R has a preorder for the white body with kit lens for $849. 50 bucks off is a good start.

Pentax K-01 16 Megapixel Hybrid Digital Camera and Lens Kit - White in Point and Shoot Digital Cameras | JR.com
Ah, a legitimate seller is already discounting it. Thanks for the link.
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Here in Singapore the 40XS kit selling for around $770USD, that's including 7% GST already
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The body only version of k-01 sells for aud671 at digidirect

http://www.digidirect.com.au/slr_cameras/pentax/pentax_k-01_mirrorless_camera_body_-_black
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