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03-28-2013, 02:05 PM   #1
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Very very cheap K-01

Pentax Australia have body only selling for $220.
https://www.crkennedy.com.au/pentax/index.php?q=node/326

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Wow. Sales must have been really slow over there before the price drop!

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If you want a 2nd K-mount body there is your chance to have one locally. Too bad there is no color choice
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OH my
Too bad this kind of deal doesn't exist where I live. Lookin good

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Nicely spotted. Good on you. Thank you for sharing
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Some awesome Q deals in Australia too. I wish I could have them shipped here.
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The Pentax Facebook page also has some coupon codes just for Easter weekend...another 10% off cameras...that makes it under $200 before shipping!
http://www.facebook.com/PentaxSnaps
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In all honesty, I figure that or less is all I paid for mine. Thats why I jumped on it even though I would have rather had a dslr like the k-30. In hind site, I still feel the same way. I would still rather have a k-30 but the price was so low on this I don't regret it (that is unless the k-30 takes huge dives in price when it gets discontinued but who could have known that in advance). I got the kit with 40mm for $360. If I consider I got a $250 lens, the camera cost $110. If I consider kit lenses generally get $100 discount, then $150 for the lens, $210 for the camera. Still a great deal. The 40mm lens new pulled out of k-01 kits are selling for $150-200 on ebay. Plenty have sold for $200. As mine is new from a dealer with pentax warranty and proper proof of purchase from and authorized dealer, I figure the value of mine is $200 so $150 for the camera. If I split up the discount ($200 for lens, $300 for camera = $500 but paid $360) thats still $130 for the lens and $230 for the camera. There are not any ways to work the math and make this not a great deal. If I had the money to just go out and grab a couple of camera bodies (which I don't), I would probably buy a k-30, but knowing what I know now having had the camera for a short while, I still probably would have picked up the k-01 for that price too. It has some short comings but when you just consider it on its own merits in relation to a $250 price tag (give or take a little), I don't see how you could not think you were getting your money's worth.

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