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07-31-2012, 07:02 AM   #1
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K-30 already being discounted at Amazon

Pentax K-30 Weather-Sealed 16 MP CMOS Digital SLR
Blue, with 18-55mm Lens
List Price: $899.95
Price: $859.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping. Details
You Save: $39.96 (4%)
http://www.amazon.com/Pentax-K-30-Weather-Sealed-Digital-18-55mm/dp/B0082OJ3C2

That makes the 15-55DAL cost around $13 with the camera because the body only is now $846.

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That bodes well for this becoming a very cheap way to get a decently featured DSLR, and for getting people into Pentax.
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The K-30 with 18-135 was $1149 when I checked this morning....
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QuoteOriginally posted by loco Quote
The K-30 with 18-135 was $1149 when I checked this morning....
Yes, that's down about $50 off Maximum Assured Pricing. If you don't have the 18-135 its the best way to get one IMHO.

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One reason why this could be happening is because Amazon is now adding tax for many States, some other Pentax retailers are still selling it without tax. If Amazon doesn't discount, it will sell less.
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Yup, looks like $50 off the only "good" kit:

Amazon.com: Pentax K-30 Weather-Sealed 16 MP CMOS Digital SLR with 18-135mm Lens (Black): Electronics

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Discount is not only on Amazon. Went down to "Sight and Sound", an indepentant B&M store here. They are an auth Pentax dealer but did not have the K-30 in stock. They checked with Pentax Canada for availability and price for the body only. The price $799. Needlless to say I ordered one.
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Just checked too and it says: 18-55mm Lens (standard K-30 kit lens, weather-resistant lens not included)
What is "free" is the WG-1
If this becomes a hit with other consumers then prices of used and old legacy lenses will shoot up..including old accessories.
It would be harder to buy things cheap at eBay now. It is already hard buying M-42 takumar lenses since people have been buying them for their Canon or 4/3 cameras..$%#**&!

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I think people are confusing two different K30 deals.

Amazon, the subject of this thread, has discounted the K30+DAL18-55 lens.

Costco, which is featured in 3 other threads, is selling a K30+18-55WR+bag+SD card+WG1 for $899.

Two entirely different deals.
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eGlobal has the K-30 body for $687 Australian. Current exchange rate is US$1.05 = A$1.00

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Costco appears to have updated their listing to include a regular lens NOT a WR lens.


"Pentax K-30 Weather-Sealed DSLR Camera Body
18-55mm*Lens (standard K-30 kit lens, weather-resistant lens not included)
Pentax Sling Bag
8GB SDHC Memory Card"
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Blue with the 18-55mm only $819!

Amazon.com: Pentax K-30 Weather-Sealed 16 MP CMOS Digital SLR with 18-55mm Lens (Blue): PENTAX: Camera & Photo

Oddly body only $839
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sorry I took the last one at $819, gave me enough reason to stop drooling and pull the trigger..

new price $828.. still pretty good..
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QuoteOriginally posted by DebLewis Quote
sorry I took the last one at $819, gave me enough reason to stop drooling and pull the trigger..

new price $828.. still pretty good..
I was on the fence with this and deciding weather to click the "add to cart" button or not- when I refreshed the page and saw $828, I stopped and thought, "wasn't it just $819". Took a second for my brain to process what had just happened.

I think I'm going to hold off on the K-30 for just a little bit more... hopefully by next month we'll see the (blue) body around $750- that is when I'll strike without hesitation.
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I was wondering if I should wait as well.. if its already hitting low $800 likely will soon see it in the $700.. but I just couldn't stand it! lol

you have more patience then I do..
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