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10-22-2010, 06:18 AM   #1
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K-5 on ebay

NEW Pentax K-5 Digital SLR Camera Body Only 16MP 1080p - eBay (item 310263529343 end time Nov-19-10 11:10:45 PST)

I called the store, they said it's in stock and will ship out Monday. Free shipping, even to the states even though they are in Canada.

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Price of 1579$ is a little too high. Will wait for 6months for the price to drop. Also K-r is shown in stock at bhphotovideo with the new 35mm lens as a kit.
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QuoteOriginally posted by BethC Quote
NEW Pentax K-5 Digital SLR Camera Body Only 16MP 1080p - eBay (item 310263529343 end time Nov-19-10 11:10:45 PST)

I called the store, they said it's in stock and will ship out Monday. Free shipping, even to the states even though they are in Canada.
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1 Year Limited International Warranty
Grey Market, Leave it at their store.
10-22-2010, 12:18 PM   #4
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I've bought a lens from them before (DA70) and despite them initially selling me one that was out-of-stock (took almost a month before they got them back in despite paying right away through ebay), everything worked out in the end. That said, I'd be much more concerned about buying a brand new body from a place where there is a question about how/where you'd get warranty service. There are only so many things that could go wrong with a DA70, but a few hundred that could go wrong with a freshly released DSLR body over the course of a year.

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Grey Market, Leave it at their store.
Unless you live in Canada.
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Unless you live in Canada.
Good point
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also you can get an extended warranty card from Pentax (well on Amazon or direct from B&H, Adorama o, Abe's or whoever) for their K-series bodies. I am not sure if those work for what is not really a grey market camera but one purchased from an authorized vendor. And yeah, I realize it is technically "grey market" but if you pay for the extended warranty it should not matter, right?

Or better yet get a Square Trade or Mack extended warranty that includes accidental damage...I know Prodigital2000 does sell Mack warranties with some of their bodies. Of course you can also buy directly from either one. I like those warranties better because of the repair is too costly or the total spent on repairs over the life of the device, they pay you your full purchase price or let you just pay the repair yourself. And they are transferable...

The one drawback is the warranties with accidental damaged covered cost around 2x more so about $300 for three years vs about $30 for the genuine Pentax warranty or a bit more for a Mack/Square Trade 5yr option...

I was blown away yesterday shopping for lenses and their warranties are five years!! But I know I could never use Nikon because my eye socket would reject the view finder and my hands the body itself...hehehehehe...plus I can't make heads nor tails out of their lense mounts for which body...I think I did myself serious harm trying to learn that at 3AM last night!!

Oh, I've only bought a few lenses from PD2k but always paid the extra $20 or maybe it was even less, to get Next Day delivery to me here in SoCal. Sorry to read there can be problems, seems we all have them.
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Thanks for the usefull infos guys!

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I realize it is technically "grey market" but if you pay for the extended warranty it should not matter, right
That is what I was told.
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Canada prices are always higher than then are in the USA. I did a lot of looking when I got my K7, and even tossed the idea of getting one in the USA, and having it shipped to Canada, but I was worried about Pentax warranty doing it that way, so I stuck to buying in Canada. Their prices for the K7 were close to the best when I was looking, so if your in Canada, their price for the K5 may just well be in line.
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Canada prices are always higher than then are in the USA. .
Well this time price is lower in Canada
Got a price in Montreal, body only at $1420 CDN, no rebate coupon, etc. This is from a Photo source . People in the west also at the foto source chain got better price than anybody else
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NEW Pentax K-5 Digital SLR Camera Body Only 16MP 1080p - eBay (item 310263529343 end time Nov-19-10 11:10:45 PST)

I called the store, they said it's in stock and will ship out Monday. Free shipping, even to the states even though they are in Canada.
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$1580 for just the K5 BODY is a guaranteed BUST!

Few will buy it at that price.
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