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11-27-2011, 06:52 PM   #31
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Nice! I might be getting a second body myself...
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11-27-2011, 06:53 PM   #32
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I am in!

Ordered mine just now...Woohoo... under $1k!!!
11-27-2011, 06:58 PM   #33
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QuoteOriginally posted by stormtech Quote
It's alive at Adorama!

Just placed my order with Adorama - $999.95 w/free shipping.
I added the 2 year warranty also.

And I remembered to click through Adam's link so the forum should get a couple cents.


Done deal - I'll sleep good tonight!
Oh, I didn't know about the extra 2 year warranty. It is only $20??? Is it worth it? I guess I can buy it as a separate order or should I call them to add it to my K-5 order?
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Oh, I didn't know about the extra 2 year warranty. It is only $20??? Is it worth it? I guess I can buy it as a separate order or should I call them to add it to my K-5 order?
You can buy the extended warranty up to 90 days after purchase I think - it doesn't have to be with your camera order.

Well worth the $20 - plus it comes with a free cleaning and checkup any time you want - you just have to pay $20 for return shipping.

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"You can buy the extended warranty up to 90 days after purchase I think" It is 30 days, not 90: and you can buy it from here 80227 Pentax 2 Year Extended Warranty for K5, KX and KR Digital SLR Camera (Total Warranty 3 years - 1 Year Standard + 2 Years Additional)
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K5 in Canada

I just upgraded to the K-5 and found a deal at London Drugs in Canada (both instore and online) for $999.99, body only. I added one WR lens (18-55) for $1,149.99. The website says these prices (and there are other K-5 and lens combo deals) will be in effect until Dec.26.
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QuoteOriginally posted by dileepkrp Quote
"You can buy the extended warranty up to 90 days after purchase I think" It is 30 days, not 90: and you can buy it from here 80227 Pentax 2 Year Extended Warranty for K5, KX and KR Digital SLR Camera (Total Warranty 3 years - 1 Year Standard + 2 Years Additional)
Yes, you are right - 30 days - sorry!
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QuoteOriginally posted by stormtech Quote
You can buy the extended warranty up to 90 days after purchase I think - it doesn't have to be with your camera order.

Well worth the $20 - plus it comes with a free cleaning and checkup any time you want - you just have to pay $20 for return shipping.
Ok, just bought the 2-year extra warranty for $19.95. Good deal! How do they know this extra warranty goes with the K-5 I've just purchased? Will I receive something in the mail for me to register this extra 2-year warranty to the new K-5? Thanks.

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I have the warranty cards, received from Adorama and/or B&H, but there was no association between the existing camera body and the warranty card. I bought all three of my cards after purchase of the body, in one case more than a year after. Didn't see any restriction.
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Time to bust out a grand.
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We're going to see like 100 new K-5 owners today, no joke!

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The title of your email, "Pentax K-5 Special", got me all excited. I thought it was an annoucement for a new model. I've been sort of expecting a K-5 SE to be introduced alongside a new entry level model.
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I have the K-x and cant decide whether I should upgrade... will it be that big of an improvement?

Decisions, decisions!
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I was thinking of finally upgrading from my K-10D upon hearing of this deal, so I went to Amazon just now to check the price. It is currently $1,199.00 on Amazon, not $995, even though it says the order would be fulfilled by Abe's of Main. So then I checked out both the Adorama and Abe's of Main web-sites and they both had the camera body for $999... but they are both based here in Jersey and subsequently charge NJ sales tax, which adds $70 to the price. Then I checked out eBay and the stores on eBay which are selling this camera for $999 are ALSO located in NJ... and they too subsequently charge sales tax. I was all ready to finally pull the trigger and buy the K-5... but I refuse to pay sales tax on Internet purchases. The only option left, in which I could still get the camera body for under a grand, is to go with Prodigital 2000's eBay store, which I've heard good things about. The only thing with that is that it ships from all the way up in Canada.

In the end, stupid sales-tax policies (which aren't the sellers' faults at all, I know, but which are instead the fault of greedy gov't.) may keep me from pumping $1,000 into this crumbling economy. Way to go, Congress.

UPDATE: B&H Photo has finally followed suit and lowered their price on the K-5 to match Adorama and Abe's... and the best part is... NO sales tax for me. So, I will order the K-5 and take what I save in the form of sales tax and apply that savings toward half the cost of the Pentax 35mm DA L F2.4 AL lens I've also had my eye on for a while. ) I feel sorta' guilty spending the money when my K-10D still works flawlessly, but it's been a long couple of past few years on the employment/unemployment front and I'm trying to convince myself that I deserve it! LOL!

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QuoteOriginally posted by Noggin Quote
I have the K-x and cant decide whether I should upgrade... will it be that big of an improvement?

Decisions, decisions!
The K-5 vs the K-x? Yes, that's 2 steps ahead

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