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01-03-2012, 09:54 AM   #1
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KR a new item at BJ's Wholesale Club

A lot of talk and threads about the KR being discontinued but if that's the case then there must be a lot left around. I got this in an email today. The KR is one of the specials this month.
Pentax K-r 12.4MP 3" LCD SLR Camera with DA L 18-55 Lens - Black - BJ's Wholesale Club

01-03-2012, 10:31 AM   #2
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That looks like a good deal. Thanks for posting.
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For a camera that has been discontinued it's getting a LOT more play in major retailers these days - first Walmart and the various colors and now BJ's.
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Now if they actually put it on display that would be awesome. Doesn't change that the camera's discontinued, though

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I won't be doing any grocery shopping until Friday but I will be looking for it in the store. It may be online only.
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It's actually featured on the front page too. Check out the second slide.

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01-03-2012, 04:14 PM   #7
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Pentax USA appears to be selling them off to discount houses. Typical clearance move.

Amazon shows black, white, and red body-only offered by Big Value, The Factory Depot, and Price Pros, respectively. Not exactly the cutting edge of retail. No other sellers of body-only.

It's certainly reasonable that manufacture has been discontinued even if sales continue via outlets like this.
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it may be a clearance move but still... I think its good to have Pentax DSLRs available for purchase through these retail outlets. In terms of re-establishing the brand with the mainstream buying public, every little bit helps.

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