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12-08-2008, 01:02 AM   #1
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K20 $565

Just saw this on Amazon, haven't heard of them but going through Amazon is usually a safe bet. Pentax K20D 14.6MP Digital SLR Camera with Shake Reduction (Body Only): Electronics

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12-08-2008, 01:10 AM   #2
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*sound of my jaw dropping*
12-08-2008, 01:19 AM   #3
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I can't repeat what I said when I first saw the price! Just when you thought it couldn't get any lower...Merry Christmas from Pentax.
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Is this real ?

12-08-2008, 01:44 AM   #5
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Looks amazingly real to me. Quick, someone buy my 30D!
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WHAT? Even though I didn't pay for mine, this affects the re-sale value of my bodies if I want to sell them...SH-T!
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This is the trend of canon camera. Pentax seems to follow the lead as well.

Maybe it is time to wait for downfall of all pentax products to pick up bargains.
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Farq!!! That's an insane price. But... but... why??

Let the rumours and conspiracy theories commence....

12-08-2008, 03:36 AM   #9
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woah if only that was in Aussie dollars LOL
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QuoteOriginally posted by eva2000 Quote
woah if only that was in Aussie dollars LOL
Yeah, but even if it was, Amazon doesn't ship anything but Books/CDs/DVDs to Oz.
12-08-2008, 04:28 AM   #12
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Just bought one for 2nd hand on the forums :(

Cant believe this price.

I think Pentax will come up with a great cam this Jan at around $1200 and hence this fall in price.


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Wow. I am suspicious of that... ?????. How on Earth does one price suddenly drop 20% below all the others? Who on Earth is selling these?

I am tempted to "buy" one and see what happens.
12-08-2008, 04:46 AM   #14
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Yeah, but even if it was, Amazon doesn't ship anything but Books/CDs/DVDs to Oz.
You can get yourself a forwarding address. Have a look here:
MyUS - US Mail Forwarding, Worldwide Shipping

These guys are very professional, I've been using their services for almost 10 years. Couriers like DHL and others are also availing such services (check with your local couriers). Some offer consolidation, others don't. It also pays to have different forwarding addresses, for example one in New York and one in Florida so that you wouldn't have to pay US taxes, depending on retailer location. Some forwarding services only require a one time fee, others are subscription based ( is the latter). But what I'm trying to say is that one can afford to have both.

The beauty of Amazon is that they accept international credit cards, something most other US retailers refuse to do (well B&H and Adorama have no problem and they will ship internationally, although the verification process can delay the order two to three days as I'm sure you're all aware). can also order on your behalf, for a percentage (6 to 10%), from retailers that don't accept international payments, but I try to avoid this route to keep prices attractive.

To ship the K20D from B&H directly to my location was about $110~$120, using the forwarding address cost me only $70. Not bad, eh?
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If you go to their web site, the only items listed are Canon ink/paper and an iPod dock. Can't find anything else.

My feeling is, you order and they tell you it's out of stock/the supplier backed off a delivery at that price/the dog ate the cameras/etc.

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