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02-04-2009, 04:01 PM   #16
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Wow, at a time when the competition raises their pricing, Pentax breaks the mould and does the opposite

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Wow, at a time when the competition raises their pricing, Pentax breaks the mould and does the opposite
Not really. The K20D is more now than it was two months ago. They have done a nice job of making it look like prices have dropped but the bottom line is they are more. Hoya has proven they are profit driven which is not a bad thing but the days of Pentax being the best bang for your buck brand out there is over.

The K30D might be what I've been waiting for but my bet is even if it is the price for at least 12 months will make it less than a great buy.
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I noticed that the K20d body on Amazon is now at $733.xx It was at $8xx yesterday. Not sure if the out the door price will then be $633 with the 'instant' rebate.
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PENTAX K2000 two lens kit (PENTAX K2000 body, smc PENTAX DA L 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 AL lens, and an smc PENTAX DA L 50-200mm F4-5.6 AL lens) will be $649.95.

PENTAX K2000 single lens kit (PENTAX K2000 body, smc PENTAX DA L 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 AL lens) will be $549.95.

PENTAX K2000 body only is $499.95.
Excellent news for the K2000. Now I don't have to tell people they'll have to buy it in white if they want the K2000 in a reasonable kit configuration.

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crazy pricing!

QuoteOriginally posted by PentHassyKon Quote
I noticed that the K20d body on Amazon is now at $733.xx It was at $8xx yesterday. Not sure if the out the door price will then be $633 with the 'instant' rebate.
as of tonight, amazon's k20d prices have gone back above $800!

crazy pricing!
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The K200D's battery grip is bargain basement pricing. If the K20D's grip were that cheap, I would have thought about it (I know...could have gotten one w/ the K10D for $50 last year :-)
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Pentax announces price drops on k series cameras

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02-04-2009, 10:56 PM   #23
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as of tonight, amazon's k20d prices have gone back above $800!

crazy pricing!
When did you see that? Earlier today I saw the $733 price on Amazon and now it's down to $699. Maybe it changes if you add it to the cart? It'll be interesting to see if the price fluctuates over the next few weeks.

Also, I don't understand why people complain that the price isn't as low as it was when it was on sale before Christmas. They call them Christmas sales for a reason.

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QuoteOriginally posted by kenyee Quote
The K200D's battery grip is bargain basement pricing. If the K20D's grip were that cheap, I would have thought about it (I know...could have gotten one w/ the K10D for $50 last year :-)
that's cause there's nothing on it

While i love mine, i want the dials and the green button on mine like the D-BG2
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K20D discontinued/discounted ?

Found this.... don't take it personally on me....

Camera Deals: Pentax USA announces new K-series discounts and promotions
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Pentax USA announces new K-series discounts and promotions
Pentax has announced via press release that they will be discounting some of their K-series cameras and offering additional specials. The discounts are based on MAP/MSRP prices, so it remains to be seen how they will affect actual prices. We'll post an update in a few days to see what changed. Here are the announced discounts:

+ $100 off the K20D via instant rebate until February 22nd
+ extended 3-year K20D warranty for purchases made up to March 31, 2009
+ Buy the D-BG3 grip for $20 if purchased together with K200D body only + any Pentax lens

The current prices at Amazon are $733 for K20D-body-only and $875 with the 18-55 DA. So it will be interesting to see whether they drop by $100 in the next few days!

In addition to the discounts, and unphased by the dpreview "point-trashing" of the K2000, they are also going to be making available some new K2000 kits in the USA market:
+ K2000 body only
+ K2000 single-lens kit (18-55 DA-L)
+ K2000 2-lens kit (the two DA-L lenses of course: 18-55 and 50-200)

Currently, the only choice in the US market is the K2000 + 18-55 DA-L + AF200FG flash which currently sells for $569 at Amazon and it's not a bad SLR starter kit.

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that's cause there's nothing on it
While i love mine, i want the dials and the green button on mine like the D-BG2
Wow. I thought it was a normal battery grip. Why would they have sold that stripped down thing for $100?
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QuoteOriginally posted by kenyee Quote
Wow. I thought it was a normal battery grip. Why would they have sold that stripped down thing for $100?
it is a battery and vertical grip. as a battery grip, it's fine. as a vertical grip, there's only the AE-L and shutter button on it

the K10D's/K20D's D-BG2 has the Green button and both e-dials in addition to the AE-L and shutter.
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QuoteOriginally posted by nakey Quote
it is a battery and vertical grip. as a battery grip, it's fine. as a vertical grip, there's only the AE-L and shutter button on it

the K10D's/K20D's D-BG2 has the Green button and both e-dials in addition to the AE-L and shutter.
It's useful to me for the vertical shutter release alone. Plus, it balances better with heavier lenses attached. And it's dirt cheap right now
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Dealer's confession - re: Pentax rebate!

Recently we've been wondering with what's going on with all the dealer jacking up the price of the Pentax cameras especially K20D.
And we've been under impression that the dealers are stealing our rebate.
But read this post by one of Pentax dealer on other forum's thread:

Re: Another rip-off: Pentax SLR Talk Forum: Digital Photography Review

Surprising indeed!
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QuoteOriginally posted by HermanLee Quote
Recently we've been wondering with what's going on with all the dealer jacking up the price of the Pentax cameras especially K20D.
And we've been under impression that the dealers are stealing our rebate.
But read this post by one of Pentax dealer on other forum's thread:

Re: Another rip-off: Pentax SLR Talk Forum: Digital Photography Review

Surprising indeed!
Told you so.
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/477773-post17.html
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