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02-06-2009, 05:06 PM   #1
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$749 best K20 price?

Beach Camera is offering the K20 through Amazon for $749 (with rebate). What say y'all, is this going much lower? And, anybody have experience with Beach Camera, pro or con?
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02-06-2009, 05:54 PM   #2
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Dont know which way the price is going

But I have nothing but High praise for beach camera. Bought my K100d from them, after a week I noticed a cluster of hot pixels.... I was leaving on a family vacation in four days. I called them, they immediately gave me an RA # and shipped 'overnight' delivery a new camera to me for my vacation...

They paid the overnight shipping and I just sent the bad camera back for a credit when I returned from vacation.
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QuoteOriginally posted by FHPhotographer Quote
Beach Camera is offering the K20 through Amazon for $749 (with rebate). What say y'all, is this going much lower? And, anybody have experience with Beach Camera, pro or con?
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Before christmas, and using Microsoft's "live search" rebates I could have got it for around $700. Your price a fair price considering the up and down pricing lately.
Will it be cheaper?
I suppose a bit right before they all disappear....
New electronics are released in spring sooo..... how bad do you want it?
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I got mine for $785 in Nov... of course there was that 25% discount back then so it was actually $588 - but the price seems to have been fairly steady for a while.

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I have one in my cart on amazon for $714. I forgot who the seller is. I'm planning on getting a better price at prodigital anyways, I just use the amazon basket for a general idea of pricing.
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$549 right before Christmas 2008 on K20D

I paid paid $689 in November. But Javier the MC4 Guru, got his K20D right before Christmas 2008 for...

$549 !!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Actually pentax raised MAP on their K10D prices from $509 to $919 issue on their dwindling stocks.

Canon did something like this too, though they didn't raise 5D back to $3299 issue price to clear inventory a couple months ago. I paid $1,750 for a brand new 5D in Late August 2008 and B&H cleared out last of 5D for last week $1,999.99. Its now officially discontinued. Buying 5D in August during promo gave me 2 year warranty instead of one year and a guaranteed 3 day repair turn around. I got special colored canon usa address labels to move it thru quickly.

QuoteOriginally posted by FHPhotographer Quote
Beach Camera is offering the K20 through Amazon for $749 (with rebate). What say y'all, is this going much lower? And, anybody have experience with Beach Camera, pro or con?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Igilligan Quote
But I have nothing but High praise for beach camera. Bought my K100d from them, after a week I noticed a cluster of hot pixels.... I was leaving on a family vacation in four days. I called them, they immediately gave me an RA # and shipped 'overnight' delivery a new camera to me for my vacation...

They paid the overnight shipping and I just sent the bad camera back for a credit when I returned from vacation.

That was nice of them to pay for overnight shipping.

I bought my K100D with 10-17 from them without a problem.
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prophotobags = prodigital?

QuoteOriginally posted by er1kksen Quote
I have one in my cart on amazon for $714. I forgot who the seller is. I'm planning on getting a better price at prodigital anyways, I just use the amazon basket for a general idea of pricing.
If the low price is prophotobags.com, I think you are getting it from prodigital. I hear photobags is their amazon online site, and prodigital is on ebay... same service, same product, same problems (if any) but prices may vary,
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thanks for the info on Beach...

QuoteOriginally posted by Igilligan Quote
But I have nothing but High praise for beach camera. Bought my K100d from them, after a week I noticed a cluster of hot pixels.... I was leaving on a family vacation in four days. I called them, they immediately gave me an RA # and shipped 'overnight' delivery a new camera to me for my vacation...

They paid the overnight shipping and I just sent the bad camera back for a credit when I returned from vacation.
Good to hear they're stand-up folks at Beach.

I handled a K20 briefly earlier this week and liked the feel of it, the viewfinder and double-wheel layout and, even without taking any shots, was very impressed. I'm going to watch and if the price holds steady or if it starts heading up, maybe go for it at what looks like today's best price,
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It was from "Allabout Electronics," and it just went back up to $777. I'm not too concerned about it, since I wasn't planning on buying it from them anyways.
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$779

About a week and a half ago I got the K20D kit lens (18-55mm) for $779 from Abes of Maine. Fast, free shippping too, couldn't be happier.
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I just added 1 to my cart and it's shown as 712.95, sold by amazon.com.

So tempted, but I need to wait - my DS still serves me well.
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I got mine from B&H, as they and Adorama are the only online merchants that ship direct to my country. Even Amazon doesnt deliver.

I bought mine at $749 body only. And then Pentax had a 3 year extended warranty as stated here PENTAX News and Press Releases - Official PENTAX Imaging Web Site "PENTAX is also extending the K20D FREE Three Year Warranty (one year standard, two years extended) on all K20Ds purchased by March 31, 2009" but from B&H said my K20D is still a year and the local Pentax service center said its a year as well.

shot an email to Pentax which has yet to be reply. sigh.
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Bought my K20 from Beach Camera. Fantastic service. In fact, I ordered it on the 31st of December and had by the end of the following week. Called support to verify the order was received and the gentleman was extremely helpful, verified my order, shipping info, and expected delivery date.

Excellent packaging too.
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