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07-11-2009, 08:46 AM   #1
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Pentax k-7 new for $788.00?

Is this for real or scam? Kokolix has Pentax K-7 listed as new for $788.00. Does anyone have any info on Kokolix? I have the link but I'm not sure if I'm allowed to post links to other websites. Thanks for any help/info!


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QuoteOriginally posted by PeterPP Quote
Is this for real or scam? Kokolix has Pentax k-7 listed as new for $788.00. Does anyone have any info on Kokolix? I have the link but I'm not sure if I'm allowed to post links to other websites. Thanks for any help/info!
of course its a scam, why would any company choose to give its customers around $600 for no reason
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It looks like all their prices on different things (computers, etc.) are this low. The interesting thing is google only shows information posted over the pat few days, leading me to believe this is a scam that will work like this: Company will take orders for a short time, and then disappear before customers can file complaints with cc companies or Paypal.

Either that or everything is bait and switch. Either way, unless you have money to lose, I would steer clear of them.
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Thanks for the replies! I'm definitely not ordering from them!

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could be a phishing site, so be careful.

the site appears to had been created recently. no contact numbers to their international branches, insanely cheap price and this "prices, specifications, and images are subject to change without notice.
We are not responsible for typographical or illustrative errors.
2009 kokolix.com "

funny though that they are selling the Mark II for 1,600 and D3 for 3,000. K-7 sells at around 800. my advice here is that if you are really interested in doing business with Kokolix, is not to purchase online but rather go directly to their shop (if it really exists), check the items and pay cash.

remember that scammers can provide false addresses as well. paypal is not a guarantee that you are 100% safe from scams. credit card scams or stolen identity are also prevalent.
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If you look at the Washington DC address in Google Maps Street View, it's a residential neighborhood. I wouldn't order from them.
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Google turns up this discussion with more info on the "company".
anyone have info on this site? [Archive] - TribalWar Forums

Somebody go first.
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And, here's the whois information for those who are curious. Looks like this site was created about a month ago. It's all pointed to "whoisprotector," so....

The funny thing to me is that their tv's are so overpriced no one would ever bother ordering.

Registrant:
WhoisProtector, Inc. (kokolix.com)
1 North State Street Suite 1250
550 Burrard Street
Chicago, IL 60602
US

Registrar: DomainPeople Inc.

Domain Name: kokolix.com
Created on .............2009-06-15-19.32.34.831000
Expires on .............2010-06-15-19.32.34.000000
Record last updated on .2009-06-15-19.33.01.494000
Status .................ACTIVE

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The UK address is cheap residential housing. Although they say they take paypal, it may not work when you actually try.
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Wow, B&H,Adorama ,Walmart,Bestbuy,Amazon and all of the other Pentax dealers should order from them instead of Pentax.
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If you look on the site of kokolix, they sell Apple computer iMac 24 inch 3.06 ghz
4 g memory 1 tb hard drive 8x double layer super drive, at $ 1,333.
Apple sell the same computer at $ 2,199.
I'm a Mac user from 1985 and in all these years I always had to buy at list price; Apple does not discount.
I'm sure kokolix is not reliable.
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And they've refused to answer my message to them asking them why the K-7 is well below recommended retail price - sent over 48 hours ago...
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Looks like Broadway have moved operations from New York to Chicago.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Damn Brit Quote
Looks like Broadway have moved operations from New York to Chicago.
Pentax moved their production line in the Philippines and Vietnam and the prices are still ...well...... you know !
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sounds more like a porn site than a legit retailer.
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