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10-10-2013, 07:31 AM   #1
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Silver is Sold Out

I snoozed and losed. Was seriously considering pre-ordering of the K-3 Silver yesterday morning and when I finally decided to pull the trigger last night, it was no longer available at B&H.

Pentax K-3 Premium Silver Edition DSLR Camera (Body Only) 15563

Did you want one? Get in line for one? Think Pentax/Ricoh should offer a larger quantity in silver?

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Get it from Henry's in Canada. Same price, 2 years warranty, they list it as available for preorder.
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QuoteOriginally posted by bdery Quote
Get it from Henry's in Canada. Same price, 2 years warranty, they list it as available for preorder.
I talked to a guy at henry's who said Canada is only getting 50 kits total, and henry's has 25 of them. No idea if this is just smoke to get me to pre-order, since I haven't checked with my contacts at Ricoh Imaging Canada yet (still seems weird to type that)...
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Did you try the webstore? PentaxWebstore.com:K-3 Premium Silver Edition K-3 Premium Silver Edition

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This is good news, if they move the 2000 silver ones in pre-sale alone, then their launch sales should be good and Ricoh/Pentax will be happy and have lots of profits and keep making great cameras On the other hand I do hope you find one
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Duh!! Why didn't I think of ordering direct from Pentax...guess because I have only ever ordered from B&H and Adorama. Just placed pre-order for the K-3 Silver! with a silver lens and that brown leather strap...one seriously SEXY camera!! But now I also need to save up for a new silver HD lens I think! Although I like the look of the black lenses on the silver body more than the silver lenses on the black body.
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Managed to order the silver kit here in the UK yesterday but the retailer had booked 10 of his allocated 20 kits by 11 a.m.! I think this bodes well for the camera overall.
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QuoteOriginally posted by pghwarrior23 Quote
I snoozed and losed. Was seriously considering pre-ordering of the K-3 Silver yesterday morning and when I finally decided to pull the trigger last night, it was no longer available at B&H.

Pentax K-3 Premium Silver Edition DSLR Camera (Body Only) 15563

Did you want one? Get in line for one? Think Pentax/Ricoh should offer a larger quantity in silver?
I spoke with B&H about this and they said they were just being careful not to take too many pre-orders. They said that once the shipment arrives they will probably have plenty of silver K-3's in stock. But they weren't 100% sure on that.


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I like too that they issued the silver up front and not a year later. Creates some buzz. and I think I will have more people asking what I am shooting with when carrying around the silver vs black aka free advertising for the brand.
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Thanks for the insights Adam. I guess I am covered now having got it direct from Pentax.
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I also snoozed and should have ordered it on the 8th or yesterday. Pentax's store doesn't take Paypal for preorders (CC has a $1k limit and PP can draw directly from the bank). So I just ordered one from Henry's

While I definitely would have preferred to get one from a US retailer--both for convenience and not "stealing" a kit from other Canadians--it's really great to see it "sold out" as a preorder.
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In Holland we can't order anything at the moment ;-) (it seems)
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yes, henrys have a few more; either that or they over pre-ordered, my closet is getting full...another one that will not see daylight
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Well if silver is so popular, i'm sure they will come out with ... other variants.
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Closet full of cameras that will not see the light of day? Silver editions? Must be nice to drop $1600 on a camera you are not going to use!!
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