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08-03-2014, 06:06 PM   #1
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Pentax 2 Year Extended Warranty

Here is a small head's up regarding a product that I did not know existed until today. Pentax apparently offers a reasonably-priced ($19.95 USD) two year extension to the warranty for all current dSLR, compact, and Q cameras. The total warranty extends to three full years from date of purchase.

The only catch is that it must be purchased within 30 days of the original camera purchase. In case anyone wants to know, this is a H*** of a deal, especially for bodies at the upper end of the line. I would have bought it, no questions asked, if I had known it existed when I bought my camera.

Pentax 2 Year Extended Warranty for all current Pentax DSLR, Compact and Q Cameras. (Total Warranty 3 years - 1 Year Standard + 2 Years Additional)


Now if I could just figure out a way to buy one for my K-3 (please Helen Oster!) as a form of cheap insurance.


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I have it for my K-5 and it remains valid until March 2015. Had to use it once to resolve an issue where the rubber grip was peeling off the camera body; C.R.I.S. promptly fixed it.

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I found out about the warranty when I purchased my K20 almost 6 years ago now. Pentax included one as a promotion. I wound up needing to have the entire guts of the K20 replaced - on warranty. The warranty also includes one free cleaning. Its the best deal around. I picked up one for my K5, which needed a new mirror motor a year ago.

Also, in only appears that B&H along with Androma are the only sellers - when they have the warranty cards in stock.

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A cautionary tale: When I bought my K3, I knew I had 30 days to add the warranty extension. So near the deadline (naturally), I called B&H with plastic in hand to purchase it. The "specialist" at B&H first insisted no such product existed and tried to sell me a MUCH more expensive 3rd party warranty. I persisted until he finally "found" it. So, like a good boy scout, "be prepared".

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Makes me glad that in Canada we have the two year warranty plus the credit cards extra one year warranty if needed
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DARN!!! Missed by about a week!!!
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I bought my K-5 in April of 2012 but Amazon, Adorama, or B and H didn't have the warranties in stock until two months later. I called Randy and questioned him of the the viability of the extended warranty due to the extended O/S status at the only major sources. He said that the repair/check up would be ok as long as the invoices were valid. I plan to hold them to that after the repair facility transfer. I would certainly check.

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I'll be doing this when B&H reopens tomorrow!

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QuoteOriginally posted by stevebrot Quote


Now if I could just figure out a way to buy one for my K-3 (please Helen Oster!) as a form of cheap insurance.


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What? It does not work for a K-3? Where did you hear this?
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What? It does not work for a K-3? Where did you hear this?
I bought the K-3 in April and only found out about the warranty a few days ago. The extended warranty must be purchased within 30 days of the camera


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Every so often during big sales on cams Adam and few of us try to post reminders about the add on warranty.
Sorry you were not aware.
Maybe we should suggest that it be a sticky in the price watch forum.

Btw you can purchase the 2yr warranty from any dealer within the 30 days, it does not have to be bought from the store you bought the camera.

Oh wait you are in Canada? You have a 2 yr warranty any way, the extended is for US only I believe.
http://ricoh-imaging.ca/en/support/warranty-information

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Oh wait you are in Canada?
Nope, I am in the other Vancouver, affectionately known as "The 'Couv" or "Vantucky" by the good folk in Portland, Oregon.

http://goo.gl/maps/qJ0om


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