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01-27-2015, 08:55 PM   #1
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Are K-3 bodies available at retail outlets?

I want to find a store where I can walk in and buy a
K-3 body. Do any retail chains handle them?

01-27-2015, 09:00 PM   #2
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I know Precision camera carries them, but I don't know if it is an only Austin, TX thing or if they have them in other places.
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No chains that I know of. Some small camera shops. B&H will have them at their store. Better luck the larger the city.

Here is the dealer locator: Find a RICOH Imaging Retailer

What part of W PA?
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You could always try:
  • BERNIES PHOTO CENTER
  • 525 East Ohio Street
  • Pittsburgh, PA 15212-5516
  • 412-231-1718


But with the return policy of Amazon, B&H, and Adorama it's much simpler and cheaper to wait for one of them to have the sale you are looking for and buy it through them.

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Unfortunately the find a Ricoh dealer is not kept up too well. It lists some out of business dealers along with missing new dealers. Recently Midwest a Photo in Columbus, Ohio has started carrying Pentax . I was in there a few weeks back, they had k-3 and several lenses. I know they carry 645z also.
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National camera in Minnesota
carries Pentax models but is currently back ordered on the k-3.

It is where I got my k-50.
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Both Arlington Camera and Fort Worth Camera in the Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) area carry Pentax K-3s in stock.

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Last August I saw some in Bob's Photo in Bismarck, North Dakota. At a competitive price too.
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Idaho Camera in Boise is where I bought my K-3 body.
01-28-2015, 09:22 PM   #11
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The last time I saw a Pentax in a store was when the Kx came out and Target was still carrying them.
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Dodd Camera in Cleveland carries the K-3 and several lenses.
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Yes Dodd Camera in Cleveland carries the K-3 but it is priced at list price, $1200

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QuoteOriginally posted by jatrax Quote
No chains that I know of. Some small camera shops. B&H will have them at their store. Better luck the larger the city.

Here is the dealer locator: Find a RICOH Imaging Retailer

What part of W PA?
Pretty close to the same distance from Pittsburgh, Erie, and State College.
So pretty much out in the middle of nowhere.

---------- Post added 02-02-2015 at 09:17 PM ----------

QuoteOriginally posted by Docrwm Quote
You could always try:
  • BERNIES PHOTO CENTER
  • 525 East Ohio Street
  • Pittsburgh, PA 15212-5516
  • 412-231-1718


But with the return policy of Amazon, B&H, and Adorama it's much simpler and cheaper to wait for one of them to have the sale you are looking for and buy it through them.
I've been reading some really bad reviews for the online places, so I'd rather just buy one outright, even if I had to pay a little extra.
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QuoteOriginally posted by jeryst Quote
I've been reading some really bad reviews for the online places, so I'd rather just buy one outright, even if I had to pay a little extra.
Pretty much the only people who write online reviews are people who had a bad experience and want to vent, or trolls.

My K-x came from Abe's of Maine, good price but I got a phone call with an strong up-sell pitch.

My K-5 came from Amazon. Sold by Emmy Photo, but fulfilled by Amazon, and I wouldn't hesitate to buy that way again.
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