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09-27-2019, 10:57 AM - 3 Likes   #1
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Getting a K1ii

Hi everyone ! ! ! !

Great news ! I am jumping on the K1ii wagon ! ! !

My question is this : should I wait till the beginning of October to see what kind of deals Pentax will be offering ?

Sometimes, they give a battery or a battery grip or whatever. At the moment, in Canada, all we have is 100$ discount with the kit lens.

I never really looked closely at those specials and I do not know if they occur monthly or bi-monthly or other.

Does anyone have a history of what deals were offered in the past few years ?

I just wat to know your opinion if I should wait till October to order it.

My dealer says he suspects that the regular price will come back but with a free battery grip.

Opinions welcome
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09-27-2019, 11:06 AM   #2
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Wait till "Black Friday" if you can
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Typically you will see big discounts at places like B&H around our Thanksgiving/cyber Monday etc. Not sure how you are in Canada buying from them, but I'd hold out until late November if you can buy from them (B&H or Adorama) easily.
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QuoteOriginally posted by devouges Quote
Hi everyone ! ! ! !

Great news ! I am jumping on the K1ii wagon ! ! !

My question is this : should I wait till the beginning of October to see what kind of deals Pentax will be offering ?

Sometimes, they give a battery or a battery grip or whatever. At the moment, in Canada, all we have is 100$ discount with the kit lens.

I never really looked closely at those specials and I do not know if they occur monthly or bi-monthly or other.

Does anyone have a history of what deals were offered in the past few years ?

I just wat to know your opinion if I should wait till October to order it.

My dealer says he suspects that the regular price will come back but with a free battery grip.

Opinions welcome
Thanks
Gary
PS: is this the right thread ?
This forum is for announcements and product rumors, so I'll have your thread moved to the K-1 forum instead.

Generally substantial deals on flagship bodies are rare. The K-1 II's price has been fairly stable, though there were free grip offers and smaller discounts last holiday season. You can view a history of deals in the deals section of our homepage, or the price watch forum.

You can also view more specific historical price trends in our deal finder: Pentax Camera & Lens Deal Finder

My recommendation would be to get it now if you want it now. Major stores have a price guarantee for 30 days, so if a deal does come along, you can benefit from it retroactively.

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Your dealer must know if he is saying that.
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Also remember that the website Camelcamelcamel has historical prices for everything on Amazon. I always buy from B&H or Adorama, but if there are deals, Amazon usually has them too, so the price history is still relevant. For the K-1ii with 28-105 the price has been very steady
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Judging by the graph on the K-1ii reviews page the price has been remarkably stable since it was introduced.

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For brand a new gear, If I can, I usually wait until before a big holiday. (in Japan) They usually have discount here and there. I guess everyone do the same. If you want it now, then get it now As people before me said, K1 price doesn’t seem to change much over the years.
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The savings may not be worth the lack of camera. Bought my K-1 a few months ago and don't regret it at all.
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Thanks everyone..... free battery grip it is ! Starting oct 1, today...…

Can't wait to have it in hand.
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In Canada, a 100$ rebate including the kit lens is a pretty nice deal. It's a risk worth taking. You'll be able to take pictures faster if you order now
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