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08-10-2021, 08:42 AM   #1
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expecting holiday sales on the k3 iii?

Perhaps this stuff is not fully knowable but any way to make a good prediction about what kind of discounting we might see on K3 Mark III later this year?

Considering an upgrade for the photog in the family but the price is steep.

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Hard to predict. There will probably be some incentives, but lately US deals on the high-end bodies haven't been great.

However, there is currently one Prime seller offering $100 off:

Amazon - 5% off Pentax K-3 III - PentaxForums.com

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QuoteOriginally posted by arkham Quote
Perhaps this stuff is not fully knowable...
You’ve got it about right there. Good luck!
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Someone linked to a couple of eBay listings for very lightly used K3iii bodies in the price watch forum. Both were pretty heavily reduced from full price.
Understandable if you don't want to go that route for a gift, but that price reduction is likely more than you will find from any retailers this year. I don't know how that would work for warranty, etc. I have no relation to the sellers or any other special knowledge about them, just passing along.

Don't blink though if you're interested, those probably won't last the rest of this week.

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QuoteOriginally posted by wadge22 Quote
. . . . I don't know how that would work for warranty, etc.. . . .
the official word on Ricoh Pentax camera warranty:

QuoteQuote:
Conditions of RICOH IMAGING NORTH AMERICA Warranty – NEW Products

RICOH IMAGING products originally distributed by RICOH IMAGING AMERICAS CORPORATION and purchased through our authorized distribution channels, are warranted by RICOH IMAGING AMERICAS CORPORATION to the original retail purchaser for a period of one year from date of purchase against defects in material and/or workmanship. . .
Warranty Information - Ricoh.

I had read about some folks saying they had problems with " grey market " purchases not getting warranty coverage

in other words not bought from authorized distribution channels

so you must buy from the right source and be the original retail purchaser to be covered by the warranty

caveat emptor
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QuoteOriginally posted by aslyfox Quote
the official word on Ricoh Pentax camera warranty:



Warranty Information - Ricoh.

I had read about some folks saying they had problems with " grey market " purchases not getting warranty coverage

in other words not bought from authorized distribution channels

so you must buy from the right source and be the original retail purchaser to be covered by the warranty

caveat emptor
It also needs to be from the right region. Buying a Japanese release in North America also won't be covered. Same with U.S vs Canada. That's usually the line that involves grey market.
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