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11-25-2010, 02:15 AM   #1
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[SOLD] Brand New Pentax K-5 + WR 18-55mm lens + Grip (AUS)

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Brand New Pentax K-5 + WR 18-55mm lens + Grip

Asking Price
$1695

Item Location
Sydney, Australia

Item Description
Happily, this is not an "I'm broke" or an "I don't like the camera" or even an "I'm switching brands" story. It is simply an "I'm impatient" story...

I ordered the K-5 from Singapore, but was told there would be a lengthy delay - so I went and bought another K-5 over the counter the day it was released here in Australia.

The K-5 from Singapore was shipped to me before I cancelled the order (oops!).

Result? I now have a BRAND SPANKING NEW Pentax K-5 (lens never mounted, battery never inserted) I need to sell.
It is new in the box, and includes all the usual goodies - manual, strap, body cap, software CD, cables, etc. I have even swapped chargers so you get the genuine Australian one.

To sweeten the deal, I am including two extras:
1. Used (PERFECT, AS NEW condition) Pentax DA 18-55mm WR lens. PICTURED BELOW. Weather sealing means it is perfect match for the K-5. Includes original hood, rear cap and manual. This sells for minimum $300 from Australian retailers.

2. Brand new Battery Grip for Pentax K-5. PICTURED BELOW. This is NOT the original Pentax D-BG4, but it sure looks like one! This is an excellent third party grip which boast the same functions as the D-BG4 (including the ability to use either the normal K-5 battery or AA's), excellent build quality, matches the K-5 perfectly. The big difference is that this grip IS NOT weather sealed so should not be used in wet weather. Obviously this grip is worth less than the original D-BG4 which sells for $350+ in Australian shops.

I'm asking $1695 for the whole kit - which is less than most Australian shops want for the body alone.

For an extra $40, I can also include a Tamron Velocity 8x (black and grey, excellent condition, great bag, bought for $100): http://www.camerastore.com.au/Tamrac+Velocity+8x_4376_details.htm

The only "catch" is that if you have a warranty issue with the K-5, you will need to send it back to Singapore for service. In other words, you save hundreds on purchase price and the only potential cost is $30-50 shipping in the rare event of a warranty issue.

Are you the original owner of the item being sold?
Yes

Are you selling or trading this item?
Selling

Item Condition (Key)
New

Shipping Destinations
Australia Only

Shipping Charge
$40 anywhere in Australia, includes insurance

Shipping Services
Australia Post, Pick up welcome.

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal (add $50 to cover Paypal fees)
Bank Deposit (no extra fees)
Cash (on Pick Up)

Return Policy & Additional Details
Warranty for K-5 from original seller - Pentax authorised retailer in Singapore (note: excludes lens and grip which are second hand items)

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!

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11-25-2010, 02:59 AM   #2
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I'm afraid you are not the first one to sell K-5 but well ...
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Corrected. Thanks. :-)
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PM sent.

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very very tempting
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QuoteOriginally posted by 2form Quote
very very tempting
What can I do to tip you over the edge? :-)

Maybe you should come have a go of my K-5 - it's such a good camera that it would make the temptation unbearable!
11-25-2010, 11:35 PM   #7
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If it wasn't for the 3rd party grip, I'd be all over this...
All the best for the sale.
I'm sure it won't take long...
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If it wasn't a 3rd party grip, the price wouldn't be so low!
The original grip is definitely better, but this one is such a good replica, it is perfect for anyone who is happy to forego weather sealing on the grip to save a couple of hundred dollars.

For those interested in part of the combo (i.e. body plus lens, no grip - or body plus grip, no lens), feel free to PM me with an offer.
Cheers

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You're right - I just *wished* I didn't see that minor yet important detail.
Whoever picks it up, enjoy it.
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id love it mate..i almost sent you a PM offering to take the body only...but i have to be strong this side of Xmas..or the kids will get nothing!!!
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Hi,

I'm interested in the Lens, and potentially the Body and Grip as well.

I can pickup from Sydney
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apologies, I just realised I can't send you a pm yet as I am new to the forums.

I can be reached on my msn.
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If you get despirate (lol) and consider shipping international, give me a shout! Good luck!
Sincerely,
Jim
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Thanks Jim,

Hopefully an Aussie jumps on this soon. I think it's well priced, but will consider offers - but please don't waste time with "low-balling" offers that are obviously below what this beauty is worth.

Would prefer to sell it on here - even though my experience is showing that ebay yields a better price and quicker sale.

Cheers,
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