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05-28-2015, 04:01 AM   #1
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US: 2-year Pentax warranty extension for 645D/Z

I think this is a fairly recent addition, but you can now get a 2-year warranty extension for the 645Z and 645D in the US. It costs $110, up from $19.95 for existing K-mount DSLRs (still cheaper than third-party warranties and the Ricoh gold service plan). I wonder if this will be required for the K-3 II as well.

Pentax Extended Warranty for Advanced ADVWARRANTY-ADVILC B&H
Pentax Extended Warranty for Interchangable Lenses ADVWARRANTY-ADVILC

Note the misleading title at Adorama.


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Guess you didnt read the details. "excluding the 645Z and 645D" , the one for the 645d/645z is $800 - $2k at BHPhoto
Platinum: Advantage Platinum 3-Year RICOHPENTAXADV-PLATINUM B&H
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That's not what I'm reading about the $110 warranty at B&H "all Ricoh and Pentax advanced interchangeable lens cameras with an MSRP above $1000, excluding the 645Z and 645D". $50 for "all Ricoh and Pentax interchangeable lens cameras with an MSRP under $1000".

The 645z has the Pentax Advantage Platinum 3-Year Extended Warranty for the 645Z and Select Lenses at $1999.95!
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So, if I'm understanding this right... first, Pentax switched warranty service from CRIS to Precision Camera, which produced a large number of warranty repair horror stories. Then, they increased the price for the two-year warranty for some DSLRs by 250%, and others by more than 500%. Can this be right? If so, I'm not thrilled. This makes me a lot less enthusiastic about buying more gear.

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Ouch!!! Going through B&H offerings, I see $2,000, $110, $50, $30 for a p&s, and then the $19.95 (how long this will last is an open question). So, I guess the last great bargain with Pentax is biting the dust.

It would have been nice to have some type of announcement.

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Hmmmm...goodbye to the cheap warranty extension for flagship models


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Oops, that's what I get for posting at 2 in the morning! Too bad they're raising prices, but $20 was almost too good to be true for Pentax's flagships.

Since nobody knows about this though, perhaps the $20 warranty will continue to the honored. I wonder if this was launched in anticipation of the full frame...

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I sure hope so, because that's what I got when I ordered a K-3 yesterday...

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The US Ricoh Imaging site has a links to Gold, Platinum and Extended Warranty service now:

http://www.us.ricoh-imaging.com/ricohadvantage

Advantage Gold:

QUALIFYING CRITERIA:
Must be purchased within 3 months of buying a 645Z body as evidenced by valid receipt. Single user (nontransferable).

PRODUCTS COVERED:
PENTAX 645Z body
Member must register the 645Z body to activate service. Service covers only the single registered product.

WARRANTY PERIOD ON PRODUCTS COVERED:
3 Years from date of purchase of original registered 645Z body.

LOANER EQUIPMENT PROVIDED:
Yes (on malfunction of products covered)

IMAGE TRANSMITTER SOFTWARE:
2.0

TOLL FREE NUMBER AND EMAIL:
1.866.730.2946 / ricoh.pentax.advantage@us.ricoh-imaging.com

CLEANING AND INSPECTION:
1 Time Free - Inspection of Camera/lens function.
$19.95 shipping and handling charges apply.

EQUIPMENT EVALUATION LOANS:
No

Price $849.95

Advantage Platinum:

QUALIFYING CRITERIA: Must be purchased within 3 months of buying a 645Z body as evidenced by valid receipt. Single user (nontransferable).



PRODUCTS COVERED: PENTAX 645Z body and PENTAX D FA 645 55mm, PENTAX D FA 645 MACRO 90mm, PENTAX DA 645 28-45mm
Member must register the 645Z body to activate service. Every other subsequent product of type stated above that is purchased and registered (Up to a maximum of 3 units of each type), will also be covered for 3 years from date of purchase of original registered 645Z body. Visit ricohimaging.com/ricohadvantage to register.



WARRANTY PERIOD ON PRODUCTS COVERED: 3 years from date of purchase of original registered 645Z body.



LOANER EQUIPMENT PROVIDED: Yes (on products covered).



VALUABLE CASE AND ELEMENTS: Wheeled Carry-on Hard Case, Additional Battery, 16GB PENTAX Flu Card, Sensor Cleaning Kit O-ICK1, Image Transmitter Software 2.0, 3m USB 3.0 Cable.



TOLL FREE NUMBER AND EMAIL: 1.866.730.2946 / www.ricohimaging.com/ricohadvantage



CLEANING AND INSPECTION: 1 Time Free – Inspection of Camera/lens function.
$19.95 shipping and handling charges apply.



EQUIPMENT EVALUATION LOANS: Yes (priority to be given). Loans conditioned on availability of equipment


To learn more, read our AdvantagePlatinum brochure.
Price: $1995.95

http://images.pentaxwebstore.com/images/pdf/AdvanPlatinum_Bro_card_r2.pdf

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05-29-2015, 04:35 PM   #10
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If the extended warranty is $895, how expensive are common repairs for the 645D or Z?
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If interested I ordered one from a dealer for less than prices quoted here. PM me.
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I notice the Advantage program says nothing about the 72 hour turn around time for repairs that the old Pentax Professional Services program had.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Not a Number Quote
The US Ricoh Imaging site has a links to Gold, Platinum and Extended Warranty service now:

http://www.us.ricoh-imaging.com/ricohadvantage:
Link is "404"


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I find it a little worrying that support for the 645Z seems so questionable, but mine is doing fine for the moment (touch wood)...
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QuoteOriginally posted by batmobile Quote
I find it a little worrying that support for the 645Z seems so questionable, but mine is doing fine for the moment (touch wood)...
Your support is the same as always. What is new/changed are the cost-plus warranty extension options which include such features as free loaners. For perspective:

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/839349-REG/Mamiya_040_00000A_MAMIYA_LE...D_PACKAGE.html

(for the digital back only)


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