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10-03-2014, 09:00 PM   #1
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Should I buy now? (K-50)

I want to get a K-50 with the 18-135mm WR lens. I found one for $750, the best deal I've seen so far but I'm wondering If I should jump on it or wait. Will there be better sales for Black Friday or maybe more after the holiday season? What's the best time for me to buy?

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It really doesn't matter what price you pay for it (today), it will always be cheaper later.
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We'll only know the best time looking back after it happens but it has not been formally discontinued, so I would expect* they will still be around for Black Friday and prices should be lower. You'll miss out on all the autumn leaves though! Also once the standard body colors are all gone you can still likely find a few 'distinctive' (think pink & turquoise) K-50s around...

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QuoteOriginally posted by jimr-pdx Quote
We'll only know the best time looking back after it happens but it has not been formally discontinued, so I would expect* they will still be around for Black Friday and prices should be lower. You'll miss out on all the autumn leaves though! Also once the standard body colors are all gone you can still likely find a few 'distinctive' (think pink & turquoise) K-50s around...

*But if I'm wrong I'm not giving up mine.
I think it's fairly close to rock bottom at the moment...I mean Adorama is even giving out a free $50 gift card with it on top of 4% rewards:
Pentax K50 DSLR Camera w/DA 18-135 WR Lens, Black, Bundle w/$50 Gift Certificate 10916 A

$349 for a current upper entry-level camera is pretty darn good! Black friday sales tend to be lens-oriented and stores focus on gear that already has a lot of markup.


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I agree with Adam, I don't think they will get much lower, the K-30 never did. That is a great price. I already have an 18-135 and just bought a body from Adorma (ordered Wednesday and got it Friday), they threw in a small Pentax flash, a Pentax bag, Tiffen software, and a Toshiba 16GB Class 10 SDHC card. How can you beat that?
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if you could afford it now, get it
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And just after you click on the final button to order, stop looking at any camera prices. When you get the camera, spend all your time taking photos.
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