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04-07-2010, 07:09 PM   #1
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Is this as good of a deal as I think?

OK I think after seeing this price I have made my decision to go with the K-x

I have been considering the K-x and K100d and K10D

I found the K-x with 2 lens kit (18-55)&(50-200zoom) for $588 shipped plus I'll get another $20 rebate

Making it under $575 to my door.

Good deal?

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QuoteOriginally posted by ckusnierek Quote
OK I think after seeing this price I have made my decision to go with the K-x

I have been considering the K-x and K100d and K10D

I found the K-x with 2 lens kit (18-55)&(50-200zoom) for $588 shipped plus I'll get another $20 rebate

Making it under $575 to my door.

Good deal?
Sounds too inexpensive. Might be grey market.
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Seems a little too good to be true. Do you mind sharing the name of the website offering this deal? It's about $120 less than the cheapest reputable merchant I've seen.
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Instead of getting the 50-200, I would opt for the 55-300. From what I have read it is a sharper lens. I have the 55-300 and love it.

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that is cheap price. I bought my k-x with 15-55 here in Australia for A$670 back in Feb.
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I did not want to share the link for fear that I would be accused of advertising but here it is.:
Butterfly Photo - Pentax K-X 12.4 MP Digital SLR w/ 18-55mm & 50-200mm Zoom Lenses (Black)

Let me know what you think.

I do not think you can get there by going direct to their site.
I went threw Bing.com Shopping.
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I have no idea how well or not Butterfly Photo rates.

The price shows up as $799.99 when I click the link.
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Always chek resellerratings.com

ButterFly Photo / outlookaq.com - butterflyphoto.com - Reviews, Ratings and Prices at ResellerRatings

Read through the negative comments (pretty much every site has some) and see what you think.

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Butterfly is a decent on-line retailer -- I have purchased from them a few times and always received good service. That price sounds about right. Check this link out for a recent pricing survey:

Pentax K-x stock status and availability matrix - 1001 Noisy Cameras


As others have commented, the 55-300 zoom is considered by most to be a much better lens than the 50-200 zoom. Since the Christmas sale madness, K-x kit prices have increased, but you can still find the two lens kit (with 55-300 zoom) for under $700. I recently purchased this kit from Tri-State Camera & Video for a total cost of $684. (The same package had been going for as low as $650 earlier in the year.)

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I've heard mixed reviews about them. I hear they have some issues with grey market items. They were the cheapest out there when I bought my k20, but my brother talked me out of using them. Please heed Eruditass's advice - do your research before you buy. It looks like there are plenty of reviews on them out there.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Eruditass Quote
Always chek resellerratings.com

ButterFly Photo / outlookaq.com - butterflyphoto.com - Reviews, Ratings and Prices at ResellerRatings

Read through the negative comments (pretty much every site has some) and see what you think.

I agree but do it with the understanding that most of the time the people writing them are mad about something. I would think that for every negative store review there are 100's of pleasant transactions.
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Yes, it is best to call and verify that this is not gray market and comes with Pentax's U.S. warranty (assuming you are here in the U.S.)

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I think that's about an average deal for the 2 lens kit actually. I saw them going for $475 in the Dell outlet or something like that a few weeks ago, wish I picked one up then.
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Butterfly's been around for quite a while, but I've never dealth with them.

However, the K-x 2 lens kit w/50-200mm for $575 sounds about right. It's $110 less than I paid for the kit with the 55-300.

Abe's of Maine - a very reputable dealer now located in NJ - has the same kit for $588. Heck, even Walmart has it for $623.
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I think that's about an average deal for the 2 lens kit actually. I saw them going for $475 in the Dell outlet or something like that a few weeks ago, wish I picked one up then.
Dell outlet is used and open box, a different sort of deal.
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