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09-16-2010, 05:20 AM   #1
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Pentax Kx Price drop

I was browsing the internet and found that camerakings is selling the two lens kit (55-300) for $629. Amazon price is $698 and out of stock on B&H where it was $628. ...pretty good deal I thought I'd share it.

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That's pretty good. I'm still happy with my one-lens kit for $450 Sam's Club deal though.
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Got mine brand new for 150€ in a brick and mortar shop 5 months ago... That was the deal of the year, I think...

It was sold for 300€ with a sigma 18-200 I sold right away for 150€...
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Got mine brand new for 150€ in a brick and mortar shop 5 months ago
That is a sick deal. Mine cost 530 with the 18-55 and 50-200 lenses.

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CameraKings has uneven ratings from online shoppers, many claims of shady dealings but others were happy. If you pay a little more elsewhere it's probably worth avoiding the risk.
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QuoteOriginally posted by dlacouture Quote
Got mine brand new for 150€ in a brick and mortar shop 5 months ago... That was the deal of the year, I think...
Brand new damaged box K-7 with 18-55mm WR lens off Ebay for €260.
Also a DFA 100mm f2.8 macro for €125

Sold the macro and the kit lens on Ebay, profit covered the K-7
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I convinced a buddy to buy a Kx two nights ago when Amazon had the Kx and the 18-55 + 55-300 for 628. Awesome deal indeed.
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That is a sick deal. Mine cost 530 with the 18-55 and 50-200 lenses.
Yeah, the shop (Carrefour) is still struggling with the backorder log, 5 months later! The bright guy who had this idea must have been fired, then poured in some concrete by Carrefour!

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I convinced a buddy to buy a Kx two nights ago when Amazon had the Kx and the 18-55 + 55-300 for 628. Awesome deal indeed.
Absolutely. If you think about it the DAL 55-300 sells around $200-250 used. You get a new one plus a kit lens which is pretty good.
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QuoteOriginally posted by agsy Quote
I was browsing the internet and found that camerakings is selling the two lens kit (55-300) for $629. Amazon price is $698 and out of stock on B&H where it was $628. ...pretty good deal I thought I'd share it.

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You might want to check Camera Kings (bwayphoto.com, preferredphoto.com, digitalliquidators.com, regalcamera.com, more..) - camerakings.com - Reviews, Ratings and Prices at ResellerRatings before parting with your cc details
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Here are the current price graphs for the Dutch market (thanks to Tweakers.net):

K-7:



K-x:



Note: "Gemiddelde" is Dutch for Average.

I guess we will need to wait longer before the current models become a bargain.

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I guess there are mixed reviews out there about the site. The price is quite fair, usually scam sites drop the prices way lower to catch people. I personally find buying from Amazon and B&H a piece of mind (marketplace shopping too so far ).
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Ive heard camerakings is a bait and switch website, though their prices on some items seem pretty good. I got my white pentax k-x with 18-55mm lens from compusa for $460 after $90 bing cashback.
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Camera kings is one of the many bait and switch sites that sometimes, but not always, inform you that the camera is an "Import Model" which either means you'll be SOL for warranty or they'll try to upsell you to a USA model, or they'll try to sell you one of their warranties, which is a waste of money. If it sounds too good to be true, it usually is.

The only camera stores based in New York that I will deal with is B&H or Adorama.
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I got my new K-x w/ 18-55mm from ebay for $410 shipped and I thought that was pretty good deal.
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