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12-29-2011, 09:25 PM   #1
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I am looking to buy a K-5 within the next week. I am probably going to buy from B&H. My question is should I buy the Sagemax extended warranty or not? If I could buy from my local camera store, I would buy their warranty, but they no longer handle Pentax. My only option is to order online. I haven't seen any recent reviews of Sagemax. Any advice would be appreciated.

12-29-2011, 10:25 PM   #2
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I've never heard of Sagemax. How about you just buy it with American Express then you would have one extra year warranty? Another option is Mack International Warranty which is transferable.
12-30-2011, 04:54 AM   #3
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Penmaker,

I am exchanging heated words with Pentax at the moment about their warranty policy at the moment. (essentially I found it unfair that the months taken to repair the camera count towards using up the 1 year waranty period) I am taking them to the small claims court (on principal).

I have however talked to Mastercard and was very pleasantly surprised by their professionalism and their cover. I suggest you call them and have a short chat about their coverage, they (or Visa/Amex) add a 1 year extension automatically on most card purchases. If you need more then 1 year -you might have to buy it.

Unfortunately from my experience you will need it, but it is not right that you should pay for it, a new camera should last more than a couple of years!

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QuoteOriginally posted by penmaker Quote
I am looking to buy a K-5 within the next week. I am probably going to buy from B&H.
Have you considered Pentax's own extended warranty? They're currently available from B&H for $19.95
Pentax Two-Year Extended Warranty for the K5 and KR 80227 B&H

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There are several lengthy threads here about the warrantys available and one specifically on the 2 year Pentax Warranty. At $19 its a no brainer in most folks opinions.
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Personally...

I would stay away from third party warranties and see if you can get the Pentax extended warranty. Like someone said, at $20USD it is a nobrainer.
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Hmmmmm, if I knew it was only 20 bucks I would definitely have taken it!

As I said - from my experience you WILL need it, unfortunately!

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QuoteOriginally posted by bmf Quote
Hmmmmm, if I knew it was only 20 bucks I would definitely have taken it!

As I said - from my experience you WILL need it, unfortunately!

Brett
Sorry, I didn't know about it myself when I bought the K-x. Fortunately, I have not needed it with the K-x but I did stumble on it for the K5 so I purchased it.

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-k-5-forum/167660-just-reminder-pen...anty-19-a.html

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Thanks everybody. Sorry it took me so long to get back to the thread, we have been so busy at my full time job. I don't use credit cards, I'll use my debit card which is a mastercard. I checked with the bank, though, and they don't offer the extended warranty on purchases. I'll probably just go with the Pentax warranty. Like everybody said, for $20 it's a no brainer.
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