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02-07-2008, 08:58 PM   #1
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New *istD at Amazon for $1500...are they SERIOUS?

Amazon.com: Pentax *istD 6.1MP Digital SLR Camera (Body Only): Electronics

I know it's an independent seller, but come on now. Listed as new and in stock for $1500? Some things really do amaze me.

Sure, I've though about buying an *istD...used, from KEH, for $300.

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It might be one of the last New Pentax DSLR's still in stock, and on-line.
So they might just be able to get it.
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Are online Pentax DSLR's that rare now? I know the K10D's are almost gone up here in Canada, but I found quite a few stateside.

I had a heck of a time finding a K10D left in Canada, and managed to find an online dealer that had some left after phoning every camera store I knew and having them all tell me they were out of them by xmas.

And as luck would have it, I just remembered the name of another store and had a look at their site and they still have some K10D's (or so their site says) and they are $100 less than what I just paid for mine. What is strange is that it did not show up on any google searches when I was searching in earnest a couple of days ago.
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Yes Pentax cameras are getting pretty scarce, since they've stopped manufacturing the present lineup. And started making the soon to be released models

Too bad that they didn't have the facilities to just slow down production, and start making their next models.

Google might only search some websites once a month or so, as a result a store can advertise a special for quite some time before Google will discover it and display it on tehir search engine.

Not to mention every site has to work their way to the top.

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Check out the sellers website. They are so new the ink is still wet! Only one of the hyperlinks works, and they only have one item for sale. How about that, a $9,999.00 TV is on sale for only $599! No cameras are listed on the website.

It is basically the setup page from a DIY site builder. The "enter text here" lines are kind of a give away. I am pretty much convinced that price and this company are bogus.

Funny thing about that - not everything you see on the net is to be believed.

If you think a humble 6.1 MP digital camera manufactured several light years ago is worth $1500 you are in a dream world. Hell, I'll sell you my 'good as new' *ist DS for only half that! Deal?

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QuoteOriginally posted by J.Scott Quote
not everything you see on the net is to be believed.
Deep in my heart of hearts, I think you're wrong
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Last time i looked at Camera Canada's site, they still listed the istD for sale. I contacted the owner, and no they did not have stock, but could get one from the supplier. That was a while back though, but it was still listed a few months ago.

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Adorama's web says the K10D's are out of stock.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Finn Quote
Amazon.com: Pentax *istD 6.1MP Digital SLR Camera (Body Only): Electronics

I know it's an independent seller, but come on now. Listed as new and in stock for $1500? Some things really do amaze me.

Sure, I've though about buying an *istD...used, from KEH, for $300.
Did you see the listing below this guy's? $2,999. haha! And the last listing in that group of 4 - a used body for $1,999 (same guy as the $2,999).

Funny thing is - if you look at other "groups" of listings on Amazon, someone's selling a used body and 18-55 kit lens in "VG" cond. for $399. Shop around!
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Thanks for letting me know about this. I just bought it (before Peter got to it) as the backup istD, to the istD backup of my istD.

Sorry Jeff, you have the DS and I wanted the istD.

Thanks Finn
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