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09-19-2014, 05:34 AM - 3 Likes   #1
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Amazon Surprise!

OK, so I had a beautiful K200D stolen from my vehicle a few weeks ago, among other equipment, and I was looking to replace it. I love the CCD sensor on the K200D and it was a camera that I was never going to sell, ever. Nice K200D bodies aren't easy to find so I was willing to settle for anything decent.
I saw a used K200D listing on a Amazon warehouse deal for $125 listed as "in good condition" which could mean anything . ....pretty cheap so I decided, what the heck, and bought it with my finders crossed. The package arrived yesterday and when I opened the familiar Amazon box It contained a brand new, unopened K200D box!....score!
Sometimes good things happen after something bad, it must have been Karma....

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Wow! How you found such a deal? There is no K200D on amazon cheaper than $249.
For $125 I would love to update my old with pretty big shutter count camera, which may die at any moment.
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"In good condition" can indeed mean anything! $125 for a K200D in decent shape would been a good catch - getting a brand new one is a steal! Congratulations

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Ahh, the K200D! My first true love! Amazing luck to get a brand new one! I'm envious
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Wow, I was actually looking at that K200D for a couple days, and then when I saw it was gone I regretted not pulling the trigger. But after reading your story, I'm glad you got it.

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I just stuck my new FA31 ( which was also stolen) onto the K200D. ...
I was also fortunate enough to find another brand new FA31 for $900. - which was the same price that I paid for a used one from Adorama....things are looking up.
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Did this happen in NC? How did it happen? Did you leave your bag in your car unlocked?

If it can happen where you are, it can happen to me in Atlanta... gotta be a bit more careful!

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I love the Amazon Warehouse. Not all the deals are that good but they can be. :P
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QuoteOriginally posted by magkelly Quote
I love the Amazon Warehouse. Not all the deals are that good but they can be. :P
I never plan to try this, but I wonder how Amazon defends against people gaming the system with "buy it, open it, return it, reorder on Amazon Warehouse".
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Wow, now that's a deal! I have been looking for an older WR body for some time, have a hard time finding anything near the 100euro mark

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QuoteOriginally posted by DeadJohn Quote
I wonder how Amazon defends against people gaming the system with "buy it, open it, return it, reorder on Amazon Warehouse".
If the reorder is from a different identity/shipping address/zipcode,
it might be hard to defend the first time.
But their algorithms are good, and should soon catch a repeat pattern.
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QuoteOriginally posted by peterjcb Quote
OK, so I had a beautiful K200D stolen from my vehicle a few weeks ago, among other equipment, and I was looking to replace it. I love the CCD sensor on the K200D and it was a camera that I was never going to sell, ever. Nice K200D bodies aren't easy to find so I was willing to settle for anything decent.
I saw a used K200D listing on a Amazon warehouse deal for $125 listed as "in good condition" which could mean anything . ....pretty cheap so I decided, what the heck, and bought it with my finders crossed. The package arrived yesterday and when I opened the familiar Amazon box It contained a brand new, unopened K200D box!....score!
Sometimes good things happen after something bad, it must have been Karma....
Awesome!
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Thanks. I like a nice ending to a story especially when it is real. To much sh*t happens.
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QuoteOriginally posted by peterjcb Quote
a brand new, unopened K200D box!
We have a saying here "It must have been meant".
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