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03-22-2015, 05:16 AM   #1
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Pentax advertising on TV

Just out of interest, I was extremely surprised to see on the Shopping Cannel on TV Pentax advertising the K50 in a choice of 4 colors + 18-50mm + AF200 flash + 8GB card for $499; the WG-4 for $249; the 50-200mm DA L f4-5.6WR for $99 and the Kingston 32GB card for $32.
First time ever I have seen that, on a commercial channel...!

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surely a sign of the apocalypse?
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QuoteOriginally posted by pepperberry farm Quote
surely a sign of the apocalypse?
Going down to the store and buying 6 months worth of food to store in my basement right now....
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18-50 or 18-55?

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Going down to the store and buying 6 months worth of food to store in my basement right now....
don't forget bung fodder, duct tape and plastic wrap.....

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? Was it an actual commercial, or was Pentax simply one of the featured products for sale on the
shopping channel? The former would be of great interest, especially if the commercial appeared elsewhere.
The latter simply implies the Shopping Channel buyers contacted Pentax, or a Pentax distributer, and
secured a deal for the show, not unlike the Woot! offerings.
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don't forget bung fodder, duct tape and plastic wrap.....

You sound like you might have been through armageddon once before..
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Note that it was the 18-55 and they were also offering Pink. And it was $499 Canadian. Current exchange means 398.28 US Dollar.
If you have the shopping channel in Canada I believe you will be able to find this on again tonight (could be wrong on that).

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You sound like you might have been through armageddon once before..
or I live in the country where you have to be a bit more self-reliant and have enough foresight to get through the week with no electricity....
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QuoteOriginally posted by pepperberry farm Quote
or I live in the country where you have to be a bit more self-reliant and have enough foresight to get through the week with no electricity....
+1 you really learn how easy we have things when the power is off for 15 days. Everyone should do that at least once just to gain an appreciation of what it was like when the only light after dark was a kerosene lantern.

I can say our emergency kit is considerably larger than it used to be.
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What? You don't have a generator out in the shed? My power goes off so often, I need the generator at least 7 or 8 times a year. Sometimes for more than a day. Basicly, I heat with wood, so my house is warm whatever happens, I run the generator to run the water pump and look after the laundry, for maybe an hour a day. A five gallon can of gas would last me a month easy, maybe 2 or 3, I even have some solar capacity for digital devices. All I need is the 6 months of food and 10 gallons of gas.
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need I say it, solar power man, solar power
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What? You don't have a generator out in the shed?
Yep, I very nice diesel Kubota actually. Unfortunately during our apocalypse practice session the road also washed out. Meaning the closest place to our house you could park a car was very close to a mile away. 5 gallons of diesel is not all that heavy, until you have to carry it a mile. We could get about 12 hours of run time on 5 gallons. We ran it for 2 hours in the morning and then maybe 3-4 in the evening each day. We have a pellet stove for heat so unfortunately need the electricity to run that and keep the freezer and refrigerator cold and the water pump and the septic and the.......... A lot of our neighbors just packed up and left as they could not keep their house going.

We learned a lot about emergency preparedness, neighbors, volunteer fire departments and utility workers that seemed to work 24/7 to get us back online. Power restored after 15 days, road restored to traffic after 35 days.

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need I say it, solar power man, solar power
I'm in Oregon. 100% cloud cover most days from October until May. I had a solar contractor out to give me a price. He laughed and said I won't even take your money.
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Wind ?
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Nope. Average wind speed less than 5mph.

I could do mini hydro except about 6 federal agencies would try to arrest me.
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