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12-11-2009, 02:29 PM   #181
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QuoteOriginally posted by jacksonpritt Quote
The problem with the 5% cashback thing is that Amazon just jacked their price up about 5%, so you end up being dead even.
Actually the kit is back to the $1135 range so...nope ya be wrong this time...hehehehe...

I only know because I added a few things to my cart and got splatted with all those "items in your cart have...." messages.

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Good point.

Maximum $50 Amazon cash back per transaction though, so...
$1135 - $50 Amazon cashback - $100 Pentax Rebate = $985 for the camera and kit lens.

Not bad!
I'm too lazy to sell the kit lens though.
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Amazon has the kit back down to $1,119.

$1,119 - 5% Amazon Cashback ($50) - $100 rebate = $969
12-14-2009, 10:23 PM   #184
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QuoteOriginally posted by jacksonpritt Quote
Am I missing something?
J&R shows the full list price of $1,399.99 for me...

Pentax K7 14.6 MP SLR Digital Camera Kit/1 - Black in Digital SLR Cameras at JR.com
You have to add the kit to the cart and the price would change. J&R price has changed from $1114 to $1119 now. So the total final price for the kit is $963 shipped.

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Amazon dropped the body only price to $1,050.95 this morning.

But they also ended their 5% cashback program.
BOOOOO, Amazon!

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BUMP

Bump for the thread.

US1photo price is USD 949 now. (Not BBB accredited)

us1photo.com

BBB Review of US 1 Photo in Linden, NJ

At amazon USD 1029

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Bump for the thread.

US1photo price is USD 949 now. (Not BBB accredited)

us1photo.com

BBB Review of US 1 Photo in Linden, NJ

At amazon USD 1029
oh, yeah I wanna order from them...

US1Camera / US1Photo (us1camera.com, us1digital.com. Photomania) - us1photo.com - Reviews, Ratings and Prices at ResellerRatings

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At Amazon where Pentax K-7 sits at #56 they list its value at $2,084 !!!

At Amazon where Pentax K-7 and kit lens sits at #56 they list its value at $2,084 !!!

Convincing potential buyers the Pentax K-7 is NOW a $2,000 MSRP camera is designed to make those fence sitters buy K-7 ???

Heck Pentax K-7 is almost half price


Amazon.com: Pentax K-7 14.6 MP Digital SLR with Shake Reduction and 720p HD Video with DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL Weather Resistant Lens: Electronics


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QuoteOriginally posted by echebota Quote
You have to add the kit to the cart and the price would change. J&R price has changed from $1114 to $1119 now. So the total final price for the kit is $963 shipped.


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Yes, thanks for bringing up, I've just wanted to Bump the thread, but un-intentionally I've made their advertisement. So I read whole lot of horror stories about this store, I would never ever buy from them. If you do please proceed after reading the comments about the store, in the brecklundin's link.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Samsungian Quote
Amazon's best sellers dSLR pages are totaly confusing hence misleading, for instance they have several best seller K-x's such as K-x white, K-x black, K-x with 18-55 WR, K-x with 18-55 + 50-200 and so on so on, I guess they are making these charts for themselves by confusing apples and oranges (bodies and the lenses) instead of buyers gain.

They should show one selling rank for each separate digital camera, whatever the color or the included lens is.
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Easy to understand what Amazon does

Easy to understand what Amazon does:

They sell cameras and their advertisers also sell cameras thru Amazon's site.
All together all the sellers on Amazon site contributes to Amazon overall totals.
Each different packaging competes with each other's different packaging.
Pentax adds more options with painted colored cameras.
Some cameras include lenses and others do not.

You See ???

K-7 best place last hour is #56.

Amazon stats change hourly


QuoteOriginally posted by cbaytan Quote
Amazon's best sellers dSLR pages are totaly confusing hence misleading, for instance they have several best seller K-x's such as K-x white, K-x black, K-x with 18-55 WR, K-x with 18-55 + 50-200 and so on so on, I guess they are making these charts for themselves by confusing apples and oranges (bodies and the lenses) instead of buyers gain.

They should show one selling rank for each separate digital camera, whatever the color or the included lens is.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Samsungian Quote
Easy to understand what Amazon does:

They sell cameras and their advertisers also sell cameras thru Amazon's site.
All together all the sellers on Amazon site contributes to Amazon overall totals.
Each different packaging competes with each other's different packaging.
Pentax adds more options with painted colored cameras.
Some cameras include lenses and others do not.

You See ???
Well, obviously, instead of the packages ranks my wish was knowing a total of K-7 and K-x total body sales rank , how are we supposed to know that, yeah I know we can't. Thats what I meant. Giving packaging ranks helps only sellers, maybe very little to buyers.
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Just checked out abe's of maine (add to cart to show $999 and comes with extended warranty). K7 is finally below the 1k mark from a credible dealer.

K7 from abe's of maine

Reseller rating

Wonder if it will still go even lower soon.
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Just found out, better yet, choose the two lens kit (18-55 & 50-200 WR). It's $1114 after $200 rebate for the lenses. Those two lenses should be worth $200-300.
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Anyone from Canada noticed the price drop of K7 from Prodigital2000 lately? now it is US999 from 1129... it is very tempting..
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