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09-04-2009, 01:36 PM   #1
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k-7 finally, a price drop

at least right now at amazon, the K-7 is $1280.82
Amazon.com: Pentax K-7 14.6 MP Digital SLR with Shake Reduction and 720p HD Video (Body Only): Camera & Photo

maybe the 7D announcement has something to do with this.

i'll be watching....

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QuoteOriginally posted by opiedog Quote
at least right now at amazon, the K-7 is $1280.82
Amazon.com: Pentax K-7 14.6 MP Digital SLR with Shake Reduction and 720p HD Video (Body Only): Camera & Photo

maybe the 7D announcement has something to do with this.

i'll be watching....

20 bucks is not much of a price drop. it's like paying a cab to go to a store and buy a K-7, eat a hefty lunch, then go way back home. a 200 dollar drop would be considered as significant drop.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Pentaxor Quote
20 bucks is not much of a price drop.
That's true, but as I mentioned when I posted this price drop earlier (in the K-7 price watch thread):

QuoteOriginally posted by me, earlier today:
Not much movement, but it's encouraging as it's the first crack in the unified MSRP front that the major US retailers have had since launch. Has Amazon fired the frist shot in a price war? Let's hope so!
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Also, since that lunchtime discovery earlier today, B&H has lowered their price to match Amazon's. It's now $1280.95 at B&H.

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20 bucks is not much of a price drop. it's like paying a cab to go to a store and buy a K-7, eat a hefty lunch, then go way back home. a 200 dollar drop would be considered as significant drop.
yes, a 200 drop would be better, but $20 is a start, hopefully it'll be <$1000 by christmas.
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The other day I saw one of the Amazon merchants offering the K-7 for $1250. Based on this, I'm guessing $1,100-$1,200 by Christmas won't be out of the question, although the price might jump back up again afterward.
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kokolix was offering the K-7 for 700 bucks last July. their monkey business closed down 2 weeks later.

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Another seller on ebay had a $1274.99 price OBO, so technically you can drive down the price by a bit if you're willign to haggle.

I also saw one for 1221.97 so about 80 bucks less...
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Some here posted that the K-7 body will be selling for $899 by this September two months ago when I purchased my K-7 with $65 Bing cashback. I am glad I did not wait for that to happen since I had fun all summer with it.
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I'm more interested in Pentax Glass Price Drop rather than the K-7 price drop.
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at cameta camera via amazon, it's 1249 + 9 s/h.
so i think $1100 by xmas will be realistic. if < $1000, even better!
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much bigger drop today.
k-7 $1149!

woo hoo! hopefully by christmas, the K-7 will be <$1000.
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QuoteOriginally posted by opiedog Quote
much bigger drop today.
k-7 $1149!

woo hoo! hopefully by christmas, the K-7 will be <$1000.
Interesting - and this price appears to be for cameras sold directly by Amazon.

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Interesting - and this price appears to be for cameras sold directly by Amazon.
That is the case. That's the only thing about Amazon...if you're not used to dealing with them, you may not notice whther the seller on the product page is Amazon directly or one of their Marketplace resellers. But in this case, it's straight from Amazon. So that means free shipping for everyone, free two-day shipping if you're a Prime member, and it's from a trustworthy retailer with a good return policy.

So as I said earlier, looks like the price war has begun in earnest. And Amazon's latest volley is a massive strike. $130 drop in a day...not bad at all!
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