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09-18-2009, 01:52 PM   #1
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K20D + 2 LENS/D-BG2 GRIP/2 BATT/REMOTE/8GB +$150 Rebate on eBay.ca (item 350238495088 end time 24-Aug-09 16:24:21 EDT)

i bought this K20 rig on ebay 8/24/09 - according to this seller there is a rebate from pentax. well - it may be from pentax canada but not pentax USA. i just got off the phone with pentax in colorado - which is where i sent all of my UPC codes and bill of sale - only to find that they dont know anything about a rebate. :/ i guess thats not that big of a deal - 150.00 bucks - when i just spent 1200 on the rig it would be nice to get a little back - so does anyone know about this? can i get pentax usa to communicate with pentax canada? they seem to operate independent of one another. the rep in colorado said even if i bought the K20 in canada that they would offer a warranty for one year if i provided the bill or sale to them. however - the canadian warranty says its for 2 years...? and you can apply for a free extended warranty (which pentax USA denied me)
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can anyone help me here? seeing as i sent all of my upcs and receipts to the wrong place - i guess im effed on the rebate. but can anyone tell me how to get the extended warranty or am i just screwed after 1 year? have had no problems with the camera yet - not one bug that was listed in these forums has happened to me yet - but i just want to be on the safe side.

does anyone think this is a good deal? this seller has dumped a bunch of these recently - i think he is nearly out of them - he has a lot of K7's though. and seems to be really nice - he has done just about all he could to help me out.

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QuoteOriginally posted by insulinguy Quote
does anyone think this is a good deal? this seller has dumped a bunch of these recently - i think he is nearly out of them - he has a lot of K7's though. and seems to be really nice - he has done just about all he could to help me out.

thanks!
K20D + 18-55 kit = $699 @ Walmart.com
50-200mm = $100-110 on the marketplace
Grip = $80-100 on the marketplace
8gb Sandisk SDHC = $18 @ Amazon.com
Hoya circular polarizer = $30-50
Extra battery = $30ish
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Total: $990ish

Or buy a used K20D on the marketplace and it's about $790ish total
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Hi,
It seems like quite a reasonable deal, I purchased my K20D body only in April for $949CDN and got a free battery grip but nothing else. (I already had the lenses I wanted).

I can't find any reference to the rebate on Pentax Canada's website now but it would have been limited to purchases from authorized dealers (yours looks like that, their web site shows a real store) and probably would have been limited to people resident in Canada. (Mailing address in Canada)

Bear in mind that Pentax USA and Pentax Canada are completely separate companies (as far as I know) and would offer their own rebates.

I just had a look at my Pentax warranty card and it does say that the 2 year warranty is only valid in Canada when you purchase the camera from an authorized Canadian dealer. If Pentax USA is willing to offer a one year warranty, then that's nice of them but they probably don't have to do that.

Hope this assists you in some way.

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right on - thanks so much for the response! i dont know if pentax rolled out some 'buggy' k20s with the first couple of batches or not but mine must have been one of the last ones out because it works like a charm -
pentax usa sounds like they are willing to take care of me should anything happen the first year so im sure that will be sufficient enough for me.

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