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Pentax K5 price tracking
Posted By: happygui, 09-21-2010, 01:32 PM

As of 9/21/2010
BH: 18-55WR kit 1749.95, body only 1599.95
Amazon: 18-55 kit 1599.95, body only 1599.95 *this is strange.
Adorama: 18-55 kit 1749.95, Body only 1599.95

I will update when the price changes. Please help if you see the price changes.
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01-25-2011, 03:30 PM   #31
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Prodigital2000 (on ebay) selling the K5 body for $1399.99 with free shipping.

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In Dunne & Rundle in Vancouver, the prices are still the same for more than one month:
- K5 body (when purchased with any Pentax lens) = 1428.99 CAD$
- K5 body (without lens) = 1458.99 CAD$
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This place has the k-5 for $1405, anyone ordered from them?
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QuoteOriginally posted by PeterPP Quote
This place has the k-5 for $1405, anyone ordered from them?
I don't know anything about them good or bad. I would check thoroughly for seller ratings. For the $60 difference, I'd get it from B&H just for piece of mind because I know that I will get what I order and they will back the product, and if it makes that big a difference to you as far as your budget, I'd just wait a bit. But that's just me. Like I said, it could be a reputable enough company, but I would check them out thoroughly before dropping over $1400.00 especially if $60 is a deal-breaker.

If you get it through them, tell us about your experience.

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I feel the same way but I was a little curious. I would much rather pay a little more and buy it from a well known reputable retailer.

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42nd st Photo has been around all most as long as B&H. I have bought from both and never had a problem.
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Here's confirmation that 42nd street photo has been around a very long time, I bought gear from them in the 1980s over the telephone. I recall them being okay.

I would watch out for "upsell" tactics from them, like filters, bags or memory cards. I'm not saying they'll call to "sell" you battery chargers and stuff that COMES with the camera, but they will try to tag on some goodies to fatten up the sale. Just say no and they'll ship your order. Again, that's based on some REALLY old experience ... so take it for what it's worth, which isn't much.

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+ 1 for b&h..... consummate retailer.... i've purchased from them going back to my film pentax days.... have bought both new and used... they've got the k-5 for 1468..... and you can wish list the 19.99 2 year pentax warranty..... which to me... is a big deal....... dave m

02-18-2011, 06:59 AM   #39
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Limited K5 is 1599 with free shipping on Pentax website. You can preorder it. It is listed for 1699 both at BH and Adorama.
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Hi to all.
I have checked the K5 prices today. BH is selling body for 1420 USD, and Abe’s for 1409. Seems like price is going down.
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Prodigital on ebay k-5 price is 1319$. If you are enrolled to ebay bucks you will get 52.80 cash back to spend at ebay. Cashback is 4% only for today. Price will be 1266.20

best price I have seen for the body. Now Im tempted!!!!
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I got mine on eBay with 18-135mm lens from ogt-clan (in Japan .... with Japanese warranty) for $1588. Had a 10% off coupon worth up to $100.
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QuoteOriginally posted by gtxtom Quote
Had a 10% off coupon worth up to $100.
How'd ya manage that? btw, I've been wondering how risky it is to buy a K-5 from Japan... I mean, if something goes out and it needs warranty service, then I'd have to send it back to Japan?
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QuoteOriginally posted by PeterPP Quote
This place has the k-5 for $1405, anyone ordered from them?
I would avoid 42nd street like the plague. they are notorious for Grey market, wrong items, bait switch. the list is endless do some searching. On Digital camera Resource page they have been in the top 5 don't buy there stores forever
They've been notorious since pre internet days. I've been in the store (tiny little jammed storefront. the service is crappy there too.)

BH is 1399 today in any case body only so why buy from a shady shop
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QuoteOriginally posted by PeterPP Quote
This place has the k-5 for $1405, anyone ordered from them?
I've purchased from all of the larger retailers, including 42nd Street. No problem iwn any of them. I think they call you for "confirmation", not sure, but I've not had anyone press on after I politely explained that I knew what I needed and had it already.

42nd Street has a 9.29 rating over 449 reviews at

If it makes a difference to you, I don't believe that 42nd Street is a Pentax-authorized dealer. That wouldn't affect the warranty but some people stick to manufacturer-authorized dealers as a matter of principle.

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