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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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08-09-2011, 07:55 PM   #76
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I see that Fumfie is not an authorized Pentax K-5 dealer. Didn't Pentax use to not honor warranties if purchased from a non-authorized dealer? Has that changed?

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I just happened across a site offering a new K5 for 1089 with free 7-10 day shippingSo the price is coming down. Now, I am wondering what Pentax my do at the camera convention in September?

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Watch Out for Bait and Switch Artists

As many before have warned, these cheap prices are usually offered by New York bait-and-switch merchants who make their profit by selling unnecessary and expensive accessories and by padding shipping and insurance charges onto the purchase.

I have no personal knowledge of the vendor mentioned in the previous post, but am suspicious that their web site lists no physical address.

Current prices of the K-5 from reputable outlets are in the $1200 to $1300 range.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Stringmike Quote
As many before have warned, these cheap prices are usually offered by New York bait-and-switch merchants who make their profit by selling unnecessary and expensive accessories and by padding shipping and insurance charges onto the purchase.

I have no personal knowledge of the vendor mentioned in the previous post, but am suspicious that their web site lists no physical address.

Current prices of the K-5 from reputable outlets are in the $1200 to $1300 range.

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I did take a look at them on reseller ratings, and they had a 8.5 rating. I have no idea where they are located. I guess one could call and listen for the New York accent.



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QuoteOriginally posted by interested_observer Quote
I did take a look at them on reseller ratings, and they had a 8.5 rating. I have no idea where they are located. I guess one could call and listen for the New York accent.

Anyone can rate ... including their friends and employees I would recommend confirming with my friend google before purchasing there so see if anyone has been dissatisfied with the service.
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Also:
xkcd: TornadoGuard

Average ratings can be a dangerous metric to trust. At least read the negative reviews - one really bad one can outweigh a lot of low-info positives.
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Recent News Articles on False Ratings

With the great increase of user-ratings of services and stores over the past few years, apparently there is quite a business these days in posting false positive reports, including many fee-for-post services. In addition to false positive reports from business owners, employees and friends, there is also the possibility of paid false reports too.

The opposite also seems to occur - businesses posting false negative reports of rivals!

It all seems to undermine the idea that we can rely on anonymous reports from customers.

Forums like this give us a chance to exchange information in a more neutral setting.

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For anybody in BC...got my K-5 the other day from Broadway Camera - they matched a price from Aden Camera in Ontario for $1119. Only $40 less but 40 bucks is 40 bucks. Now I have to figure out what to do with my K-7..

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The price of k5 on warehouseexpress.co.uk just dropped considerably: Now the body sells at 788.

I caved in. I just could not keep resisting - although I CANNOT afford it. Now the question is whether to put my k7 on the marketplace. I know I should... it would cover half the cost I suppose.

Anyway, warehouseexpress is a certified Pentax dealer, and I have good experiences buying from them, so here is my recommendations if anyone else needs their economy ruined!
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Adorama and B&H now at $1,195.95

A recent sudden drop - something afoot?

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Pentax sponsored the $300 rebate + $100 price drop. I just read it on facebook.
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Wow $1,159.00 at RytherCamera.com
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Looks like K-3 is coming this Fall... to the retailers near you!
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K-5+18-55mm WR Kit+Bat+Gifts for $1,269.24 at T-Dimension.

The extras include
  • Extra Battery DLI90
  • T-Dimension No.6 Camera Bag
  • T-Dimension SD Card Reader
  • T-Dimension 3.0 LCD Protector
  • T-Dimension Cleaning Cloth
Very nice touch: T-Dimension pays for all shipping costs in case there is a warranty repair. I never understood how others get away with foisting costs on the customer in a warranty situation.
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Adorama body only kit $1199

Adorama has the K-5 body only for $1199.95 with free shipping, the same price everyone else reputable seems to have these days. But it also comes with a camera bag, 8gb sandisk extreme pro sdhc card, generic replacement battery, and an sd card wallet. I just received mine today and am pleasantly surprised by the quality of the bag. Probably wouldn't have picked it out for myself but it's much nicer than I would've expected for a free bag. It'll definitely do until I figure out exactly what I want on a more permanent basis. Charging my battery now, can't wait to start shooting!

Not sure how to put the forum's referral tag in a link, but here's the set: IPXK5A Pentax K-5 Digital SLR Camera Body Kit - Black - with 8GB SD Memory Card, Spare DL-I90 Type Battery, Slinger Camera Bag, Digital Memory Case
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