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Bestbuy refurbs (US) - K-r+35mm $599 and DA* 16-50mm $729
Posted By: pxpaulx, 10-06-2011, 04:46 AM

Saw these prices the other day and they seem pretty darn good and worth posting here!

Here is the link for the K-r/35mm:

PENTAX - Factory-Refurbished K-r 12.4-Megapixel DSLR Camera - Black - 14678

And for the 16-50mm:

PENTAX - Factory-Refurbished 16-50mm f/2.8 ED AL(IF) SDM Zoom Lens - 21650
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10-06-2011, 07:18 AM   #2
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Wow, Best Buy sells Pentax ?
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Wow, Best Buy sells Pentax ?
They don't sell them in the stores them selves, just online.
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Yeah, I think they actually have a pretty direct relationship with selling - they've often had many refurbished Pentax SLRs and Lenses, but it is pretty much strictly online only. They also have refurbished K100d's for $259 at the moment.

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My Pentaxian friends, please avoid refurbs especially electronic stuff. Lenses and cameras are full of electronics. They were returned to the factory for defects that many times will not repeat and occur at random, example just "HANGS". You never know when your lens will fail.
I have bought refurbs in the past as they were cheaper. But always, repeat always burned my fingers ... and my pocket.
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Hmm, I buy refurbs all the time - 90% of the time they are customer returns that the retailers won't resell and are brand new in the box. My track record with Pentax refurbs in particular has been spectacular (probably 2-4 cameras).

Keep in mind here that these refurbs are directly from Pentax, not some random retailer giving an item a glance and calling it refurbished.
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I've had decent luck with them, my most recent being a Canon Pro9000 Mark2 printer which has worked flawlessly. I bought it direct from Canon and not off one of the Ebay sellers. It also came with a warranty.
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PXPAULX Sir, I will not disagree with you as I am an optimist. But I have read plenty of times on the internet that even the bigger photo stores just repack and quietly palm it off to other buyers. There could be a few good folks who send it to the factory as you say. I insist on a sealed pack and check the factory seal when buying electronics. Please give me a break, as I have been an Advisor in one of the worlds biggest conglomerates, and know how the market operates. I am like Gandhi's 3-monkeys - hands over the eyes, over the ears and over the mouth - see no evil, hear no evil ... but alas I have spoken evil - about these bad store practices.

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No harm, no foul, this is the internet afterall!
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I agree with both of you ...

which is to say if you buy a refurb, make sure that the item has all the factory seals in place and that the item comes with the same warranty as if you bought brand new.

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