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Super K-5 Deal!
Posted By: fccwpe, 01-18-2012, 07:47 AM

I already have one, but Samy's camera is offering the K-5 (after rebates) for $749. That's half what I paid for mine a year ago!

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01-18-2012, 10:16 AM   #16
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Hmmm. Henry's just raised their online price from $969 to $1099. Go figure??

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QuoteOriginally posted by interested_observer Quote
Thanks for the warning. I know Samy's Camera location over near UCLA in the LA area. I also know folks who have purchased directly from them, that are members here. I received an order confirmation with them already, and its on the credit card for some added protection. The Reseller reviews read as if they are located in NY City. We will see what actually shows up. Anyway - I am off to Jerome.....

But, Thanks for the warning!

One interesting note was that the instant rebate was indicated to be from the Manufacturer?

Given that the link was to Samys.com and that is who is being reviewed I thought it safe that its the same company. Hope all is well with your order.
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I just ordered from Samys a few minutes ago. They are out of stock, but took my order. They said it will take two to three weeks for it to arrive and it will be for the $749 price. Yeah!

I asked about the extended warranty, the salesman couldn't find it in the inventory. He said he will inquire about having them available and notify me if they will be for sale.

I can only hope that they honor the price, we'll see.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Penmacgal Quote
I just ordered from Samys a few minutes ago. They are out of stock, but took my order. They said it will take two to three weeks for it to arrive and it will be for the $749 price. Yeah!

I asked about the extended warranty, the salesman couldn't find it in the inventory. He said he will inquire about having them available and notify me if they will be for sale.

I can only hope that they honor the price, we'll see.

Sharon

Funny - I called them at about 10:00 this morning (so about an hour after the OP), and I was told at that time that there weren't any left. All they were selling was the kit, with the 18-55mm lens. I said I didn't want the lens - just the body - so I guess I didn't want to order after all. The response was something like "Ok. Thank you for calling." No mention of taking my order and filling it at a later date. Ugh.

Oh well. I'm hoping that this may start a trend at other dealers in the coming month(s).....

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Be interesting to see what the serial numbers are.
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Thanks OP, I put my order in. They told me 3-4 weeks.
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Damn...deal looks dead
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Yep, price changed...

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Henry's of Canada is still selling K-5 for $999. Exchange is about 1:1. I ordered on 9 Jan, they had to ship it from another location to main store, but once it shipped to me on the 13th, it arrived here in MD on the 17th. Great price and service.
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Just as I was leaving the house for Jerome, I received a call from Samy's confirming that I did place the order and that they were processing the order and I would be receiving a tracking number via email when its shipped. That was the extent of the phone call. No tracking number so far.

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I did receive an email right after placing my order by phone earlier this afternoon. It has the order number and the correct information for the $750 sale price. The email says the camera will ship between January 30th and February 9th.

Now to wait and see if they honor the low price. I can only hope and thank my lucky stars if they do!
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I got it this afternoon. (K5 from Henry's $969.00) Only took 3 days and I'm in Southern California. Interesting how their price changed back and forth today and Samy's really had a huge swing in price???
Been through the manual twice and am good to go. A lot more complex than the ME Super I bought in 1981.
OK old glass, lets see how you do in a new body
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What forum do we post deals in again?

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Moved to price watch.
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A lot of stuff is put in the K-5 and should not. All least this is really talking about the k-5.
What I see the most is peoples looking for a lens and they have a K-5 , they start a thread in the K-5.peoples do have problems with post processing and have a K-5, they put the thread in K-5. Somebody took a photo with a K-5,, well they put it ..
The k-5 sub section is fill with everything.
Hope that could change, pretty hard to follow
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