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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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01-19-2012, 06:23 AM   #31
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As are price watch threads when people make posts in them that don't have anything to do with prices.

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Arrived today. $749.00 delivered. Might put it on E-bay for $900 and make $150.00 on the deal. Could sell the K-7 for $400.00 and end up with a $350.00 K-5. Still undecided.
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having a k5, getting one for $350 is a no-brainer IMO
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QuoteOriginally posted by acrollet Quote
having a k5, getting one for $350 is a no-brainer IMO
I have a sundown shoot planned for tomorrow and a AM shoot for Sunday. I will put it through its paces.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Winder Quote
I have a sundown shoot planned for tomorrow and a AM shoot for Sunday. I will put it through its paces.
Sell the K-7 and keep it, don't even think about it. Congrats.
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<= buying a used K-7 for $400
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QuoteOriginally posted by kaiserz Quote
<= buying a used K-7 for $400
Only 8,xxx pictures taken with it and just over 1 year old. If you are interested let me know.

I use a Black Rapid with it and there is some wear around the tripod mount from the metal clasp. Other than that is looks like new. I will even include all of the new parts from the K-5 like the cables and strap. Not sure what shipping would be. Still have the manual and SilkyPix software.
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My copy arrived last Monday, after taking 10 days to ship (free ground shipping option - as I really did not need it the next day) (actually it took about 5 hours to arrive, from the time they shipped in LA and the plane landed at the Phoenix distribution center - according to the tracking number), and I was told that this was the last one in their stock - when I ordered it. What ever. Interesting enough, the manufacturer date was 11/24/2011, and the image count was 0 (photome). Images so far are perfect. Going to go try out more today.

I have no idea, if it was a pricing error, or what - but I will take it and be very happy using it. One side note is, that I see that the new K-01 (either the same sensor or very similar) is priced at $749 MSRP (better video, no viewfinder, less a couple of shooting modes - it appears) - the same as the price at Samy's. I can easily see the K5 bottoming out at $749 as the existing inventory is sold off. So it might have or might not have been a pricing error - who knows....

So off to have some fun taking some pictures and play with the new acquisition.....



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I'm pretty sure it was a pricing error. Pentax has this $300 rebate for the k-5 till the end of march. that's why amazon is selling its k-5 for like $10**.00 compared to the original price of $14**.00. I'm thinking that they made a mistake and added another 300 off on the k5 that's why they sold it for $7**.00
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