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K-30 @ $676usd, da18-135wr @ $334usd!
Posted By: frank, 07-20-2012, 07:42 AM

Guess you guys wanna check these deals out: K-30 selling @ $850SGD (~$676USD), DA18-135WR @ $420SGD (~$334USD):

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Free worldwide Express shipping included too!

Good for you guys from out side Singapore. For us locals in Singapore we have to add GST
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08-03-2012, 07:31 PM   #166
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QuoteOriginally posted by ChipB Quote
Got my K-30 today!! I'm stoked! So far, everything seems to work as it should.

I didn't realize how small it is - it's about the same size as an *ist DL/DS - quite a bit smaller than my K20D. It'll take me awhile to get used to the smaller package. But I will!

Details of the order for those that might be interested:
- Ordered July 26
- Shipped July 31
- Cleared customs Aug 2 (Anchorage)
- Arrived Austin, TX area Aug 3 - about 1 PM.

Can't wait to really give it some work!

My thanks to frank for posting the info on this buy and to Metalmania for his info on how to fill out the customs form!! Two thumbs up!!
Enjoy the camera

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Bought a DA18-135, Got a K-01---surprise surprise!

I ordered a DA18-135WR and a grip (thought it is the original) from them, but instead got a K-01 white body today . While it is very well packed, it is indeed a surprise to me. Emailed the seller and see what happens.

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That's hilarious. I also ordered the lens. No response for a long time. Then got a Fedex delivery trial yesterday from Singapore. I was expecting the custom form....
I probably should go pick it up today to see whether it's a k-01.
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QuoteOriginally posted by laolao Quote
That's hilarious. I also ordered the lens. No response for a long time. Then got a Fedex delivery trial yesterday from Singapore. I was expecting the custom form....
I probably should go pick it up today to see whether it's a k-01.
Probably not hilarious for the person who ordered the K-01 and got a lens and battery grip instead.

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It should be a third party grip, not Pentax, I guess. I do recognize the wireless control listed on the site, which is exactly the same looking as the one I bought for $5 from Hongkong.

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So is that price on the battery grip less than $100 USD??
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How come I just got the lens when I ordered a lens, not a camera?!

It's packed firmly, and the lens is new. Very quiet...
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QuoteOriginally posted by laolao Quote
How come I just got the lens when I ordered a lens, not a camera?!

It's packed firmly, and the lens is new. Very quiet...
indeed, I ordered a K30 body, and promptly received a K30 body.
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Just got a bill from FedEx for $14.11. Fat chance of me paying that one! I'm going to call them and direct them to the US customs website that says it has no duties on it.

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IT's probably not the duties but the brokerage fee. Better read your invoice
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I did. They said 6.50 in brokerage fees and 7.61 in duties.
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Very strange this $7,61 in duties, less than 1%. Do you have anything else in your order than the K-30 like a bag that will be dutable?
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My understanding is that they can only charge the processing/handling fee if you have to pay a duty. Did they specify what the duty was on and under what code?
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I'll check what it is listed as at home.
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Repost here:

I bought the K-30 body from Pentax Singapore and has arrived 2 days ago...
Mine came with the original box~ Although I purchased the 'unboxed' k-30 version...~

For 850SGD (equivalent to 684USD) with FREE shipping all over the world (mine was sent with FEDEX)... Amazon's deal pale in comparison...

See for yourselves:

Amazon's deal (body) for - 839.95USD excluding shipping cost: Amazon.com: Pentax K-30 Weather-Sealed 16 MP CMOS Digital SLR (Black, Body Only): Electronics

Pentax Singapore's deal (unboxed-body) for - 684USD with shipping cost: K-30 Body Kit Black (unboxed)

Customers will invariably choose the best deal of the lot~


Even after the price hike (now stands at 850SGD) - it still beats the hell out of Amazon's/B&H/Adorama's prices~
Mind you, that 850SGD is about 684USD for the K-30 body~

It comes with FREE shipping as well~

Lets take for example, the Pentax 18-135mm~ Compare the prices below:

Pentax Singapore's price as of this post is - 480SGD = 385USD~! (with shipping)

versus

Amazon's price = 464USD (minus shipping cost) : Amazon.com: Pentax 21977 DA 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 ED AL (IF) DC WR Lens for Pentax Digital SLR cameras: Camera & Photo

Adorama's price = 529USD (Free shipping) : Pentax SMCP-DA 18mm-135mm f/3.5-5.6 AL (IF) DC WR AF Lens #21977 21977


To simplify:

Pentax Singapore : 385USD (Free shipping)
Amazon's : 464USD (Minus shipping cost)
Adorama's : 529USD (Free shipping)


Still damn good deal I say~!
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It's a great deal if you can get them to ship it to you. For some reason, they simply refused to ship mine while others were going out left and right. I ended up having to cancel.

Edited to add: I honestly am very happy for those who are able to take advantage of this great deal. Just was a bit disappointed with my experience.

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