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costco.com selling K30 kit
Posted By: debmalya, 07-24-2012, 06:26 PM

costco.com is going to sell the Pentax K30 kit with 18-55 lens and 8GB SD card for $899 (#11763523). The marketing material states as various colors available. You also get a Pentax WG-1 as bonus! The offer is online only and valid between July 30 and August 19.

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07-24-2012, 06:36 PM   #2
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Can you post a link? They're required in this section so people can actually find the deal

A WG-1 would be a very nice bad bonus, even though a WG-2 would be even better!

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It appears it isn't posted on the website yet, just the mail flyers are hitting people's mailboxes.

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-k-30/193531-k30-18-55-wg-1-899-00-a.html
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I believe the link will become available between 07/30 and 08/19. I have attached a scan of the ad.

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We had a thread about this already, I got my flier today. It is not on their website yet.
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They better not have this deal at my nearest Costco...I would be very tempted to buy this.....
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QuoteOriginally posted by Pentaxtic Quote
They better not have this deal at my nearest Costco...I would be very tempted to buy this.....
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the ad says "fully weather sealed" -- except for the included DA-L 18-55 lens! At least, I assume that's what would come included. The blue unit has a DA-L, the black a 18-135, and the white one may be either 18-135 or 18-55 WR.

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K-30 on order

I ordered mine from Costco.com at 3:30AM today. I got e-mail confirmantion, order # etc within a few minutes. I was too cheap to pay for express shipping, but we usually get things fairly quickly from Costco via UPS.

Officially anxiously waiting.
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Costco always goes a step further with their bundles so I expect a WR lens is included.

Costco - Your search for "PENTAX0730" produced 3 results.
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Singinman-- please report back as soon as you get it to let us know if it is a DA-L lens or WR lens. some of the pictures show the DA-L but the "what's included" product description says "18-55mm Weather-Resistant Lens"
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Sure thing

Its a question that occurred to me as well. I will give a complete report on the package and the service.

One reason for buying a new and relatively unproven camera from Costco is the 90 day for any reason return policy.
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Here what vkaro45 got as an answer from Costco buyer in another thread
QuoteOriginally posted by vkaro45 Quote
I contacted Costco customer service yesterday about the lens and got this reply:

Thank you for your e-mail to Costco Wholesale. The product details are what to go by, the vendor did not have the photo of the product redone just for us.
Lens Specifications: 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 Weather-Resistant Lens




Thank you,

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Hope that helps.

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Just what I came to ask about!!!!!
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QuoteOriginally posted by debmalya Quote
I believe the link will become available between 07/30 and 08/19. I have attached a scan of the ad.
Deb, that is just what I came here to post, to ask if good deal? does it take out film SLR SF1 lenses? Thanks Sue - TLCat
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