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Pentax K-30 for $660-700 New
Posted By: ChrisTrevino, 09-19-2012, 07:42 AM

I've had no experience with the seller Electronics Basket but at over $100 cheaper than BH/Ado I'm definitely tempted to try them out.
Two other sellers with decent rating as well listed in there.

Amazon.com: Pentax K-30 Weather-Sealed 16 MP CMOS Digital SLR (Black, Body Only): Camera & Photo

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09-19-2012, 08:10 AM   #2
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Seems legit.

On another note HSN has the twin lens kit for $1099.95.

Pretty sure they are NOT WR lenses tho....

PENTAX K-30 16MP 1080p HD Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm and 50-200mm Zoom Lenses at HSN.com
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B&H has the same kit for $996 with the Non WR lenses as well.
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Seems very legit:
99% positive over the past 12 months. (10,990 total ratings)

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Chris, all I can offer is that I just bought a DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 WR lens (as a gift for my niece who also got my K200D) from Electronics Basket. The lens arrived two days after ordering. It was not in a regular Pentax lens retail box, but in a white box that perfectly fit the lens and the bubble wrap around it. The standard lens serial number document was included. It's possible the lens was taken from a kit or perhaps is a grey market item. I'm not saying this is a problem - the lens works fine and I got it for $50 less than I could find it anywhere else. I don't see Electronics Basket listed as an authorized Pentax dealer so buying an extended warranty might be out of the question. But their price on a K-30 body does represent big savings.

When I searched Electronics Basket on the Internet, I came up with this page among others:

Electronics Basket LLC, Somerset, NJ | Credibility Review -- Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp

And on that above page I found an address for Electronics Basket at 245 Belmont Drive, Somerset, NJ. When I searched that address on the Internet, I came up with this page for a camera equipment wholesaler:

F & E Trading

I'm just providing this for your information. I have no complaints with my lens purchase.
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Thanks Biro

I'm used to White Box purchases from the Grey Market 8/10 times you get what u pay for. The other 2/10 they send u some cleaned up used item.

Still an 80% success rate though.
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That F&E home page says they have a booth at Photokina. Maybe Adam can drop buy and ask them about the Electronics Basket part of the business.
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Pentax K-30 for $660-700 New

I emailed them yesterday and asked if the K-30 body on Amazon was a USA model. So far no answer. I think I'll just wait for a general price drop and by from the usual suppliers--Adorama or B&H.

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I got it with the kit lens from amazon ffor $740 a few weeks ago. I am not sure if I want to mess with some reseller.
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Yep--I just ordered the kit from Amazon for $744.00 with free shipping. I'll sell the lens for what it'll bring and be close to the $640 price anyway.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Biro Quote
Chris, all I can offer is that I just bought a DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 WR lens (as a gift for my niece who also got my K200D) from Electronics Basket. The lens arrived two days after ordering. It was not in a regular Pentax lens retail box, but in a white box that perfectly fit the lens and the bubble wrap around it. The standard lens serial number document was included. It's possible the lens was taken from a kit or perhaps is a grey market item. I'm not saying this is a problem - the lens works fine and I got it for $50 less than I could find it anywhere else. I don't see Electronics Basket listed as an authorized Pentax dealer so buying an extended warranty might be out of the question. But their price on a K-30 body does represent big savings.

When I searched Electronics Basket on the Internet, I came up with this page among others:

Electronics Basket LLC, Somerset, NJ | Credibility Review -- Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp

And on that above page I found an address for Electronics Basket at 245 Belmont Drive, Somerset, NJ. When I searched that address on the Internet, I came up with this page for a camera equipment wholesaler:

F & E Trading

I'm just providing this for your information. I have no complaints with my lens purchase.
I ordered the Exact same thing from them thru Amazon, Arrived today in the same packaging as yours.

I have no complaints either.
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QuoteOriginally posted by jotor55 Quote
Yep--I just ordered the kit from Amazon for $744.00 with free shipping. I'll sell the lens for what it'll bring and be close to the $640 price anyway.

Joe
I hate to be that guy but the AL lens is only worth like 30 bucks.
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Just found this while looking for the cheapest price for the K-30: ajrichies Pentax K-30 for $599 (Body only)
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QuoteOriginally posted by outlanderboi Quote
Just found this while looking for the cheapest price for the K-30: ajrichies Pentax K-30 for $599 (Body only)
Pretty sure this is a scam.
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K-30 from Sunset Electronics

I decided to take the plunge with a $640 K-30 from one of the resellers at Amazon a couple of weeks ago. I figured why not, as I was considering one of the $670 K-30's from Singapore anyways and Amazon has a decent handle on their resellers.

I contacted Electronics basket (via Amazon) and they responded promptly, but by the time I decided to buy for $640, they had jacked up their prices to $741.

Luckily, this other company Sunset Electronics had about 20 of the cameras available for the same price (at the time, I think they sold out last weekend). I placed my order through them. It came in the mail last week. The box was slightly crushed when I got it. (Not the packing box, but the Pentax box). The box was for the kit with 18-55 lens, but with the lens removed. Everything else was there. The camera works great. I'm really impressed with the K-30. The EXIF showed the camera was brand new. I took the first shuttercount shot. So all is well.

It was gray market, but for $160 less than an authorized dealer, I thought it was worth it. So far no problems....

That was my experience, hope it helps.
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