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Huh? Sigma Zoom for $8,400.00?
Posted By: rbefly, 11-21-2012, 04:53 PM

From the same seller, bigvalueinc, that offered a K-r body for 8 grand, we now have a lens to go with it;
Sigma 50-200mm f/4-5.6 DC OS HSM High Performance Zoom for Pentax 0085126686611 | eBay
A quick search on eBay shows the current price of this lens (new) as $199-$229 USD, from everyone besides bigvalueinc. They obviously have their own "blue Book".
Maybe they'll knock it down a bit for Black Friday?

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11-21-2012, 05:12 PM   #2
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Someone should call them and ask why; 1-866-673-7187

At least they've got free shipping...
11-21-2012, 05:17 PM   #3
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That's insane. I bit the bullet and emailed them.
11-21-2012, 05:24 PM   #4
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Something tells me these won't be best sellers

11-21-2012, 06:04 PM   #5
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And for only $8,420.03 you can get a Pentax k-r to go with that lens. Pentax K-r (Black) 12.4 MP 3.0" LCD Digital SLR Camera | eBay

When I see these deals I have to wonder what else comes in the box.................

Especially since it says they sold 4 of them.
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my guess they are on vacation and rather than remove the listing they just added the 8k to the price
11-22-2012, 12:27 AM   #7
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Thats nothing. How about a DA 17-70 f4 for .... wait for it ....... A$206,207.86 and that's the price with 33% discount applied

Pentax DA 17-70mm F4.0 AL IF Lens A World of Shopping!

Quickshop "a world of shopping" my ass
11-23-2012, 06:56 AM   #8
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Could it be that there's somebody in the shop who put the price in $ and meant Hong Kong $?

11-23-2012, 06:59 AM   #9
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Just checked the rate and that seems unreasonable as well.... Well as they say - there's a fool waking up every second on this planet or is it rather there is no such thing as bad PR?
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Reminds me of the cartoon of a pair of spiders who'd built a huge web at the bottom of a playground sliding board. The caption was, "If this thing works just once, we eat like kings!"
11-24-2012, 07:46 PM   #11
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Hey, they are not calling themselves "bigvalueinc" for no reason. They obviously find the lens very "valuable". It would be concerning if they were selling it for any less than that.
11-24-2012, 09:51 PM   #12
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They sell everything at a ridiculous price, from camera gear to womens shavers to iPhone covers, seems like a money laundering or some other financial scam to me.
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called them up and asked about the high prices. They told me that all their cameras need to be sent to the Mars and tested out there, only those survivals made way back to our planet, that's why the higher prices...

Sorry it's not 1st April yet...
11-25-2012, 01:39 PM   #14
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I think the lens comes stuffed with uncut Peruvian..
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Based on how scathing the negative reviews are, it seems these people might be scam artists.

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