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K-01 for $316 with 40XS at Amazon is back!! $399 Now.
Posted By: Docrwm, 12-28-2012, 05:51 AM

Amazon.com: Buying Choices: Pentax K-01 16MP APS-C CMOS Compact System Camera Kit with DA 40mm Lens (Yellow)

You must go to the additional sellers page and go to the Amazon.com offering. They are out of stock but taking orders at that price. Nladt tome this happened the price didn't ladt long, but Amazon honored the sales.

Down to $314.95 as of 1/8/13

$399 now 1/18/13

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12-29-2012, 05:18 AM   #31
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QuoteOriginally posted by Quicksand Quote
Ha, it's currently Amazon's #1 best-selling compact system camera!
Nice find. Here is the link
Amazon Best Sellers: best Compact System Cameras

Still at $316 today from Amazon. There must be a secret warehouse someplace of Yellow K-01s

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Wow. Just put in my order. I'd been wanting to try a pancake lens. That lens is listed on Amazon for $386. Thanks for the tip!
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Ricoh is getting rid of Hoya-led products that aren't selling. As far as Ricoh is concerned it's cheaper to sell these cams at a loss than watch them collect dust.

I've been through a few buyouts over the years involving consumer electronics. New buyers want a clean slate and old inventory gone ASAP.
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Thanks for the link to the bargain; placed an order.
I almost ordered a white one from a different vendor yesterday, so happy for the price reduction.

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Shipping time is now 1-2 months.
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"Delivery Estimate: Thursday January 17, 2013 - Thursday February 7, 2013 by 8:00pm"... I'll believe it when I see it.

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QuoteOriginally posted by dualie Quote
Shipping time is now 1-2 months.
They must have an inventory of parts - or take-or-pay parts supply contracts - since Pentax are clearly assembling these to meet Amazon's order flow rather than selling finished cameras from warehouse stock.
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Monochrome, your theory sounds legit. You'd think they wouldn't limit colors options to yellow.

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QuoteOriginally posted by DavidOBryan Quote
I am very tempted by this deal but I am trying to resist by telling myself that someone who owns a K5 and a Q just really doesn't need this.
I have the same problem, but I tell myself I can't afford to NOT buy one. I also once had a pink 1959 Edsel. Seriously. Wish I still had it.
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looks like Amazon's fluctuating prices just pushed this deal up to $325. Still an awesome price though.
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It's back down to 315
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Just ordered the one 316 "out-of-stock".... will ship when available. It accepts my shipping address in Canada. Will see what happen
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QuoteOriginally posted by DavidOBryan Quote
I am very tempted by this deal but I am trying to resist by telling myself that someone who owns a K5 and a Q just really doesn't need this.
You need it trust me!!!!
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QuoteOriginally posted by DavidOBryan Quote
Why do you say that? I am still very tempted.
I am in the same boat; I have the k-5 and the Q, and the k-7. I will get the k-01 to replace my k-7. I need a dedicated camera for my manual focus lenses (55f1.2, 24f2.5, 28f2.8 etc.). This one will not catch much attention for street photography. Besides, I need focus peaking to work on MF lenses...
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QuoteOriginally posted by DavidOBryan Quote
Good points but this deal is for the yellow body which might be an attention grabber.

Regardless the yellow one is the one I want anyway. I think it looks cool and different.
My preference is the white body (matches my Q), and I also prefer the yellow over the black (just another camera). If needed in a pinch, I think the k-01 will do better in video mode than the Q, k-5 or k-7.

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