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Pentax X-5 $99
Posted By: madbrain, 08-20-2013, 05:29 PM

This is in-store only at Fry's. Looks like clearance, probably floor model . One local store shows inventory (Sunnyvale).

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08-20-2013, 06:09 PM   #2
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I "purchased" one of these along with the $99 Q this weekend, planned on doing local store pickup, but within half an hour, I got an email saying they were out of stock. I called to confirm and they said it was a mistake that the store showed they still had some available.

So don't get your hopes up too high, you might just get this message.
08-21-2013, 07:38 AM   #3
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Buyers Beware.

When the inventory says "includes display items", they probably don't have it.
Yesterday I went to the Milton, GA location. For 99 dollars their system said they had a lot of cameras, including the Panasonic E-PL1, the Pentax X-5 and the Pentax Q with the prime lens. All display items. All were not fond by the store employees. 3 different people actually were looking for them!

But it did not end up badly, as the Pentax RZ18 is selling for 69 dollars and that one IS in stock - not display items. At least, that was the case yesterday. So I was able to buy one, and created a thread here as you can see below

I would have LOVED to get that Q for 99 dollars though. I was salivating over it all the way to the store, but alas...
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Australia Post (of all places!) is selling the Pentax x-5 for $199Au with a Tamrac bag and an 8 Gb card....

Not a bad deal, just in time for Father Day this weekend

I almost bought one just to play with , for $200 you can't go wrong

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09-03-2013, 09:01 AM   #5
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There's no Fry's anywhere near me, but I keep checking Targets in my area to see if they'l ever have a closeout deal under $199. Sometimes if it's the last one before they stop carrying it, or they get a return or display model without a box, they'll slash the price.
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Fry's is an excellent store, but I have never seen one of these closeouts there that has not been an open box/floor model.
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Speaking of Target, they have occasionally offered the X-5 in the past for $179, new. B&H and Adorama were never quite that low. Not sure if Target had some kind of exclusive deal with Ricoh, which maybe expired.
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I talked to a Target guy and told him when the X-5 drops to 179 again I would buy it. He said, "You may have a long wait."

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