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Amazon: K-3 Body for $1206.19
Posted By: skid2964, 11-26-2013, 11:55 PM

Just spotted this on Amazon: K-3 Body for $1206.19, probably won't last long...

Amazon.com: Pentax K-3 Pentax SLR 24MP SLR Camera with 3.2-Inch TFT LCD- Body Only: Camera & Photo


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11-27-2013, 05:52 AM   #2
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Just a heads up, amazon is consistantly pretty bad about properly securing items inside the shipping box. I just got my K-3 from amazon yesterday, and it is going back because the rear LCD does not work. Is that because amazon put it inside a shipping box with not enough packing material to keep it from sliding back and forth within the shipping box? I don't know, but it makes me wonder.
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Now it has dropped a few more pennies and it says "8 left in stock" instead of 6.... this is good!
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Mine says 1205.89 Going down a few cents every hour, I see

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Down to 1205.79.

A month form now, this will be one cheap camera!
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I would love to have a K3, but, I have told myself that I am not ever again going to pay 1299.00 or thereabouts for, what is now, an $850.00 camera. I did that with a K5IIS in July and here we are a few months later at 30% or greater off..................the current K3 pricing thing is ridiculous regardless of the Black Friday myth and voodoo..............a new product should be priced correctly and competitively with the market when introduced. I wonder how the folks who pre-ordered K3s at $1,299.00 feel when they see this immediate price reduction stuff going on. I wonder how the dealers feel about the disappointed customers complaining about price matches, etc. There is a profound old adage that goes something like this "Goods worth price charged" Think about it......................
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The K-5IIs dropped so much so quickly because of the K3's release. Unless Pentax has an FF release planned for Q1 2014, you are unlikely to see such a steep drop so soon for the K3. And regardless, the price break is less than 10%, during a time (Black Friday shopping season) when Pentax/Ricoh is known to relax MAP. If anything, the price is more likely to go back up to $1300 for a few months following Christmas.

While I myself am probably going to hold off for a better price or skip the K3 entirely, those of us who remember how much the K5 cost at launch ($1600!) are quite pleased to see a new flagship launch at such a low price point.

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I would love to have a K3, but, I have told myself that I am not ever again going to pay 1299.00 or thereabouts for, what is now, an $850.00 camera. I did that with a K5IIS in July and here we are a few months later at 30% or greater off..................the current K3 pricing thing is ridiculous regardless of the Black Friday myth and voodoo..............a new product should be priced correctly and competitively with the market when introduced. I wonder how the folks who pre-ordered K3s at $1,299.00 feel when they see this immediate price reduction stuff going on. I wonder how the dealers feel about the disappointed customers complaining about price matches, etc. There is a profound old adage that goes something like this "Goods worth price charged" Think about it......................
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They now have one less.

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dcshooter, totally understand and appreciate your input. I purchased the K5IIS before the K3 was announced; all the information was chatter and speculation/rumor about it, and, well, I wanted a new camera, so that's on me. For what it's worth regarding K5 pricing, I own 3 K5s, at 3 different prices, too; one at $1599.00, one at $999.00 and the last at $749.00 (actually 2 at the $749.00 price; purchased 2, gave one for a gift). And, I noticed the even crazier deals on the K5 after it was discontinued. I understand the point about the introduction at a lower price point of the K3, but it looks like Ricoh didn't hit the right price for the K3 with the immediate discounting. One can only wonder what could have been accomplished with the K5 if it were to have been introduced at the "right" price, whatever that should have been. Perhaps if it would have sold for $999.00 throughout its product life cycle, rather than the price reductions, etc. from $1,599.00. The price shifting on the K3 so soon after release, erodes my confidence in the price, and am sure I am not alone, as I watch the discussions of "what will the deal be on Friday?". Not that we all don't appreciate a deal, but it's no fun to find out in 30 days how much you could have saved if you had only waited. Will also probably skip the K3 for now and just enjoy the (too many) cameras I am so lucky to own. The K5IIS is just wonderful, by the way.
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Well, from thge looks of current availability, they appear to be flying off the shelves at this price range, so the former business analyst in me says that the price is probably about where it should be at the moment (currently at $1199 with one left).

I am tempted!
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