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Pentax K-3 on Amazon: $1173!
Posted By: Adam, 11-28-2013, 01:56 AM

Here's a good deal on the K-3 on Amazon. I don't think others will be able to do any better:

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



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11-28-2013, 07:40 AM   #2
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But when you add tax and shipping it's actually more than B&H or Adorama
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Shipping is free.
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Maybe I overlooked the shipping but my total was 1304.00 to ship

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Yeah - being that Amazon charges tax to a lot of states now it adds up quickly. Like you have done, we have to look at the price paid to our door step.
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Oh I haven't placed the order. Just wanted to let you know lol.
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Amazon has dropped the price again - now $1173.
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Adam, what's your opinion in regards to Amazon's third party resellers?

I realize Amazon's policy provides peace of mind. Having said that, you have to wonder where these dealers get the cameras they are selling.

I once bought a K-5II from one of these dealers and received an 18-135mm kit with the lens missing. I don't see B&H, Adorama, etc ever pulling a trick like that.

Your insight is appreciated.

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I still got better than that in Canada ;-)
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QuoteOriginally posted by krebsy75 Quote
Adam, what's your opinion in regards to Amazon's third party resellers?

I realize Amazon's policy provides peace of mind. Having said that, you have to wonder where these dealers get the cameras they are selling.

I once bought a K-5II from one of these dealers and received an 18-135mm kit with the lens missing. I don't see B&H, Adorama, etc ever pulling a trick like that.

Your insight is appreciated.
Well, amazon has a pretty good return policy, and I've never had any issues with that. If it means 10% in savings, I'd give them a shot. But with B&H and Adorama, you get peace-of-mind, plus you'll be able to add the 3-year warranty and get a free SD card:

Pentax 2-Year Extended Warranty for Pentax and Ricoh 85716 B&H
Pentax 2 Year Extended Warranty for all current Pentax DSLR, Compact and Q Cameras. (Total Warranty 3 years - 1 Year Standard + 2 Years Additional)

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I noticed the warranty is backordered. This is typically the case whenever I try to order one. If I bought the K-5II w/18-135 (using your link) on Thursday what's the best way to get the extended warranty at this point?
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Broadway Camera (for all you Canadians) has it on for $1169. It actually baffles me that most Pentax gear is cheaper in Canada than in the US. The 14mm regular price is $107 cheaper than B&H's sale price, as well as a handful of other lenses I've been eyeing up.
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I still got better than that in Canada ;-)
Where?
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on the facebook page you have written $1793
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QuoteOriginally posted by krebsy75 Quote
I noticed the warranty is backordered. This is typically the case whenever I try to order one. If I bought the K-5II w/18-135 (using your link) on Thursday what's the best way to get the extended warranty at this point?
Don't you have up to 30 days from purchase of camera to buy the warranty? Please note also, I don't think the kit lens is warranted in the extra warranty - only the body. At least this is what I read on here.

You could also buy it at Adorama if you wanted to buy it now..
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