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Pentax K-3 body $996 - (Mod Note: Read comments before jumping on this!)
Posted By: si_film, 12-01-2013, 04:23 AM

On ebay from seller "6ave"

$996.45, includes a few cheapie accessories.

Pentax K 3 Digital SLR Camera Black Body 16GB Package | eBay



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12-11-2013, 08:39 PM   #46
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No may or may not about it. It is grey market and has no useable warranty. Period.

Whether that's worth $180 in savings is of course another issue and a matter of personal preference.

QuoteOriginally posted by ToyTank Quote
I'm glad for anyone who got one and feels they got a good deal. Saving about $180 compared to the amazon deal(not counting amazon rewards)

If you got this and had no issues it would be a pretty sweet deal. If you end out having any issues(it is first production run...) you may or may not get warranty service.


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A friend ordered it. Here is what he got.
Pentax K-3.5 instead of K-3 (some crippled features - see below)

The body is Gray (not black) - the manual says its Gray market - hence the body is gray. The other "authorised" sellers sell only the black market version (their version of K3 comes only in Black)
The SD Card door is missing (saved the seller $25 of the $180)
The sensor had a few pixels missing - they were found loose in the box (saved $50). My friend glued them back.
The battery compartment has a wind-up mechanism instead of an electric source - the vendor said it saved another $100
The LCD Display is B&W instead of color - saved the rest of the $180 (sorry I lost count).....

So next time, he will buy Pentax equipment only from Adorama or BHPhoto....

Hope all the naysayers are happy!!!

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QuoteOriginally posted by manishved Quote
A friend ordered it. Here is what he got.

The sensor had a few pixels missing - they were found loose in the box (saved $50). My friend glued them back.
Was the glue included in the package or did he need to supply his own?
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I onlye have one question. Why does it come with 3rd charger instead of original charger? May be this one really from Grey market where the charger still in the owner hands.

I just lost my K-5 by the hand of unknown thief and still have my charger now.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Rukia2005 Quote
I onlye have one question. Why does it come with 3rd charger instead of original charger? May be this one really from Grey market where the charger still in the owner hands.

I just lost my K-5 by the hand of unknown thief and still have my charger now.
It came with an advanced solar and wind powered charger....way better than the original one from Adorama or B and H....
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