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Pentax MX-1 at 199 with free shipping at Adorama
Posted By: ChristianRock, 02-05-2014, 12:32 PM

For those who missed the Woot deal, fear not! The same is now available at Adorama.

The camera is marked as Discontinued at B&H by the way. So I guess these sales will send soon, as the remaining stock is being sold. I'd expect an MX-2 very soon.

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02-05-2014, 09:02 PM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by jtkratzer Quote
That's my only gripe with Adorama. Here's their quotes for shipping options from their warehouse in NJ outside NYC to 45 minutes west of Philadelphia:
  • Super Saver (7-10 Business Days) $0.00 - 7-10 days? Really? Going to wait 5-8 days to ship it for it to take that long?
  • Standard Shipping 3-5 Business Days $4.75 - 3-5 days? Post office is one - two days for regular mail.
  • UPS 3 Business Days $13.25
  • UPS 2 Business Days Air $16.50 - Flat rate priority medium box is what, $10.95 and guaranteed two days for that area?
  • UPS Next Business Day Air $30.50
Their eBay ad offers USPS priority mail for $5.20. Anyway, I wanted it by Saturday, so I paid the UPS 2 business day. Checked the tracking and it's going to be delivered tomorrow. Great, overnight shipping, originally scheduled for Friday, but priority mail offered through eBay would have made it Friday or Saturday for 1/3 of the shipping price.


I only mention this because Running Warehouse in California where I get almost all of my running/training gear from does two day shipping for free on almost every single order.
Amazon Prime is a godsend for folks in rural areas.

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Amazon Prime is a godsend for folks in rural areas.


I use Prime frequently, but Amazon still has the camera at $249. I don't know if I'll keep Prime if they raise the price 25-50% as they're discussing.
02-06-2014, 08:30 AM   #19
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I've been avoiding buying things that are sold directly by Amazon, mainly because of the new state sales tax that I have to pay. However, I try to look for the "Prime-eligible" items that are sold by third parties, or perhaps sold by Amazon on behalf of the third party. Usually I would not incur a sales tax in that case.

I agree that I probably will not renew my Prime membership if it goes up to $110-120 a year. Not worth it.

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QuoteOriginally posted by seventysixersfan Quote
I've been avoiding buying things that are sold directly by Amazon, mainly because of the new state sales tax that I have to pay. However, I try to look for the "Prime-eligible" items that are sold by third parties, or perhaps sold by Amazon on behalf of the third party. Usually I would not incur a sales tax in that case.

I agree that I probably will not renew my Prime membership if it goes up to $110-120 a year. Not worth it.

The sales tax isn't terrible, but I don't use the streaming video enough to justify the cost. The advantage of Prime has obviously been the free 2-day shipping on just about everything without a minimum dollar amount, but that's just convenience. I can wait an extra day or two for free shipping over $25 in the future. Anyway, I've derailed this enough talking about Amazon, but it generally is a reflection of how most of us are required to shop online for anything Pentax due to the lack of presence on retail stores' shelves.
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QuoteOriginally posted by jtkratzer Quote
I can wait an extra day or two for free shipping over $25 in the future.
I have bad news for you-- if you go off of Prime, the free shipping threshold was recently changed to $35. That's what prompted me to sign up for Prime again. I do find it harder to get over $35 than the original $25.

Anyway, you're right, we Pentaxians generally have to rely on the Internet to get our products-- and that sucks. I really wanted to go into a store to feel a K-5 in my hands, or a MX-1 for that matter. Now I'll just wait for the MX-1 to arrive and I hope that all the positive reviews by actual users as well as professional reviewers are correct. Of course, I also heard from the video review by the CameraStore that you will either love or hate the weight/size of the MX-1. Hopefully I'm on the love side of things! And certainly, it helps that I didn't pay much for the camera, so I may be more willing to forgive its faults-- that's been my attitude towards my quirky K-01.
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Finally ordered a silver version

The black is now also $199, but without 4% reward Pentax MX1 Digial Camera - Black 12622
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That should be a nice match for your K-3 silver.

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I still have my "chrome" MX film camera kicking around here, so they should look quite nice next to each other on the shelf

Next step in the crazy process is going to be importing a reasonably priced silver K-01...
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The MX-1 looks like a real hit at this price. I'm sure it will be gone soon!

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Neat little camera. Just had a few minutes with it before heading out for dinner. Impressed so far. Love how similar the controls and menus are to my K-5.
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It looks like the black one sold out. They still have the silver one.
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I have to say the menu option to use a cat meowing for various functions is a bit strange. Pentax thinks cat people will like this camera? Wasn't marketed to cat people as far as I know.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Steve.Ledger Quote
What a bargain! For such a fine camera, $199 is a steal.
Shame that freight adds $73 to Australia.
Under $200 we can often ship via USPS - you'd need to call your order in to one of our reps:

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