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K-3 Body Only $950
Posted By: mikemike, 02-28-2014, 10:25 PM

I noticed this at Engadget. I have never heard of this site before though but their site says that they are a B&M camera shop in NJ.

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The Pentax K-3 just went on sale in late 2013 and the reviews are starting to roll in. The verdict? So far, the DSLR as tallied a 90 Engadget Global Score -- not too shabby. Despite snappy performance and solid output in the stills department, early adopters have noted a dip in video quality. While the K-3 hasn't been on the market for a full 90 days, our Price Drop tool shows that $950 is the lowest we've seen so far.
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I would be careful with this one.
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They have had 73 complaints in the last 3 years thru the BBB...
Also numerous other reviews just google them...

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The link took me to fumfie.com. Site says they are in Rockaway NY, not NJ.

If you order, be wary. Use credit card so you can do a chargeback if the sale goes bad. I have a hunch they are the type of store that relies on upselling to naive customers. Possibly gray market with no warranty.

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QuoteOriginally posted by DeadJohn Quote
The link took me to fumfie.com. Site says they are in Rockaway NY, not NJ.

If you order, be wary. Use credit card so you can do a chargeback if the sale goes bad. I have a hunch they are the type of store that relies on upselling to naive customers. Possibly gray market with no warranty.
That's exactly what all the reviews said that I found from appliances to electronics...

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It could be a bait and switch as well. Reputable stores have about a 10% markup over that. I wouldn't risk it.
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QuoteOriginally posted by DeadJohn Quote
The link took me to fumfie.com. Site says they are in Rockaway NY, not NJ.
Strange that if you click on Visit Our Retail Store from the main page, you're greeted with the comment "Come visit our Retail Store (by appointment only)."
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Fumfie looks like a pleasant establishment to shop at :

from google streetview based on address provided on their website's contact info:

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Fumfie looks like a pleasant establishment to shop at :
A clever use of Google maps - I had never thought of that.
Thanks.
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That's obviously their warehouse...

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QuoteOriginally posted by jerryleejr Quote
That's obviously their warehouse...

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Not really - that's their Doorman on the right!!
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Not really - that's their Doorman on the right!!
Wonder if there's a cover charge and a 2 drink minimum...

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QuoteOriginally posted by jerryleejr Quote
Wonder if there's a cover charge and a 2 drink minimum...

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Hah Hah

Ever visited a "By Appointment" Jeweler? There's a Doorman.*




*see the earlier reference to Visiting their retail store (By Appointment).
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Hah Hah

Ever visited a "By Appointment" Jeweler? There's a Doorman.*




*see the earlier reference to Visiting their retail store (By Appointment).
Well if I were to by from them I'd use paypal, wouldn't even bother with credit card. At least to my knowledge they can't add any charges via paypal....I'd also call Pentax as soon as I received it and verify warranty...

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It may be gray market today but we'll probably see this as a legit street price sooner than we think!
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