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PENTAX K5IIs for $ 679.99
Posted By: ybo1, 03-08-2014, 11:34 AM

Don't know if this has been posted already but seems to be the lowest price I have seen for a NEW camera.


New Pentax K 5 IIS Digital SLR Camera Body Only K 5IIS DSLR No AA Filter 027075220737 | eBay
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03-08-2014, 11:42 AM   #2
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Looks like an auction, so Adorama's $696 + 4% rewards deal is probably better.

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Unless you are a Canadian buyer (the Auction appears to be located in Canada), in which case you'd be stuck with a 10-15% import duty if you bought from Adorama.

Plus the 4% rewards deal is IMO of pretty dubious value anyway - it doesn't vest for 40 days after your purchase, is only valid for 6 months, and can only be used on the Adorama site. So you can either get something extremely cheap, or be forced to buy something decent on the site lest you lose your points. And oh, it can't be combined with other offers, so your points are worthless on any sale item.

And this is coming from a regular customer and fan of Adorama.

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Looks like an auction, so Adorama's $696 + 4% rewards deal is probably better.
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Also, it seems they do not charge taxes when shipping to the US. Adorama does....
So it might be a better deal after all?

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It was mentioned here
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/94-pentax-price-watch/252627-pentax-k-5-i...ml#post2731925

amazon.com marketplace has one for $650.17 New, but it's coming from Japan... So not sure about the warranty.
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QuoteOriginally posted by dcshooter Quote
Unless you are a Canadian buyer (the Auction appears to be located in Canada), in which case you'd be stuck with a 10-15% import duty if you bought from Adorama.
It will be the same HST/GST from Adorama or prodigital, there's no extra duty on cameras into Canada from the US outside of our usual taxes (not counting brokerage fees charged by couriers). However, there's no free shipping from Adorama to Canada, it's another $31 to where I live (this includes brokerage fees). Top it off with the 2 year Pentax Canada warranty ... a prodigital2000 ebay auction is where my k5iis came from.

A few of these went by in Feb with no bids, or just 1 bid for the minimum $679.99 (like the one I snagged).
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And oh, it can't be combined with other offers, so your points are worthless on any sale item.

And this is coming from a regular customer and fan of Adorama.


I didn't know you couldn't use Adorama bonus points towards a sale item! That seems very unfair.
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