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K-3 Bundle for $966
Posted By: les3547, 04-08-2014, 09:25 AM

I've been watching this 99.6% positive feedback seller on Ebay who seems to always be offering a bargain on the K-3. Bundle includes "Case or Bag, Extra Battery, Extra Battery Charger, Lens Cleaning Kit, Memory Card, Memory Reader."

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Not a bad deal! No warranty isn't bad for $300 off. Looks like the accessories are third-party, though.

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Not a bad deal! No warranty isn't bad for $300 off. Looks like the accessories are third-party, though.
I wrote the seller a note asking about the quality of the their own warranty that comes with the camera, which is 1 year parts and 90 days labor. I haven't received an answer yet.

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I rather pay a little more and go with a reputable seller his feedback isnt that great
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I agree it's not worth the saving over authroized dealers(who have had some great sales this year already)

None of those accessories will be worth using, just more junk to end up in a land fill. Maybe it's just me but I wouldn't trust a no name battery, or charger these are multicell li-ion MUCH more dangerous than single cells in your phone or smaller camera.

Same with no name SD card I'm not trusting my images on that.

Same with the camera bag I take my camera bag on a motorcycle, and I've thought about what a broken clasp would do....and that wobbly weak dollar store tripod...I'm going to guess it won't hold the K3 with any stablility even with a pancake lens.
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99.6% feedback? It looks like it slipped to 99.3%.
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I rather pay a little more and go with a reputable seller his feedback isnt that great
I've purchased from this seller before. Not such a high priced item, but my experience was good as was the quality of the product.

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Not that I'd buy a grey market item myself, but I must say that it's amusing that apparently some consider a 99%+ feedback with over 20k sales is "not great."

I'd conservatively estimate that at least 5% of people are going to complain about something no matter what (and ebay considers delays caused by the carrier and mistakes in its own catalog details to be valid reasons to give negative feedback to a seller!), so I wouldn't sweat a .5% negative feedback rate. In fact for a grey marketeer, I'd say his feedback rating is pretty darn impressive.

Just my 2 cents.


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Not a bad deal! No warranty isn't bad for $300 off. Looks like the accessories are third-party, though.
There's no such thing as no warranty in most US/Canada jurisdictions.

Chattel warranties are in statute and cannot be waived in contract.
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Not a bad deal! No warranty isn't bad for $300 off. Looks like the accessories are third-party, though.

Not a good deal and here is why in plain site.

$1296.95 - ($51.88, 4%reward + $100, for the 50mm f1.8 + $200, for the D-BG5) = 945.07.
This deal is 965.90. They package $20 worth of junk that nobody wants and force you to pay for it.

Let alone the memory card and authorized seller benefits of the equation.

---------- Post added 04-24-14 at 11:03 AM ----------

I am also thinking that this low price pf 9XX.00 is looming around the corner though.
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