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The bargain of the century, the mother of all great deals, I just can't believe this!
Posted By: Fontan, 06-23-2014, 08:51 PM

New Pentax Da 70mm F2 4 Limited Lens with 1 Year Warranty Silver | eBay

They have 5 available!

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06-23-2014, 09:00 PM   #2

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Maybe Ricoh/Pentax have decided, even after the price hikes of 2012, the lenses are still selling (albeit slower than before)... so in order to squash this issue they have ramped up prices to the moon. Take that, customers! We win.. look at us with our fannncyyy lenses and you can't have them yeah we totally w..on.. yeah.

In reality, it appears they got their decimal once place too far to the right. hehehe
06-23-2014, 09:16 PM   #3

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Perhaps they meant HKD instead of USD.
06-23-2014, 10:02 PM   #4
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When you buy that lens, I strongly recommend these batteries for your camera:

2X D LI109 Battery for Pentax Camera K R KR K2 K 2 | eBay


06-23-2014, 10:13 PM   #5
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Isn't this just the new pricing sheme fast forwarded 5 years into the future?
06-23-2014, 10:37 PM   #6
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When you buy that lens, I strongly recommend these batteries for your camera:

2X D LI109 Battery for Pentax Camera K R KR K2 K 2 | eBay

And with 5% off if you buy 5 batteries, you can save $1,828.03! Enough to get a camera and lens just on the savings from buying a few batteries.
06-23-2014, 10:40 PM   #7
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I think I am going to put off my operation and buy this instead. I just cannot resist.
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So you want to move US dollars out of China but find the banking rules a bit fussy. So you put up a sale like this and when it is bought, it is not moving cash out of the country, but rather a purchase. Or someone got the currency wrong......

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QuoteOriginally posted by rawr Quote
Perhaps they meant HKD instead of USD.
My HK supplier quotes less than that in HKD for a black version:

Pentax smcP-DA 70mm f/2.4 Limited Medium-Telephoto Auto-Focus Lens "pancake" - Digital SLRs only - Digital SLR Lenses

Maybe silver commands a premium?
06-24-2014, 12:22 AM   #10
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Must be real silver.
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Note that shipping is FREE!

Perhaps, hand delivered...

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06-24-2014, 05:50 AM   #12
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They should be reported ... but eBay doesn't care. It's a complete scam, just fishing for a mug.
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I just took a longer look at the website -- they appear to be based in Taiwan, so it's not a question of laundering money from China. Most of their prices actually seem OK - a little more than I would expect to pay in Hong Kong - but then there's an occasional wild one, like the Pentax example at the top of this thread.
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At that price, why not buy 2? Just in case your significant other also wants one.
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All they need is one person to buy it... and there's a sucker born every minute!

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