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Does this Adorama K-3 deal look too good to be true?
Posted By: IchabodCrane, 08-16-2014, 07:58 PM

Pentax K-3 Digital SLR Camera with DA 18-135 WR Lens With accessory Bundle 15530 KA
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08-17-2014, 06:55 AM   #16
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Yes, best bundle so far...

I wonder how much the body is valued at these days to them.. I mean that is around 700 dollars in accessories if bought retail? So around a 500 dollar K3 body? haha

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What's their cost on the accessories? Is RIAC 'participating' in this deal to help clear stock in advance of Photokina or Holiday orders? Is Samsung participating in this deal? Is the 18~135 the wild hare in this deal - really the clearance item? Did Adorama buy a stock of K-3's from another dealer who ordered too many (that happens)?

Or is something coming that would change the demand dynamic for the K-3 (Prestige Edition, now this deal)?

Lots of questions to be answered before jumping to any conclusions.
08-17-2014, 07:29 AM   #18
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Too good for me to pass up on. I will see if my credit card gets charged.
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Five years ago, when I was in the market for a K-x,
the body with kit lens was cheaper than a body alone.
Looks like the same is happening here.

At any rate, good to see the retailers doing their best
to work their way around the MAP restrictions.

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I checked with our Sales Director, and he tells me the pricing is correct.

BOTHER. Now he tells me one lens isn't included. I assume he means the DA18-135

I asked what happens if anyone already placed an order - waiting for a response

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QuoteOriginally posted by Helen Oster Quote
I checked with our Sales Director, and he tells me the pricing is correct.
Well that gives me a little more time to think about it then. Would be quite an upgrade from my K-x.
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Well, this is the deal I've been waiting for...K-3 on the way. (Anybody wanna buy a grip? Never use 'em.)
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QuoteOriginally posted by Helen Oster Quote
I checked with our Sales Director, and he tells me the pricing is correct.

BOTHER. Now he tells me one lens isn't included. I assume he means the DA18-135

I asked what happens if anyone already placed an order - waiting for a response
Helen, please let us know as I placed an order for this bundle earlier today. Thanks.

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...or not...fingers crossed...
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QuoteOriginally posted by Helen Oster Quote
I checked with our Sales Director, and he tells me the pricing is correct.

BOTHER. Now he tells me one lens isn't included. I assume he means the DA18-135

I asked what happens if anyone already placed an order - waiting for a response
Thanks for checking up on this, Helen. Much better than a bunch of threads decrying "the unfairness" of a pricing typo!

We're very fortunate to have your assistance.
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I pulled the trigger on the deal, added the 2 year warranty for 19.95. Let's hope they honor it.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Helen Oster Quote
I checked with our Sales Director, and he tells me the pricing is correct.

BOTHER. Now he tells me one lens isn't included. I assume he means the DA18-135

I asked what happens if anyone already placed an order - waiting for a response
Thank you Helen. Your active participation in the forums is much appreciated.
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Tried to order one but it's now been removed. Clearly this isn't something they intended to offer at this price.

I wished that in my job I could make mistakes like this and keep my job.

Apparently the world of retail plays by its own rules. "We're not responsible for anything we post on our own web site".

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The price is correct - but the addition of the DA18-135 lens was a typo.

I'm really sorry; the CS department will organize sending out apology / cancellation emails tomorrow.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Helen Oster Quote
The price is correct - but the addition of the DA18-135 lens was a typo.

I'm really sorry; the CS department will organize sending out apology / cancellation emails tomorrow.
I'll guess I'm getting my cancellation e-mail tomorrow then. This is a major F$%^%-up on Adorama's part. But then again I'd be furious if they send the K-3 without the 18-135mm at my doorstep.
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