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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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08-16-2014, 08:14 PM   #2
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Yes, it does. Still, if I were you I'd roll my dice and see if they end up sending me a free lens. Worst case you still get the free grip and flucard!

The indicated price is otherwise the same as the K-3 kit without a lens, so it's quite likely a typo. Don't get your hopes up!

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08-16-2014, 08:45 PM   #3
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That is a seriously smoking deal, but seems like a misprint with the 18-135. They do say in two areas of the add that the lens is included, but one of the areas lists everything but the lens. You might be able to hold them to it if it's a mistake, but I dunno...
08-16-2014, 08:50 PM   #4
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This deal is so good that's makes me think that maybe, just maybe, a new version of K-3 is coming.

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My wife is staring at me like I'm a loon. We're not credit card people, so it would be a $1200 cash drop... I told her that I would start the begging process again in the morning, if they haven't pulled the deal by then
08-16-2014, 09:15 PM   #6
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Can only say Wow! and Go for it. Very reputable company so I seriously doubt you have anything to lose by trying if you are in the market. Maybe I need a couple more especially since I just ordered the GPS1 2 hours ago
08-16-2014, 09:23 PM   #7
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Bottom of pages does say kit includes DA18-135;

Pentax K-3 Includes;

K-3 DSLR Body

DA 18-135 WR Lens <<=====

Li-Ion Battery

D-LI90Battery Charger Kit


O-ST132 Eyecup FSBody Mount CoverFinder Cap MEPC Socket Cap

Software CD-ROM

S-SW14064GB SDXC Pro Class 10 Memory Card

Pentax OFC-1 16GB FluCard for Pentax

K3Pentax D-BG5 Battery Grip for K3
08-16-2014, 09:32 PM   #8
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Too good to be true. I would jump on it in a heartbeat. The value of the freebies alone will easily net US $500 on the PF Marketplace

08-16-2014, 10:17 PM   #9
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This gives me a lot of conflicting emotions. I'm not kidding, it makes me a more than a little angry. I seriously don't have the money right now for this kind of thing. But it's insane to pass this up. I mean... I thought the body with grip, etc. deal we've been seeing was ridiculously good. Now they're throwing in a $500 lens?
08-16-2014, 11:26 PM   #10
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This page has the K3 with the 18-135 for $1,546.95. No flu-card and no grip no SD card
Pentax K-3 Digital SLR Camera with DA 18-135 WR Lens 15541

The original posted ad says:

Regular Price $1,546.80 - $349.85 Adorama Kit Discount for $1,196.95 so the ad clearly indicates the K3 18-135 kit is on sale.

To me, the only "suspect" part of the ad is this part:

"With 64GB SDXC Pro Class 10 Memory Card, Pentax OFC-1 16GB FluCard for Pentax K3, Pentax D-BG5 Battery Grip for K3 Camera"
08-16-2014, 11:36 PM   #11
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If I had the money for that, I would buy it right now before it gets pulled. I'm a college student looking for a K5, or possibly k5ii, and a WR lens used for somewhere in the 600-700 range, but if this is for real, it would be worth the extra drop... Hmmm...
08-17-2014, 01:34 AM   #12
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Wow this is a crazy deal. Very tempting...
08-17-2014, 03:03 AM   #13
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I pulled the trigger. I'll let you all know how it goes...
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Great deal

All the listed equipment shows in the cart. Adorama is an excellent vendor, so I would expect them to follow through. If not, and it is a misprint, I would not mind just canceling the order. I remember making one or two mistakes myself over the years.
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The lens shows it is included all through the checkout process. Awesome deal. Only wish I had the $$$ to complete the order.
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