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Pentax K-3 - Now just $896 through the end of 2014!
Posted By: Adam, 10-22-2014, 08:59 AM

If you thought $996 was low enough on the K-3, then these new price drops will blow you away. As always, if you ordered a K-3 within 30 the last 30 days from either B&H or Adorama, you will be entitled to a refund of the price difference.

Pentax K-3 DSLR Camera Body 15530 B&H Photo Video (optional: AF 540 flash for $50 on the landing page)
Pentax K-3 Digital SLR Camera Body 15530

Pentax K-3 Digital SLR Camera Body, 24 MP, Selectable Anti Aliasing Filter, SAFOX 11 Autofocus, Professional H.264 video, Weather Sealed
$896.95 + free Battery Grip + 2-day US shipping + 4% rewards

Pentax K-3 Digital SLR Camera Body Bundle with 50 f1.8 Lens and Battery Grip 15530 KB
Pentax K-3 Digital SLR Camera with DA 50mm F1.8 lens
$946.95 + free Battery Grip + 2-day US shipping + 4% rewards

Pentax K-3 DSLR Camera with 18-135mm Lens 15541 B&H Photo Video
Pentax K-3 Digital SLR Camera with DA 18-135 WR Lens 15541

Pentax K-3 Digital SLR Camera with DA 18-135 WR Lens
$1,246.95 + free Battery Grip + 2-day US shipping + 4% rewards

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10-23-2014, 08:05 AM   #31
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It seems there is an error on the last link of the OP. Price shows $1,246.95, but link to it at B&H shows ¢1,346.95.

Pentax K-3 DSLR Camera with 18-135mm Lens 15541 B&H Photo Video

Adorama shows price as announced at beginning of this thread:

Pentax K-3 Digital SLR Camera with DA 18-135 WR Lens 15541


(K3 + grip + DA 18-135)

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If memory serves me well, I paid 1299 for mine on pre-order.
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If a refresh is coming, I wonder what it will offer that this one doesn't.....this is so tempting, but there's that nagging thought that a refresh may just add something that you've been hankering for.....

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QuoteOriginally posted by Spodeworld Quote
If a refresh is coming, I wonder what it will offer that this one doesn't.....this is so tempting.
Considering that whatever is coming is an "upgrade" of the actual K3, and not a totally new flagship (K2???), let´s take some wild guesses on what could be improved. Please, everyone feel free to add to the next list. Just copy/paste/add on your next reply.

Anyone who now has the K3, what would you add or change?

1) Built in WI-FI
2) Mirrorless + EVF (electronic viewfinder)
3) ...
4) ...

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QuoteOriginally posted by rburgoss Quote
Considering that whatever is coming is an "upgrade" of the actual K3, and not a totally new flagship (K2???), let´s take some wild guesses on what could be improved. Please, everyone feel free to add to the next list. Just copy/paste/add on your next reply.

Anyone who now has the K3, what would you add or change?

1) Built in WI-FI
2) Mirrorless + EVF (electronic viewfinder)
3) ...
4) ...
Um I think we're getting wayy off topic here... This thread's purpose is to discuss the K-3 price drop deals.... I feel we should save this discussion for other threads such as this one, which is already dedicated to this very topic: https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/172-pentax-k-3/275910-how-could-pentax-k3-ii.html
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$897 for K3 body plus grip eh?


Best price at the moment in the UK is £849 for the bare body..................$1358 if you were wondering.


Pentax UK is £900 ( $1440 ) . The promotion at the moment is save 10% on accessories when bought with a camera........swoon


Maybe it`s Pentax`s idea of a joke.


I`m not laughing
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QuoteOriginally posted by limpet Quote
$897 for K3 body plus grip eh?


Best price at the moment in the UK is £849 for the bare body..................$1358 if you were wondering.


Pentax UK is £900 ( $1440 ) . The promotion at the moment is save 10% on accessories when bought with a camera........swoon


Maybe it`s Pentax`s idea of a joke.


I`m not laughing
You are not alone. I asked at the local Pentax dealer about the rebates and price drops, and they answered me that the special prices and "giveaways" like the free grip, is ONLY VALID for the US market. Considering import duties (taxes), if the local dealer matches actual prices from B&H or Adorama, they would be selling BELOW cost.

In case you are wondering, I live in Costa Rica, Central America.
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Yay! I got a refund from B & H for the price difference for the order I placed on the 19th.

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I'm waiting to make the order on the black friday. Hopefully it will drop a little bit more. hoho
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QuoteOriginally posted by RollsUp Quote
Yay! I got a refund from B & H for the price difference for the order I placed on the 19th.
That's better than I got from Adorama... They gave me a gift certificate for the difference on one I bought on the 14th. I would have preferred a refund. I don't need anything for an extra $100, but I guess I'll have to find something.
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QuoteOriginally posted by rburgoss Quote
In case you are wondering, I live in Costa Rica, Central America.
Another one of the penalties for living in a tax haven


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QuoteOriginally posted by stevebrot Quote
Another one of the penalties for living in a tax haven


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I dunno where you got that. I must confess Costa Rica's "IRS" (similar) administration is a bit more permissive than many countries. In fact, I haven't heard of a single case about anyone here actually going to jail for tax evasion. But when you consider import duties and sales taxes, then you will understand what I mean.

In this specific case (imported cameras and small electronics), for every dollar of CIF (Cost + Insurance + Freight) of any goods imported to Costa Rica, the importer pays an abusive 43.65% in import duties. Then, CIF is added to import duties and add an extra 13% for sales tax. In short words, let's say a K3 's cost (CIF - Costa Rica) is $600. After import duties and sales tax, the final cost at the dealer shop (if the dealer is the importer and not a wholesaler), would be $977 without considering dealer/importer profit.

Cost: $600.00
Import: $261.90
Subtotal: $861.90

Sales Tx: $112.04

Total: $ 976.94

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QuoteOriginally posted by limpet Quote
$897 for K3 body plus grip eh?


Best price at the moment in the UK is £849 for the bare body..................$1358 if you were wondering.


Pentax UK is £900 ( $1440 ) . The promotion at the moment is save 10% on accessories when bought with a camera........swoon


Maybe it`s Pentax`s idea of a joke.


I`m not laughing
In the UK SRS say they will sell you a K3 body (no bundled extras) for £785 including delivery and 2 year warranty - Two good K3 body deals from UK dealers
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QuoteOriginally posted by rburgoss Quote
I dunno where you got that.
I'm pretty sure it was meant as a joke. In the states, Costa Rica is one of those places that can offer tax breaks to rich people.
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QuoteOriginally posted by lithedreamer Quote
I'm pretty sure it was meant as a joke. In the states, Costa Rica is one of those places that can offer tax breaks to rich people.
Ahhhh, so I see where the confusion comes from. Costa Rica does offer some tax incentives to ANYONE that when retired (not working and living from a pension), at least certain amount on such pension (income) comes from foreign sources. I believe that amount today is around $2,500 and the person is obligated to trade those US Dollars for local currency every month. Tax incentives account for IMPORT DUTIES ONLY, for a single purchase once every 10 years for all household appliances and once every 5 years for a car. There are no property tax incentives, no sales tax incentives and of course, no income tax incentives.

Yo wouldn't believe how many "foreign" smartasses have come here looking for the "Costarican Tax Dream" only to discover that such dream is nothing more than an urban legend fed by Hollywood writers, whose ignorance once painted Brazil (and many other Latin American countries) as the perfect safe haven for every single thief, murderer, scam artist and corrupt polititian on Earth.
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