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Pentax K3 new $869.99 Broadway Camera
Posted By: jpzk, 11-19-2014, 07:37 PM

I would like to know if you think this is a good deal for the K3 (body only):

Cdn $ 869.99
Pentax K-3 Body Only

Looks good to me ... what do you think?

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11-20-2014, 08:33 PM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by cgchang Quote
As a Canadian, would it be better to get it from a Canadian retailer like Broadway Camera to avoid the exchange rate and to get a 2 year Canadian warranty vs the 1 year international?
QuoteOriginally posted by richardwong Quote
Broadway Camera is a good authorized Pentax dealer, they at least carry both the cameras and lenses. The have a good reputation, I have bought from them and they have a bricks and mortar store. It is a Canadian deal and can never match a deal in the USA, we've always had a higher MSRP than in the US.

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I'll chime in as a Canadian and definitely with the USD difference now it makes it now not much of a difference and if you do have a problem with your purchase you can drop it off to Broadway camera and they will send it to the repair depot in Canada. You don't have to worry about sending something across the border and deal with customs and duties, etc.
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And for some (odd) reason the latest Adorama K-3 deal doesn't seem to have the usual Canadian shipping option where all taxes and fees are collected by Adorama. AFAICT, you have to ship UPS expedited (for $US45!), and UPS has a reputation for charging horrible customs brokerage fees on top of everything else... For that reason, unless you really want/need the grip, the Broadway Camera deal seems better if you're in Canada. We should soon see if B&H does anything for Black Friday I guess...
The conversion of Cdn $869.99 to USD gives me $769.63.
The deal which pearsaab mentions is $796.95 USD ($900.87 Cdn) for the package K3, grip, etc ...) - note: link doesn't work !
I think this is the same deal as posted in the forum opening page. (Adorama ?)

I am used to work with my K5 and the grip. I wouldn't go without it.
To buy that in Canada would set me back another Cdn $240.00 (averaged)

So ... quite a difference in total cost, unless I can find a less expensive K3 grip from a member who doesn't need his/hers ??

Then as mentioned above, there is a 2 years warranty when you buy Canadian.
Then, if something goes wrong ... I would hate to have to send it out to the USA (customs, shipping etc ...)

Tough decision.

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I am used to work with my K5 and the grip. I wouldn't go without it.
Then, yes, if you need the grip (and want it new), then the Adorama deal very likely comes out on top, but don't forget to add the $US45 shipping and the (unknown to me) UPS brokerage fee when comparing costs...
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Then, yes, if you need the grip (and want it new), then the Adorama deal very likely comes out on top, but don't forget to add the $US45 shipping and the (unknown to me) UPS brokerage fee when comparing costs...
I agree, the hidden cost from the US is the brokerage fees. UPS is the worst, I found out the hard way as I bought a lens from the marketplace here and ended up paying $100 in brokerage. They have you over a barrel and there's nothing you can do unless you reject the shipment.

Just see if you can determine the brokerage then you have an apples and apples comparison. The other major consideration is warranty issues, if you buy from the US and have a warranty issue then you have to pay the brokerage again coming back into Canada.
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thanks for all the information guys

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