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K-3 Bundle now $796 at B&H
Posted By: Adam, 11-24-2014, 12:36 PM

I've reached out to B&H and they've matched the Adorama coupon price on the K-3. It's now just $796 with grip!

Pentax K-3 DSLR Camera Body 15530 B&H Photo Video

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11-25-2014, 03:32 PM   #16
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It looks like the 540 flash is no longer available. It's not listed anymore as part of the savings options.
I wonder if they will add the flash back as a savings option or if they sold out of them. Anyone know? I've been on the fence and would prefer to purchase it with the flash at $50 since I do not have a flash for any of my Pentax cameras. Maybe I just procrastinated too long.

---------- Post added 11-25-14 at 03:06 PM ----------

Chatted with a sales rep and was told:
Dan W: Unfortunately there is nospecial offer for the flash currently.You can still buy theflash as a separate accessory.Please see the following link: The agent is sending you to http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1002145 REG/pentax_30439_af540fgz_ii_flash_for.html?.

Gave me link to $496 II version.
My response:It wasn't the 540ii that was listed under view all the savings.It was the original 540. And there's a big difference between $496.95 and $50 for the 540 when purchased with the K3 body.
DanW:The original 540 is not made anymore.
DanW:Pentax probably offered the older 540 at the low price to help move them out to make room for the II model.
My response:So,have you sold out of those?
DanW:Correct,we don't have any 540 flashes left.Only the newer 540II.


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11-25-2014, 06:14 PM   #17
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Yeah i see the flash is gone now. it was there last night when i ordered mine. Guess i ordered it just in time.It was in stock last night and shipped today.
11-25-2014, 08:58 PM   #18
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Glad I got mine with the flash and grip. Been using the flash quite a bit lately.
11-25-2014, 09:20 PM   #19
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Go ahead and rub it in!

QuoteOriginally posted by LeRolls Quote
Glad I got mine with the flash and grip. Been using the flash quite a bit lately.


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Is it possible that Adorama or BH will offer the K-3 priced less without the grip....just body with savings options for lenses and possibly offering a flash deal again?
11-26-2014, 05:53 AM   #21
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Bummer they ran out of the flash!
11-26-2014, 10:22 AM   #22
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You can still purchase the flash as part of this kit Pentax K-3 DSLR Camera with 50mm Lens and Flash Kit B&H Photo which also includes the 50/1.8 lens. You can add it to your cart but the "notify me when in stock" button is there and it states 7-14 business day delivery time frame. However, there is a BIG price difference between the K-3 body with the add on items and this bundle: was @960 for the body and then choosing the flash (no longer available that way) and lens whereas the linked kit is $1495. As far as I can tell the kit includes the 540 and not the 540ii.
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@iamwhoiam

It does look like the 540 and not the 540ii. The $860 deal was awesome. At $1495, it just doesn't have quite the same appeal.

Anyway, this seems to contradict what you were told by DanW, who said that they don't have any more 540s.

---------- Post added 11-26-14 at 01:07 PM ----------

Hey Adam - Could you have a stern talking to with them and get the $860 deal back with grip and flash? We know you have clout with them!


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I have been lurking in wait to upgrade from my K20d for quite some time. Just received a brand new K-3 last night as an early birthday present because my wife saw me reading the price discount on the home page and was worried I would buy it.

So thanks to this site (and my wife) I have something to keep me occupied over a long Thanksgiving weekend.
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Adam, I saw your post in the K-5iis thread that there would be rebates tomorrow so is it better to wait until tomorrow to buy the K-3 if you are also going to buy some of the items listed under "view all savings"? Is the K-3 with grip still going to be available tomorrow at the same pricing or perhaps better? Any hints regarding tomorrow's deals? Thanks.

BTW, the flash became available again on B & H. I had it in my cart but had to take care of something else and when I came back it was gone and no longer available again. What is really off is that yesterday I was told by the BH sales rep. that there were no more 540s at all, then it comes back today and now it is gone again. Did they find 1 hidden away somewhere and someone scooped it up quickly? They are still offering the grip with the K-3 body, though. Can you get B & H to find a few more flashes and make them available again at the $50 pricing?

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Same thing happened to me. If you search just on the flash, the site says it is "discontinued". I suspect they ran out of stock... This is probably a deal breaker for me.
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Well, so far no B&H package for $860 with grip and flash or a $620 blowout on eBay for a K3 body.

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Thanks Adam! Sure wish I could take advantage of it.
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BTW, noticed as of this morning when you click on the "With 50mm Lens & Flash" option it now longer comes up with a flash (and it's no longer in the description either).
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What are the chances of them running out of the grip if I wait for a better price?
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