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Extra 25% off on Pentax used Cameras at Roberts
Posted By: bmw_328ci, 01-29-2015, 07:21 AM

As the title say :roll eyes: the offer ends 2/1


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By the way anyone have any experience with them ? how does their warranty works?
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Delightful experiences

I have bought from them (Roberts) twice through eBay. They are excellent, in my experience.

My first purchase was a FA 100mm 2.8 macro listed in "good" condition, but was easily "excellent". Shipped well packaged and fast.

My second purchase was a flash shoe accessory (Adapter F). This accessory comes in two varieties depending on how you intend to use it, and one is more expensive than the other. They listed the one I wanted at a great price. Turns out it was actually the wrong one. So what did they do? They immediately shipped me the one I wanted, at no extra cost, and trusted me to send back the incorrect one in my own time and at their expense.

And since this is a photography forum, after all, here is a photo I took using both of these items

01-29-2015, 08:24 AM   #3
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Their ratings system could use some improvement regarding lenses, because at least with KEH, you know that a rough looking item that has perfect optics can be rated a "Bargain" (BGN). At Roberts their "FAIR" rating, which is the equivalent, doesn't tell if the optics are affected, or not.

Having said that, this sale seems to be good! A K-01 in excellent condition goes down to 203 dollars, and they even have it in yellow! Mint ones go for 224 dollars and they have a TON of them! Tons of DA 40s as well! And tons of mint K-30s for 276.75.

Oh and get this... with the 25% discount, the cheaper ("very good" condition) 645D goes down to...2849.25!!! The one in "excellent" condition goes down to 3274.50!!

But another gripe I have is that their items are listed as "counts for free shipping" yet the link supplied does not have any information on shipping...

All their used stuff has a 6-month warranty and a 14-day "hassle-free return" policy - meaning I guess you can return it without saying why. Big plus and makes it easy to try them! Prices are very competitive, too. Since I have to pay sales tax to KEH (they're in my state) and I get no discount on shipping, I'll definitely always be checking Roberts before I buy something!

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01-29-2015, 08:49 AM   #4
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looks like they have plenty of DA-L 18-55 for sale, as well as DA 40 XS...

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Just bought two lenses from them on eBay. one described as " mint-" actually has broken front filter ring, and more than "light internal dust"; the other has haze and scratches on the front element, although described as "excellent" without any words about the glass.
I contacted them, request partial refund or return, haven't heard anything back yet after three days.
I may have to open a case on eBay.
Prices are good though.

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QuoteOriginally posted by grahame Quote
Just bought two lenses from them on eBay. one described as " mint-" actually has broken front filter ring, and more than "light internal dust"; the other has haze and scratches on the front element, although described as "excellent" without any words about the glass.
I contacted them, request partial refund or return, haven't heard anything back yet after three days.
I may have to open a case on eBay.
Prices are good through.
Good info. Thanks.
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Coupon ?
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I got a K-01 in Mint condition down to $213. I got a Very Good condition 645D down to $2707. The 25% off will stack with "Firsttimer" as an additional %5 off.

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what is the coupon? I can not find it anywhere.
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what is the coupon? I can not find it anywhere.
What Coupon? I gave the code for the 5% off and the 25% off is automatic.
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25% off is automatic
My bad. Didn't realize the 25% is automatic. It happens when check out?
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QuoteOriginally posted by grahame Quote
My bad. Didn't realize the 25% is automatic. It happens when check out?
They remove a large amount of money from your bank account... I suspect.
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Ha, no, I managed to stop before last click! wanted to buy a da 21, which I sold and bought and sold, and a DA 200/2.8. plan to sell the 50-135 and 60-250, and move to primes only. Well, decided not to buy any before these lenses are sold.
I bit LBA this time!

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The FA35 F2 @ $261 after first timer discount is a STEAL
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I didn't know the 25% off and the 5% off could be stacked! That makes the "very good condition" K-01s sell for under 200! wow.
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