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Pentax K3 $598.50
Posted By: tampamiketaylor, 02-15-2015, 07:58 AM

Hey guys,


Need input from anyone that may have used this company before. They have the K3 on sale for $630 - 5% off with free shipping- that comes to $598.50. I was waiting for quickndone for $599 again but may get this one.




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02-16-2015, 02:20 PM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by Prakticant Quote
They ship internationaly out of UK or out of US? If the former, would be very good offer for EU buyers

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I think it is rare they ship any cameras at all. It is nothing but a scam site.

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K-50 is not a current production model. The K-S2 is the replacement in March.

I do not think a K-3 replacement in imminent. The fall in price is likely due to the fall in the Yen and the increase in the Dollar. Camera prices for APS cameras have fallen across the board.
Interesting, didn't think about it... could it also be possible for Ricoh to enticed potential buyers in the mid-tier market such as D5xxxx and 60/70D with the k-3 at the competitive price?
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Or it could be the price just drops on Pentax camera bodies.

Or it could be that is their business strategy... recoup costs of development then drop the price afterwards to get into as many hands as possible in hopes of generating lens sales. Just a random thought unsubstantiated by anything remotely known as factual that popped into my head.

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Do you guys think that someone may loose his monies with AmericaCameras?
How about your c.c. coverage (Visa/MS/ your bank insurance)?
AmericaCameras site says there is no guarantee for the body.
OK, for us in EU that might be no much difference vs. 1-y Pentax America warranty.
In case they do not deliver or so, it's quite easy to sue them within EU as they are headquatered in UK (I can sue them in my EU coutry very cheaply), provided they exist and do not go bancrupt.
I ask the above questions as I have K-3 body (1-y + additional 2-y warranty) which might be faulty and may need Precision Camera warranty visit, so I may want to buy K-3 from AmericaCameras as a temporary or permanent replacement.
BTW my K-3 bought December '14 (CameraSpot out of Amazon) was manufactured Dec. '13 (1-y old stock, fw. 1.0), while bodies from quickndone were Dec. '14 manufacured (new stock., fw. 1.11).
There was quite a prejudice here against quickndone.
Is that not an AmericaCameras case?
BTW who was trying his luck with K-5 IIs and Abes of Maine?

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QuoteOriginally posted by boriscleto Quote
I think it is rare they ship any cameras at all. It is nothing but a scam site.


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QuoteOriginally posted by Prakticant Quote
Do you guys think that someone may loose his monies with AmericaCameras?
How about your c.c. coverage (Visa/MS/ your bank insurance)?
AmericaCameras site says there is no guarantee for the body.
OK, for us in EU that might be no much difference vs. 1-y Pentax America warranty.
In case they do not deliver or so, it's quite easy to sue them within EU as they are headquatered in UK (I can sue them in my EU coutry very cheaply), provided they exist and do not go bancrupt.
I ask the above questions as I have K-3 body (1-y + additional 2-y warranty) which might be faulty and may need Precision Camera warranty visit, so I may want to buy K-3 from AmericaCameras as a temporary or permanent replacement.
BTW my K-3 bought December '14 (CameraSpot out of Amazon) was manufactured Dec. '13 (1-y old stock, fw. 1.0), while bodies from quickndone were Dec. '14 manufacured (new stock., fw. 1.11).
There was quite a prejudice here against quickndone.
Is that not an AmericaCameras case?
BTW who was trying his luck with K-5 IIs and Abes of Maine?

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I had the exact same experience as this: 02.16.2015

"I ordered online a camera from America Cameras because they had the best price on it. I receive a call the next day asking me to 'call back to confirm my order.' I call back and am asked what sort of battery and warranty I want with the camera! I say I want whatever comes with the camera. The guy says 'this is the international version of the camera which doesn't come with battery or warranty.' I say 'but your product page says nothing about that being the case.' The guy says 'it does.' I go to the page and of course it doesn't. I tell the guy to cancel my order and the guy says he will and promptly hangs up on me. Please note that Resellerratings.com gives them the lowest rating and Trustpilot gives them a 6 out of 10. AVOID America Cameras! Pay more and buy from a REPUTABLE company--there are many out there!""
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"I ordered online a camera from America Cameras because they had the best price on it. I receive a call the next day asking me to 'call back to confirm my order.' I call back and am asked what sort of battery and warranty I want with the camera! I say I want whatever comes with the camera. The guy says 'this is the international version of the camera which doesn't come with battery or warranty.' I say 'but your product page says nothing about that being the case.' The guy says 'it does.' I go to the page and of course it doesn't. I tell the guy to cancel my order and the guy says he will and promptly hangs up on me. Please note that Resellerratings.com gives them the lowest rating and Trustpilot gives them a 6 out of 10. AVOID America Cameras! Pay more and buy from a REPUTABLE company--there are many out there!"
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"Read the reviews before ordering from this company. I ordered a T5i for $389 as listed on the site. The person said that unless I wanted a cheap plastic version, that only worked in China, then I had to upgrade to the American Version. I told him that I was fine with the one in the picture on their website. Then they said it was backordered for 4 months. I was fine with the backordered camera, but before I could tell him this, I asked where on the website, did it say this was a plastic Chinese version. He kept saying, it's there (I had the website open and was searching), and then he cancelled my order and hung up. I called back, and the person said "hello", heard my voice and then hung up. Then I called back 5 more times with either no answer or a deliberate hang up. I called back a few hours later and someone answered immediately, and basically kept making excuses on why I needed to pay more. Bait and Switch company. "
Those were posted in the last 2 weeks. It's your own money, give it a try and tell us your experience.
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1.3 stars out of 10 ? I would run like hell....far far away....... Quickndone has treated me right 3 times....couldnt ask for more
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