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Pentax KS-1 with 18-55 for $199 at Samy's
Posted By: lenp, 09-17-2015, 08:51 AM

If anyone is looking for a cheap way to get into a DSLR.

Pentax | K-S1 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Black) | 06424
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09-17-2015, 12:47 PM   #16
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It also says, "in stock" now without a number.

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QuoteOriginally posted by VoiceOfReason Quote
It also says, "in stock" now without a number.
If I click on the original link it shows "in stock" with no quantity as you indicated. If I browse to the camera on their website, I get the "Email Me When Available" and "usually ships in 3-5 business days". The later includes a session ID as part of the web address, so perhaps it knows I already ordered one. Interesting!
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Link wasn't working at all last night. I got no notification of shipping as of today.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Wolfeye Quote
Link wasn't working at all last night. I got no notification of shipping as of today.
Link is working now. I'm seeing "Add to Cart" and "Email Me When Available" buttons. Got an e-mail with FedEx tracking number from Samy's last night.

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Man, wish this had been going on a month ago...
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QuoteOriginally posted by logomancer Quote
Man, wish this had been going on a month ago...
Then you still wouldn't have got one, just like me. And all the other unfulfilled orders...
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QuoteOriginally posted by Wolfeye Quote
Then you still wouldn't have got one, just like me. And all the other unfulfilled orders...
Wolfeye, your initial post indicating you had ordered one was ahead of mine, so I had assumed you order was in Samy's system first. My tracking number shows the package was picked up by FedEx at 4:11 PM yesterday, so I am surprised you have not heard anything. I don't know if using PayPal got the order processed quicker? Has anyone else who ordered received any notification?
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I received a notification that they couldn't finish processing my order due to my address verification. I called and they sent me a paypal invoice so I paid it. The guy indicated they are letting me get 2 of them, but from now on it is 1 per customer.

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Well, I just got the notice of shipment. So kewl, so far. The tracking number doesn't go anywhere as of yet but it takes time for those things to propagate. I'm going to have a very pleased wife, and a surprised one. Unless of course in the course of making sure everything is working fine I fall in love. I know she wants some kitchen implements... hmmm...

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QuoteOriginally posted by Wolfeye Quote
I know she wants some kitchen implements... hmmm...
2 points back on your man card.
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I jumped at $275ish body only, and I'm quite pleased with it. Any shortcomings I've found pretty much match my own so add a lens and subtract $75 = quite an excellent deal!

p.s. my wife really likes the countdown LEDs
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I got my shipping notice too.
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Still trying to get my package delivered by FedEx home delivery. Samy's sent the package with direct signature required and no reroute option. No one was home during the day for the first delivery attempt yesterday. FedEx will try again for the next two business days but it looks like the delivery schedule is at the same rough time each day. I have now placed a vacation hold on my address, to try and push the delivery off to Saturday. If that doesn't work I will have to contact Samy's to arrange pickup at the FedEx depot (a 30-minute drive away). It looks like I am not going to get my K-S1 quite as quickly as I thought.
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QuoteOriginally posted by reduno Quote
Still trying to get my package delivered by FedEx home delivery. Samy's sent the package with direct signature required and no reroute option. No one was home during the day for the first delivery attempt yesterday. FedEx will try again for the next two business days but it looks like the delivery schedule is at the same rough time each day. I have now placed a vacation hold on my address, to try and push the delivery off to Saturday. If that doesn't work I will have to contact Samy's to arrange pickup at the FedEx depot (a 30-minute drive away). It looks like I am not going to get my K-S1 quite as quickly as I thought.
Aye, and I won't play that game. If Fedex can't deliver, and I can't have them hold it, it goes back to Samys. Let them deal with it.
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Fedex did the same to me, tried to deliver when nobody was home. I have standing delivery instructions with them to not deliver before 5pm, but they of course ignore such things. I'm not sure how they conduct business.

I wrote Samys and told them to have Fedex hold it for pickup, otherwise it'll be going back to them. The ball is in their court.

In retrospect, if I knew they'd pull this sort of shit, I'd have had it sent to my work address. Never occurred to me they'd require a signature and no reroute on a $200 item. Lesson learned - if it looks to good to be true, it's probably a pain in the butt.
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