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K-S1 & 18-55 lens -- $179 (no tax) Samy's Store Only
Posted By: lenp, 11-20-2015, 07:57 AM

Samy's lowered the price on K-S1 with 18-55 lens to $179 as part of their Pre-Black Friday sale. This appears to be an "in-store only" price as the website still has them at $199 (also a great price). The price is in their ad supplement

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11-20-2015, 08:40 AM   #2
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I wonder if we'll this price online somewhere?
11-20-2015, 09:54 AM   #3
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It's all part of this $100 mail-in rebate thing they got going. If you get the rebate, it's a great deal. If you don't, $279-$299 for the K-S1 is still a good deal. I got my K-S1 from them a couple months ago when they sold it straight up, no rebate, for $199. Can't help but wonder why they've suddenly gone down this rebate path. I know Canon's rebates used to be a running joke in the photo community. They had little old ladies fulfilling them part-time in their basements. Any small slip-up and your rebate would get denied.

I wonder how hard it will be to get the Samys rebate. I know they did it to increase profit - many people won't do the rebate correctly - but still, kudos to them or their supply line for making this undeservedly panned camera available for a great price.
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The KS1 ad is at the top of the front page of the LA Times!

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Interesting. I was just glancing around looking for prices on a blue K-S1. It seems the color bodies still sell for a much higher price. I wonder if that's because they are actually selling? Or are the sellers sticking to making a hefty profit on "the camera nobody wants to buy" even though they aren't selling?
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Seize this if and when you can! Even if you have a K3-II, it's a fantastic second body.
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I'm with clackers.
The K-S1 is a fantastic little camera - ignore the style gurus and LED haters.

That is ridiculously cheap. Get on it.
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Great deal but I actually got mine for less from Samy's on ebay (after ebay bucks). 299 - 100 (rebate) - 23.92 (4x ebay buck - 8%) = 175.08 :P And to top it, 6-months interest-free credit courtesy Paypal - gives me time to decide which body to keep.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Wolfeye Quote
It's all part of this $100 mail-in rebate thing they got going. If you get the rebate, it's a great deal. If you don't, $279-$299 for the K-S1 is still a good deal. I got my K-S1 from them a couple months ago when they sold it straight up, no rebate, for $199. Can't help but wonder why they've suddenly gone down this rebate path. I know Canon's rebates used to be a running joke in the photo community. They had little old ladies fulfilling them part-time in their basements. Any small slip-up and your rebate would get denied.

I wonder how hard it will be to get the Samys rebate. I know they did it to increase profit - many people won't do the rebate correctly - but still, kudos to them or their supply line for making this undeservedly panned camera available for a great price.
I think it is pretty obvious.. they are hoping customers either make mistakes on the rebate submission or forget about it entirely. Then they keep 100 dollars.
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I've been eyeing this deal as a gift idea for my father. I'm guessing this would be a pretty good "intro" camera? Thoughts?

Also, I'm probably going to jump on the K-3 II with the rebate from Samy's. I don't see any mention of it on the rebate form but has anyone seen or know of a reason I couldn't get two separate rebates on two cameras?
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QuoteOriginally posted by colonel00 Quote
I've been eyeing this deal as a gift idea for my father. I'm guessing this would be a pretty good "intro" camera? Thoughts?

Also, I'm probably going to jump on the K-3 II with the rebate from Samy's. I don't see any mention of it on the rebate form but has anyone seen or know of a reason I couldn't get two separate rebates on two cameras?
It's certainly a good starter camera, and it also has lots of advanced features. The main thing to consider, IMO, is the small size of the grip. Still more or less a no-brainer at this price I'd say.

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It's certainly a good starter camera, and it also has lots of advanced features. The main thing to consider, IMO, is the small size of the grip. Still more or less a no-brainer at this price I'd say.
My daughter has small, dainty hands. I'm seriously considering upgrading her from the K-x. For Christmas.
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QuoteOriginally posted by dansamy Quote
My daughter has small, dainty hands. I'm seriously considering upgrading her from the K-x. For Christmas.
Specs wise, this would be a very very large upgrade from the decent K-x -- she'd probably be pretty excited about it.
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Specs wise, this would be a very very large upgrade from the decent K-x -- she'd probably be pretty excited about it.
I'm considering this deal or the Costco K-S2. I know there's a large price difference between them, but the K-S2 does offer some advantages.
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I was just checking out Samy's site to see if they had a price cut on the K-3 II and I notice that they don't have the KS-1 listed. Guessing they are either temporarily or permanently out of stock. Good thing I jumped on this a few days ago instead of waiting until tomorrow.
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