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Refurbished k-1 - $1499 from Kenmore Camera
Posted By: innivus, 03-06-2017, 07:30 PM

When I saw this on eBay they had 6... now they have 5 left.

EDIT: should mention it is a factory refurbishment and comes with a 90 day factory warranty.

K-1 refurbished

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In the last few years I've purchased a number of very expensive used lenses from Kenmore Camera. All were great experiences and products. In one case I needed to return the lens - it was easy, quick and got my money back ASAP.

Kenmore is one of my favorite sellers on Ebay.

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Dang it, I just bought a K-1 on eBay for $1555! I got 2 additional battery packs and a charger, but this deal is still better.

Thanks for the post!
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Interesting find.
I have never seen Pentax gear sold as Refurbished till now let alone factory refurbished. Looks like this is the K-1 thing.

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QuoteOriginally posted by shardulm Quote
Interesting find.
I have never seen Pentax gear sold as Refurbished till now let alone factory refurbished. Looks like this is the K-1 thing.
The Camera Store in Calgary had a small batch of factory refurbished lenses (with 90 day warranty) over a year ago. I haven't seen any since. It would be nice if this was more common!
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Got my K-1 from Kenmore Ebay store, very happy with the transaction and speed of shipment, packaging, communication. From my experience - shop with confidence
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They also have refurbished K-3II (including silver edition), 645D, 645Z and WG models. Do you think these are warranty returns processed through Precision or what?
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QuoteOriginally posted by shardulm Quote
Interesting find.
I have never seen Pentax gear sold as Refurbished till now let alone factory refurbished. Looks like this is the K-1 thing.
Actually, many moons ago I bought my Ricoh GR refurbished from KEH. The camera treated me very well for a long time, so I'm hopeful the K-1 will do the same.

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Yesterday I messaged Kenmore and asked them how many shutter clicks these cameras had on them.

They responded today saying that they do not have any idea, and that they will not open up any of the boxes to check.

So, sort of a crap shoot on how many shutter clicks they will have. I would imagine some will be less than 100, while others might be in the thousands.

Shutter click count would not be a deal breaker for me (as long as they are below 5,000).
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I wonder how many of these are out there as returns from the miscalibrated sensor period (white spots and inconsistent gain across the sensor)
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Got mine in the mail yesterday. Only had a small chance to break it out and take some quick shots to ensure everything seems to work as it should - happy to report it comes out of the package looking like a brand new camera. Without a chance to put it through a more thorough test I'm not going to declare a complete success, but I'd rather be able to report no immediate problems than the opposite.

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So, sort of a crap shoot on how many shutter clicks they will have. I would imagine some will be less than 100, while others might be in the thousands.

Shutter click count would not be a deal breaker for me (as long as they are below 5,000).
FWIW, mine had 615 when it arrived. Barely anything, really.
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Mine arrived today. So far everything appears OK. It looks like it was never used. I ordered it Sunday and it arrived today. The shutter count is 320. Boy this is a big camera.
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Here are a few pictures of the K-1 that arrived today.
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The 1st Pentax DSLR that I ever bought was a refurb *ist DL, liberally sprinkled with pixy dust. Best purchase of my life. Tack sharp. Had about 180 shutter count.
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