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Pentax FA 85mm/1.4 for $779.99
Posted By: Clinton, 04-30-2010, 06:42 PM

Someone should buy this lens. $779.99 for the FA* 85mm f1.4 is a steal. If I didn't already own it, I would just buy this fast.

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04-30-2010, 07:44 PM   #2
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I'd be wary of them. They sold me a "brand new" Kx with a high shutter count. Based on their reviews, others have faced the similar problems.
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Either it's used, or they don't have it in stock I bet.

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bait and switch...I would be careful.

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looks like it's sold out now.
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Tri-State Camera

I wasn't aware of the problems with Tri-State camera, as their eBay rating was excellent. Now I feel bad that I posted a link to their deal on a DA21. Can anyone share a link to some evidence of their poor service?
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QuoteOriginally posted by harmonica2 Quote
I wasn't aware of the problems with Tri-State camera, as their eBay rating was excellent. Now I feel bad that I posted a link to their deal on a DA21. Can anyone share a link to some evidence of their poor service?
Always check resellerratings.com for camera equipment.

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They're 7.7, which isn't terrible, they used to be a lot worse judging by their lifetime review ratings at 6.6. They've been known to pull bait/switch once in a while. They're certainly better than the true bait/switch scammers in NYC but they're definitely a level below reputable outfits like Adorama, B&H or even Abes of Maine.

I find them doing little stuff like selling slightly used equipment as new, but with full warranty. I decided to let the 400 shutter count on my K-x go as I got a good deal on it from them, for $450 when everyone else wanted $500+.

Their customer service was certainly better than Adorama's which is pretty much staffed by greedy and surly know-it-alls.
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