$316 K-01 on the way

Started Jan 9, 2013 | Discussions thread
JeffAHayes
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Re: I wonder if any more ARE on the way
In reply to wildkat2, Feb 6, 2013

wildkat2 wrote:

JeffAHayes wrote:

Jim King wrote:

I'm still waiting - my delivery window is January 28-February 19th, so I still have about two weeks until I panic...

Seriously, if Amazon tells me that they can't fulfill my order for the Bumblebee model I'll forcefully argue that they should ship me one in a different color. The yellow one is still my preference, though.

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I don't get what's going on between YOU and Amazon, Jim. You must have ordered through one of their "storefronts," and one of their less reliable "storefronts," at that (something I'm anathema to do, for just that sort of reason).

I just checked again, and right this minute there are three different K-01 deals available at Amazon (two yellow and one black) with free delivery via Amazon Prime by February 7 if purchased within the next 18 or 19 hours.

If you DON'T have Amazon Prime, trust me, it's WORTH the $79/year. I hummed and hawed for years, instead choosing to get small orders over $25 so I could get free 2-day shipping. But sometimes I'd end up just getting something else I really didn't need just to hit that $25 minimum (nowadays I might buy a $5 movie, if I feel like it, and get free shipping). Best of all, with Prime, you can upgrade any purchase to OVERNIGHT shipping for just $3.99 (the only catch is that if you're getting several things at once, you can't split some to 2-day and some to overnight -- have to make separate purchases, or else pay $3.99 for each for overnight, or settle for 2-day for each -- I learned that the hard way, lol).

Prime also gives you other benefits with streaming movies and stuff. Anyway, I'm not an Amazon salesperson, just saying...

Jeff

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Thanks for getting me checking. My order was placed directly with Amazon and I was disturbed to see that just like you said there are K-01 (Yellow) in stock while mine has not shipped. So I got on Amazon Chat and asked. Here is a partial transcript:

Ejaas:Please understand that these 2 are different items./

1. Pentax K-01 16MP APS-C CMOS Compact System Camera Kit with DA 40mm Lens (Yellow)

Me:no they arnt

Ejaas:2. Pentax mirrorless body design compatible with 25+ million Pentax K mount lenses K-01 Lens Body Kit - Yellow

Me:they are the EXACT SAME CAMERA

Ejaas:Please look at the ASIN:

B0076397MQ

B00740MRBE

They both are different.

Me:Im sorry but they are the exact camera

Ejaas:ASIN is Amazon Standard Identification Numbers.

If the items are same, the ASINs should be same.

Am I making you clear?

Me:Im sorry but I dont understand how you can have the camera in stock and also back ordered

its the same camera

same lens

same everything

In Amazon World the currently available K-01 with 40mm lens is different from the K-01 with 40mm I ordered. Not sure how that works but they assured me my camera would ship between the 7th and the 20th.

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I'll tell ya WHAT, Wildkat, ummm it's ALL CAPS TIME, GRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!

I WENT THROUGH THAT VERY SAME SCENARIO ONCE WITH AMAZON... I WAS AWAITING A SUPPOSEDLY "BACK-ORDERED" ITEM (THINK IT WAS A LENS), ONLY TO DISCOVER WHILE BROWSING AROUND THAT IT WAS AVAILABLE WITH NEXT-DAY SHIPPING VIA PRIME (AND I WAS A PRIME CUSTOMER, AND MINE WAS SUPPOSEDLY "IN TRANSIT," BUT DELAYED, AND MY CC HAD ALREADY BEEN BILLED). I DID WHAT YOU JUST DID, AND THEY TRIED TO JERK ME AROUND LIKE THEY JUST JERKED YOU AROUND. BUT YOU DON'T JERK JEFF AROUND, PERIOD!!! AFTER A FEW MINUTES OF PLAYING "THE ROUNDABOUT" LIKE YOU JUST DID, I ESCALATED... I TOLD THEM I WAS A PRIME MEMBER, AND THAT I'D DEMAND A REFUND OF MY PRIME MEMBERSHIP, AND CANCEL MY ORDER, AND BE SENDING EMAILS TO EVERY EXECUTIVE IN THE COMPANY, ALONG WITH A CUT-AND-PASTE TRANSCRIPT OF MY CONVERSATION TO EVERY MAJOR MEDIA OUTLET... AND I JUST KEPT ON YELLING UNTIL I GOT MY ORDER STRAIGTHENED OUT!!!!!

My suggestion is that you go back and do the same. You may be more successful if you do it by telephone. Even if you're not a prime member, if you buy a lot from Amazon I think you have a good chance of being successful. Just because they gave two different "instances" of the same camera-lens combo different "item numbers" IS NO FREAKING EXCUSE!!! That reminds me of how Circuit City and Best Buy used to get out of having to meet their supposed "price-matching" agreements for stereo equipment. They were big enough that they'd get Sanyo and Panasonic, etc., to make slightly different model numbers for each of them, with just one letter different in the model number. Usually the model was identical, or else it just had some very minor cosmetic difference or one minor feature difference... just enough that you couldn't say it was the same model and do price matching.

DON'T LET AMAZON TRAMPLE ON YOU LIKE THIS!

Jeff Hayes´╗┐

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