$316 K-01 on the way

Started Jan 9, 2013 | Discussions thread
Jim King
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Re: I wonder if any more ARE on the way
In reply to JeffAHayes, Feb 7, 2013

JeffAHayes wrote:

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).

Nope, I ordered it with Amazon Prime and it is coming (eventually!) directly from Amazon LLC (it says so on the order). I've had excellent service from Amazon in the past and expect that in the end, everything will come right, even if they end up a substituting a body with a different color. I was hoping for a yellow one, though.

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.

Well, I just checked Amazon this minute and while several K-01 yellow models are being offered, only one comes in a kit with the DA40XS, and that one is from a storefront, not Amazon Prime.  You have to read the fine print...

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, I know Amazon Prime is a smart choice, at least for me, and I've been a member for years.  Wouldn't be without it!

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