The K-3 keeps dropping at Amazon.com

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brandrx Forum Pro • Posts: 28,120
The K-3 keeps dropping at Amazon.com

Hi folks,

The Pentax K-3 keeps dropping at Amazon.com. It has been dropping a few dollars every few hours and is now sitting at US $1106 (body only) direct from Amazon.com.

Ron

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Jim King
Jim King Veteran Member • Posts: 8,107
Re: The K-3 keeps dropping at Amazon.com

Wonder why it price is falling so soon after introduction?  I bought mine for $1099 about a month ago. Maybe I should have waited...  Nahhh, I just couldn't resist the latest and greatest!

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Gosman Contributing Member • Posts: 907
Re: The K-3 keeps dropping at Amazon.com

But you have to pay tax in Texas.  Got mine at my local store.

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GeoffNS Contributing Member • Posts: 593
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Yes But: The Canadian Dollar keeps dropping too.  Last year this time it was at par with the US Dollar, now it seems to be falling a few cents every week or two. Some say it will be at 80 cents before long.

C' la vie.

brandrx OP Forum Pro • Posts: 28,120
Just dropped another $3 :-)

brandrx wrote:

Hi folks,

The Pentax K-3 keeps dropping at Amazon.com. It has been dropping a few dollars every few hours and is now sitting at US $1106 (body only) direct from Amazon.com.

Funny...it just dropped another $3 to $1103.

Ron

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Gosman Contributing Member • Posts: 907
Re: Just dropped another $3 :-)

brandrx wrote:

brandrx wrote:

Hi folks,

The Pentax K-3 keeps dropping at Amazon.com. It has been dropping a few dollars every few hours and is now sitting at US $1106 (body only) direct from Amazon.com.

Funny...it just dropped another $3 to $1103.

Ron

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You keep watching that while I enjoy the camera!

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Jim King
Jim King Veteran Member • Posts: 8,107
Re: Just dropped another $3 :-)

As usual, Amazon has different price offers for different customers.  My Amazon page shows $1086...

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There is hardly anything in the world that some man cannot make a little worse and sell a little cheaper, and the people who consider price only are this man's lawful prey.
- John Ruskin
* * * * *
A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
- Sir Winston Churchill
* * * * *
The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits.
- Albert Einstein

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LightBug Senior Member • Posts: 1,583
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Full frame coming soon?

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brandrx OP Forum Pro • Posts: 28,120
Just now went to $1100. :-)

brandrx wrote:

brandrx wrote:

Hi folks,

The Pentax K-3 keeps dropping at Amazon.com. It has been dropping a few dollars every few hours and is now sitting at US $1106 (body only) direct from Amazon.com.

Funny...it just dropped another $3 to $1103.

Just now dropped another $3 and is at US $1100. I wonder how low it will go by the end of tomorrow.

Ron

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brandrx OP Forum Pro • Posts: 28,120
Re: Just dropped another $3 :-)

Jim King wrote:

As usual, Amazon has different price offers for different customers.  My Amazon page shows $1086...

Jim,

I am looking at the price directly from Amazon.com, not from one of the sellers via Amazon.com.

Ron

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Jim King
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Re: Just dropped another $3 :-)

My lowest price Amazon listing for the K-3 is from Electronics Basket and Fulfilled by Amazon Prime at $1080.76. The price directly from Amazon is $1000.08. It looks like the price directly from Amazon is gradually sliding down, probably because of pressure from their storefront sellers.

Amazon has played this game before; if you keep looking at a product they may drop the price a little bit just for you...

Note: Just rechecked; the K-3 at Electronics Basket is now $1077.53.  How low will they go???

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There is hardly anything in the world that some man cannot make a little worse and sell a little cheaper, and the people who consider price only are this man's lawful prey.
- John Ruskin
* * * * *
A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
- Sir Winston Churchill
* * * * *
The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits.
- Albert Einstein

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EHDesigns
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Re: The K-3 keeps dropping at Amazon.com

US$1,096.84 at the moment on Saturday night 9:00pm Central Time at Amazon.com...

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brandrx OP Forum Pro • Posts: 28,120
Re: The K-3 keeps dropping at Amazon.com

EHDesigns wrote:

US$1,096.84 at the moment on Saturday night 9:00pm Central Time at Amazon.com.

As I wrote in the OP, it seemed to be dropping every few hours. Now it seems to be dropping hourly. It is now at US $1093.66 at 9:09pm Mountain Standard Time.

Ron

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chriskana Regular Member • Posts: 100
Re: The K-3 keeps dropping at Amazon.com

1074.35

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MightyMike Forum Pro • Posts: 33,904
Re: The K-3 keeps dropping at Amazon.com

Something big might be announced next month methinks!

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brandrx OP Forum Pro • Posts: 28,120
Re: The K-3 keeps dropping at Amazon.com

chriskana wrote:

1074.35

That is Electronics Basket via Amazon.com.

Amazon.com (the jist of this thread) is at $1093.66.

Ron

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brandrx OP Forum Pro • Posts: 28,120
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MightyMike wrote:

Something big might be announced next month methinks!

Methinks you might be right.

Ron

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JeffAHayes
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Re: The K-3 keeps dropping at Amazon.com

I just checked (12:41 a.m., EST, 119/14) and now the price is down to $1,074.35!

Think I'll keep watching and just MIGHT take that bait if it drops low enough, rather than biting on a K-5IIs, instead, which is currently at $743.

Jeff

P.S. One of the sellers for Pentax gear I've been seeing on Amazon lately is a dealer called Davis Max. I haven't bought anything from them (and they're never available with "Prime" shipping, although I believe their shipping is still free). At any rate, I've just gotten an "uneasy feeling" about them when I'd click on their name and look a bit further.

Here's a quote from someone who bought his K-3 from Davis Max that pretty much validates my uneasy feeling:

"Been using Pentax for over 40 years and have never been disappointed. I don't upgrade often, but it was time. Awesome options and picture quality. The AA filter was the big seller this time.

DO NOT purchase from DavisMax though. Terrible experience. They seem to open the boxes and sell parts out of them. I ordered a body and got a kit box without the lens. They claimed to have sold the lens out of it. Really!! it was only released 2 weeks prior."

While it doesn't appear they sold this customer less than he ordered, taking a "kit" and selling it "piecemeal" like that just doesn't seem "Kosher" to me, and I'm not sure the warranty would still be good, since I believe a warranty is for everything that comes in a particular package.

Caveat emptor.

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chriskana Regular Member • Posts: 100
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JeffAHayes wrote:

I just checked (12:41 a.m., EST, 119/14) and now the price is down to $1,074.35!

Think I'll keep watching and just MIGHT take that bait if it drops low enough, rather than biting on a K-5IIs, instead, which is currently at $743.

Jeff

P.S. One of the sellers for Pentax gear I've been seeing on Amazon lately is a dealer called Davis Max. I haven't bought anything from them (and they're never available with "Prime" shipping, although I believe their shipping is still free). At any rate, I've just gotten an "uneasy feeling" about them when I'd click on their name and look a bit further.

Here's a quote from someone who bought his K-3 from Davis Max that pretty much validates my uneasy feeling:

"Been using Pentax for over 40 years and have never been disappointed. I don't upgrade often, but it was time. Awesome options and picture quality. The AA filter was the big seller this time.

DO NOT purchase from DavisMax though. Terrible experience. They seem to open the boxes and sell parts out of them. I ordered a body and got a kit box without the lens. They claimed to have sold the lens out of it. Really!! it was only released 2 weeks prior."

While it doesn't appear they sold this customer less than he ordered, taking a "kit" and selling it "piecemeal" like that just doesn't seem "Kosher" to me, and I'm not sure the warranty would still be good, since I believe a warranty is for everything that comes in a particular package.

Caveat emptor.

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1056.56 with Prime as of 4:18 EST

Regarding your comments about Davis Max, I have recent experience which may be of interest, but perhaps I'll post in a separate thread momentarily...

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