$316 K-01 on the way

Started Jan 9, 2013 | Discussions
Pentaxer
Pentaxer Contributing Member • Posts: 893
Tracking number provided!

I just received tracking for one of my 2 orders. I should have the first one on Wednesday!

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steve_K10D
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Re: $316 K-01 on the way

I see amazon although not selling this one directly has them up for $318  unfortunately no shipping to australia

McSpin Regular Member • Posts: 478
Re: Tracking number provided!

Mine has shipped will be here tomorrow, so they have come through on my order.

EArenz
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Re: $316 K-01 on the way

steve_K10D wrote:

I see amazon although not selling this one directly has them up for $318 unfortunately no shipping to australia

I'd be careful with that one anyway. As some have inquired and it appears that the description is incorrect.  The ASIN: B0076397MQ refers to body only AFAIK.  If it's a kit with 40mm lens it should have an ASIN that starts with B00740.

Ed

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EArenz
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Re: Surprise surprise... shipping soon

Two bright yellow K-01 kits with 40mm lens showed up at the door this morning.  After the 3% cash-back for using the Amazon Visa, they figure to ~ $307.50 each.  Hard to beat.  Thought people might want to know that they're actually being delivered...

Ed

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SRT201
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Re: Surprise surprise... shipping soon

Good to hear.  I'll chime in when mine shows.

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TwoUptons Senior Member • Posts: 1,155
Re: Surprise surprise... shipping soon

Mine was on the stoop when I got home.

The battery is charging now, and I've loaded the firmware update onto the SD card...

So Amazon made it with 26 hours left in their delivery window

I'll take that...

SRT201
SRT201 Senior Member • Posts: 2,515
Re: Surprise surprise... shipping soon

And so... It showed. Amazing! I was really starting to think Amazon would just cancel the orders.

This 40mm is almost funny it's so small. Looks ridiculous on the K-5.

EArenz
EArenz Contributing Member • Posts: 608
Re: Surprise surprise... shipping soon

This 40mm is almost funny it's so small. Looks ridiculous on the K-5.

You should see it on the K20D.  Looks like a body cap.

Ed

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Jim King
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Re: Surprise surprise... shipping soon

Amazon email says Friday.  My hopes are definitely up now that you have received yours!

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I shoot guitars Junior Member • Posts: 28
Re: Surprise surprise... shipping soon

I ordered mine Jan 3rd. I just got an email and tracking number. It will be here monday. I'm already looking for my next lens.

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Jim King
Jim King Veteran Member • Posts: 8,274
It's finally here!

Sorry for my pessimism, Amazon.  All is forgiven - I should never have doubted you!

This was my first chance to see the Bumblebee in the flesh (so to speak) and to hold it.  It's a very solid and chunky thing, but it feels good in the hand and looks quite sporty.  I expect to have a lot of fun with it, although I don't think it will displace my K5 IIs and X-E1 as my primary shooters.  We'll see...

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brandrx Forum Pro • Posts: 28,337
Re: It's finally here!

Jim King wrote:

Sorry for my pessimism, Amazon. All is forgiven - I should never have doubted you!

I was never worried myself. I did however, cancel my order but that's because I already bought four of them previously and I really could not justify another one.

I remember a few years ago that a great buy came up on Amazon (I think it was for a K-7), and all those that ordered got worried just like the folks in this thread. In the end, all of them got their "great deals".

Cheers.

Ron

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Jim King
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Ron-

I hope you realize that all my angst in this thread was an attempt at humor - I've never had a problem with Amazon that I couldn't work out with them. Their huge success is testimony in part to their great customer service.

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wildkat2 Contributing Member • Posts: 899
Yellow to black for $12

Well no yellow K-01 for me. Today was the day Amazon had promised me a tracking number with my shipped camera. Instead I got an email saying no camera was coming until at least March and I needed to decide if I wanted to cancel.

I got on chat with Amazon and they strongly hinted no camera would be coming. After lots of discussion they transferred my order to the black version and applied a $30 credit. Result is I will receive a black one for $328 - $12 more than the original yellow price.

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

Im bummed I wont have a bright yellow conversation started but happy that I am getting a good deal on a great camera lens combination. Hopefully I will get a tracking number today.

For anyone else waiting on a yellow one ordered back in January I suggest you get with customer service ASAP. As of this minute Amazon has 9 black body/lens combos in stock and I got the feeling there would not be any more coming.

Good Luck!

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SRT201
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Re: Yellow to black for $12

Much better than not getting one.  I guess they cut the number of orders really close.

Black, silver, yellow... they all work the same.

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SHIPPED!!!

It is on the way!!!

Only 4 left with Amazon as of this minute.  THey do have the standard "More on the way."

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wildkat2 Contributing Member • Posts: 899
I got it!!!

Got my K-01 today!

Wow this thing is CRAZY small!!

Looking forward to putting it though its paces!

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jm_mac Senior Member • Posts: 2,043
Re: I got it!!!

Congratulations! I saw your other post about swapping your order, and called Amazon to do the same. The good news is i was able to swap my order for the yellow one to a white one for the same price! The bad need is they are out of stock and shipping is quoted as mid to end of march. oh well, I hope they can get some in stock.

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McSpin Regular Member • Posts: 478
Re: Yellow to black for $12

I have one of each color and I've got to admit, I really like the yellow one.  I didn't think I would, but it really looks better on this style camera.  I like the white one second best, but use the black one the most.  I think of it more as a "beater" and end up grabbing it when shooting in adverse conditions, which seems to be most of the time.

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