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Old Feb 4, 2009, 8:29 PM   #1
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I am a frequent shopper with http://www.hsn.com and have noticed this little deal.. is this in fact the K20D ?? They have it labeled a K20 but I don't think that exists?? Sorry about the large link....


http://electronics.hsn.com/pentax-k20-digital-slr-camera-with-2-zoom-lenses_p-4677991_xp.aspx?webm_id=0&web_id=4677991&s f=ec&dept=ec0108&cat=ec0110&subcat=ec0 218&ocm=EC|ec0108|ec0110|ec0218&prev=hp!sf !dept!cat!subcat&ccm=EC|ec0108|ec0110|ec0218
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Old Feb 4, 2009, 8:48 PM   #2
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Yep, that's the K20D. if you zoom in yo can see the logo.
but the price is ridiculous! they are going for under $700 now.

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Old Feb 4, 2009, 10:07 PM   #3
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Well I figured the price was way too high.. I wish I could shell out the money.. I have a K110D .. I wonder what I could get for that and put that toward the K20D? Hmmm...:idea:
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Old Feb 4, 2009, 11:03 PM   #4
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Actually, the price isn't horrible. I noticed that B&H has raised their prices on the K20 again (not as high as they were originally, but higher than they were around Christmas). It includes both the DA18-55 and the 50-200, which makes it somewhat competitive, but not great. I personally don't like the 50-200 (mine is broken). If it had come with the DA 55-300, it would probably be worth looking at.
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Old Feb 5, 2009, 1:40 PM   #5
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Doesn't seem that much, the same setup cost's 842,93€ here.
What amounts to 1082 $.

And on the news they have already said that most Asian firm's are going to raise their prices. (especially electronics like tv, camera's ...)

I don't like it but ... what do you do against it.


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Old Feb 5, 2009, 2:07 PM   #6
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See Steve's breaking news page - Pentax has just announced dslr price reductions with an in-store "instant rebate" on the K20. In store??? What store??? I haven't seen a local brick-and-mortar store advertisement including Pentax dslrs since Pentax announced their revised "marketing" strategy, and I haven't seen one in a store anywhere. Canon, Nikon, Sony, and maybe even Olympus and Panasonic, but Pentax? On line only (or special order), as far as I can determine, with maybe one or two exceptions in the whole greater LA area. No wonder they need to an incentive program - if anybody (but other Pentax users) even knows it exixts!
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Bel Air Camera always seems to have a couple of Pentaxcameras on sale, so if anyone is in the Westwood/West L.A. area, they can stop by (hint, hint - they carry what sells, if people ask for Pentax they'll keep carrying them). B&H's website now shows that there's a rebate on the K20, but they've also raised their prices.
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I was wondering if anyone had seen that posting. Unfortunately, I just spent my allotment for probably a while.

Our local Ritz stores do carry Pentax.Of course, it isn't what they readily show when anyone asks about dSLR's. But, if you ask, they'll get them out.

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