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Old Apr 8, 2012, 11:29 AM   #1
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I just thought it was odd that the K-5 has such great reviews Here and other places. But I noticed that at amazon, as I was watching the price drop. That the Camera body is listed and noted that there are 50 used bodies available and another 43 used with the kit lens. It makes me wonder why so many used Cameras at almost the same price as new. I just assumed a lot of these cameras have been returned and I wonder Why. Not trying to cause a stir or flame war just was curious.

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Old Apr 8, 2012, 1:29 PM   #2
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Sometimes, people take advantage of rebates, or package deals, the return the main item for refund. In some cases, the retail price has fallen in the meantime, and the used or returned equipment was priced before the drop, leaving it rather high in comparison. Seems to work this way with used cars, too.
I think that sometimes, the manufacturers will try rebates to boost sales, as a test, then lower prices after they find sales are better at the lower prices. This usually happens a while after the model has been on the market, and the early adopter sales have fallen off. Way of the world, I guess.

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As far as used/refurbished cameras being around - The first batch of the K5s had the stain issue and lots were replaced. I assume that would mean that a lot of refurbished cameras would be available - all the ones that were returned and the sensors replaced.
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I just had a look :

Pentax K5 - 6 used
Canon 60D - 18 used
Nikon D7000 - 19 used

Maybe when you took a peek a retailer somewhere had just dropped a refurbished consignment on the site - they've mostly all sold now
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My mistake That was a total of new and used in stock. I have to learn to pay more attention.
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