Possible sale of nearly new Pentax K3 / or part exchange.


Link Posted 22/04/2015 - 21:46
Hi guys. Photography has allways been a semi-serious hobby of mine but my passion has allways been music.

Recently i have had a wave of hardware failures in the studio and i need to replace it all so ive had to consider my options.

My wonderful partner bought me a K3 for christmas so its only 4 months old and has taken just 1177 shots since i got it.

No photos yet as i am just testing the water, but i am considering selling the K3 and buying a used K5 or K5 ii as i feel that a K5 would be good enough for me for use for my hobby. So possibly a part exchange could be possible.

So basically i am wondering if this is what i should do. So id love to hear from people to see what offers i would get for the K3 (body only, boxed etc) or what part exchange offers people might me willing to offer.

In a sad place today guys. Choices suck.


Link Posted 22/04/2015 - 23:41
I have an almost new K-5 II, with around 2600 actuations.
Let me know...


Link Posted 23/04/2015 - 22:32
where you from gary


Link Posted 24/04/2015 - 07:10
I have a K-5 bought in 2013, excellent condition and perfect working order.
Pentax K-1 and too many lenses


Link Posted 24/04/2015 - 11:41
im from Chippenham in Wiltshire stu62


Link Posted 24/04/2015 - 11:49
Please feel free to PM me with offers.


Link Posted 25/04/2015 - 22:14
nobody interested?


Link Posted 26/04/2015 - 10:18
Dear Garybeard333,

I doubt that the dilemma you are experiencing can be resolved by trading your K3 at this point. The difference in price of a used K5 vs used K3 just isn't sufficient enough to justify a trade and the imminent release of K3II is likely to further impact on any potential cash gain. Then there is the irreplaceable emotional value attached to your K3, a gift from someone clearly very dear to you, which may likely way outweigh its monetary value.

Keep your K3 and research a different solution. Somewhere just around the corner, out of sight and out of mind there will be an answer to your problem!!!

Just my twopenneth!!!! Good luck......
C.O.L.B.A.S victim
(Compulsive Obsessive Lens Buying Addiction Syndrome)

What you need are lenses, more lenses, bigger lenses, better lenses, faster lenses, vintage lenses and when you have these, your pictures will be perfect!


Link Posted 26/04/2015 - 14:39
i dont think i agree. looking at ebay k3's tend to for around 490-550 depending on condition, and mine is practically new and K5's tend to gof for between 200-250.
So realistically i could sell the K3 for say 500 buy a good K5 for 250, and have 250 to go towards my studio equipment.


Link Posted 29/04/2015 - 13:35
pm sent
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