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10 black E-P5 bodies, NEW, In BOX, $294 each (U.S.)

Discussion in 'Hot Deals - Find a Great Deal? Share It Here.' started by MarylandUSA, Jan 3, 2019.

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  1. MarylandUSA

    MarylandUSA Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

    363
    Jul 3, 2013
    Poolesville, Maryland
    Paul Franklin Stregevsky
    EBay U.S. listing here. There's an 8% discount if you order two or more! The seller is in California but will ship internationally.
     
  2. davidzvi

    davidzvi Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Aug 12, 2012
    Outside Boston MA
    David
    Read carefully and contact the seller. They have information saying E-P5 AND E-P2. Added a couple of the pictures are of the Samsung NX2000.
     
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  3. Evan614

    Evan614 Mu-43 Regular

    112
    May 6, 2014
    BuckeyeState
    Yeah I say steer clear unless you are willing to deal with returning. as said above me -- body of listing says p2 and has photo of the Samsung camera.
     
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  4. Chris5107

    Chris5107 Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jan 28, 2011
    USA
    Chris
    The add is sloppy but that seems like a good price. If I were looking for an EP-5 this would be worth a shot IMO. A return is not too big of a deal if something is not right. The seller has a 100% rating so far.
     
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  5. snaimpally

    snaimpally Mu-43 Top Veteran

    855
    Dec 31, 2012
    Ebay has a pretty good return policy - if the seller sends you the wrong item, they will pay to ship it back and refund your money.
     
  6. Christop82

    Christop82 Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Sep 10, 2016
    I absolutely hate ebay as a seller. Great for buyers. Ebay will always initially support the buyer with very few exceptions.
     
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  7. snaimpally

    snaimpally Mu-43 Top Veteran

    855
    Dec 31, 2012
    Agreed. I think ebay tries to strike a balance but to compete with retailers, they have to side with the buyer.
     
  8. MarylandUSA

    MarylandUSA Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

    363
    Jul 3, 2013
    Poolesville, Maryland
    Paul Franklin Stregevsky
    After selling just onr E-P5, the first week, the seller just lowered his price by $10 to $270 US dollars plus $17 shipping.
     
  9. TetonTom

    TetonTom Mu-43 Regular

    Same seller (IvytechLLC) now has a second ad for 10 new in box EP5’s for $259 with free shipping. He’s also fixed his images, no more Samsung NX...
    I don’t see any real reason to think it’s fishy. I’ve been looking for a deal like this, I think I might pick one up...
    Before I do, I’m going to message him and ask about paperwork, accessories, warranty, etc... I’ve found that if I get good replies from sellers on eBay, it usually lowers the risk of a scam. No response, though, or a really poorly written one, and I steer clear.
     
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  10. orchard county

    orchard county Mu-43 Regular

    113
    Apr 11, 2013
    ireland
    Normally I’d agree but I just got ripped off to the tune of £30 from seller on eBay thinking of closing my account
     
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  11. Christop82

    Christop82 Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Sep 10, 2016
    Ebay always sides with the buyer. Contact them.
     
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  12. TetonTom

    TetonTom Mu-43 Regular

    I sent this seller a question and got a quick response. He says that the EP5’s come new with all factory accessories in the original box and USA paperwork, but that the manufacturer warranty is expired. Not sure what to think about that...
    He is offering 3 month return or replacement, though.
     
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  13. MarylandUSA

    MarylandUSA Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

    363
    Jul 3, 2013
    Poolesville, Maryland
    Paul Franklin Stregevsky
    Thanks! In fact, he has TWO listings for 10 black New E-P5s at that price..and $259 is the SHIPPED price!
    In one listing he writes:
    "BRAND NEW in retail box, US model with all paperwork, never out of box (PLEASE NOTE, this is a brand new EP-5 camera, not EP-L5)"
     
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  14. twigboy

    twigboy Mu-43 Top Veteran

    606
    Sep 10, 2016
    Virginia
    Maybe not US E-P5's.

    I see Olympus America appears to still have extended warranty capabilities on their support page: PEN E-P5 | Olympus In my mind can't have an extended unless there is the possibility of a current warranty.
     
  15. TetonTom

    TetonTom Mu-43 Regular

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  16. TetonTom

    TetonTom Mu-43 Regular

    I looked at his other listings, and I think I smell a fish.
    He’s got several Fuji X-E2 new in box with 18-55 f2.8-4 (the nice kit lens) for $519. That’s more than $200 less than anyone else.
     
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  17. Tool Crazy

    Tool Crazy Mu-43 Veteran

    209
    Jul 5, 2018
    As an ebay seller myself, what it appears to be is that sometimes if the seller isn't careful, ebay includes their own product specs list and it isn't always correct to the model item you're selling. In my opinion that's what I think happened here, which in a way is out of the control of the seller unless he catches the mistake before posting the listing.

    If anyone is seriously interested in the listing, I'd suggest they ask the seller for a picture of the box or boxes of the items to clarify any uncertainties like they did with the fuji xe2 and kit lens listings.
     
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  18. demiro

    demiro Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Nov 7, 2010
    When looking at his feedback the item info is all listed as private. Is that a new thing on eBay? It is always good to see if a seller has a history selling whatever you are considering to buy.
     
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  19. Biro

    Biro Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    May 8, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    Steve
    I used to have an E-P5 and I used to have a VF-4. I now have the Pen-F and prefer its built-in EVF. But the thought of a brand-new unused E-P5 is intriguing.

    Without a viewfinder, would I use this camera more than, say, my Sony RX100 Mark V (bought cheap as a Best Buy open-box special)?

    BTW, the ad says "brand new U.S. model."
     
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  20. snaimpally

    snaimpally Mu-43 Top Veteran

    855
    Dec 31, 2012
    Likely new old stock (NOS) - brand new inventory that was sitting in a store or at a distributor and was recently discovered.

    The thing is - the Pen F is 2 years old now so Olympus is likely to do a refresh soon. No point in going backward.
     
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