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HarryS

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Got it for 356.00
You can still get a 40-150 from amazon at this moment for $149 shipped. So that's equivalent, but the warranty is better with a new two lens kit and Amazon still shows 8 two lens kits available via Adorama for $499.

My refurb EPL5 came in last month at 143 clicks. I would be disappointed with 910. Return is what I would do,
 

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I agree, 900 is practically brand new.
True but not unusual to find second hands in the lower thousands either. To me it's more important to look unused or physically abused.

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Yeah, I agree.

Still with the promo 2-lens kit and the added warranty of a new one @ 480 (bh with discount), I will just return my refurb. Deal isn't as attractive now.
 

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Myself, I blew it. I could have gotten a refurbed E-M5 with 12-50mm zoom for about $679. But I hesitated. It'd be nice if the refurb discount came back for New Year's.
I almost pulled the trigger twice, but the tax was what slowed me down. There are a few ebay sellers that sell the same refurb kit for $799 shipped, and with "eBay bucks" it comes very close to the Oly price shipped.
 

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Mine just came today, earlier than expected. Silver E-PL5 looks brand new and only has 61 shutter actions. I almost wonder if they opened up new packages and stuck them in refurb boxes! :)
 

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Mine just came today, earlier than expected. Silver E-PL5 looks brand new and only has 61 shutter actions. I almost wonder if they opened up new packages and stuck them in refurb boxes! :)
It's true, isn't it? But it's a legal thing. They can be identical to new - even with no more clicks than when they left the factory. A buyer can have received it, experienced remorse and simply sent it back. But it can't be sold as new. So it goes in the refurb box.
 

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I just realized my lcd screen has some hot pixels, very close to the center. What's olympus policy on this? If I send it back will they send me a new refurb? This one looks pretty good and the sensor looks good.

And having a good look at the EVF, there's a bit of dirt there. it's not a hot pixel problem, it's really a bit of dirt.
 

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I just realized my lcd screen has some hot pixels, very close to the center. What's olympus policy on this? If I send it back will they send me a new refurb? This one looks pretty good and the sensor looks good.

And having a good look at the EVF, there's a bit of dirt there. it's not a hot pixel problem, it's really a bit of dirt.
Did you try pixel mapping?

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brunatius

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Did you try pixel mapping?

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They don't show up on the photos. It's really the LCD and evf. I like the warranty idea but not having the camera around with a new baby is tough :)

I'm sure the evf only needs some air blown on it and I think I could live with the LCD. Ai ai..

It's significantly better than my epl1..

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