Although I was a bit skeptical

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by the_traveler, Jun 15, 2013.

  1. the_traveler

    the_traveler Mu-43 Veteran

    Sep 12, 2011
    Columbia, MD
    Lew Lorton
    because the cost was 100 USD below best price in US, I ordered an Oly 45 1.8 in black through Rakuten, an online bundler of sites.

    I figured at 283 USD including shipping, it was essentially no lose.
    It was a bit disconcerting to get posts in rather garbled English (but my Japanese would be worse) and the sites are mostly Japanese but I have had nothing but great experiences with honesty while in Japan.

    It took a while because black bodies weren't released until June but I got an email and worked my way through their tracking system.

    I guess that Tuesday or Wednesday I'll have to go to my local PO to pay some duty and pick this up.

  2. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Heck of a price for a great lens. Good for you! :cool: 
  3. Fmrvette

    Fmrvette This Space For Rent

    May 26, 2012
    Detroit, Michigan
    Hi Lew!

    Seems like a sweet deal, post your final opinion after picking up the lens?


  4. slothead

    slothead Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 14, 2012
    Frederick, MD
    So Lew, I guess you don't quite have it yet? I really wanna see it when you get in your hot little hands!
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