Amazon "Lightning deals" on GF3, GF5 and G5

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  1. DeeJayK

    DeeJayK Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 8, 2011
    Pacific Northwest, USA
    Keith
    Amazon is running a string of "Lightning Deals" on the Panasonic :43:'s. (hat tip to 43rumors).

    The first deal was a GF3 + 14-42 PZ X zoom for $229, which is basically the going rate for that lens on its own. The current deal (which is "100% claimed" but for which you can join a "waiting list") is a GF5 + 14-42 (non-PZ) zoom for $299.
     
  2. DeeJayK

    DeeJayK Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 8, 2011
    Pacific Northwest, USA
    Keith
    Current deals (as of 2pm PDT):

    Red GF5 + 14-42 (mk I, non-PZ) zoom for $299. 100% claimed, can join waitlist.
    Brown GF3 + 14-42 (mk I, non-PZ) zoom for $399.
    <s>Red GF3 +14-42 (mk I, non-PZ) zoom for $229.</s> 100% claimed, waitlist full.
    Black GF3 body for $229.

    Starting at 4pm PDT:
    GF3 + 14mm f/2.5 for $???
    GF3 + 14-42 PZ X lens for $???

    Starting at 6pm PDT:
    G5 body for $???

    Expired/Sold out deals:
    <s>GF3 + 14-42 PZ X lens for $229.</s>
     
  3. twokatmew

    twokatmew Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 1, 2012
    Lansing, MI, US
    Margaret
    I need new gear like I need a hole in my head, but I'll be sitting by the computer till I see the price on that G5 body.... :biggrin:
     
  4. DeeJayK

    DeeJayK Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 8, 2011
    Pacific Northwest, USA
    Keith
    I hear ya...although I'm more intrigued by the PZ kit -- that's got me looking at how much I could resell the GF3 for.
     
  5. twokatmew

    twokatmew Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 1, 2012
    Lansing, MI, US
    Margaret
    Yes, I'm looking at that too. :redface: Even if the GF3 turns out to be unsalable (unlikely), $229 for that lens is a great deal. The next one is black though, so my guess is price will be somewhat higher than the brown earlier today....
     
  6. BAPHA

    BAPHA Mu-43 Regular

    84
    Nov 11, 2012
    The prices seem odd - the brown gf3 with the PZ lens was $229, yet the same body but with the regular 14-42 kit lens is $399?! Also, currently gf3 body only (black) is $229...
     
  7. DeeJayK

    DeeJayK Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 8, 2011
    Pacific Northwest, USA
    Keith
    Trying to make sense of the pricing of something like this (particularly at Amazon) is a bit of a fools errand. It probably has to do as much with inventory as anything else.

    sent from my phone using the Mu-43 app
     
  8. b534202

    b534202 Mu-43 Regular

    46
    Sep 18, 2012
    Its the people that are choosing to buy the body at that price that is odd ...
    For $229 you can get a camera with lens or no lens. Hey, lets just forget about the lens!
     
  9. zapatista

    zapatista Mu-43 Top Veteran

    668
    Mar 19, 2012
    Denver, Colorado, USA
    Mike
    $398 for the G5 body, kinda a crappy deal.
     
  10. twokatmew

    twokatmew Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 1, 2012
    Lansing, MI, US
    Margaret
    I thought so too.

    --
    Sent from my phone. Please pardon my brevity!
     
  11. briloop

    briloop Mu-43 Regular

    171
    May 23, 2012
    Mount Juliet, TN
    Glad I didn't bite.