Anyway else buy the EP5 on Amazon UK Black Friday deals today?

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by Levster, Nov 25, 2014.

  1. Levster

    Levster Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Whilst browsing the Amazon Black Friday deals I spotted a black EP5 with 14-42mm listed. Original price was £649.99 and the price dropped to £399.99 for the deal. I couldn't resist!
     
  2. tosvus

    tosvus Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jan 4, 2014
    Good find, I always thought that camera looked very interesting.
     
  3. sgreszcz

    sgreszcz Mu-43 Veteran

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    Oct 7, 2012
    I saw that - just as I'm about to list both of mine on eBay.co.uk :(

    I love the E-P5 + VF4 for shooting stills, but I've decided to get the LX-100 for better video performance and compact zoom and then will see if Olympus ups their video game with the E-M5 replacement, or see what Panasonic does for their Gx7 replacement.

    I'm going to rely on my E-PM2 for longer-lens duty with the 35-100/2.8.
     
  4. Growltiger

    Growltiger Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Mar 26, 2014
    UK
    I bought the E-P5, body only, new for £316 a couple of weeks ago. You can get some good deals from the eBay seller I found in Korea, they were selling over 50 of the E-P5 bodies, all with international warranty. It is a lovely little camera.
     
  5. Levster

    Levster Mu-43 Top Veteran

    I'm always a bit worried that I'll be stung with duty and VAT, which then makes £316 more like £400! I figured I could sell the lens for £50 and then the body is only £350. I also spotted the EM-5 portrait kit on Monday, which includes the 45mm and HLD-6 grip as well as the 12-50mm. The portrait kit was around £700, which is probably just a fair price rather than a good bargain when you compare what you can pick the items up used for. Knowing Amazon the deals will appear again over the week.
     
  6. zensu

    zensu An Old Fool

    Aug 8, 2012
    Southeastern USA
    Bobby
    I already have a black E-P5 that I love and if I had the money I'd buy another in a New York second! This time I'd like the silver model.
     
  7. sgreszcz

    sgreszcz Mu-43 Veteran

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    Oct 7, 2012
    Just put my two ep5 (reluctantly) in silver and black on eBay UK along with my o12-40/2.8.

    Loved the cameras for stills, but going to go with the lx100 + pm2 and p35-100/2.8 for now.
     
  8. rparmar

    rparmar Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jun 14, 2011
    Limerick, Ireland
    This did not show up in their Black Friday deals, and does not now show up in the ones that have passed by. So I am wondering how you found it!

    EDIT
    Ah, I bet it was not an official Black Friday deal, but simply one of the discounts that come up from time to time. Currently one can buy a kit for £495. Still a bloody good deal!
     
  9. Levster

    Levster Mu-43 Top Veteran

    I found it on the Black Friday ticker tape on the UK Amazon. They had a GX-7 with 20mm and the OM-D Portrait kit today, which I'm sure I saw earlier in the week.
     
  10. sdb123

    sdb123 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jul 25, 2014
    Northants, UK
    Steve
    It was on the Black Friday deals yesterday...100% a BF deal. :)
     
  11. rparmar

    rparmar Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jun 14, 2011
    Limerick, Ireland
    Bizarre. I saw the other ones mentioned, but not that. If you check "missed deals" now, it doesn't show.

    I guess you got lucky. :)
     
  12. evilnim

    evilnim Mu-43 Veteran

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    Mar 27, 2012
    Birmingham
    Silver EM-5 plus 12-50mm plus 45mm plus HLD-6 grip coming up in 30 mins if anyone's interested...price not yet available to see!


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