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Black E-P3/Kit Zoom at Olympus Store - $810

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by thearne3, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. thearne3

    thearne3 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jan 28, 2010
    Redding, CT USA
    Www.buyolympus.com now lists the Black E-P3 and kit zoom as in stock. I was able to use the coupon 'reg8855' for a 10% discount and free shipping. :biggrin:

    Note: to use the coupon you must register/login first! if you get a 'address not correct' error, just call them direct - they ended up taking my order over the phone...
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  2. mach330

    mach330 Mu-43 Veteran

    Mar 19, 2011
    The OC
    Sux.i want the silver one.did anyone who ordered the 12 get theirs yet?
  3. WT21

    WT21 Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Feb 19, 2010
    Same here -- silver or white. I got my 12, as did Tom.
  4. pxpaulx

    pxpaulx Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 19, 2010
    Do they charge tax like Panasonic does? Olympus is a smaller business, so I'm curious if they 'operate' in most states like Panny. $810 for the camera right out of the gate is a pretty nice deal!
  5. thearne3

    thearne3 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jan 28, 2010
    Redding, CT USA
    I paid tax for CT. YMMV. :rolleyes: 
  6. dhazeghi

    dhazeghi Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 6, 2010
    San Jose, CA
    Looks like they charge sales tax for NY too.
  7. BarefootPilgrim

    BarefootPilgrim Mu-43 Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    Dec 23, 2009
    Westchester, IL
    Yes, the Olympus store charges sales tax for all states that impose a sales tax on local in-store sales.
  8. kbr

    kbr New to Mu-43

    Jun 22, 2011
    Do my eyes deceive me?

    The silver E-P3 kit with 14-42 lens now shows as in stock at the Olympus store!

    I registered on the site and the coupon code from OP worked without problem. Of course my discount was offset with taxes and expedited shipping :smile:. But hey, it'll still be cheaper and theoretically get to me faster than my Adorama pre-order.
  9. jlabate

    jlabate Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 22, 2010
    Oh no, what to do? If I get an E-P3, it would be in silver.

  10. mach330

    mach330 Mu-43 Veteran

    Mar 19, 2011
    The OC
    Ordered the silver one as well and cancelled adorama. Saved about $25. I hope it comes in a week.
  11. WT21

    WT21 Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Feb 19, 2010
    Oh man. I want the EP3 with the 17mm lens! Can I resist ordering at the Oly site because it has the wrong lens!?!?!
  12. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    I'm pretty sure we're going to see widespread stock at many stores very soon.
  13. awatahurm

    awatahurm Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 10, 2011
    I can't decide between silver and black.
    I lean towards the black because it's more subdued.
    Also my current lenses are black.
    But I think I'd really enjoy the new 45mm f/1.8 — which is sliver.
    I guess a black lens would look better on the silver body, than a sliver lens would look on the black body.
    But do I really want to base my decision on one lens that I haven't even bought yet?
    So maybe I'll just wait and see if the portrait lens becomes available in black.

    (Yes, I am one of those irritating, over-analytical personalities that takes forever to get anything done.)
  14. Mellow

    Mellow Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 27, 2010
    Florida or Idaho
    How do you figure this stuff (discount code) out?!?
  15. Photorx12

    Photorx12 Mu-43 Regular

    May 11, 2011
    White is in stock right now at olympus site. Get it if you really want it. Its under the silver pitured one....when you click the buy button it will ask which color, the white is the only color available.
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  16. Photorx12

    Photorx12 Mu-43 Regular

    May 11, 2011
    I'm going to wait till midnight and if i cant find a silver one by then...The black one will be heading to my home and you will see my EP1 for sale dirt cheap!

    Update......couldn't wait til midnight, i bought it!
  17. tadzima

    tadzima Mu-43 Rookie

    Jun 26, 2010
    United States - Alaska
    On the way...

    I was able to order a black one last night and Olympus shipped today so I should have it Wednessday night. I had planned on ordering one anyhow but this prompted me to do it now rather than later. Thanks for coupon.
  18. WT21

    WT21 Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Feb 19, 2010
    Oly still hasn't shipped mine yet :( 

    Yes, it's just been a few days, but the lens I ordered last time was near instant, so I guess my expectations are high.

    I wonder if paying by paypal, rather than credit card, slowed everything down???
  19. MrKal_El

    MrKal_El Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Mar 24, 2011
    I am bit suprised Olympus didn't initially release the P3 w/ a fixed length/prime lens... But still a good deal...
  20. krysdafur

    krysdafur Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 22, 2011
    Yesterday I ordered through the OLY store with next day air. The order was placed before their next day shipping cutoff time but for some reason they did not ship my order. I called today to get an update and was told my order was on hold, then got transferred to a supervisor's voice mail without explanation. The supervisor did call my back pretty promptly but gave some bs reason why the order didn't ship. Something about they needed to verify the shipping address with me because the order was over X amount of dollars :rolleyes: 
    I only ordered the EP3 and provided by work number and my actual email and there was no attempt verify my address so that just BS.

    So if you use the coupon, save your money and just go for the free ground shipping.
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