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Cancel E-P3 pre-order or be patient???

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by johnny9fingers, Aug 15, 2011.

  1. johnny9fingers

    johnny9fingers Mu-43 Veteran

    I pre-ordered a E-P3 from B&H last weekend hoping the wait won't be too long. This morning I took a look at the Olympus Store and see they have both the silver & black 17mm and silver 14-42mm in stock. I don't know about anyone else, but when I order photo gear I'm like a kid on Christmas Eve and have a hard time waiting... I can picture me canceling the pre-order and buying from Olympus, only to have it be in stock at B&H the next day....
    If Olympus has then in stock, it shouldn't be too long before B&H has them.
  2. Luke

    Luke Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 30, 2010
    Milwaukee, WI
    right.... be patient. B & H are good people, too.
  3. johnny9fingers

    johnny9fingers Mu-43 Veteran

    Yup, I do ALL my business with B&H. I will do my best to be patient as B&H has always met or exceeded my expectations.....:2thumbs:
  4. John M Flores

    John M Flores Super Moderator

    Jan 7, 2011
    Take two shots with the CZ 50 Planar 1.4/50 T* and call me in the morning.
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  5. thearne3

    thearne3 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jan 28, 2010
    Redding, CT USA
    Olympus's stock is independent of retailers - I was able to get my E-P3 10 days before anyone had stock - I had it in hand with 48hrs of ordering...you may even still be able to use the coupon reg8855 for 10% off and free shipping (you need to register first).

    They also have a 30 day money back gtee...
  6. WT21

    WT21 Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Feb 19, 2010
    Oly store will charge your local sales tax, B&H doesn't. With Tom's 10% coupon, I managed to save a net of about 4% (sales tax here is 6%), but if the coupon doesn't work, I think I would wait on B&H.

    Depends on how bad you want it ;) 
  7. ZephyrZ33

    ZephyrZ33 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Nov 18, 2010
    Southern California
    Tried the Oly coupon code right after new registration. I believe it's officially done. :frown:
  8. Frunch

    Frunch Mu-43 Regular

    Aug 5, 2011
    I hear ya, I just placed my order this past Thursday and I'm antsy as heck to get the camera in my hands! I ordered from a different company, and have considered doing the same thing. If anything, I'd recommend calling B&H and see if they can give you any idea as to when you can expect the camera to ship. I'll probably call the company I ordered from and do the same. Waiting can be tough, but I'm certain it will all have been worth it. Just think how exciting that day will be when you see the package sitting at your door when you come home from work(or get the knock from the UPS/Fedex person if you're at home at the time :smile:) .
  9. johnny9fingers

    johnny9fingers Mu-43 Veteran

    I went on B&H's online chat this morning and the representative said they don't get a heads up from the manufacturer. I'll just hunker down and wait. It brings to mind the old Heinz Ketchup commercial back in the 70's with Carly Simon singing
  10. Frunch

    Frunch Mu-43 Regular

    Aug 5, 2011
    Mmmm...that could certainly make it hard to be patient. Let us know what you decide to do!
  11. johnny9fingers

    johnny9fingers Mu-43 Veteran

    I'll wait. Shouldn't be more than a few days......:cool: 
  12. Bokeaji

    Bokeaji Gonzo's Dad O.*

    Aug 6, 2011
    Austin, TX
    i feel yer pain!
    i ordered mine end of last week from unique first thing in the morning
    was told it would ship out that day and id get my tracking number email
    well the day went on.. no email
    called them in a panic.. gone for the day!!
    had to, impatiently!!!!!, wait till this morning and call again

    it shipped

    i was about to induce a coma to make the time pass faster
  13. johnny9fingers

    johnny9fingers Mu-43 Veteran

    Oh happy day, B&H shipped my Silver E-P3 today :biggrin:
    Now I can stop whining and start thinking about what to shoot this weekend.
    I also posted a quest regarding filters and rings in the "Accessories" forum if anyone has input they would like to share.....
  14. krugorg

    krugorg Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 18, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    Congrats, man! Look forward to seeing some great South Shore pics!
  15. starlabs

    starlabs Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Sep 30, 2010
    Los Angeles
    Congrats... it's a great camera. :thumbup:
  16. johnny9fingers

    johnny9fingers Mu-43 Veteran

    I'll be taking the Apostle Islands Cruise in September so should have opportunities for some nice pictures... And I'll be sure to share the better ones..:cool: 
  17. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    Congrats, it really is a fantastic camera :2thumbs:.
  18. ZephyrZ33

    ZephyrZ33 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Nov 18, 2010
    Southern California
    Ditto! :thumbup:

    But I ordered mine's last night. You sir, have some serious patience. Congrats.
  19. Bokeaji

    Bokeaji Gonzo's Dad O.*

    Aug 6, 2011
    Austin, TX
    WOOO! congrats! that touch screen is... TOUCHY! hehehe

    now u can do the UPS REFRESH thing nonstop! :D 
  20. FaradayCage

    FaradayCage Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 22, 2010
    Snagged a silver one from B&H about a week ago. Very, very nice. Put on the Panny 20mm f1.7 and it's fantastic. After the E-PL1 with its buttons, the dials make an incredible difference in shooting. Solid like a brick.
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