E-M5 owners selling Olympus Pens?

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by dave92029, Aug 29, 2012.

  1. dave92029

    dave92029 Mu-43 Regular

    May 7, 2010
    Escondido, CA
    I just received my E-M5 and was thinking about selling my E-PL2.

    Are new E-M5 owners selling or keeping their previous Oly Pen's?

    What is a fair price for a used E-PL2 with just over 6,000 activations?

    On my local Craigslist, I'm receiving offers of $200 for the E-PL2 w/14-42mm lens. I'm asking $265. What's realistic?:confused:
  2. rwisem

    rwisem Mu-43 Regular

    Jun 20, 2012
    Sequim, Washington, USA
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    Roger Wiseman
    Your pricing looks close to me. Body should be $150 to $170 and lens $80 to $95.
  3. twokatmew

    twokatmew Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 1, 2012
    Lansing, MI, US
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    Well Cameta currently has refurb E-PL2 kits going for $299.95 shipped with a 1-yr warranty. A new, black body only is $249.95.

    I have an E-PM1 kit (Cameta refurb), and the prices are dropping so quickly it's practically worthless on the used market. I'm keeping it, but it doesn't see much use now that I have the E-M5. :smile:
  4. rameshsa

    rameshsa Mu-43 Rookie

    May 18, 2012
    I bought a new PL2 body from Cameta for USD 249 without lens
  5. leejinwen

    leejinwen New to Mu-43

    Aug 2, 2012
  6. UncleVito

    UncleVito Mu-43 Rookie

    Aug 2, 2012
    My E-PL2 is a keeper. When the E-M5 arrived, my wife decided to go 'Pen'.
    I wanted to sell it first, but the (few) money I would get for it would not make up for the fun she has with it.
    And... it's always good to have a backup camera.
    Have a nice day!
  7. dannat

    dannat Mu-43 Regular

    May 2, 2010
    Melbourne Australia
    I gave my wife the epm1 when gx1 was coming, bought her a 14-150 to go with,
    But if you want to move it used you have to discount fairly heavily
  8. Chris Malikoff

    Chris Malikoff Mu-43 Regular

    Aug 17, 2012
    Sydney, Australia
    I actually bought an E-PL2 because I'd just bought into the Olympus MFT system with the OM-D. I needed a second body with me on the streets and the E-PL2 is a great fit. You certainy see how much more advanced the newer camera is when you do this.
  9. stonetape72

    stonetape72 Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 24, 2012
    Keeping my E-PL1 as a backup - not worth selling for the little money I'd get for it, besides I still love it.
  10. Stonehollow

    Stonehollow Guest

    My sister is getting mine.
  11. sammykhalifa

    sammykhalifa Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jun 22, 2012
    Pittsburgh PA
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    Hopefully the OM-D will drive down EVF2/3 prices for us bottom feeders as well. :)
  12. D@ne

    D@ne Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Feb 23, 2012
    I "gave" (asked for $200...but haven't received it yet) my epm1 to a friend with the kit lens, and a threw in the 14mm pancake for good measure. I probably would have asked $300-350 if I was going to sell to a stranger.
  13. scarbrd

    scarbrd Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 1, 2011
    Houston, TX
    Has anyone done this with a PEN camera? If so, how was it done.


  14. Fmrvette

    Fmrvette This Space For Rent

    May 26, 2012
    Detroit, Michigan
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    Kept my E-PL1 camera and the 14-42 and 40-150 lenses as my backup kit. It's good to have a backup body on hand, one never knows when the OM-D will need to go in for repair.

    The lenses I could do without, but their resale value is so low I decide to keep them with the E-PL1. The E-PL1 gear is in a separate bag, and I trip the shutter each month and charge the batteries to keep the moving bits and pieces moving.