I got interested in upgrading to an E-M5 from my G3 and encouraged from another thread i started checking on new and used prices: suddenly the new price in several places dropped so much, about 40%, that it is now cheaper to get one new than one on ebay (until ebay prices adapt, of course)! So much cheaper, in fact, that i'm considering getting my first NEW digital camera, albeit an older one; i always bought even older ones used and i went through the last decade without hurting too much financially, and still using some fine cameras, even full frame (Canon 5D). I do understand that a 'replacement' is due soon and this price drop is probably in order to make room for it price wise, yet it looks very tempting. I suppose the new one, other than being better, will be more expensive than the E-M5 at the actual low prices. I do wonder though: is Oly lowering the price for dealers to get rid of the leftover stock? How do such substantial drops work? I suppose nobody is loosing money in the process or at least minimizing losses, perhaps?