1. All transactions (buy, sell, and trade) in the Buy & Sell forum are strictly at your own risk. Mu-43.com and its owner are not affiliated with anyone buying, selling, or trading on the board. We are not liable for any misrepresentation, fraud or spam posted here. The remainder of our Buy & Sell forum rules are in the Site Terms of Service, which you can read here: https://www.mu-43.com/help/terms

EPL-1 Kit w/14-42mm $199, no tax!!!

Discussion in 'Hot Deals - Find a Great Deal? Share It Here.' started by lattiboy, Mar 29, 2012.

  1. steve16823

    steve16823 Mu-43 Regular

    183
    Sep 26, 2011
    Brookfield, IL
    Well, I couldn't resist. I knew it would sell out fast so I bit on it without thinking very much. I have a bit of remorse already because I had just gotten down to one camera body (E-P3) and swore it was going to stay that way for awhile.

    Oh well, hopefully I can get $50 out of the lens and it will be nice to have another OEM quality battery and an second charger around.

    So, Thanks? :rolleyes:
     
  2. shnitz

    shnitz Mu-43 Top Veteran

    989
    Aug 25, 2011
    Austin, TX
    Considering that the E-PM1 is $425 right now with newer lens and is brand new, isn't that a better deal?
    Olympus E-PM1 Digital Camera with 14-42mm II Lens V206011BU000
    Even if you sell this lens, you can easily get $160 if you don't open it. That leaves you at $270 vs. $150, but you have a smaller, faster operating camera with a 1 year warranty. Image quality is the same, but those other advantages seem like they're definitely worth $120.
     
  3. steve16823

    steve16823 Mu-43 Regular

    183
    Sep 26, 2011
    Brookfield, IL

    Two points:

    1. Having sold a 14-42mm mkII recently I doubt you'll easily find anyone to pay $160 even for a freshly unboxed one.

    2. $120 is not an insignificant amount of money, And the E-PL1 also has a 1 year warranty.

    I still have my regrets. I really didn't NEED another camera.


    EDIT: Thought I should add that I do agree with you that the $424 price on the E-PM1 also represents a stellar deal and for many individuals would be a smarter purchase.
     
  4. shnitz

    shnitz Mu-43 Top Veteran

    989
    Aug 25, 2011
    Austin, TX
    That one's not just a Mk II, but the "R" version. Even though they're mechanically identical, people are still paying more for the new version. Also, I just looked at Cameta's other auctions, and you can get the E-PL2 with 14-42mm II for $100, plus a nice little kit of random accessories. Most are useless, but the microfiber cloth is nice, the SD card is decent, and the memory card wallet and SD reader could find a use. Use the tripod as a strobist stand, that's all it's good for.

    www.mu-43.com/f89/refurb-e-pl2-14-42mm-ii-300-a-23558/
     
  5. pxpaulx

    pxpaulx Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 19, 2010
    Midwest
    Paul
    Yep, if you sell it on a forum expect to come out with $100 after shipping and fees are paid - if you want it to sell!
     
  6. steve16823

    steve16823 Mu-43 Regular

    183
    Sep 26, 2011
    Brookfield, IL
    Yeah, that's a great deal and a great $100 upgrade from the E-PL1 kit.

    I cancelled my order with Cameta (who kindly did so even though with e-bay they were not obligated) and i'm gonna go back to my promise to stick with one camera body for awhile.

    Now the FL-36R flash for $149..... that is kinda tempting. But I probably need another flash (current inventory = FL-36, FL-50R, Vivitar 285HV, Sunpak 383) as much as a need another camera body. But I'd kinda like to replace the 36 with the 36R.:biggrin::rolleyes: