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Discussion in 'Hot Deals - Find a Great Deal? Share It Here.' started by lattiboy, Mar 29, 2012.
Olympus Pen E-PL1 Micro 4/3 Digital Camera & 14-42mm Lens Black USA (846431030007) | eBay
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.