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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 Veteran

    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 All-Pro

    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 Veteran

    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 All-Pro

    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.

  5. pxpaulx

    pxpaulx Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 19, 2010
    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 Veteran

    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: 
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