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Finally!!! $200 rebate for 12-40 with E-M1 purchase

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by francis_a, Oct 2, 2013.

  1. francis_a

    francis_a Mu-43 Regular

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    Sep 17, 2013
    Derry, NH
    Francis
    Saw this from POTN and it's on the Olympus page for the 12-40.
    Glad I ordered them both. Now have to painfully wait for it.

    M.12-40mm f2.8 lens

    I guess being on the Olympus site, makes it official.
     
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  2. prophetx2

    prophetx2 New to Mu-43

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    Oct 2, 2013
    great deal thanks!
     
  3. m43man

    m43man Mu-43 Veteran

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    Aug 28, 2012
    Vancouver
    Yay, thanks for the update, but unfortunately it seems you need to buy with EM1 together. Since I placed an order of EM1+MMF and a separate order with 12-40mm lens, I don't know if they'll honor it.
     
  4. john99

    john99 Mu-43 Rookie

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    Jul 17, 2012
    Tax kills the deal.
     
  5. francis_a

    francis_a Mu-43 Regular

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    Sep 17, 2013
    Derry, NH
    Francis
    Details still to come so let's just wait, I guess.

    Sent from my XT907 using Mu-43 mobile app
     
  6. brokken

    brokken Mu-43 Regular

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    Aug 25, 2012
    Definitely worth contacting the folks that you ordered the lens from. Since they've not started shipping the E-M1, you maybe able to cancel the order, then order both of them simultaneously - if that's what Olympus demands.


     
  7. m43man

    m43man Mu-43 Veteran

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    Aug 28, 2012
    Vancouver
    The funny thing is, I already received the EM1, among the first few in the country who got it, directly from Olympus. But I will contact them to see what they'll do and report back here. Hopefully they'll come up with a reasonable offer instead of the hassle of returning my current EM1 only to order again with the 12-40 lens.
     
  8. m43man

    m43man Mu-43 Veteran

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    Aug 28, 2012
    Vancouver
    Fresh from Olympus website: "Please note: If you already pre-ordered your OM-D E-M1, you are still eligible for the $200 rebate offer. Simply purchase the lens in a new order. This offer can be combined with the FREE FL-300R Flash or MMF-3 offer also available with the purchase of an OM-D E-M1. Rebate submission details will be posted shortly."

    Yes Olympus, you have earned big :2thumbs: from me!
     
  9. francis_a

    francis_a Mu-43 Regular

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    Sep 17, 2013
    Derry, NH
    Francis

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  10. gotak

    gotak Mu-43 Regular

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    Nov 28, 2012
    Toronto
    This seems to be US only... no love for Canada?
     
  11. yakky

    yakky Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jul 1, 2013
    Fixed.
     
  12. radamo

    radamo Mu-43 Regular

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    Aug 22, 2012
    Long Island, NY
    Rich
    This is great news for US customers. I am considering upgrading my E-M5 and Panny 12-35. This also may be just enough to finally part with my 5D MkII and all my L glass.
     
  13. ckrueger

    ckrueger Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jul 16, 2011
    I've got a 5D2 and 24-70 that are very nervous to see my order for the 12-40, especially after my 7D and 100-400 were just vaporized by the EM1. :)

    Anybody know if this rebate is for Olympus' site only?
     
  14. vartanyan

    vartanyan New to Mu-43

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    May 12, 2012
    I believe the rebate will hold for all dealer sales. It would be a PR disaster for Olympus to undercut its loyal dealers by only offering it for their website sales.
     
  15. ckrueger

    ckrueger Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jul 16, 2011
    That's true. I'm hoping that's the case, cause I just placed my preorder. Should find out in plenty of time to cancel, if not.
     
  16. sagar

    sagar Mu-43 Regular

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    Jun 7, 2012
    I would be VERY surprised if Olympus foolishly applies rebate only for their online stores. Moreover as per my knowledge, all past Olympus rewards have always been eligible for purchase from any "authored" dealers.

     
  17. francis_a

    francis_a Mu-43 Regular

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    Sep 17, 2013
    Derry, NH
    Francis

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  18. ckrueger

    ckrueger Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jul 16, 2011
    Thanks for that! The rest of the rebates are pretty weak, sadly. It would have been nice to see bigger ones on lenses like the 50-200 SWD... I imagine a few shops are going to be surprised to move a few of those after a long dormant period!
     
  19. m43man

    m43man Mu-43 Veteran

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    Aug 28, 2012
    Vancouver
    The 12-40 was loaded briefly today and then taken down again, not sure why this keeps happening. I wanted to download the pdf but couldn't do it in time. Did anyone get a chance to save a copy of it?
     
  20. bcaslis

    bcaslis Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jul 3, 2011
    Wilsonville, OR, USA
    Brian Caslis
    Nope. Saw a message it was up but gone by the time I got there.