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Discussion in 'Hot Deals - Find a Great Deal? Share It Here.' started by lenshoarder, May 15, 2011.

  1. lenshoarder

    lenshoarder Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 7, 2010
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  2. crsnydertx

    crsnydertx Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Dec 31, 2010
    Houston, TX
    Chuck
    I tried on Facebook. Best price I could get was $560 for body only, including tax and shipping. Apparently there are different tiers of pricing with Panasonic Direct and Club Panasonic. This is my second - and last - attempt to buy something this way; heading back to B&H and amazon.com...
     
  3. lenshoarder

    lenshoarder Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 7, 2010
    Yeah, the Panasonic prices tend to be variable. I don't know if they have a tiered system or it's just a lottery. Some people have gotten $449 for the body.
     
  4. F1L1P

    F1L1P Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jan 2, 2010
    Europe
    Body only:
    Merchandise: $479.99
    Estimated Shipping: $4.46
    Tax: $28.12
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    Estimated Order Total: $482.57
     
  5. crsnydertx

    crsnydertx Mu-43 Top Veteran

    995
    Dec 31, 2010
    Houston, TX
    Chuck
    Maybe a happy ending here. I went back into Facebook then Panasonic Direct, where I created a new account. This time I got the desired pricing, winding up with the G3 body for $449.99 + $4.46 shipping + $37.49 tax. Due to ship in May.... Whew!!
     
  6. mach330

    mach330 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Mar 19, 2011
    The OC
    wow great price. i could only get the $509 price thru panasonic direct.
     
  7. dfroelich

    dfroelich Mu-43 Regular

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    Nov 15, 2010
    I tried through facebook first, and body only G3 was 599. I went back to the panasonic facebook page, and there was a "VIP store" link. I clicked the camera tab, interchangeable lens, and the G3 was in the first spot, but the price was hidden/show price in cart. After registering/signing in, the price dropped to $479.99.
     
  8. Maeda

    Maeda Mu-43 Regular

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    Dec 1, 2010
    Just put in an order for a G3 with kit lens... $559.00

    Too bad taxes crank that price up to $620.00 after it's all said and done.
     
  9. Johnny1.33

    Johnny1.33 Mu-43 Regular

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    Jun 4, 2011
    how long do these prices last?
     
  10. Linh

    Linh Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 14, 2009
    Maryland, US
    How did I miss this thread? I did it. Jumping the rest of the way in. 509 taxed and shipped.
     
  11. matai

    matai Mu-43 Rookie

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    Jun 20, 2011
    I was able to put in an order for $479 for the body earlier today.
     
  12. Maeda

    Maeda Mu-43 Regular

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    Dec 1, 2010
    Just wanted to post an update here..

    "Currently, the following items are on backorder, and are anticipated to ship by the date shown next to each item:..."

    :frown:

    Anybody else get this? Should I be worried?
     
  13. mach330

    mach330 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Mar 19, 2011
    The OC
    yeah, it's been on backorder since it started. No one really knows when the shipping date is. However it seems like people have been getting it here. From what I've been hearing, ordering from panasonic directly, patience is virtue. I ordered a while back too. I still love my epl2 so I'm not in a hurry to get it. Albeit, people's review on it so far has me pretty anxious.
     
  14. John M Flores

    John M Flores Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 7, 2011
    Somerville, NJ
    Must. Not. Purchase.

    Seriously, I just got the GH1 to back up my GH2. If the G3 is a good as everyone hopes it is, I'll buy one at the end of the year when they are $300.
     
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  15. Linh

    Linh Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 14, 2009
    Maryland, US
    I got that backorder notice, too. I was excited, I thought it was a shipping notice. Then I read it. And was angry at panasonic for teasing me so, haha.

    If you're backing it up for video, you might be disappointed. I was pretty excited to get this because my brother could possibly use it w/ his GH1. But then I saw you don't have full manual control on video =(

    From a IQ standpoint though, I see you being $3-400 lighter in your wallet at the end of the year =)
     
  16. spinyman

    spinyman Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Nov 19, 2010
    San Diego
    Best Panasonic G3 price

    I just checked Panasonic's website for their current best price for the g3 and got a price of $595.With tax and shipping, this is only $50 under Amazon.Is this the best deal I can get?Fry's has it in stock,full kit only, for $699.
     
  17. John M Flores

    John M Flores Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 7, 2011
    Somerville, NJ
    I'm lighter already - couldn't pass up the GF2 + 14/2.5 for $379! So this is my current lineup:

    Video: GH2 with GH1 as backup
    Stills: GH2 with GH1/GF2 as backup
    Events: Pentax K-x (wife's cam) with GH2 as backup (not pleased with GH2 AF in low light)
    Play: GF2 and Olympus XA!

    Alas, the G3 will have to wait, as I need an improved event setup first. Pentax K-5...
     
  18. Jonathan F/2

    Jonathan F/2 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 10, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
  19. digitalandfilm

    digitalandfilm Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jul 18, 2011
  20. Linh

    Linh Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 14, 2009
    Maryland, US
    I never get to see the $450 pricing =/ But at this point, I just hope mine shipped finally when it was "7-10 days" away instead of backordered now.