How often does the Olympus Pen E-PM1 go on sale?

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by slackercruster, Jul 31, 2012.

  1. slackercruster

    slackercruster Mu-43 Regular

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    Jul 18, 2012
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    Just bot a new E-PM-1 for $399 at BH a few weeks ago when they had a sale going on. Would like a second body. How often do they go on sale? I se one seller at Amazon with them discounted. But prefer to buy from well known cam retailer.
     
  2. demiro

    demiro Mu-43 Hall of Famer

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  3. WT21

    WT21 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 19, 2010
    Boston
    What DeMiro said. That's where i got my 2nd one.
     
  4. littleMT

    littleMT Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 8, 2012
    Lucille Sanchez
    both my e-pl1's were refurbs from cameta....

    no issues at all.....
     
  5. pxpaulx

    pxpaulx Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 19, 2010
    Midwest
    Paul
    yeah absolutely don't hesitate to go with the refurbs from cameta - full warranty from olympus and dirt cheap. sell the kit lens and pick up that 2nd body for about $200. Better yet get yourself an e-pl3 for a bit of diversity.
     
  6. HarryS

    HarryS Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jun 23, 2012
    Midwest, USA
    I also have the $299 refurbed EPM1. It only had 250 shots on the shutter, and came with all the accessories in the box, flash, cable, etc. You get a one year warranty too.
     
  7. zap

    zap Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jul 23, 2012
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    a-ha!! thx for the link of your early works...

    quite controversial but definitely very interesting...

    that poster with a negative reaction is just exposing his/her own prejudice...

    love them!! as a chronicle/document of some people of an era, excellent!!:biggrin::bravo-009:
     
  8. slackercruster

    slackercruster Mu-43 Regular

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    Jul 18, 2012
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  9. slackercruster

    slackercruster Mu-43 Regular

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    Jul 18, 2012
    NE US
    250 is OK. But what happens if you get 6000?
     
  10. slackercruster

    slackercruster Mu-43 Regular

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    Jul 18, 2012
    NE US
    Well I may give em a try. Are they returnable if you don't like em?
     
  11. twokatmew

    twokatmew Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 1, 2012
    Lansing, MI, US
    Margaret
  12. noohoggin1

    noohoggin1 Instagram: @tomnguyenstudio

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    Tom


    Nothing happens, it still works. I know because my refurb had a touch over 6000 on it, still looked and acted new. :)
     
  13. slackercruster

    slackercruster Mu-43 Regular

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    Jul 18, 2012
    NE US
    Will give em a try I ordered 2 samples. If they have 6000 they go back.
     
  14. dhazeghi

    dhazeghi Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 6, 2010
    San Jose, CA
    Dara
    I really wouldn't worry. Either the camera was properly refurbished or it wasn't. There's not really any way of predicting shutter failure - some die after 200 shots, some after 200k. Nominally most consumer DSLRs/ILCs are expected to be good for 50-100k, but so few get used that long that it's largely a theoretical concern.

    DH
     
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  15. Art

    Art Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 13, 2011
    San Francisco, CA
    50k? just a few timelapse days and it's done. For all timelapsers, buy extended warranty.