I went to Best Buy to return a camera, and guess what I saw??

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by memzinla, Dec 13, 2013.

  1. memzinla

    memzinla Mu-43 Top Veteran

    505
    Oct 31, 2012
    Los Angeles, CA
    I bought a Canon S110 yesterday to use as a camera for concerts. I used it, and the pictures seemed good, but I didn't like the LCD and focus seemed kind of slow compared to the RX100. I went to Best Buy to return the camera, and see an open box Olympus OM-D E-M1. I was SOOOO shocked!! I said is this a sign? I've been looking for one for the past two days. I exchanged the S110 for the E-M1, and when I opened it I thought it didn't come with a charger. lol. I didn't see it was on the side compartment (top and bottom) from where the OM-D E-M1 body was. I turned on the camera, and saw it had a battery inside. I was like hmmm does the battery charge within the body? I then found the charger, and there was another battery. :O I got an extra battery!! Today was also the last day of the semester. Seems like a good day. I don't have any lenses though. I could borrow my sister's 14-42. haha

    My sister's cat is by my room posing. Is it a sign that the first test shots have to be cat shots? lol!!
     
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  2. krugorg

    krugorg Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 18, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    Great find, Guillermo! Too funny that you ended up with a charger and a free battery.

    On the search now for an open box 12-40mm lens? :biggrin:
     
  3. kevinparis

    kevinparis Cantankerous Scotsman

    Feb 12, 2010
    Gent, Belgium
    great find... no best buy I have ever been in has ever had that camera on display... hope they weren't selling off their demo model by accident

    K
     
  4. memzinla

    memzinla Mu-43 Top Veteran

    505
    Oct 31, 2012
    Los Angeles, CA
    I really did think maybe it doesn't come with a charger because the guy was insisting I should get their warranty, and told me if there was a surge while charging the camera. When I didn't see a charger I wondered if that's what he meant because it didn't come with an external adapter.

    I wouldn't even be able to afford an open box 12-40mm. :'( lol

    The camera has 120 shutter clicks. I wonder why the person returned it, or if indeed was a camera on display.
     
  5. krugorg

    krugorg Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 18, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    I am guessing it was an online bestbuy.com sale... think you can return those in store.
     
  6. memzinla

    memzinla Mu-43 Top Veteran

    505
    Oct 31, 2012
    Los Angeles, CA
    That's probably it then. :D
     
  7. Jonathan F/2

    Jonathan F/2 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 10, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
    Nice score! How big was your discount?
     
  8. memzinla

    memzinla Mu-43 Top Veteran

    505
    Oct 31, 2012
    Los Angeles, CA
    I paid 1260 total minus the 240 from the other camera I exchanged. It came out to 1020 of money spent today. lol
     
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  9. Gary Ramey

    Gary Ramey Mu-43 Veteran

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    Dec 27, 2012
    Aurora Colorado
    Nice Score! Every now and then it just pays to be patient! Enjoy
     
  10. 50orsohours

    50orsohours Mu-43 All-Pro

    Oct 13, 2013
    Portland Oregon
    You can get the $200 off lenses deal from Best Buy with a camera purchase.
     
  11. wjiang

    wjiang Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Wow that's pretty awesome - so you can basically get any lens you want at 'kit' price with an otherwise body-only purchase?
     
  12. 50orsohours

    50orsohours Mu-43 All-Pro

    Oct 13, 2013
    Portland Oregon
  13. radamo

    radamo Mu-43 Regular

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    Aug 22, 2012
    Long Island, NY
    Rich
    Glad your patience paid off. Enjoy!!!
     
  14. memzinla

    memzinla Mu-43 Top Veteran

    505
    Oct 31, 2012
    Los Angeles, CA
    Wow I didn't know that! :O

    Yeah. In this case I'm glad I waited!! :D I used the camera yesterday to take pictures of some famous people from Mexico. haha. I only have my sister's Olympus 14-42mm. lol
     
  15. Robstar1963

    Robstar1963 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jun 10, 2011
    Isle of Wight England UK
    Robert (Rob)
    Great result !
    Enjoy
    Rob
     
  16. hazwing

    hazwing Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 25, 2012
    Australia
    Wow, you seem to change camera's rather a lot... What are you shooting with atm?
     
  17. memzinla

    memzinla Mu-43 Top Veteran

    505
    Oct 31, 2012
    Los Angeles, CA
    Yeah. Thanks. :D

    I'm an undecided mess. I've been seeing so many deals with cameras, and I buy them to "keep" them, but I always find myself returning to Olympus.

    Right now I only have the Olympus OM-D E-M1.
     
  18. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Bob
    Nice find - it's like an early Christmas present to yourself! :biggrin:
     
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  19. memzinla

    memzinla Mu-43 Top Veteran

    505
    Oct 31, 2012
    Los Angeles, CA
    Haha yeah! :D I still can't believe it, but I feel very very guilty. I had 3 cameras, and sold them on Amazon. I'll have all the money from them until December 26, so I'll be without all that money until that day. I haven't even bought Xmas gifts, and it looks like I'll be traveling on Friday. :'(
     
  20. JeanLucX

    JeanLucX Mu-43 Regular

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    Oct 3, 2013
    NYC
    Is it worth it to upgrade from E-M5 for you?