[EXPIRED] is this a good deal?

Discussion in 'Expired Listings' started by Z-man, Feb 26, 2012.

  1. Z-man

    Z-man Mu-43 Regular

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    I found a local guy who wants to get rid of his E-PL3 for $450. Retail is $699. He says less than 300 shots on it. I was looking for just an olympus body, but this seems like too good to pass up. I don't need the lens..

    just looking for some feedback..
     
  2. bwxd

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    if you dont buy ill buy it haha, lemme get his contact!
     
  3. youry

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    The price is right. If you look at the classifieds in this forum you'll find a few P3 plus kit lens and the VF2 for less than $800. Selling the lens and the viewfinder would get you the camera for $450-480. The $450 is a good price but not an amazing deal. Wait until the omd comes out and you'll get the P3 for close to $300.
    Do a google search to find out how to figure the real shutter count for the camera you buy. 300 shots is nothing and I doubt people spend $800 for a camera only to keep it in a closet.
     
  4. shnitz

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    First, this is more of a classifieds section; since this is a discussion you should consider posting it in the Olympus subforum, or open discussion. Second, if it's with lens, which your post seems to indicate, then if you consider that a 14-42mm MSC or R version lens sells for $120-$140, then you're paying about $300 for the E-PL3, which is a very fair price for you. Even at $350, it's not bad, because if you take youry's suggestion and wait for the OM-D to come out and for prices to drop, that's another 2 months minimum that you won't have a camera. Is having a camera worth $25/month to you?
     
  5. youry

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    Oopppssss. Didn't even realized it was in the buy and sell forum. I accessed the thread from main page "recent discussions" column.
     
  6. Ned

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    Think of it this way... you can either buy a brand new E-PM1 for $450 or a slightly used E-PL3 for $450. You get a model upgrade with tilt LCD for taking one that's a bit used.

    Sounds like a good deal to me, though others might prefer to take the downgrade just to have it brand new retail.