Oly 12-40 reconditioned back on at Olympus!

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It's still available after a whole hour! In the past this deal always became out of stock in minutes. Is everyone saving money for the new 40-150mm?
 

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i just got one too... does anyone know if there are any coupons at the moment. my total after tax came out to $690 (not that great of a deal)

whats the lowest its been after discounts etc?

thanks.
 

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No coupons now. I think a few lucky people might have gotten 20% off in the spring. I had one in my cart, but hemmed and hawed a few minutes looking at other lenses and it was gone from my cart when I tried to check out back in Apr-May or so. Last few coupons that have been out were during times the 12-40 was conveniently out of stock. Olympus probably got wise to it and knew they could get more. Used ones are still selling for $760-800 on ebay, so it's a decent deal...maybe not a steal. New is $900 w/ $100 off currently....if it's anything like the last refurb lens I got, it should be like new...not bad really.

I did order one this time, since they don't stay in stock long and I'm tired of waiting. I really can't afford it, but I need to sell a few others anyway. This will light a fire under my feet. I've been fairly satisfied w/ the 12-50, but gotta see what all the hype is about.
 

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thanks for the replies everyone, i guess its a good deal. and its a little comforting to know that there are no coupons at the moment.

time to sell some gear
 

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There was a 20% coupon in May and I was able to get one with 15% off about 3 weeks ago. It seems like the 12-40mm is appearing pretty frequently unlike the 60mm and 75mm. The refurb comes with the hood and a lens bag.
 

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Shipped and scheduled to arrive tomorrow. Time to sell the Panny 12-35mm.
 

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It's back on stock, it showed tax estimate of $43, but at the final confirmation step, it says "Tax service is not available now" and looks like it didn't charge any tax on it.

Edit: nm, it did charge the tax.
 

doboy

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Wow, can't believe it's still available. I guess this lens suddenly fell out of favor since the LX100 announcement.
 

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Wow, can't believe it's still available. I guess this lens suddenly fell out of favor since the LX100 announcement.
It might have been a cancelled order or something that popped it back in stock. It's not in stock. I don't think the LX100 has anything to do with it.
 

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It might have been a cancelled order or something that popped it back in stock. It's not in stock. I don't think the LX100 has anything to do with it.
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Well, as of this moment (September 17, 15:32 EDT) it's back in stock again.
Olympus' inventory control system is . . . interesting.
I did manage to order one earlier today, thanks to a heads up from mu-43 member 'kwalsh' -- thanks again!
And though the LX100 seems a fine camera, I too see no connection between it the 12-40 lens.
 

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Well, as of this moment (September 17, 15:32 EDT) it's back in stock again.
Olympus' inventory control system is . . . interesting.
I did manage to order one earlier today, thanks to a heads up from mu-43 member 'kwalsh' -- thanks again!
And though the LX100 seems a fine camera, I too see no connection between it the 12-40 lens.
I think despite having a yellow button it was out of stock minutes after you got yours and PM'd me a thank you (I checked out of curiosity). Their website has a nice "feature" of leaving the yellow add to cart button active but when you click it you get an error message telling you it is out of stock. You know, just to get your hopes up and then squash them. Voice of experience here!

Oh, and you are welcome - always happy to enable GAS ;)
 

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