Olympus 9-18mm - £285 (after cash back)

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  1. pdk42

    pdk42 One of the "Eh?" team

    Jan 11, 2013
    Leamington Spa, UK
    I wonder if the Amazon lens qualifies for the cash back? I'm guessing probably not.
  2. Klorenzo

    Klorenzo Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 10, 2014
    Why not? In the terms of the offer I found no mention of any restriction on shops.
    Anyway I can (almost) confirm that Amazon (Italia) is ok: I just bought the 75-300 and looks like my refund request has been accepted. I received three email and the last one says they'll try to give me the refund as soon as possible. It's not absolutely clear but I think that this last email means that my request has been fully accepted.
  3. alan1972

    alan1972 Mu-43 Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    Jun 23, 2012
    Malaga, Spain
    Alan Grant
    I don't know about Amazon UK but Amazon Spain has a page specifically about the Olympus cashback offer confirming that it applies to products sold by Amazon but NOT to marketplace sellers.
  4. Klorenzo

    Klorenzo Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 10, 2014
  5. Amazon UK advertises the offer and the T&Cs only state that it must be from Amazon and not from a Marketplace seller. As long as you ensure that it states "Dispatched from and sold by Amazon.", you'll be fine. There's a bunch of lenses with varying degrees of cash-back.
  6. Klorenzo

    Klorenzo Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 10, 2014
    On the Italian Amazon site the cashback offer description says: "For articles sold by third party sellers ask them to confirm if this offer applies".
    It also says that Amazon warehousedeals, kit and prize offers(?) are excluded.
  7. angusr

    angusr Mu-43 Regular

    Sep 21, 2011
    It was £388 a few days back, so £268 with the cash back. I bought one, and am currently trying to decide whether I'd use it enough to justify having it. Haven't used it, but it is a fraction larger than I'd like. I know it is tiny for an uwa, but I've been spoilt by pancakes.
  8. angusr

    angusr Mu-43 Regular

    Sep 21, 2011
    Sold by Amazon.
  9. theoldsmithy

    theoldsmithy Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 19, 2013
    Hereford, UK
    Martin Connolly
    I got an E-M10 from SRS Microsystems and the cashback was processed by Olympus within a week. The Olympus summer cashback doesn't seem to have any restrictions on supplier; as long as you provide a receipt you're OK. I assume it applies to the lenses as well as the cameras.
  10. Klorenzo

    Klorenzo Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 10, 2014
    I received one last mail telling me that they send the refund to my bank and should be available in 2-3 working days.
  11. BeyondTheLines

    BeyondTheLines Mu-43 Veteran

    Sep 23, 2012
    The 9-18mm is down to £242 with the cash back so I bit the bullet and ordered one (as well as the 45 1.8 =). I´ve been going back and forth on my next lens purchases and was planning on buying used but these deals helped me make up my mind. Now I´m curious to see how the cash back works since I bought in pounds and will have them transfer the refund to my Spanish bank account (the refund amounts are different in euros: 150€ instead of £120 and 50€ instead of £30).
  12. Klorenzo

    Klorenzo Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 10, 2014
    I'd ask olympus if this cross country purchase is covered. I hope there are no problems, but otherwise you still have the time to send the item back and find another offer.
  13. sootyvrs

    sootyvrs Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 6, 2015
    Yep I have just ordered one too at £242 inc. cashback... No brainer really as you can probably sell it for that price deeming this a free to use lens :)

    I noticed that it did go down to £320 before cashback at Currys on 18/6 making it a £200 lens but wasn't looking for this lens at the time!
    Last edited: Jun 25, 2015
  14. BeyondTheLines

    BeyondTheLines Mu-43 Veteran

    Sep 23, 2012
    I think I will try to make sure before opening the boxes. I read through the requirements and it just states that the purchase must be made in one of the qualifying countries and the buyer has to be a resident in one of the countries. It doesn´t state that these have to be the same country so I´m hoping I´m in the clear.
  15. BeyondTheLines

    BeyondTheLines Mu-43 Veteran

    Sep 23, 2012
    I just ended up cancelling my order and ordering through Amazon Spain. Olympus sent me an automatic reply that they would respond in 3-5 business days at which point I'd be cutting it too close for my upcoming trip back to the US. It works out to about 20€ more expensive for me but it's still nearly as good a deal as I would find used and I'll have the peace of mind of knowing that the cash back will go through without any problems (and no lost shipping charges etc.). I'm still curious to see what Olympus responds...
    Now I just need to find a good deal on a black Panny 35-100 4-5.6 and I'll be set for another couple years :rofl:
  16. sootyvrs

    sootyvrs Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 6, 2015
    Point 5 might be relevent for purchases in the EU -

    *Terms and Conditions:
    . OLYMPUS Europa SE & Co. KG, Wendenstraße 14-18, 2
    0097, (hereinafter referred to as OLYMPUS) conducts
    a bonus-
    . In order to claim a bonus, qualifying purchases m
    ust be made between 12/05/15 & 31/08/15. The receip
    t has to show a
    purchase date within this time period.
    . Claims must be received by midnight 30/09/15. Sub
    missions after this date cannot be considered.
    . This promotion only applies to the following OLYM
    PUS bonus-products:
    • Lenses:
    - M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 45mm 1:1.8 (£30 bonus),

    18mm 1:4.0

    5.6 (£120 bonus),

    300mm 1:4.8

    6.7 II (£100 bonus),

    150mm 1:4.0

    5.6 II (£120 bonus),
    • Cameras:
    – OM-D E-M10 (£75 bonus).
    All lenses have to be purchased as a single product
    and not within a bundled kit. A lens bought in a b
    undled kit with the E-
    M10 does not qualify for the bonus.
    . This bonus-promotion is limited to new Products w
    hich have to be purchased and claimed in one of the
    Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic,
    Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece
    , Hungary, Italy,
    Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Norway, Pol
    and, Portugal, Romania, Russia, South Africa, Slova
    kia, Slovenia, Spain,
    Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands, United Kingdo
    m. Participants must be at least 18 years of age an
    d residents of one
    of the listed countries. Furthermore participants a
    re required to have a valid bank account in the cou
    ntry of purchase.
    . This bonus-promotion is only valid for new produc
    ts purchased from OLYMPUS resellers. OLYMPUS will n
    ot process
    claims for second hand purchases of promotional pro
    ducts as well as cross border purchases. All doubli
    ngs in name, serial
    number and/or bank details will be checked automati
    . The bonus claim can only be made through http://w
    . To claim a bonus, participants must complete all
    of the relevant details on the online claim form th
    at are marked with an
    asterisk. The first and last name plus bank details
    need to be filled in, in order to transfer the mon
    ey and to proof the
    participant’s identity. The email address is needed
    in order to update the customer on the claim’s sta
    tus and to contact
    him/her in case of any missing or incorrect data. T
    he product serial number will be checked by OLYMPUS
    . Furthermore the
    participant has to upload the purchase invoice of t
    heir bonus-product in complete and legible manner.
    . For the purpose of this bonus-promotion OLYMPUS w
    ill commission the following sales promotion agency
    referred to as AGENCY): Sales Promotion, IDA Busin
    ess & Technology Park, Ring Road, Kilkenny, Ireland
    The AGENCY is entitled to process inspect and safe
    all data submitted in context to this bonus-promoti
    on in such a way as
    to guarantee compliance with applicable data protec
    tion law.
    . Data protection: All data gathered during the pro
    motion will be used by OLYMPUS and the AGENCY exclu
    sively for the
    purpose of this promotion. The data ascertained in
    this way is treated in strict confidence, and is ne
    ither passed on, leased,
    sold to third parties, nor made subject to advertis
    ing purposes. In the course of claiming the bonus,
    the participant will be
    given the opportunity to actively apply for the off
    icial OLYMPUS newsletter.
    . Upon registration, the participant will receive a
    n automated email notification informing that the c
    laim has been
    received and is now being validated.
    . The transaction can take up to 30 days.
    . The bonus-promotion is available to the original
    purchaser and is limited to one claim per person pe
    r product. Multiple
    claims from companies, organisations and institutio
    ns and claims from resellers are excluded from this
    . This promotion is not combinable with any other O
    LYMPUS promotions.
    . OLYMPUS reserves the right to refuse claims in ca
    se the VAT has not been paid.
    . OLYMPUS reserves the right to refuse mal- and mis
    applications. Damaged, illegible or incomplete clai
    ms and receipts
    are invalid.
    . Products that are redeemed to the dealer are not
    entitled to be claimed during the promotion. OLYMPU
    S reserves its
    right to check whether products have been redeemed
    to the dealer based on the serial number of a produ
    ct and expects
    the customer to re-transfer the money back to OLYMP
    US in case the product get redeemed.
    . OLYMPUS shall not be liable for any failure to fu
    lfil this offer where such failure is caused by any
    circumstances amounting to force majeure being an e
    vent(s) which, without the fault of either party, r
    ender performance
    impossible or incapable of satisfactory execution.
    . OLYMPUS reserves its right to stop the promotion
    any time.
    . If you have any queries with regard to this promo
    tion, please send an email to: [email protected]
    . The products included in this promotional offer a
    re subject to availability while stocks last. Failu
    re of retailers to fulfil
    orders of promotional products over the promotional
    period is not the responsibility of OLYMPUS.
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  17. BeyondTheLines

    BeyondTheLines Mu-43 Veteran

    Sep 23, 2012
    Interesting, in the Spanish version it leaves that last little bit out. (¨Furthermore participants are required to have a valid bank account in the country of purchase.¨). When I clicked on the terms it just redirected me to the Spanish version.

    ¨5. Esta promoción de bonificaciones está limitada a los nuevos productos que han sido comprados y que la petición ha sido realizada en alguno de los siguientes países: Alemania, Austria, Bélgica, Bulgaria, Chipre, Dinamarca, Eslovaquia, Eslovenia, España, Estonia, Finlandia, Francia, Grecia, Holanda, Hungría, Italia, Irlanda, Letonia, Liechtenstein, Lituania, Luxemburgo, Noruega, Polonia, Portugal, Reino Unido, República Checa, Rumanía, Rusia, Sudáfrica, Suecia y Suiza. Los participantes deben tener como mínimo 18 años de edad y ser residentes de uno de los países mencionados.¨

    Oh well, glad I cancelled my order before it shipped and ordered through the Spanish site.
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