Olympus FL-300R Compact Flash $40 After Rebate at Amazon.

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I pre-ordered one of these this weekend after they sold out. Amazon wasn't providing any delivery estimate at the time of my order. I just got an e-mail with an updated delivery estimate of 3/18-19, so it looks like I'll get it in time to redeem the MIR.
Same for me. I per-ordered this weekend too and initially was just told it would ship when they get it. I just received an email giving an estimated arrival time of 3/19-23.

I also noticed the pre-order link is now an order link with a delivery estimate of 1-2 months. My experience with AMAZON is that they will ship sooner than they estimate.
 

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got a pending shipping date of 3/18-3/23
Amazon has a pending charge of 89.88 on my credit card
I thought they weren't suppose to charge till they shipped or had it ready for shipment :confused:
 

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Even if it shipped out after March 30, wouldn't we still get the rebate because the invoice will say today's date?
Invoice says ordered on date
an old invoice says day ordered day shipped (which are different)
depends which date Olympus uses- Ship date or order date?
I think it would be order date, but that's just me
suppose you bought it in a store and paid for it ahead of time
wouldn't that would be the valid date?
 

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got a pending shipping date of 3/18-3/23
Amazon has a pending charge of 89.88 on my credit card
I thought they weren't suppose to charge till they shipped or had it ready for shipment :confused:
That's what pending means. They make sure you have the money on the card but haven't claimed it yet.
 

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That's what pending means. They make sure you have the money on the card but haven't claimed it yet.
Correct, it is a hold.

BTW I posted this good deal (I feel) and not a single thanks. Is this because my pictures suck?

Just wondering who I have to blow in order to be a cool M4/3 guy...

Edit: thanks Extract0r
 

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My order is saying a ship date of April 17 - May 3rd now....
But I'll wait a while to see if they ship sooner, I've had them do that to me before.
 
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Amazon is King!!!

Shipment is tracking to be due here 3/14. Amazon is way ahead of schedule.

Already went to www.rebateaccess.com and registered the rebate. You can print the form from there. Print your invoice from Amazon for a receipt (I called and verified with Oly that this is good), and now I just need the UPC label from the Package and I can send it in.

If this goes well, sometime after I have forgotten or given up on ever receiving a rebate, a small poorly marked check will arrive in the mail and if I don't throw it out assuming it's junk mail, I will have my rebate.....

Thanks again ReallyBadPictures for a great tip.
 

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Correct, it is a hold.

BTW I posted this good deal (I feel) and not a single thanks. Is this because my pictures suck?

Just wondering who I have to blow in order to be a cool M4/3 guy...

Edit: thanks Extract0r
Mine just arrived today ... $89 - rebate mailed in.

See this thread for cautionary tales - not just for OM-D either.

TTL cable costs about the same as the flash!
 

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Hey RBP, thanks for starting this thread! Just got a friend in the US to order me one.
How many people here haven't had theirs shipped yet? I have my fingers crossed mine ships in time to get the rebate :thumbup:
 

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Still haven't had mine shipped... I might cancel if it takes much longer.

Hey RBP, thanks for starting this thread! Just got a friend in the US to order me one.
How many people here haven't had theirs shipped yet? I have my fingers crossed mine ships in time to get the rebate :thumbup:
 

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Got mine in time, but returned it after playing with it for a few days.

I kept on getting underexposed pictures and had to play with the flash exposure compensation to get it to look right on my E-M5 and E-PM2.

Also, it makes this terrible charge noise that is way over the top compared to any other flash units that I have owned.
 
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