Olympus outlet summer code

sgreszcz

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Lame, talked to customer service but they don't care that stock disappears during the check-out process. E-P5 kits, and E-M10 kit and body only gone.

Anyone know if they ever update the stocks before the 20% coupon expires, or was that it?
 

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The way I look at this, if it doesn't work out, you can sell it for a slight loss and call it a rental fee. That's how I'm approaching the 17mm.
 

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Of course, nothing good is in stock and once they are done with the promotion, everything will suddenly become available
Strangely enough, a bunch of new stuff showed up as "Limited quantities available" (12-40mm, 60mm, 12mm), but as soon as you click on Add to Cart it shows out of stock. And now they're throwing 404 errors on those pages. I wonder how many were actually available?
 

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It's probably a good sign that they don't have lots of refurbs. But yeah it's frustrating when you check as soon as you get the email and they are gone..or vanish from the cart.
 

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Man! I checked the website as soon as I received the email, but 12-40mm and 60mm were unavailable. I would even pay full refurb price for those two :frown:
 

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Just ordered a black EP-5. Got it for just about half price. Thanks for posting the link. I don't get the emails. :smile:
 

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Strangely enough, a bunch of new stuff showed up as "Limited quantities available" (12-40mm, 60mm, 12mm), but as soon as you click on Add to Cart it shows out of stock. And now they're throwing 404 errors on those pages. I wonder how many were actually available?
I just saw someone on dpreview that claims to have purchased the 60mm today. Lucky him.
 

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For those not that experienced with these periodic sales of refurbished goods directly from the Olympus store, heads up: The good stuff always runs out quickly and he/she who hesitates is lost. Don't waste your time posting here asking "Is this a good deal?" To those who complain that the item they wanted sold out while they were in the checkout process, well, that's the way it goes. You were too late, even if only by a minute or so. Better luck next time.

So here's the solution: Even if you miss out now, determine what camera, lens or accesory you are looking for. These 20% off sales pop up at least every season. The next time it happens, order the item you want immediately. I mean immediately. Just do it because you already know what you want and about how much it should cost because you saw the price in an earlier sale. Then post here to make sure your fellow mu-43 members know about the sale.

Finally, establish a PayPal account. Notice there are more than a few people complaining that the camera or lens they were in the process of ordering was sold out while they were busy typing in their name, address and credit card number. With PayPal, it's two clicks and you're done. Fret not, this sale will be repeated in the fall - if not before then.
 

sgreszcz

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For those not that experienced with these periodic sales of refurbished goods directly from the Olympus store, heads up: The good stuff always runs out quickly and he/she who hesitates is lost. Don't waste your time posting here asking "Is this a good deal?" To those who complain that the item they wanted sold out while they were in the checkout process, well, that's the way it goes. You were too late, even if only by a minute or so. Better luck next time.

So here's the solution: Even if you miss out now, determine what camera, lens or accesory you are looking for. These 20% off sales pop up at least every season. The next time it happens, order the item you want immediately. I mean immediately. Just do it because you already know what you want and about how much it should cost because you saw the price in an earlier sale. Then post here to make sure your fellow mu-43 members know about the sale.

Finally, establish a PayPal account. Notice there are more than a few people complaining that the camera or lens they were in the process of ordering was sold out while they were busy typing in their name, address and credit card number. With PayPal, it's two clicks and you're done. Fret not, this sale will be repeated in the fall - if not before then.
Thanks for the advice. After missing out yesterday, I set everything up and snagged an ep5 kit that I had missed out on the day before.

Hopefully it ships sooner than later.
 
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A few other notes about these sales. Quite often, during the sale period, they will add more stock. For example, many items may be out of stock on the first day but a day or two later, more items may become available. Bookmark the item you are interested in and periodically check back. Be prepared to purchase the item if its available - hesitate and you will likely lose out.

If you do complete the purchase and later get a "Olympus made a mistake" email canceling the transaction, call and speak to the person who sent you the email (the email should include their phone number) and ask if you can be put on a wait list when the item is back in stock. I was successful in getting my item when I did that.
 

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Just got a phone call from a rep in NY (as part of a fraud check I'm sure). Sounds like it will be shipping out today! :eek:
 
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