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There was a fair amount of squeaking the last time there was a sale... Don't mean to be a wet blanket, but wasn't the E-M1ii around $1000 a few weeks/couple months ago? Or was that refurb'd?

Either way, good luck with the treasure hunt!
 

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I don't understand the E-M10.2 pricing compared to the other E-M10s. Mistake perhaps?

Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II TWO LENS KIT BLACK BODY WITH 14-42MM IIR & 40-150MM F4.0-5.6 R BLACK LENSES $400 before discount.

But then, all body only, E-M10 (I assume mark 1) $480, mark 3 $520, mark 4 $560 and then any others with a lens included are $560 and up.

So for the M10.2 + 2 lenses for $320 after 20% discount, seems out of sync with the rest of them.
 

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Yes the Olympus outlet has had strange pricing.
My guess is part of the pricing may be based on how much they have, and want to sell.
If they have a LOT of EM10-mk2, then they may drop the price more, just to move them.

I recall their refurb prices earlier in the year was HIGHER than sale price on NEW stuff :confused: That made no sense.
And the sales price wasn't very good. Like they raised the price before the sale, so the effect of the sale on some/many items was minimum to not at all.
This time, at least the stuff that I looked at was more like the old 20% off sale, where the sale price was attractive enough to get me to bite.
 
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If they have a LOT of EM10-mk2, then they may drop the price more, just to move them.
Just for fun I input the three items from the kit into MPB's quote system. They offered $313 to buy them. Maybe MPB should hop on this sale and pick up that kit. :p
 

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First we jack up the refurb price and then give you a discount...now, don't you feel better?
 

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Holy Smokes! Where was that 2 weeks ago when I bought a new one. After the last refurb sales I had no faith that the old 20% off would come back so I didn't wait.

Yup, the last "sale" price was $380, same as on Amazon. So I did not bite.
I figured I did not need it till next March, when the softball/baseball season starts, so I had plenty of time to wait for a sale or a used one to show up.
 

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First we jack up the refurb price and then give you a discount...now, don't you feel better?

And some of that silliness is still there.
I just checked, the 40-150R "refurb" is still listed at $160. So with a 20% discount, down to $128. That is still above what the old refurb price of $100 was.
So you still have to check the prices.
 

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And some of that silliness is still there.
I just checked, the 40-150R "refurb" is still listed at $160. So with a 20% discount, down to $128. That is still above what the old refurb price of $100 was.
So you still have to check the prices.
I got that lens brand new for $99 and Olympus used to have the refurb listed for $59.
 

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Just snagged a 17mm f1.2 Pro lens for $832 with the discount and free 2 day shipping. While a bit more than you might find used by private party, this one comes with a 90 day warranty and full 30 day refund. KEH has a used one listed for $959 on Amazon, so the discounted price seems fine to me.
 
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I just bought an HLD-9 battery grip for the EM-1 ii for 127.99 plus a tax of about $10.00. I almost bit for a new one a couple of months ago for $279. Good deal but broke my resolution of no more stuff but wife uses this camera and wanted it.
 

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I just bought an HLD-9 battery grip for the EM-1 ii for 127.99 plus a tax of about $10.00. I almost bit for a new one a couple of months ago for $279. Good deal but broke my resolution of no more stuff but wife uses this camera and wanted it.

I'm also tempted by the HLD-9.
But then I would be up near my dSLR, which I was trying to get lighter.
Well at least it is removable, so I would not be stuck with the extra weight, like the EM1X.
 

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I'm also tempted by the HLD-9.
But then I would be up near my dSLR, which I was trying to get lighter.
Well at least it is removable, so I would not be stuck with the extra weight, like the EM1X.

Well the HLD-9 is now out of stock, which solved the delema for me.
 

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I'm very happy finding an Olympus Pro 25mm f1.2 for $832 with the SUMMER20 discount and free 2 day shipping. Seems like a great sale for what I was looking for.
 

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I took the plunge and bought a OM-D-E Mark 5iii camera and a new pair of binoculars.
 

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