Olympus US Drops EM1 to $999 and EM5-II to $899

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  1. snaimpally

    snaimpally Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Dec 31, 2012
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  2. cptobvious

    cptobvious Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 8, 2013
  3. Carbonman

    Carbonman Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jul 10, 2014
    Vancouver BC
    No, the Olympus Canada site has raised the lens prices 25-27% as of June 28th. This is very bad news for Canadian Olympus users and will do nothing but hurt their sales volumes and turn potential customers to Panasonic, Fuji and Sony.
  4. osamasidat

    osamasidat Mu-43 Regular

    Aug 26, 2012
    Ontario, Canada
    Osama Sidat
    Nope, just as Carbonman pointed out, we no longer have the US "price tags" here.

    As a Canadian, I'm sad. Naturally, after the increase by Olympus Canada, Henry's upped their prices as well. I was teetering on a camera (EM-5 II) + lens (75 or 12-40) purchase, but now, it's totally out of the question (since the total price in my cart jumped about $4-500).
  5. tkbslc

    tkbslc Mu-43 Legend

    I would not be happy about it, either. But when prices were set at parity between U.S. and Canada, you enjoyed a rather substantial discount due to the exchange rate. This price adjustment puts them back in line with US (non-sale) prices.

    Maybe think of it more as the ending of a really good and long discount sale rather than a price hike?
  6. jo45800

    jo45800 Mu-43 Veteran

    Aug 23, 2013
    And at the same time, they seem to have remove the access of the refurb store in the canada website :(. I can understand a price rise, but removing the possibility to buy refurbished product from canada, I don't.
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