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Panasonic GX1 for $395 - Amazon Gold Box Deal (Usually $539)

Discussion in 'Micro 4/3 News and Rumors' started by Amin Sabet, Jul 12, 2012.

  1. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    Good while supplies last!

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  2. okinana

    okinana Mu-43 Veteran

    Sep 21, 2011
    Philadelphia, PA
    Very tempting. Is this really worth it? I can't decide.
  3. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    I grabbed one. Irresistible to me at this price.

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  4. Jman

    Jman Mu-43 Veteran

    Apr 20, 2011
    Columbus, OH
    I think I just threw up a little in my mouth. Having paid $699 for this camera just 6 months ago, to see it fall to nearly half price is quite disconcerting. I know as an early adopter that price drops are going to happen, I just didn't expect it to be HALF in six months. I'm not planning on selling my GX1 anytime soon, but if I had known what I know now, I would have waiting until now to get it. Luckily the E-M5 seems to be holding its value, and likely will for some time. I got decent resale on my GH2 as well.

    But, for those who don't have one, it's a great price.
  5. kschles

    kschles Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 3, 2010
    Laurel, MD; USA
    I wonder if this reflects on the general sales of the GX1 or maybe that a new GX model is on the horizon. Not sure what to do - but it's a great price.
  6. j.SoundLabs

    j.SoundLabs Mu-43 Regular

    Jun 6, 2011
    This is a tough one! Selling a GF1 will net me about $175 or so..... hmmmm.
  7. Uwharrie

    Uwharrie Mu-43 Veteran

    May 10, 2012
    North Carolina
    Lynne Ezzell
    How does this body compare to the G3?
  8. playak47

    playak47 Mu-43 Veteran

    Nov 4, 2010
    This is tough deal to pass up. But I think this is the E-M5 effect. There is so much hype and greats reviews for that camera, its is probably driving down the sales of alot of other mu-43 cameras. Even if people are not buying the E-M5 right away they are going to wait until the price goes down. Or it could be that there is new Panasonic (according to the rumors) coming out soon and they want to get rid of the inventory. Personally I feel the value of E-M5 is even higher now since it was announced the sensor is from Sony. We finally have new sensor in mu-43 that everyone was hoping for since the current sensors seemed to have reached their limit. I still have my E-PL1. It still does decent job (needs better high iso and faster af) But if I was to upgrade, the new sensor in the Sony keeps calling its name.
  9. slith

    slith Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 4, 2012
    Dublin, Ireland
    Considering I bought mine for 800 euro not long ago (ok, with the 14-42 PZ, but still)... But then again so is the story with modern electronics.
  10. jloden

    jloden Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 15, 2012
    Hunterdon County, NJ
    Oh for crying out loud... I just bought a used/like new GX1 on amazon last night for $468 figuring I'd try it out and see if it makes a suitable companion to my G3. Just (re)ordered the gold box deal and looks like I'll be heading to the UPS store for a return in a few days :rolleyes: 

    EDIT: in a rare stroke of good luck, amazon hadn't shipped my order from last night and I was able to just cancel it. Excellent!
  11. jnewell

    jnewell Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 23, 2011
    Boston, MA
    Amazon one-day Gold Box specials don't necessarily indicate anything other than randomness in the universe. :) 
  12. tuanies

    tuanies Mu-43 Veteran

    Jun 13, 2011
    Graham, WA
    Tuan Huynh
    God its tempting but the G3 is a better deal I think :-\
  13. jnewell

    jnewell Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 23, 2011
    Boston, MA
    Pricing on Amazon is very volatile (or as the younger set says, random). I bought a GX1 body from Amazon ~25 days ago (just checked :wink: ). Guess the price? $399, or only $4 more than today's gold box special... :rolleyes: 
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  14. littleMT

    littleMT Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 8, 2012
    Lucille Sanchez
    what a meathead.....

    you could have bought 4 McDouble's with that 4 bucks...

    what is wrong with you?
  15. jloden

    jloden Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 15, 2012
    Hunterdon County, NJ
    Yeah, I've seen this first hand several times. Sometimes it can be a boon and other times it's really annoying!

    There was a site I used a while back to actually watch amazon and email me when the price on a given item dropped x%. I forget which site I used but there's a bunch of them out there. Worked nicely for my purposes that particular time, but usually I'm too impatient to play the waiting game :rolleyes: 
  16. tuanies

    tuanies Mu-43 Veteran

    Jun 13, 2011
    Graham, WA
    Tuan Huynh
    I was tempted but I think I'm going to hold off for the G5 / GX2 announcement and wait for GX1 prices to tank on the used market :D .
  17. alans

    alans Mu-43 Veteran

    Feb 28, 2010
    No, 4 McDouble's would have made him a meathead. $4 spent for good health!

  18. arentol

    arentol Mu-43 Veteran

    Jun 29, 2012
    Is it on sale with the 14-42 (Non-PZ) as well? Because the price of that combo is currently only $492.95, which is less than the body-only price from yesterday.
  19. tody

    tody Mu-43 Regular Subscribing Member

    Nov 6, 2011
    waiting for the hacked video to see what this is capable of.
  20. littleMT

    littleMT Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 8, 2012
    Lucille Sanchez

    can't argue with you........
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