Refurb Olympus 12-40 in stock right now $639

Discussion in 'Hot Deals - Find a Great Deal? Share It Here.' started by slmoore, Apr 28, 2014.

  1. ean10775

    ean10775 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 31, 2011
    Cleveland, Ohio
    Eric
    not anymore it seems
     
  2. nstelemark

    nstelemark Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    May 28, 2013
    Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
    Larry
    Apparently my order went through. We'll see if they cancel it.
     
  3. csgardner45

    csgardner45 Mu-43 Rookie

    11
    Nov 23, 2013
    Is anyone on a mailing list/does anyone have a way of telling when that page changes and there is available stock? (kinda like how canonpricewatch.com monitors things) I've been for this lens 3-4x a day over the past weeks since the first time it appeared...

    -C
     
  4. madogvelkor

    madogvelkor Mu-43 Top Veteran

    943
    Feb 22, 2013
    Connecticut
    They appear to update the inventory at random times -- this morning they didn't have much, now they have additional camera bodies and accessories listed.
     
  5. juangrande

    juangrande Mu-43 Top Veteran

    805
    Dec 2, 2012
    COLORADO
    What if you ordered it like a backordered item and waited for them to get more? When it came they'd ship?
     
  6. MaK543

    MaK543 Mu-43 Regular

    144
    May 1, 2012
    MD USA
    The site says "backorders are not accepted" for 12-40. I ordered one anyway and it went through. I expect cancellation email in my inbox soon. :smile:
    They also have 9-18 in stock for $399. :thumbup:
     
  7. Replytoken

    Replytoken Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 7, 2012
    Puget Sound
    Ken
    I looked there late this morning and it was not even listed. They are quick to update.

    --Ken
     
  8. Jay86

    Jay86 Mu-43 Veteran

    477
    Dec 26, 2012
    Its not the M43 version sadly.
     
  9. desmoface

    desmoface Mu-43 Regular

    173
    Jan 16, 2012
    Has anyone had any issues with the refurbed oly lenses? Seems like a hell of a deal (while it lasted) for this lens.

    Steve
     
  10. Search

    Search Mu-43 Regular

    78
    Mar 23, 2014
    I had decided to purchase the Panasonic 12-35 until I saw this thread. I can get a Japanese version of the Panasonic lens for $850. I am seriously considering the Olympus refurbished lens at this price despite the weight. Of course, they have no refurbished lenses for me to buy.
     
  11. madogvelkor

    madogvelkor Mu-43 Top Veteran

    943
    Feb 22, 2013
    Connecticut
    In the past when that's happened they asked me if I wanted to wait or cancel. I've had to wait up to 6 weeks.
     
  12. emorgan451

    emorgan451 Mu-43 Veteran

  13. ScottGee1

    ScottGee1 Mu-43 Regular Subscribing Member

    105
    Mar 22, 2014
    Motown!
    Never mind . . .

    Currently (April 28, 23:09 EDT) it banners 'This product is currently out of stock.' when I try to put it into my cart and does not put it in the cart.

    :boohoo:
     
  14. slmoore

    slmoore Mu-43 Regular

    90
    Feb 15, 2014
    Oklahoma
    I mainly noticed that the add to cart button was enabled, and it let me add it to the cart. I removed it from my cart (not ready to pull the trigger on it), but knew that others here would be interested. Hope some folks were able to get in. I just tried again right now and although the add to cart button is still enabled, it won't let you add it to the cart.
     
  15. MaK543

    MaK543 Mu-43 Regular

    144
    May 1, 2012
    MD USA
    I totally missed that part. I was too excited to see 9-18 there, and ordered one along with 12-40. Thank you for the heads up.

    I just called Olympus (no wait time!!!) and tried to change the order, but they old me it was not possible to make a change (doesn't make sense to me). I only had two options, keep the order or cancel it. :eek: 
     
  16. slmoore

    slmoore Mu-43 Regular

    90
    Feb 15, 2014
    Oklahoma
    What is the return policy on refurbs - surely you can return the 9-18 after you get both lenses?
     
  17. BAPHA

    BAPHA Mu-43 Regular

    85
    Nov 11, 2012
    You can return refurbs for either a replacement or a refund (return shipping not covered), up to 30 days from receiving the item. Here're the links to Olympus return pages:
    http://www.getolympus.com/us/en/customer-service?icn=topnav&ici=supportnav_exchanges-returns#returns
    http://cache.olympusamerica.com/static/getolympus/files/emporiumreturnform.pdf

    I had to return a m43 version of the 9-18 which didn't work properly, there is a simple form you have to fill out and enclose with your returned item. Generally, refunds are processed within 10-15 business days from the time of Olympus getting the lens back (keep your shipping delivery confirmation receipts!!!) but in my case, I was just told this morning they're "a little behind" on processing returns, when I called them to ask why is it taking almost a month for mine.
    The above should not scare anyone from dealing with refurb'd lenses, as others have shared good stories about their purchases, and I believe I just wasn't lucky with mine, so I guess I am just trying to say that a little patience is required when dealing with GetOlympus, especially when you have a great deal in your sights! Even though my personal experience hasn't been great, I would pull the trigger on a refurb'd 70-300 II, if they ever get it back in stock, especially with a 20% discount, if offered again :) 
     
  18. Jay86

    Jay86 Mu-43 Veteran

    477
    Dec 26, 2012
    Dang that sucks. You could just return the 9-18mm when you get it (lose the return shipping cost is all).
     
  19. MaK543

    MaK543 Mu-43 Regular

    144
    May 1, 2012
    MD USA
    I canceled my order because I don't want to wait forever for refund. Olympus seems very fast answering phones, but slow processing orders. I'll just have to wait till they restock inventory. :smile: I'm sure there will be one more happy :43: shooter out there because he/she got the 12-40 I canceled. :tongue:
     
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