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Discussion in 'Hot Deals - Find a Great Deal? Share It Here.' started by Jonathan F/2, May 28, 2016.

  1. Jonathan F/2

    Jonathan F/2 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 10, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
    http://www.samys.com/images/pdf/current_ad05262016.pdf

    There's a Memorial Day weekend sale on the Panasonic GX85 Body Only (plus spare battery & extra charger) for $697 and if bought with the Panasonic 42.5mm 1.7, 30mm Macro or 20mm 1.7 II, those lenses are only $197.99! The 42.5mm 1.7 is the big sale item, because that lens went up in price and is selling for about $397 right now!

    You could probably use the ad and price match the items at another store like Best Buy, B&H or Adorama if you want to buy elsewhere. ;)
     
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  2. tkbslc

    tkbslc Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    I just bought the 42.5mm, too...
     
  3. snaimpally

    snaimpally Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Dec 31, 2012
    The GX85 sells for $797 with 12-32mm lens so the GX85 body only for $697 doesn't seem like a deal to me. The 12-32mm sells for $300. Buying the body and some of the lenses looks to be a decent deal. If you have access to Panasonic employee pricing, the 42.5mm is available from Panasonic for $260.
     
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  4. Jonathan F/2

    Jonathan F/2 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 10, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
    I agree, I think the discount applies best when purchased with other lenses, I don't think it'd be worth buying the GX85 by itself. ;)
     
  5. budeny

    budeny Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 4, 2014
    Boulder, CO
    wrong, more like $150 - new, on ebay
     
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  6. davidzvi

    davidzvi Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 12, 2012
    Outside Boston MA
    David
    The extra battery and charger are nice adds. But the 20mm and 42.5 for $200 each are the real deal. Too bad it's in store only.
     
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  7. Hal Knowles

    Hal Knowles Mu-43 Regular

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    Aug 3, 2015
    Florida
    Hal Knowles
    Deal is valid for online purchases as well. Incredible prices on some great prime lenses to complement that nice new body!
     
  8. Hal Knowles

    Hal Knowles Mu-43 Regular

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    Aug 3, 2015
    Florida
    Hal Knowles
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  9. snaimpally

    snaimpally Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Dec 31, 2012
    No, you are wrong. The $150 is for gray market - no warranty. I'm talking $300 for US authorized seller with warranty. Don't compare apples to oranges. I know what they sell for on ebay.
     
  10. budeny

    budeny Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 4, 2014
    Boulder, CO
    Ebay sells 2-3 years warranty for $25-$35.
    No sane person will pay 100% premium for warranty.
     
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  11. snaimpally

    snaimpally Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Dec 31, 2012
    Whatever. My point was "The GX85 sells for $797 with 12-32mm lens so the GX85 body only for $697 doesn't seem like a deal to me." Even if the 12-32mm is worth $150 (ebay) + $35 (warranty) = $185, $697 for the GX85 body only is not a deal. I'm still right.
     
  12. snaimpally

    snaimpally Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Dec 31, 2012
    In case anyone is interested, Precision Camera in Austin is offering the same deal.
     
  13. budeny

    budeny Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 4, 2014
    Boulder, CO
    Here is some other math to consider: if you buy GX85+12-32mm and sell lens for $150 on ebay, you'll end up with roughly $110-$120 in hand after fees and shipping expenses.
    So, I think it's reasonable offer.
     
  14. Hal Knowles

    Hal Knowles Mu-43 Regular

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    Aug 3, 2015
    Florida
    Hal Knowles
    Indeed, that would be a good way to get a GX85 body for about $650. The Samy's lens instant rebate promotions are all pretty small ($50) when bought alone (or even along with the GX85 + 12-32 kit). However, the instant rebates are $100 to $200 (depending on the lens) when purchased along with the GX85 black body. For anyone in need of lenses, this is a great deal. If you were to purchase the GX85 ($697), P20mm F1.7 ($197), P30mm F2.8 ($197), P42.5mm F1.7 ($197), P45-150mm F4.0-5.6 ($147), and the battery plus charger kit (free), you would get a fantastic Micro Four Thirds kit which can shoot wide, normal, low light, portrait, macro, and telephoto for $1435!

    So the deal is not the body, but rather the lenses.
     
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