Slight price drop on current PEN cameras

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by mqavila, Feb 12, 2012.

  1. mqavila

    mqavila Mu-43 Regular

    Just noticed that in some sites (such as Adorama and Uniquephoto), the current Pen cameras (like the E-P3 and E-PL3) have seen a slight price drop - a $50 instant rebate.
  2. xdayv

    xdayv Color Blind

    Aug 26, 2011
    Tacloban City, Philippines
    that's good. might get my first pen... :biggrin:
  3. rex87

    rex87 Mu-43 Regular

    Jun 21, 2011
    winnipeg, mb
    go to here in canada EP3 is down to $789 a total saving of $109.
  4. okinana

    okinana Mu-43 Veteran

    Sep 21, 2011
    Philadelphia, PA
    E-PM1 + 14-42mm II R only $424.99 at the olympus store online. the 9-18mm also with $50 price drop..
  5. playak47

    playak47 Mu-43 Veteran

    Nov 4, 2010
    The price is alright on the E-PM1. My friend bought one upon my suggestion Nov, 2011 for $420 from brick mortar store from Ny city which had listed on ebay. Atleast for the E-PM1 the price is really nothing special.
  6. mqavila

    mqavila Mu-43 Regular

    Met up with someone yesterday who had the white EP3 with Lumix 20mm pancake. I really have to say that I prefer the form factor of the EP than the EM5.

    Hoping that the price reductions will trickle down to the local Olympus in Manila... :)
  7. Grinch

    Grinch Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jan 9, 2011
    I paid $699 for E-P3 kit with 17mm from Blacks before Christmas, so Henry's is still asking too much.
  8. drewbot

    drewbot Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Oct 21, 2011
    Toronto, ON
    Blacks sometimes shocks me; they fly under the radar with some competitive m43 gear.
  9. Biro

    Biro Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 8, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    You lucky guys in Canada. Even with the discount, it's hard to find an E-P3 for less than $849 in the States. That's generally with either the 14-42mm kit zoom or 17mm pancake on it. I have yet to see the E-P3 available in body-only form.
  10. Tothepetercopter

    Tothepetercopter Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 1, 2012
    Yeah due to the newly announced cam. Time to buy a pen for you frugal people!
  11. Grinch

    Grinch Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jan 9, 2011
    I'm guessing, but pricing can be more aggressiveness m43 isn't as popular and stores need to move inventory. Not always cheaper though, lumix 7-14 retails for $1300 whereas stateside its $850-1000. The lumix 20 is about $450 canadian vs $350 stateside. Win some, lose some...
  12. Pennyann

    Pennyann Mu-43 Rookie

    Sep 27, 2010
    Liverpool UK
    I paid £358.00 for my E-pm1 with the Kit lens 14-42, end of January, just checking now on Amazon UK the cheapest is £355.00.
    If the other models are dropping I would expect the E-pm1 to do so as well very soon, unless of course the UK Gov: up the vat rate again.(not lightly)
    I bought my NEX 5 before the last vat increase so was fortunate not to loose to much when I sold it recently.
  13. applemint

    applemint Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 24, 2012
    The Olympus £50 cashback offer on E-PM1 and E-PL3 kits ends at the end of February (unless they extend it), so I would guess prices will drop once that ends. Whether they will drop by as much as £50 remains to be seen though - I doubt it, in which case now is probably as good a time as any to buy.

    E-PM1 + 14-42mm seems to the same price just about everywhere (£356) - amazon, currys/dixons, Park, ABC, SRS - so if one of them drops the price the others are likely to follow.