UK OMD EM5 pre-order news?

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by doodalon, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. doodalon

    doodalon Mu-43 Rookie

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    Feb 26, 2012
    I pre ordered my EM5 from Jessops at that start of March, Silver Kit, but have heard nothing yet.

    Any one else get any updates from other retailers?

    Would be good to know what retailers are getting them first
     
  2. willo

    willo Mu-43 Regular

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    Jan 25, 2010
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    Spoke to SRS last week, they received a hand full but expect their main shipment this week. I expect them to get them first seeing as they are a Olympus dealer, I know they have had a high number of pre-orders.
     
  3. britops

    britops Mu-43 Regular

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    Apr 10, 2012
    My local Jessops just told me the end of April
     
  4. doodalon

    doodalon Mu-43 Rookie

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    Feb 26, 2012
    Doesn't sound like good news from Jessops. Should have guessed that when ordering with them. Spoke to them on the phone, they say they are still waiting for info from Olympus.

    WEX webchat say end of the month/beginning of May!

    All this waiting is driving me crazy :mad:
     
  5. olydebut

    olydebut Mu-43 Rookie

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    Apr 9, 2012
    We're doomed
     
  6. Glenn S

    Glenn S Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    I had a second email from Olympus UK today acknowledging my pre-registration for the free grip. My submission number is 147936 !!!
     
  7. britops

    britops Mu-43 Regular

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    Apr 10, 2012
    i had an email today too. Now I just need a serial number!
     
  8. doodalon

    doodalon Mu-43 Rookie

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    Feb 26, 2012
    Update from Jessops, they say stock will be coming in week commencing 23rd (next week!)
     
  9. Glenn S

    Glenn S Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Wooohooo !!!!!!!!:biggrin:
     
  10. Dave in Wales

    Dave in Wales Mu-43 All-Pro

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    West Wales
    Park Cameras I hear, are saying they might have a few in 2-3 weeks.
     
  11. Gyroscope

    Gyroscope Mu-43 Regular

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    Apr 20, 2012
    SE London
    (first post - go easy on me!)

    A quick canvas around the City (of London) this lunch time yielded:

    Jacobs: had 2 in on pre-order, but no idea on when they might have actual stock

    Jessops: estimated the end of May

    I'd take both those statements with a huge bucket of salt -just reporting what I've been told.

    Personally I would really like the OM-D E-M5 for several significant events in May, but if I can't get one in the next week I'll be sticking with Ye Trustye E-P1 and waiting for the OM-D to be discounted sufficiently to offset the (effective) loss of the free grip offer.

    Cheers,

    /g
     
  12. Glenn S

    Glenn S Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Providing you have pre-registered your order with Olympus, you should get the free grip even if you don't have the camera by May 31st.

    https://olympusomd.sales-promotions.com/customer-apply-for-promotion/?country_promotion=2&lng=en
     
  13. willo

    willo Mu-43 Regular

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    Jan 25, 2010
    London
    Oh Yeah! Just got the call and my silver E-M5 is waiting for me to pick up tomorrow.
     
  14. doodalon

    doodalon Mu-43 Rookie

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    Feb 26, 2012
    Where did you pre-order it?

    I phoned Jessops today about my order for Silver kit and they said it shows on the system that my order should be coming in next week Tues (24th) i'll need to phone back on Tues to make certain it is though
     
  15. Gyroscope

    Gyroscope Mu-43 Regular

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    Apr 20, 2012
    SE London
    Thanks for the pointer.

    The form makes it look like I have to have a serial number and proof of purchase (is this a photo of a receipt?) at submit time. I'm sure I'm being thick, but is this not the case? Would just have to fill in the details about myself then upload the serial number and proof later?

    Thanks in advance.

    /g
     
  16. Glenn S

    Glenn S Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Apparently where it asks for the serial number, you enter 'to be provided'
     
  17. willo

    willo Mu-43 Regular

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    Jan 25, 2010
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    Ordered mine from SRS on the day it was announced, I know they have a lot of pre orders to get through. Think my silver one was the last.
     
  18. Glenn S

    Glenn S Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Just called Jessops about my silver body and was told it is expected to arrive at Jessops warehouse on April 30th "providing there are no hiccups" :frown:
     
  19. britops

    britops Mu-43 Regular

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    Apr 10, 2012
    Any then where do you enter the seriel number once you know it?
     
  20. Glenn S

    Glenn S Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    This is the pre-registration form. Once registered you are given an 'account' with a user name and password. When you have the serial number you log into your 'account' and enter the number there.