1. Reminder: Please use our affiliate links for holiday shopping!

White box Nocticron?

Discussion in 'Hot Deals - Find a Great Deal? Share It Here.' started by usayit, Mar 31, 2014.

  1. usayit

    usayit Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    • Like Like x 3
  2. heedpantsnow

    heedpantsnow Mu-43 Veteran

    332
    Jul 24, 2011
  3. taz98spin

    taz98spin Mu-43 Top Veteran

    843
    May 13, 2011
    NYC
    Maybe it's suppose to be "Without Box"?
     
  4. Cruzan80

    Cruzan80 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 23, 2012
    Denver, Co
    Sean Rastsmith
    OEM vs. Retail
    The retail and OEM versions usually will have the same exact product, however the retail version usually will come with bundled software, retail packaging, and more bells and whistles so to speak. OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer), White Box, Brown Box versions will come with the actual product and usually the drivers, no special packaging or software. Occasionally the retail version will accompany a longer warranty.
    Suggestion: Check out the manufacturer's website, to see what all is included.

    White box and OEM are usually synonymous. However, this is the first I have heard of Panasonic offering lenses in this way.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  5. usayit

    usayit Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    That's what I know BUT I have not seen a nocticron bundled OEM at all... so it's a bit confusing. But someone is sure to pick it up at a reduced price... good for them

    Sent from my SCH-I545 using Tapatalk
     
  6. Yohan Pamudji

    Yohan Pamudji Mu-43 Veteran

    462
    Jun 21, 2012
    Mississippi, USA
    Not a couple hundred but $300 cheaper than new! I've heard good things about Unique Photo but never bought from them myself. Yeah, "white box" is usually kit lens type stuff, which I don't think there's such a thing for this lens. Maybe refurb or returned lenses that can no longer be sold new? A bit early for that seems like to me.
     
  7. HappyFish

    HappyFish Mu-43 Top Veteran

    983
    Sep 8, 2012
    Chad
    saw some other place had box damaged 42.5 ? forgot where I kinda wonder if something happened to a shipment of them and all boxes were damaged somehow ?
     
  8. steveislikewoah

    steveislikewoah New to Mu-43

    6
    Feb 1, 2014
    I will vouch for Unique Photo. Bought a go pro from them about a year ago. Well below MSRP I may add.
     
  9. taz98spin

    taz98spin Mu-43 Top Veteran

    843
    May 13, 2011
    NYC
    Yes, my 1st m43 camera was bought from Unique Photo!
     
  10. kwalsh

    kwalsh Mu-43 Top Veteran

    775
    Mar 3, 2012
    Baltimore, MD
    Sigh... I was trying to not buy this lens.

    I'll let you guys know what "White Box" means when it shows up here in a few days :rolleyes:
     
    • Like Like x 6
  11. heedpantsnow

    heedpantsnow Mu-43 Veteran

    332
    Jul 24, 2011
    +1. I'm going to pull the trigger in the morning.
     
  12. FlyPenFly

    FlyPenFly Mu-43 Veteran

    448
    Feb 15, 2011
    Same hope there's some left and it comes with a hood...
     
  13. usayit

    usayit Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    To whomever gets to the deal.... Enjoy!

    Hey UP... Throw some reward points my way wink wink.


    They are an honest shop... Although I wonder how they can be out of stock of stuff in such a large warehouse. Perhaps its just the stuff that I am interested in. hahaha They are conveniently local to me and have a good showroom (much improved over their previous location). Made quite a few purchases in person... Recently the Olympus 25mm. About the only stuff I prefer to go somewhere else is for Leica purchases. I have a Leica dealer I have been going to for years...

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Mu-43 mobile app
     
  14. Yohan Pamudji

    Yohan Pamudji Mu-43 Veteran

    462
    Jun 21, 2012
    Mississippi, USA
    That was Kenmore Camera. I posted that deal a few days ago. It was $1450, so if this Unique Photo deal at $1300 comes with all the goodies except for an original box then that's a screaming deal.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  15. Yohan Pamudji

    Yohan Pamudji Mu-43 Veteran

    462
    Jun 21, 2012
    Mississippi, USA
    When you click the "IN THE BOX" tab all it says is "Panasonic Lumix Leica 42.5mm F/1.2 White Box (USA)". Hope you don't just get the box :biggrin: Just kidding. Unique Photo are good folks from what I've heard.
     
  16. HappyFish

    HappyFish Mu-43 Top Veteran

    983
    Sep 8, 2012
    Chad
    Yeah was you :)
    Do wonder why these are showing ? Container moisture damage or what
    Did anyone say what kinda damage the boxes had ?


     
  17. Yohan Pamudji

    Yohan Pamudji Mu-43 Veteran

    462
    Jun 21, 2012
    Mississippi, USA
    The eBay listing for that one showed a picture of a box with a small dent in one of the corners. I got mine in today (figures there's a cheaper deal the same day I get mine :D) and no dents anywhere. Some thin scratches on one side of the box that I never would have looked for let alone mentioned if not for the whole "damaged box" listing. Very pleased so far.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  18. mister_roboto

    mister_roboto Mu-43 Top Veteran

    637
    Jun 14, 2011
    Seattle, WA, USA
    Dennis
    It's probably a floor demo or something like that- I really hope it comes in a plain white box though :wink:
     
  19. FlyPenFly

    FlyPenFly Mu-43 Veteran

    448
    Feb 15, 2011
    Or they could just be merchants who ordered a lot of these and are looking for an excuse to move them at below MSRP because they're not selling at MSRP.
     
  20. 0dBm

    0dBm Mu-43 Top Veteran

    859
    Jun 30, 2011
    Western United States
    In other industries, "white box" means sold to government or large entities. In another life, I was issued many, many boxes of rifle and pistol cartridges in unmarked white boxes.