White box Nocticron?

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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.
 

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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

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http://www.uniquephoto.com/product/panasonic-lumix-leica-42-5mm-f-1-2-white-boxusa-/


Not sure what they mean by white box usa but its listed at $1299 which is a couple hundred cheaper than listed new. I'd check it out myself (its local to me) but i'm not really interested in the lens.
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.
 

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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 ?
 

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

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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...

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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 ?
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.
 

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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.
 

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


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.
 

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Yeah was you :)
Do wonder why these are showing ? Container moisture damage or what
Did anyone say what kinda damage the boxes had ?
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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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