View Full Version : Head up olympus America

30th November 2015, 11:39 AM
The American Olympus are selling EM1 for $549.00 yes new and us dollars that would make it around 360 uk pounds which is an incredible price, I know it mega Monday sales, we just got rid of Black Friday.
Apparently black Friday was a Flop.

Thought I'd let you know.

30th November 2015, 02:43 PM
But doesn't $549 in the US mean 549 in the UK ??. That is how it normally works! As an aside do Olympus US add a sales tax? I believe that a lot of online stores now charge the sales tax imposed by the state from which the product is shipped.

1st December 2015, 02:33 PM
Hi , I think tax in the US is complicated, depending on which state you are in, to whether tax is included or added tax at various rates from 5percent to 10 percent. Funny how we are always hit the hardest, on both price and on tax, I think we are the only country that taxes the people 3 times on our purchases.

2nd December 2015, 09:17 AM
Currently US $549 = AU $750

If that's for body only it isn't a very hot price for the EM1, especially allowing extra for shipping. Lowest AU price including GST is around $800 (black body only)

In Oz we can buy online from overseas up to $1000 duty free.

Hopefully Ross may dip in his oar here - I believe he's a very astute buyer!