View Full Version : pricing am I the crazy one

22nd February 2017, 07:37 PM
Not a moan about the body price there is enough of that around already, but the nonsensical bundle pricing

i took these from a major retailer site who used to be based in Leicester ;)

EM1 Mk 1 with 12-40 pro = 1148 Body only on the same site = 799 so lens = 349

same website

EM1 Mk 2 with 12-40 pro = 2399 Body only on the same site = 1849 so lens = 550

So its 201 more for the same lens if you invest an extra 1050 in the camera body

I could blame that one retailer, but frankly its pretty much the same elsewhere. I've often thought that Olympus Marketing department is crazy (ref the EM5 launch) and this does nothing to convince me otherwise


22nd February 2017, 08:15 PM
Shifting obsolete EM1's accounts for this, I would have thought. If you want the 12-40 and listed the EM1 you would effectively end up paying the higher price for the lens.

23rd February 2017, 10:50 AM
There is not a world of sense there I agree. It seems retailers/Olympus are prepared to discount the lens along with the MkI body. I presume they're not keen on splitting the kits.

I'm even more puzzled that the lens on it's own seems to be at 849 in most places, though 644 (inc P+P) at Bristol Cameras.


23rd February 2017, 02:31 PM
799 for body only is very optimistic. I've seen new (presumably grey import) E-M1s for 500.

2nd March 2017, 10:09 AM
Looks like the Americans are getting an improved trade-in deal: http://43addict.com/2017/02/26/olympus-trade-in-event-makes-olympus-om-d-em1-mark-2-reasonable-priced/

I've seen 75 extra trade-in deals from UK suppliers, but $200 extra would bring the price down to a level at which I'd certainly jump. It would be better still if the deal itself was increased to match the greater base cost in the UK, of course...

I shan't be forgetting (or losing!) my wallet at the NEC later this month...

Phill D
2nd March 2017, 11:21 AM
Hmm anyone hear any rumours of good discount deals on the EM1 mk2 at the NEC...?

Wee man
2nd March 2017, 10:54 PM
OK drmarkf pistols at dawn, if I am late start without me.

My wallet was held by airport security ( probably instructions from my wife).

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2nd March 2017, 11:37 PM
Hee hee!

Phill D
3rd March 2017, 09:54 AM
Shame you two are both going on Monday I'd have enjoyed meeting up. I'll never forget you telling us you forgot your wallet Ed that was priceless (sorry :o) we really did feel for you.
I'll let you know on Saturday evening if there are any good show offers on the Mk2 :)

3rd March 2017, 10:31 AM
I'll be there Monday if anyone fancies saying hello!

Grumpy Hec
3rd March 2017, 01:00 PM
I'll be there on Monday. May I suggest 12:00 on the Oly stand for those who are there and wish to say hello.