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Olympus Spring Cashback 2018

Might help someone who's shopping?

Claim your bonus for these great OLYMPUS products!
Buy one of the below products within the promotion period May 1st - July 31st 2018 and claim your bonus

175 OM-D E-M5 Mark II
65 OM-D E-M10 Mark II
65 OM-D E-M10 Mark III
150 M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 17mm 1:1.2 PRO
150 M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 25mm 1:1.2 PRO
150 M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 45mm 1:1.2 PRO
85 M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 75300mm 1:4.86.7 II
85 M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 9-18mm 1:4.0 5.6
65 M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 60mm 1:2.8 Macro
45 M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 25mm 1:1.8

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Re: Olympus Spring Cashback 2018

So why do they do these cash backs, is it because the retailer gets a percentage of full current rrp and Olympus take the hit themselves? Or is it one of these time limited cash back schemes within specific time scales, and for anyone who claims too early or too late their claim is deemed null and void. Most Japanese camera companies operate this scheme, I get flooded with emails enticing my money. I’ve started marking them as junk knowing I have no interest in buying a new camera.
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Re: Olympus Spring Cashback 2018

Free money, what's to dislike?

The retailer books the full value of the sale so no need to recoup from the manufacturer for stock in the supply chain if the manufacturer dropped the wholesale price.
The manufacturer gets to book the full value of the sale so their numbers look good.
The list price remains the same so there is no accusation of hiking the recommended prices when the promotion ends.
I imagine the cashback comes out of a promotion/marketing budget so is accounted for differently.

Yes they're time limited to when you buy and when you claim but they come around every year like clockwork.
I imagine there is some drop off between everyone who has a valid claim and those who make one but if you don't want to read half a page of T&C and submit a form to get 65-175 then you've more money than sense

I can't see a problem with it - most of the Japanese manufacturers do it at predefined points in the year to stimulate demand and clear through stock. Sony have just announced theirs.

It might have tempted me to a newer E-M10 but I did that in January. I can't afford the lenses in the promotion so it's academic to me.
Perhaps a significant cashback on the E-M5 Mkii is an indication that the Mkiii is on the way and they're clearing the decks but that's pure conjecture!
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Re: Olympus Spring Cashback 2018

I just blown my annual budget so no cash backs for me



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Re: Olympus Spring Cashback 2018

Nice one David. Being C41, easy to have processed (if you’re interested, theres a tutorial on the Ilford web site detailing how XP2 can be developed using B&W soup - great results too).

Half frame Pen maybe on the horizon!
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Re: Olympus Spring Cashback 2018

Thanks for that Steve, very useful. Just found an old Trip in the cupboard so am going to pimp it up. Exposure works, shutter blades not sticking so have ordered black and red leather skin to recover and some replacement light seals. Cost of that is 12, who needs discounts?

Now for that project, tracking the places that featured in the life of a late Victorian criminal/nark/gold dealer/ and devoted family man.

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