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Standard zoom and mid range Lenses with focal lengths larger than 12mm, but no longer than 60mm, includes standard zooms and portrait primes plus some macro lenses.

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Old 17th September 2009
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Currys Digital/PC World cheap Zuiko glass

The temptation was finally too much - Oly 12-60 for 549.99 in Currys digital, Newcastle upon Tyne.- out came the credit card.

For anyone in the North East area, Newcastle has 1 more left, PC World in Sunderland-2, And Teeside retail park-3. A 50-200 is also available at Kingston Park PC World for 680.

They will not supply by post, but the assistant suggested speaking to the manager of your local branch and offer to pay carriage charges on top of the purchase price and buy from them. If they are helpful that is!

Hope this is of some use to you.

Oh yeah - does anyone want to buy a Sigma 10-20EX and 18-50 EX?
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Re: Currys Digital/PC World cheap Zuiko glass

they had the 35 macro at 99 as well.............

quite a few stores have them - but a lot (including some wharehouses) don't

you can ring many stores direct for availability and reservation - to get the number you need to use 'Dixons' in the BT online phonebook and match addresses. You can't get to the stores by phone via any of their call centres
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Old 18th September 2009
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Re: Currys Digital/PC World cheap Zuiko glass

Thanks for the info! I've just acquired a 35mm macro for 99 from PC World in Bournemouth (the newish branch at Mallard Road opposite Castlepoint - they have one more).

No Olympus lenses at all at the Curry's in Bournemouth and Christchurch (including one calling itself "Digital"). I'll have a look around Poole tomorrow.

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Old 24th September 2009
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I can't believe how this offer is being carried out - I went into Currys Digital today in Chelmsford where there was a 35 mm for 99 and 40 -150mm (but can't remember the price) but no 12-60mm or space for it in the cabinet. So I thought I'll ask if there may be a way of getting one from another branch. A helpful young member of staff looked it up on the computer and said "We've got one in the store room and it's still 549.99" I said "Yes please" hit the plastic and worked out how to explain it when I got home!

But if you are looking for this brilliant deal (or posibly other lenses like the 50 -200mm) and it's not on display - ASK - you may get a nice surprise.

Now I get to play with my new lens!
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Re: Currys Digital/PC World cheap Zuiko glass

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.....hit the plastic and worked out how to explain it when I got home!

I'm sure I'm not the only one interested to hear the explanation. If it's good I might want to use it myself
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Re: Currys Digital/PC World cheap Zuiko glass

Simple;

Interest rates are currently so low that any money in the bank isn't really earning anything.
Hence if you buy a lens cheaply enough, when you come to sell it you should realise a good profit, well outstripping the bank's meagre interest rate.
Look on these things a solid investment in turbulent times.

Worked for me with the 300mm.
(then again, I do live alone)
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Re: Currys Digital/PC World cheap Zuiko glass

Aargh!

I've been looking for an "affordable" 35mm macro, but can't get near any of the stores until towards the middle of next week. Bournemouth would probably be my nearest, or Southampton.

Does anybody know of any stores that still have one? I've just tried phoning their 0844 number, they say there aren't any Olympus or Zuiko lenses in any of their stores anywhere in the country
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My local Currys has turned into a book shop overnight! so I am afraid I can`t help!
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Re: Currys Digital/PC World cheap Zuiko glass

Ellie - Chelmsford Currys Digital had one this morning at 99 on display - they might post it to you if you offer them postage.
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Re: Currys Digital/PC World cheap Zuiko glass

As of this morning (Sunday 27th) the remaining 35mm macro has gone from the PC World at Mallard Road, Bournemouth, but they do have a 12-60mm at 549, and a 40-150mm at 149.

Good hunting!

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Re: Currys Digital/PC World cheap Zuiko glass

Further to the above, forgot to mention that the Christchurch (Somerford Road) PC World has two 40-150mm lenses (but nothing else of interest).

So if anyone should be after those there seem to be a few around.

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Re: Currys Digital/PC World cheap Zuiko glass

As of yesterday, Curry's Digital in Newcastle upon Tyne still have one remaining 12-60 at 549.99.
(Display model)
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Re: Currys Digital/PC World cheap Zuiko glass

Ken - you haven't got a local phone number for them, have you?
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Re: Currys Digital/PC World cheap Zuiko glass

From my original post: "They will not supply by post, but the assistant suggested speaking to the manager of your local branch and offer to pay carriage charges on top of the purchase price and buy from them. If they are helpful that is!"

NEWCASTLE Northumberland Street (Branch number 75)
60/62 Northumberland Street
NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE
NE1 7DF
Tel: 08445 61 62 63

This is a generic phone number listed against all stores.
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Re: Currys Digital/PC World cheap Zuiko glass

I got two lenses from Currys Digital Strand Road London by going to my local Currys (N. Ireland ) they let me pay them , they e-mailed a copy of my receipt to the Strand Road Branch with my address details etc. I then paid DHL to pick up the lens and I got it next day. I did this twice with no problems.
Dealt with John Sparks manager (Strand Road) on 02073790112 might be worth a call they might still have stock.

Hope this helps.
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