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Old 28th December 2017
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Re: Olympus Survey

I persevered and completed the survey intending to make use of the 10% voucher against an Oly 7-14 Pro lens. I didn't read the instructions properly and hit send and my voucher has disappeared. In fact, as far as I can remember I had two vouchers as I was also interested in the pro 40-150. Tried all ways to retrieve it. I might try Oly Customer Services and try to get a sympathetic response for my stupidity!
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I persevered and completed the survey intending to make use of the 10% voucher against an Oly 7-14 Pro lens. I didn't read the instructions properly and hit send and my voucher has disappeared. In fact, as far as I can remember I had two vouchers as I was also interested in the pro 40-150. Tried all ways to retrieve it. I might try Oly Customer Services and try to get a sympathetic response for my stupidity!
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Re: Olympus Survey

I had the email. Not opened the Questionnaire yet and was totally under whelmed by the limp carrot offered. Not likely, as most of us, to rush out and buy someglass just for 10% off.
From what you guys have said re PRO Bias in the question structure, I fear this is another indication that OLY are really getting up their own dark place in pursuit of 'We are THE Professionals'
In sheer numbers of potential converts to Oly or MFT in general, this is likely to alienate morethan it attracts.

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I had the email. Not opened the Questionnaire yet and was totally under whelmed by the limp carrot offered. Not likely, as most of us, to rush out and buy someglass just for 10% off.
From what you guys have said re PRO Bias in the question structure, I fear this is another indication that OLY are really getting up their own dark place in pursuit of 'We are THE Professionals'
In sheer numbers of potential converts to Oly or MFT in general, this is likely to alienate morethan it attracts.
I understand why you are saying that, but the fact is that since Olympus starting pushing higher end gear they have returned to profitability. The margins on the Pro lenses and the E-M1ii are surely better than the early m43 offerings. It makes business sense.
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Re: Olympus Survey

Hi Paul
Thank you so much for your kind gesture and it is much appreciated. I have already sent off an email to Oly CS and if they have not responded by PM tomorrow I will give them a call. If I do not succeed in getting the coupon reinstated I will be somewhat disappointed with them and will PM you if your offer is still open.

Returning to the survey, I agree with the others that the layout is quite odd and it appears to have been compiled by an outside agency. On the other hand, spending 10 minutes or so completing the survey is worth it if in my case I can get 70 off a 700 lens!
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Re: Olympus Survey

Thanks again for your offer Paul but Olympus have very kindly sent me the 10% voucher. I will be getting the 40-150 + 1.4x as the WA Zoom lens I was interested in has suddenly increased in price again I am tempted with the 8mm PRO 1.8 lens. I wonder if I can use the voucher against more than one lens?
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Re: Olympus Survey

That 8mm f1.8 doesn't get a lot of press but it seems that anyone who owns it loves it. I have the cheap but excellent Samyang so it doesn't make sense really. If I were into Astro wide field photography then it would be a different story.
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Re: Olympus Survey

I was attracted by the notion of 10% off so went ahead and did the survey. As others have pointed out it's not too user friendly but worth the effort as you can add the Oly 10% to a retailer's 10% which has brought the cost of a 12-100 down from 999 to 819. At that price I can afford it and some of the cost will be offset by selling the 14-150. The 50-200 SWD will also go as it has been replaced in my affection by the 40-150 and the 100-400.
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... as you can add the Oly 10% to a retailer's 10% which has brought the cost of a 12-100 down from 999 to 819.
Will they accept the double discount? I had assumed that it would be one or the other?
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Re: Olympus Survey

I contacted Park Cameras about this on 30/12 after trying to use the 10% Olympus voucher code on line which was not accepted. I was assured that the 10% Olympus survey discount could be used in addition to their discount which was 15% on the 14-150 + 1.4x. I have ordered the lens for collection at their shop and was told that the Olympus 10% will be taken into account then. The invoice I have shows just the Park Camera 15% discount at the moment. I will keep you updated.
I think I am right in saying that previous discount offers from Olympus have always been taken off whatever price you have negotiated with the dealer? There is little point in Olympus offering 10% voucher for completing the survey if it is not additional to the dealers discount as most dealers are discounting anyway. The dealer will probably claim the 10% back from Olympus.
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Re: Olympus Survey

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Will they accept the double discount? I had assumed that it would be one or the other?
I contacted SRS Microsystems regarding using the discount code from Olympus as this brought the cost of a 12-100mm to 809.00.

SRS said that they would accept the code however, they could only do so if the voucher was presented in store.

I was very tempted to make the journey however, it would have meant a round trip of circa 5 hours.

I contacted Dave at LCE Colchester who kindly agreed to match SRS's price, I made the purchase there.

My wife is now the happy owner of a 12-100mm, I may borrow it occasionally though.

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Re: Olympus Survey

I was just clearing up my inbox and noticed the Olympus email was titled "Olympus needs your feedback! Help us develop a new lens".

I don't recall being asked what new lenses I woudl like.

Or how about this from an email on the 22nd:

10% off all PRO Lenses!
Looking to make your photographs sparkle this winter? For the most magical image quality, invest in one (or several!) of our fantastic PRO lenses and save a whopping 10%! Just use the code PROLENSXMAS17 at checkout.

No need to fill in a survey to get your 10%.
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Re: Olympus Survey

I don't recall getting the email you mention above. Was it just for lenses ordered through the Olympus shop. They tend to be offered at full retail price. As far as I understand it, the 10% offered via the survey can used on any lens, not jut the Pro lens.
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I don't recall being asked what new lenses I woudl like.
It was more a general set of questions at the end of features and focal lengths that you would be looking for

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Re: Olympus Survey

I did the survey and having indicated what lenses I had, I was directed to a page in which I was asked about pricing of a new 14 to 150 lens if a new version extended the range and aperture.
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