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Pro 12-40mm bargain??

https://www.e-infin.com/uk/item/2023..._lens_in_black

About 1/2 price, sounds good............
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Re: Pro 12-40mm bargain??

Yes nice price for a new lens. They have a few others for reasonable prices too. Don't know what they are like as a seller though. Maybe someone on here will have experience.
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Re: Pro 12-40mm bargain??

Based in Hong Kong, import duty and Vat payable on import I reckon.
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Re: Pro 12-40mm bargain??

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https://www.e-infin.com/uk/item/2023..._lens_in_black

About 1/2 price, sounds good............
Too good to be true.

No Olympus Europe 2 year warranty, only sellers 1 year warranty with no information as to what that warranty covers. Olympus would not want to know if you had a problem.

Contract terms under Hong kong Law.

Never heard of this company before.
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Re: Pro 12-40mm bargain??

Please note that you only get a "seller warranty" instead of an Olympus warranty if you buy this lens. In practice, this means the lens will need to go back to Hong Kong in case of any problems and if they don't fix it, you have no comeback. This is what happened to me with a similar Hong Kong based seller. So only buy if you are happy to forego the manufacturer's warranty.
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Re: Pro 12-40mm bargain??

YEs beginning to sound too good to be true........
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Re: Pro 12-40mm bargain??

In fairness they also trade on eBay under the name e-infinity and have very good feedback on there. I think the store is legit and you would get the lens if you order from them; just be aware of the warranty caveat.

For this lens I'd personally be more inclined to buy from a UK second-hand dealer such as MPB or ffordes because they usually give a warranty for their 2nd hand stock.
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In fairness they also trade on eBay under the name e-infinity and have very good feedback on there. I think the store is legit and you would get the lens if you order from them; just be aware of the warranty caveat.

For this lens I'd personally be more inclined to buy from a UK second-hand dealer such as MPB or ffordes because they usually give a warranty for their 2nd hand stock.
Yes I understand were you are coming from. BUT just how often does a NEW lens go wrong? I have sent dirty 2nd hand ones off to Olympus to be cleaned and serviced (90) but as it's pedigree is pretty good, there should be a fighting chance it will last many years without malfunction.............

At almost 1/2 price is it worth the risk? How much would it cost to be repaired / serviced anyway/

I have seen several other prices, (599 from Cardiff Cameras) not hugely more than this offer, so am inclined to go for those, at least I can knock on their door if worst comes to worst...........

I am a risk taker by nature () sometimes get it wrong, but my odds are more that 50%.................
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Re: Pro 12-40mm bargain??

SRS occasionally have an unboxed one from a kit going for a good price:
https://www.srsmicrosystems.co.uk/le...s-unboxed.html
Worth keeping an eye out for.
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Re: Pro 12-40mm bargain??

Interesting I just looked at their headline camera prices and they are pretty good too. GH5 for 1389 and OMD EM1 mk2 for 1285. Best I've seen, 400 less than the NEC offer I thought was good at the time I went for it.
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Re: Pro 12-40mm bargain??

I just hope that nobody from this forum has an unfortunate experience....
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Re: Pro 12-40mm bargain??

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About 1/2 price, sounds good............
I know we have it good compared to you there, but it is the same as our Aussie stock (in some places) for price (taking present conversion rate). https://www.cambuy.com.au/collection...dard-zoom-lens
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Re: Pro 12-40mm bargain??

John don't think I'm necessarily recommending them as I've no experience of buying from them I was just commenting on their prices. I'm happy to have my Oly warranty to be honest should I ever need it.
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Re: Pro 12-40mm bargain??

In the end game, I have or am about to buy from Wex, with a trade in of old kit........

Thanks for advice and thoughts.

Blimey, the Oz price is good..........
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Re: Pro 12-40mm bargain??

A bit late i know but I have bought off them three times all lens twice through eBay once from there web site no problem shipped from U.K. I even returned one lens that wasn't right for a refund no problem but as said no Olympus guaranteed..
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