Olympus UK E-System User Group
Olympus UK E-System User Group

Join our unique resource for Olympus Four Thirds E-System DSLR and Pen and OM-D Micro Four Thirds photographers. Show your images via our free e-group photo gallery. Please read the e-group.uk.net forum terms and conditions before posting for the first time. Above all, welcome!


Go Back   Olympus UK E-System User Group > Site news and information > Announcements > Site news

Site news Updates concerning the operation of this site.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 15th April 2010
Ian's Avatar
Ian Ian is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, UK
Posts: 11,672
Thanks: 427
Thanked 2,554 Times in 1,283 Posts
Likes: 885
Liked 1,766 Times in 797 Posts
Proposal for board specialising in dealer chat

The success of the e-group is getting around and I am receiving enquiries from some Olympus dealers concerning getting involved with the site.

Naturally, the e-group is blessed with not requiring banner ads to fund it as Olympus UK provide me with an allowance to keep it ticking over.

However, one of the remits of the site is to help both Olympus users and Olympus itself, and so by definition its dealers. There is no intention of introducing banner ads or anything like that (you only see one at the top of the page if you aren't registered as a forum member or you aren't logged in and the ads are all Olympus ones anyway).

At least one dealer has approached me to offer some benefits specifically for e-group members. I'm sure there are others that would follow. So I'm proposing to set up a forum board dedicated to discussion about Olympus dealers and maybe enabling dealers to interact there.

But before I go ahead, I'd like to hear what you think and, if you have any, contribute by voicing suggestions.

Over to you!

Ian
__________________
Founder and editor of:
Olympus UK E-System User Group (http://e-group.uk.net)
Four Thirds User (http://fourthirds-user.com)
Digital Photography Now (http://dpnow.com)
Olympus camera, lens, and accessory hire (http://e-group.uk.net/hire)

Twitter: www.twitter.com/ian_burley
Flickr: www.flickr.com/photos/dpnow/
Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/ianburley/
NEW: My personal BLOG ianburley.com
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 15th April 2010
E-3's Avatar
E-3 E-3 is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: UK
Posts: 727
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Smile Re: Proposal for board specialising in dealer chat

Superb idea
__________________
Regards James.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 15th April 2010
Ian's Avatar
Ian Ian is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, UK
Posts: 11,672
Thanks: 427
Thanked 2,554 Times in 1,283 Posts
Likes: 885
Liked 1,766 Times in 797 Posts
Re: Proposal for board specialising in dealer chat

That's a positive start

One caveat; this site is funded by Olympus UK, so it would not be appropriate for discussion of grey importers or other non-official Olympus UK dealers, or dealers outside of the UK and Ireland. At least not for the proposed dealer board, which has a tentative name of Dealers' Den (any better suggestion would be most welcome!).

Ian
__________________
Founder and editor of:
Olympus UK E-System User Group (http://e-group.uk.net)
Four Thirds User (http://fourthirds-user.com)
Digital Photography Now (http://dpnow.com)
Olympus camera, lens, and accessory hire (http://e-group.uk.net/hire)

Twitter: www.twitter.com/ian_burley
Flickr: www.flickr.com/photos/dpnow/
Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/ianburley/
NEW: My personal BLOG ianburley.com
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 15th April 2010
Xpres
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Proposal for board specialising in dealer chat

Dealers' Den might not be the best... Den of thieves springs to mind too easily.
But a good idea if they take it seriously and aren't paying you to have access.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 15th April 2010
Greytop's Avatar
Greytop Greytop is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Berkshire, UK.
Posts: 6,626
Thanks: 1,141
Thanked 614 Times in 562 Posts
Likes: 1,634
Liked 888 Times in 311 Posts
Re: Proposal for board specialising in dealer chat

I think it's a great idea.
__________________
Regards Huw


Olympus equipment
Capture One Pro
My flickr
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 15th April 2010
j.baker j.baker is offline
Banned
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: North Wiltshire
Posts: 1,071
Thanks: 0
Thanked 20 Times in 11 Posts
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Re: Proposal for board specialising in dealer chat

I think it is a good idea, but it needs to be well managed. Otherwise it may get like ebay.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 15th April 2010
Nick Temple-Fry's Avatar
Nick Temple-Fry Nick Temple-Fry is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Wiltshire
Posts: 4,395
Thanks: 17
Thanked 190 Times in 142 Posts
Likes: 0
Liked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Re: Proposal for board specialising in dealer chat

I agree it is good idea, particularly if it encorages dealers to give more public prominence to their Olympus connection.

We'll all need to apply discipline, it would be so easy for the board to become a forum for dealer bashing, when direct approaches would often lead to more positive outcomes for all concerned

And special offers/benifits for e-group members, why not, we are a great bunch who deserve rewards. Might be difficult with many members sitting behind a 'nom de guerre'.

Bring on the 'Dealers Den'

Nick
__________________
Nick Temple-Fry

Medicine as a science ranks somewhere between archaeology and economics.

www.theChurchPhotographer.co.uk 90 Churches -- Fairford St Mary's, exceptionally splendid
www.temple-fry.co.uk
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 15th April 2010
Ian's Avatar
Ian Ian is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, UK
Posts: 11,672
Thanks: 427
Thanked 2,554 Times in 1,283 Posts
Likes: 885
Liked 1,766 Times in 797 Posts
Re: Proposal for board specialising in dealer chat

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nick Temple-Fry View Post
I agree it is good idea, particularly if it encorages dealers to give more public prominence to their Olympus connection.

We'll all need to apply discipline, it would be so easy for the board to become a forum for dealer bashing, when direct approaches would often lead to more positive outcomes for all concerned

And special offers/benifits for e-group members, why not, we are a great bunch who deserve rewards. Might be difficult with many members sitting behind a 'nom de guerre'.

Bring on the 'Dealers Den'

Nick
Verification of who is who can be done at our end.

We have had some dealer participation already, from Jessops for example. If dealers keep the commercial side of their contributions to the special dealer board, it preserves the peace and tranquility of the rest of the forum

Ian
__________________
Founder and editor of:
Olympus UK E-System User Group (http://e-group.uk.net)
Four Thirds User (http://fourthirds-user.com)
Digital Photography Now (http://dpnow.com)
Olympus camera, lens, and accessory hire (http://e-group.uk.net/hire)

Twitter: www.twitter.com/ian_burley
Flickr: www.flickr.com/photos/dpnow/
Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/ianburley/
NEW: My personal BLOG ianburley.com
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 15th April 2010
Adagio's Avatar
Adagio Adagio is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Marchwood, Hampshire
Posts: 816
Thanks: 49
Thanked 40 Times in 36 Posts
Likes: 78
Liked 68 Times in 37 Posts
Re: Proposal for board specialising in dealer chat

Retailers' Repose might be better
__________________
David


Flickr
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 15th April 2010
ardvorlich's Avatar
ardvorlich ardvorlich is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Lochearn Scotland
Posts: 589
Thanks: 9
Thanked 21 Times in 19 Posts
Likes: 0
Liked 3 Times in 1 Post
Re: Proposal for board specialising in dealer chat

A yes vote from me.Think it could be beneficial for ourselves and Olympus,providing it dosen't become an advertising site for m43.
Iain
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 15th April 2010
StephenL's Avatar
StephenL StephenL is offline
Senior Pixelmonger
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Yorkshire Dales
Posts: 9,863
Thanks: 984
Thanked 1,126 Times in 921 Posts
Likes: 658
Liked 755 Times in 499 Posts
Re: Proposal for board specialising in dealer chat

Don't think it can do anything but good, managed sensibly.
__________________
Stephen

A camera takes a picture. A photographer makes a picture

Fuji X system, + Leica and Bronica film

My Flickr site
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 15th April 2010
jamie allan jamie allan is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Glasgow
Posts: 1,023
Thanks: 78
Thanked 92 Times in 76 Posts
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Re: Proposal for board specialising in dealer chat

I think this is a great idea especially now as there is a noticeable decline in Olympus equipment in the stores locally to me. I'd far rather work with a company dealing through this site than trust many of the companies online who seem to specialise in grey imports but don't tell you their history.
__________________
Jamie
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 15th April 2010
gooner3900 gooner3900 is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Herefordshire
Posts: 70
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Re: Proposal for board specialising in dealer chat

As a fairly new member still learning I think it is a great idea. It would give us a chance to see what dealers are offering and if some great deals appear even better.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 15th April 2010
edmund473's Avatar
edmund473 edmund473 is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Folkestone uk
Posts: 916
Thanks: 9
Thanked 68 Times in 68 Posts
Likes: 6
Liked 34 Times in 12 Posts
Re: Proposal for board specialising in dealer chat

Yes I agree with all that has been said as far as I know there is only one camera shop in my town and they don,t have any olympus cameras.
__________________
Olympus E3] [E300] OMD-M5 12.50mm] ZD [40.150] ZD [14.45] ZD 50.200] ZD [14.54] ZD [35macro] ZD [11.22] ZD [1.4x EC- 14] ZD [EX-25] [RM. CB 1] [FL-36] [FL-50]
Manfrotto Tripod.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 15th April 2010
gregles gregles is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Scotland
Posts: 3,176
Thanks: 614
Thanked 396 Times in 381 Posts
Likes: 175
Liked 112 Times in 67 Posts
Re: Proposal for board specialising in dealer chat

Given the glamour associated with the Olympus brand, I think the "Dolly Dealers" would be ideal.
__________________
My Flickr Home Page
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Repair turnaround - Dealer vs Olympus jdal Camera conference 5 1st July 2009 09:05 AM
Photographer's on-air proposal shenstone The lounge 2 25th December 2008 11:51 PM
Just a proposal... OlyFlyer The lounge 4 22nd January 2008 10:24 AM
My Independent 4/3rds Dealer Barr1e Accessory talk 4 20th January 2008 09:57 PM


All times are GMT. The time now is 04:38 PM.


The Write Technology Ltd, 2007-2019, All rights reservedAd Management plugin by RedTyger