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Old 30th June 2008
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Wanted - Looking for an E-3 Body

I have an interest in obtaining an e-3 body and associated kit.
Is there one for sale out there in the forum?

If no, could members suggest where I may obtain one, perhaps if not pre-used then new at a good price.

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Old 30th June 2008
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Re: Wanted - Looking for an E-3 Body

Well I am planning on getting E3 body later in the year and was looking around. This was the cheapest I could find.

http://www.portagadgets.com/uk/produ...roductid=25712

Only 1 year warranty though not standard 2 year UK one.
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Old 30th June 2008
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Re: Wanted - Looking for an E-3 Body

The price seems to be dropping in the US Adorama or maybe B&H had one for $1100 new. They'll ship to you and you'll need to pay VAT at least but it might be worth checking out. One yeasr warranty of course.

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Re: Wanted - Looking for an E-3 Body

Interesting price at UK Digital, which I was just about to recommend:

http://www.ukdigital.co.uk/olympus_e3.htm

I bought mine there in the last week of May for 849. They are presumably cashing in on the free or ("free" on their site) FL-50R.

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Old 1st July 2008
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Re: Wanted - Looking for an E-3 Body

Thank you for all your suggestions.

You have reminded me of the need to pay the VAT on import. Thinking about it, I would prefer to buy an E-3 body in the UK. Avoids those VAT issues, imports duties(?) and the shipping charges.

Any suggestions for other UK dealers out there?

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Re: Wanted - Looking for an E-3 Body

Have a look at Digital Depot. Their prices are usually pretty competitive, and they're good to deal with.
www.digitaldepot.co.uk
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Re: Wanted - Looking for an E-3 Body

Kerso may be able to do a good price Ian Kerr

If you are paying cash ask him for his "Off Ebay, no Paypal" price.

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Old 1st July 2008
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Re: Wanted - Looking for an E-3 Body

Thank you for the further suggestions.

I shall look at UK digital, Digital Depot and Kerso. Digital Depot are offering a body for 900 plus the free flash gun. That is cheaper than my 'local' store, Park Cameras, and delivery is cheaper than the petrol I would use to get there.

UK Digital were at 850 but now appear to be 950. ????

Kerso - I need to get in touch with, as suggested.

Keep those suggestions coming. They are very much appreciated.

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Re: Wanted - Looking for an E-3 Body

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Kerso - I need to get in touch with, as suggested.

I just purchased the EX-25 extension tube off Ian. The price was 30% less than the cheapest price I could find on the internet.

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Old 2nd July 2008
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Re: Wanted - Looking for an E-3 Body

Hi Steve

Ian (kerso) is on holiday - he will not be back until the weekend. E-3 project will now be delayed a few days. Will keep you all informed.

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Old 25th July 2008
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Re: Wanted - Looking for an E-3 Body

E-3 now purchased. Thank you for all members who helped with the decision. The free F50R has been received from Germany already. Very quick return. Olympus UK goodies to come.

Now for some extra lenses. 50-200mm anybody? Please send pm and price if you have.

Thanks JohnWB
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Re: Wanted - Looking for an E-3 Body

How much and where from John?
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E-3 now purchased. Thank you for all members who helped with the decision. The free F50R has been received from Germany already. Very quick return. Olympus UK goodies to come.

Now for some extra lenses. 50-200mm anybody? Please send pm and price if you have.

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Old 25th July 2008
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Re: Wanted - Looking for an E-3 Body

Park Cameras - Burgess Hill at their web price which include the F50r flash, now received from Germany, £40 of goodies from Olympus UK thru, John Foster of biosfos.com, and an entry into the current Olympus UK competition draw. The Park Cameras offer also included the addtion of the 'E' system leather camera bag at 1/2 price.

Maybe not the cheapest around but I can go back and 'thump' their table, if there are problems, as I have a UK receipt and 2 years warranty. This way the VAT duty has been paid, and the shipping costs have been included, and I get it straight away. Not a 'far-eastern' import with a one year international warranty, import, shipping, and VAT duties to pay.

However I do wish the manual was a decent size, then it may prove easier to read and digest! I have tried the download, but 180+ pages to print???? Maybe I will have to, but the trial and error approach seems to be working fine so far, and is far more 'enjoyably frustrating'!

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