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Re: OM-D E-M5 Delivery Date - Oh Dear!

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Part of an email just received from Amazon below.....

We regret to inform you that the following items have been delayed as we are still awaiting stock from our suppliers :

"Olympus OM-D EM-5 Micro Four Thirds Interchangeable Lens Camera - Black (16.1MP, Live MOS, M.Zuiko 12-50mm Lens) 3.0 inch OLED"

Estimated arrival date: May 09 2012 - June 07 2012

The free grip offer only runs until 30th April... so a double whammy if it does indeed take that long to arrive!
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Re: OM-D E-M5 Delivery Date - Oh Dear!

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The free grip offer only runs until 30th April... so a double whammy if it does indeed take that long to arrive!
They wouldn't do that.................. would they?
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They wouldn't do that.................. would they?
It made me check because I had the 31/5 date in mind but it says on the OMD promotion site.....

Terms and Conditions

1. The promotion instructions form part of the terms and conditions.

2. Offer starts 08/02/12. Offer ends 30/04/12.

3. Claims must be received by midnight 31/05/12.

4. Qualifying purchases must be made between 08/02/12 and 30/04/12.

Up until now I thought the Amazon approach of accepting my order and paying later was a good idea....

I would hope they would extend the time period.....
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Re: OM-D E-M5 Delivery Date - Oh Dear!

I think that I posted elsewhere that I attended a demonstration of the OM D5 yesterday at a prominent camera store in Canada. There were two representatives there and they said that the availability here would be early April. Also, they emphasized that this is not an upgrade of the "PEN" but a continuation of the Olympus OM cameras from film to digital.I did fall in love with the OMD, It certainly feels like quality, has everything that the E-5 has plus!! smaller package lighter but complete with the grip and battery pack it is still too heavy for me and so I shall continue on with the Pen 3....
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Re: OM-D E-M5 Delivery Date - Oh Dear!

Update from Amazon this morning - new date 23rd April.
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Update from Amazon this morning - new date 23rd April.
There's promising!
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Re: OM-D E-M5 Delivery Date - Oh Dear!

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Update from Amazon this morning - new date 23rd April.
Mine updated to same date as yours. So I am trusting this email and forgetting the previous one! At this rate in a day or two the update might be even nicer!

Good luck (but me first please )
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Hi Guys, just joined.

I spoke to one of the best support techs I know at Olympus this morning, he told me they are starting shipping pre-orders in the USA on April 15th. I then contacted Amazon by phone and the rep told me they have no info from their supplier, except Amazon has now put back it's USA delivery to end of May, beginning of June. I then contacted Amazon by email & they responded with they had no shipping date info. Appears USA and Europe are getting screwed around with about the same delivery dates. Don't know what is going on, one of our best known camera retailers (one store) back East is now stating about 3 weeks for deliveries to start.
I always thought Amazon had some clout !! Also appears staff at Amazon are getting mixed signals. I sent another email tonight to Amazon asking for a definitive answer. I ordered the Camera Lens & Grip and was previously informed I would have it before our vacation end of April. Guess not. It's way to late to cancel and re-order somewhere else, the pre-orders are huge everywhere here. Now wish I had gone direct to Olympus in the first place, what an idiot !!
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Re: OM-D E-M5 Delivery Date - Oh Dear!

Hi Ragtime, and welcome.

Delivery dates seem to be all up in the air just now. The Far East already have their cameras. And I presume the US is like the UK, in that the delay getting the things through customs is a great imponderable! It can take anything from a few minutes to a month or so for consignments to be passed through UK customs. Which doesn't help when a company is trying to set delivery dates!
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Re: OM-D E-M5 Delivery Date - Oh Dear!

Hmmm.....the reps that I spoke to said that they have already sold out the first shipment by pre-orders.....does that give us a signal? It seems to me that this will become a very popular item.......
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Re: OM-D E-M5 Delivery Date - Oh Dear!

Well, I know that mine was the first pre-order that my dealer had, so I'm hoping for a quick(ish) delivery later this month.
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Re: OM-D E-M5 Delivery Date - Oh Dear!

I keep toying with the idea of cancelling the pre-order, sticking with the E-PL2, and putting the cash towards the (undoubtedly expensive) 75mm F1.8 when it arrives, then buying a used E-M5 later, or when the price drops..... then I remember that I'm saving 400 between the grip and the lens and it makes less sense to cancel as I'd wait a long time to get body/grip/lens combo at the price I'm getting it at now....

I need to remember to hide all future bank statements from my other half or I'll get lynched. Even worse is the fact I'm toying with getting the 9-18mm due to the current 160 cashback offer....
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Re: OM-D E-M5 Delivery Date - Oh Dear!

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Well, I know that mine was the first pre-order that my dealer had, so I'm hoping for a quick(ish) delivery later this month.
I'm buying from the same guys as you, though I didn't order until the 16th last month.

I'll be a bit miffed if we miss the free grip deadline, as that was the deciding deal for me...
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Re: OM-D E-M5 Delivery Date - Oh Dear!

I don't expect the lateness of delivery to affect the pre-order deal...if it does then I might wait a wait a while too....I'm also looking at the 9-18 .....and the 12mm prime .............oh and the 45mm and now you mention it the 75 sounds good.
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Re: OM-D E-M5 Delivery Date - Oh Dear!

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Even worse is the fact I'm toying with getting the 9-18mm due to the current 160 cashback offer....
I think the cashback offer is only valid oif you buy a new Pen at the same time. See N0. 6 of the T&C

6. Cashback on lens/converter/accessory can only be claimed if the customer has bought an Olympus Pen mini E-PM1 or Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3 within the promotion period.

You had me going for a moment there
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