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New E-620 and E-30 offers

We should have full details from Olympus UK later today, but basically the E-620 offer is not just for a free battery, you get the HLD-5 battery grip as well! The duration of the offer is yet to be clarified - It's suggested it could be for the remainder of the year

With the E-30, I understand that buyers will get a choice of an FL-36R flash or an HLD-4 grip.

More later.

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Re: New E-620 and E-30 offers

If that is the case then Olympus need to take a look at their website and re-write it a bit.

http://www.olympus.co.uk/consumer/208_22107.htm
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Re: New E-620 and E-30 offers

Any more information on this offer?

I notice warehouse express are advertising the E-620 with HLD-5 for 475. Is this a special bundle, or is the deal a mail-in rebate? Anybody know if other retailers are offering it or is it special stock only?
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Re: New E-620 and E-30 offers

Similar deal on the E620 at SRS microsystems @469

They supply the grip and Oly supply the extra battery.

http://www.srsmicrosystems.co.uk/247...-Battery-.html
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Re: New E-620 and E-30 offers

Noticed they've now updated their website to reflect that. Will probably go for one later in the week.

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Re: New E-620 and E-30 offers

Elder Daughter bagged one of these goodies with grip and battery from Warehouse Express earlier....jealous much!
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Re: New E-620 and E-30 offers

Hi

I wonder if anyone can help. I bought an E-30 'as new' from the Edinburgh branch of Jessops for 499. One of the main reasons for doing this was because I wanted to make use of the Oly offer of a free FL-36R.

I have finally received the camera today, having ordered a week ago, only to find there is no product barcode left on the box. Presumably Oly won't honour the offer without What should I do?

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Re: New E-620 and E-30 offers

hi dave,
personally i would contact the shop and ask why its missing, seems that the barcode has been removed on purpose as they now yield `freebies`otherwise why isn`t it there ?


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Re: New E-620 and E-30 offers

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Hi

I wonder if anyone can help. I bought an E-30 'as new' from the Edinburgh branch of Jessops for 499. One of the main reasons for doing this was because I wanted to make use of the Oly offer of a free FL-36R.

I have finally received the camera today, having ordered a week ago, only to find there is no product barcode left on the box. Presumably Oly won't honour the offer without What should I do?

Cheers, David
Doesn't 'As New' signify used or refurbished?
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Re: New E-620 and E-30 offers

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Hi

I wonder if anyone can help. I bought an E-30 'as new' from the Edinburgh branch of Jessops for 499. One of the main reasons for doing this was because I wanted to make use of the Oly offer of a free FL-36R.

I have finally received the camera today, having ordered a week ago, only to find there is no product barcode left on the box. Presumably Oly won't honour the offer without What should I do?

Cheers, David
It would appear that someone in Jessops claimed the freebie for themselves and hoped the eventual owner of the camera wouldn't notice

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Re: New E-620 and E-30 offers

I was told it was on display as it was the last one in the shop, but it was sold to me as a new item not refurb or used stock. Manager is due to call me back as they will have a look to see if they can find it... er, yeah right, that barcode is going to be easy to find. Unless it miraculously re-appears when they realise the owner expects to have received it.

The E-30 was a great price, but I will be kicking up a stink if they don't find it. It's a shame as otherwise I would recommend Jessops Glasgow. They were a darn site more helpful than most other Jessops stores when I called them up trying to track down an E-30.
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Re: New E-620 and E-30 offers

The shop have definately removed the barcode to claim the free goods (hoping the customer is none the wiser), so they can sell the goodies in their shop for 100% profit! Let us know how you get on! ( If it makes you feel better I had the same scam pulled on me when I bought one of my E-3`s, & did`nt notice until it was too late)!
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Re: New E-620 and E-30 offers

As the OP bought the camera from Jessops, it is more likely the card was lost, or taken by a member of staff for personal gain. I doubt if any staff would be sufficiently motivated to make "extra profit" from the company, and it would probably be too complicated to try and pass "grey" stock through the system.

The OP should have got the card, and if the store cannot provide it, they should at least either refund his money or make good on the offer themselves. In this case, the OP can clearly prove evidence as to how much the card is worth.
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Re: New E-620 and E-30 offers

Could someone please clarify this E620 deal please. I buy an E620 and olympus provides the battery and the grip?

I've been looking at Park cameras website and it looks like they are charging for the grip, or am I getting muddled up?
http://www.parkcameras.com/Bundle.as...1&display=true

Theres no mention of a free grip or a free battery on that site
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Re: New E-620 and E-30 offers

All is good again. And I should start by thanking Jessops for taking their time to help point out the error my ways, and to Olympus (both UK and Germany) for emailing me so quickly which has in the past been something of an issue I believe.

This was my first Oly purchase from new. I hadn't appreciated that the rectangular pop out barcode on the box was to do with the warranty. For the promotions, you have to physically cut off the barcode. In the image below it is the barcode marked with JAN/EAN on it, but in the UK that marking isn't present.

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Looking forward to receiving my FL-36R... in several months' time
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