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Re: E-30 At Warehouse Express Pre-Order for 999

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Simply by posting our comments here. I am sure Olympus watch this and the FTU forums closely. However, I think that the 999 quoted will not be the price the E-30 will eventually sell for. Let's wait and see and not speculate.

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Simply by posting our comments here. I am sure Olympus watch this and the FTU forums closely. However, I think that the 999 quoted will not be the price the E-30 will eventually sell for. Let's wait and see and not speculate.

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Re: E-30 At Warehouse Express Pre-Order for 999

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15) Olympus E3 + 12-60mm Lens Kit Now 1409.00

16) Olympus E-30 + EZ 12-60mm lens kit 1699.00

How sensible a pricing policy is that?
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Re: E-30 At Warehouse Express Pre-Order for 999

This is crazy. Who in their right mind is going to buy at these prices? Jessops too are selling the body only at 999. This just doesn't align with the competition As I mentioned earlier the D300 body only is also available at 999.

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Re: E-30 At Warehouse Express Pre-Order for 999

I posted this on FTU but thought I'd add the info to this thread.

The E-30 body is selling for $1,430 to $1,500 here in Canada and has been available from one of the larger photo retailers since late December.

E-3 body prices in Canada vary between $1,680 and $1,800 currently.
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Re: E-30 At Warehouse Express Pre-Order for 999

Whilst not looking to depress people

In the middle of last year the Euro was worth around 160 yen, now it's worth around 120.

The pound has crashed relative to the Euro.

E-30 cameras on sale are new into the supply chain, and are probably coming into the supply chain at prices set/negotiated comparitively recently.

The E-3 has been in the supply chain a long time, stocks held in Europe will have been purchased at prices agreed when the exchange rate was more favourable - and may well have replenishment prices held at rates agreed months in advance.

The same applies to the competition to the E-30, if those cameras have been about for several months then chances are the exchange rate at which those cameras were purchased(/are replenished) will be more favourable.

I think we are in for some quite unpleasant price surprises for the next several months and whilst the E-30 may get cheaper relative to the E-3 and other makes, the biggest part of the move will be price increases of the E-3 and the others.

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Re: E-30 At Warehouse Express Pre-Order for 999

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How sensible a pricing policy is that?
On reflection, were I a retailer with no actual stock on my shelves to shift, I might be tempted to think "It costs me nothing to list the E30 at a high price on my web site, were I even to get one punter to take the bait I would make a nice margin"
Once there is product out there and available I suspect some competition might kick in.
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