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E-M1 Mark II 889 brand new!

At EGlobalCentral. I've used them before and had no problems. I guess you only know you've got a problem when there is a problem...

https://www.eglobalcentraluk.com/om-...k-5tu6fva.html

Scarily good price though.
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Re: E-M1 Mark II 889 brand new!

I've not heard of them, but this price is very tempting. Are they grey imports or proper warranted UK stock?
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Re: E-M1 Mark II 889 brand new!

They can only be grey. I think UK prices are still around 1500.

I still don't know how they do it though. When I've been to Thailand for example, and visited some truly impressive camera stores, their prices have been close to UK high street prices.

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Re: E-M1 Mark II 889 brand new!

Would Olympus honour the warranty?
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Re: E-M1 Mark II 889 brand new!

Having since googled them, there are a couple of reviews which suggest it might be a bit risky to buy from them. One of them points out that if the price seems too good to be true it probably isn't (although it didn't refer to this particular offer). Tempting though it is, I think I'll leave well alone.

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Re: E-M1 Mark II 889 brand new!

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Would Olympus honour the warranty?
I reckon they wouldn't.
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Re: E-M1 Mark II 889 brand new!

There is no manufacturer warranty with eglobal and I don't know how you would get on if a problem arose, but I have bought some expensive gear from them including the 300mm f4 without issue. The only criticism I have is how long delivery takes; you need to be patient if you are going to use them.
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Re: E-M1 Mark II 889 brand new!

HDEW at 1,069 with a free 3 year warranty for purchases up to 19 September. 3-5 day delivery. How about HDEW?
https://www.hdewcameras.co.uk/olympu...ack-5795-p.asp
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Re: E-M1 Mark II 889 brand new!

Iain......hmm, just had a look and some of their prices are pretty low. EPL8 +14-42 lens at 276, EM10 mk2 +14-42 lens at 380, 40-150 pro +1.4TC at 899, 100-400 at 860, 45mm f1.8 at 160 and 75-300 at 240. I've seen some of these go for more second hand on ebay.
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Re: E-M1 Mark II 889 brand new!

Biggest risk I ever took was buying some Canon gear (7D2 and 100-400L-2) from a company called Panamoz (no, I hadn’t either but forum peeps gave them good reviews). I paid by bank transfer as well, to make it even riskier! No problems at all. Ive used DigitalRev too. Those prices do look tempting too!!
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Re: E-M1 Mark II 889 brand new!

Interesting thought.....

If the Em1 ii can be bought for effectively half price, that could reduce the insurance bill somewhat. If you loose or break your existing Em1 ii, then who cares if the replacement is a grey import.....Just be glad to have a replacement and cheaper insurance.

Just a thought......
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Re: E-M1 Mark II 889 brand new!

Then there's also Tekinthebasket, who I'd never heard of either, claiming to sell for 940, who claimed to have an address in Sheffield, though I can't currently locate it on their web site.
(I wonder if that's because when I first found the site, I was searching from a Sheffield IP address???)

One year warranty, with them only, but at least they accept Paypal.
These Terms of Service and any separate agreements whereby we provide you Services shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Hong Kong SAR.

Note this is Tek....... not Tech..........or Tech1.........
I wonder if they keep chanhing names as the reviews catch up with them.
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Re: E-M1 Mark II 889 brand new!

Harrison Cameras in Sheffield are currently listing a used one with a 1 year warranty for 1195 See Here
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Re: E-M1 Mark II 889 brand new!

The price is much cheaper than buying secondhand so might be worthwhile. Plus if you use a cashback site and get the 10 off code for the newsletter sign up, its even more of a bargain
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Re: E-M1 Mark II 889 brand new!

A 'serious' Canon friend of mine buys all his kit from Panamoz. I've just bought my Olympus kit and considered going grey, but the summer cash back promotion considerably reduced the price difference, so I stayed away from the 'dark side'. I think the user reviews of Panamoz are much better than eGlobalCentralUK and some other grey sites. You pays your money and takes your choice as they say.
There is a video review on YouTube but I can't post the link as a newbie.
Just search for: "E-Global Central UK - Review (Is it a Scam?)"
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