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Old 9th February 2009
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Re: What would you like to see from Olympus next?

I would like to see UK customers getting a turn round time for repairs and serving that customers in the US are reporting that they get from Oly US. Typically 3 to 4 days.
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Why the heck are prices going up in these uncertain economic times? Do companies actually what us to buy their products???? Prices should be coming down!
Pound has slid versus the yen. A year ago was "as low as 205.72, its lowest since May 2006" (Reuter, late Jan 2008)
Now? - 136....

With a fall of the order of 35% it's not surprising that prices here are going up by.... a mere 15-25% !
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Re: What would you like to see from Olympus next?

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Why the heck are prices going up in these uncertain economic times? Do companies actually what us to buy their products???? Prices should be coming down!
The reason is simple the pound has plunged against other currencies. The manufacturers are charging the same amount or less in yen, euros, dollars or whatever it's just that the pound is worth about 25% less than it used to be. It's not just photographic companies I was talking to someone with a clothing import business and he is experiencing price rises of up to 75%.

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Re: What would you like to see from Olympus next?

But with people cutting back on 'luxuries' the photographic market will undoubtedly suffer. But at least it won't just be Olympus............!
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But with people cutting back on 'luxuries' the photographic market will undoubtedly suffer. But at least it won't just be Olympus............!
You are right which might explain why Jessops shares are sitting at 1.9p when just over 2 years ago they were at 1.60.

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Re: What would you like to see from Olympus next?

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It sounds like you want an E3.
For features I suppose yes, but for size no - I'd prefer something a bit smaller. I don't really need a "splashproof" camera either, because none of my lenses are splashproof.

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Pound has slid versus the yen. A year ago was "as low as 205.72, its lowest since May 2006" (Reuter, late Jan 2008)
Now? - 136....

With a fall of the order of 35% it's not surprising that prices here are going up by.... a mere 15-25% !
Some will be doing their best to try to absorb differences in exchange rates, but eventually it won't be helped by the suppliers importing first to Europe and then converting prices from Euros into Sterling.
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Re: What would you like to see from Olympus next?

What I'd like is a camera with the ergomomics and veiwfinder of my E-1 and the features of the E-520 and a reasonable price.

What I think we are going to get and pretty soon is a 1600 E-4 body that will make the overpriced E-30 seem reasonable.

Why do I think this..well the E-30 body is being priced at 998.99 yet I can get a E-3 body from my local Curry's superstore for 919.99 and with the loyalty deal from Oly the camera will have cost me the equivalent of 500, this deal lasts till the end of Feb.

Bottom line expect to see a E4 shortly after the end of Feb and new E-3 prices plummet like the E-1 did when the E-3 was announced.

I'm tempted to get the E-3 but do not really need or want any of the bribery offers (to get rid of stock) so I'm not sure and may take the risk and wait to see if i can pick up a bargain E-3 body offer after the E-4 is released. Or pehaps I'm just cynical.
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....want any of the bribery offers (to get rid of stock) so I'm not sure and may take the risk and wait to see if i can pick up a bargain E-3 body offer after the E-4 is released......
I will wait..I want to be bribed and I want a bargain E-30..not the current over priced unit.
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Re: What would you like to see from Olympus next?

bet it is an E-5.... the 4 will have gone the way of the 2
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