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Old Apr 8, 2013, 9:14 PM   #1
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Don't you just hate it when an EPL-5 with 14-42 kit lens
drops from 650.00 to 560.00 . You buy one for $ 560.00
and 5 days after the 30 day price protection ends
the camera with 14-42 kit lens is now selling for $ 510.00

However it's a very nice camera
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Old Apr 8, 2013, 9:53 PM   #2
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The week after I purchased the 14-150 M. Zuiko, Olympus started the $150 rebate on it

At least it seems like I got a really good one. The E-PL5 is one hot-looking camera, with some cool features I wish were included on the E-M5.
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Hi Fred,

Anyway it is a good deal, it is your first micro 4/3?

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Old Apr 9, 2013, 1:20 PM   #4
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Hi Fred,

Anyway it is a good deal, it is your first micro 4/3?

Marcelo
No, not my first
I picked up a used EPL-1 about a year ago
I needed something I can throw in my jacket pocket
I gave it to my Daughter for her birthday .
A good excuse to by an EPL-5
so far I am impressed with the EPL-5
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Fred, you were suppose to give her the E-PL5.
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No, not my first
I picked up a used EPL-1 about a year ago
I needed something I can throw in my jacket pocket
I gave it to my Daughter for her birthday .
A good excuse to by an EPL-5
so far I am impressed with the EPL-5
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I bought a Panasonic Plasma TV a couple years ago through the Panasonic online store cause they had free delivery and best price at the time. By the time the TV arrived, a week later, Sears had it for $100 cheaper, of course I couldn't return the one I got from Panasonic without incurring a 20% restocking fee plus paying the return shipping and they didn't price match either. By the time I got it on the wall (2 more weeks waiting for the mount) Sears had it for $150 cheaper...

such is the life of electronics, camera gear seems to be the same. Although lenses do maintain value, I actually made some money buying and selling manual focus lenses last year.
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Isn't that one of Moore's Laws of computing -- the longer you wait for a better price, the cheaper it gets after you buy it... And the newer model is even better at the same price you just paid
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We bought a LG 52" Plasma a few years ago for $1600.00 and thought we were getting a good deal. It wasn't a few months later and they were selling for $895.00.
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I bought a Panasonic Plasma TV a couple years ago through the Panasonic online store cause they had free delivery and best price at the time. By the time the TV arrived, a week later, Sears had it for $100 cheaper, of course I couldn't return the one I got from Panasonic without incurring a 20% restocking fee plus paying the return shipping and they didn't price match either. By the time I got it on the wall (2 more weeks waiting for the mount) Sears had it for $150 cheaper...

such is the life of electronics, camera gear seems to be the same. Although lenses do maintain value, I actually made some money buying and selling manual focus lenses last year.
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Buy a new car today for $25,000
take it home and you have a $20,000 car in your driveway
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Now that is a fact. I bought a 2011 New Impala and the sticker was close to 29,000 although I got it for less. You can't even begin to think about trading it in. Dealers won't give you more than what they can get them for at the auction houses. Guess what, 2011 clean low mileage Impala's like mine are going from 10,500 to 11,000. I owe considerably more for the car at present. From now on, I am going to lease. It's much cheaper per month and you just walk away from it after 3 years. No tires to buy and the only maintenance needed is periodic oil changes. I will still owe more on it after 3 years than it will be worth so I don't see buying a car as a better investment than leasing anymore.
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