HEY OLYMPUS! I’m irritated as %@&#!!!

Started Sep 14, 2013 | Discussions thread
Optical1
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Re: HEY OLYMPUS! I’m irritated as %@&#!!!
In reply to eques, Sep 14, 2013

eques wrote:

RealPancho wrote:

I don’t expect Olympus to read this and react, but I think it will help me feel better to vent. I am extremely irritated that Olympus is not offering the E-M1 & 12-40 2.8 as a kit in the USA. To my UK and European friends, please don’t misread me. This isn’t a nationalist thing, like I’m jealous that YOU people are getting something we’re not. And it isn’t entirely the cost-savings aspect that bothers me, although that is a factor.

Perhaps this helps: the combination here costs about 2300 EUR, which is 3050 USD.

Peter

It looks like Amazon DE has the kit for 2200 EUR, but that also includes VAT, which is not included in our prices.  A bit of apples and oranges. Drop off the VAT and the price is much closer to $2340, which it much better than the price seperately.

I'm not arguing that you have better pricing in the EU, just that it is calculated differently, and that the kit will entice more buyers.

Plus, wouldn't you EU buyers like a US kit to buy when you visit?

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