Oly prices too high (a take on "Olympus rebates stink")

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Oly prices too high (a take on "Olympus rebates stink")
5 months ago

I think the Olympus pricing is somehow based on hype on the new products. The hype will be generated through marketing and media, incl. XYrumors sites and controlled "leakage" news, few months/weeks before announcement.

The prices are at least 30% too high (IMO), and then, few months later, when the hype is over, there is a big problem to sell the overpriced units, particularly compared to DSLR. Whereas m4/3 technology should be (and is) a way cheaper to construct than DSLR's. I'm in Switzerland, and if you go to the shop.olympus.ch you'll see what I mean.... (E-M1 + 12-40 Kit priced 2800CHF, which is more than 3000US).
That's why they launched E-M10 recently, and for sure there will be soon some marks II,III... of OM-D series (or other), to continue the game. And that's why all this rebate sells needed...

Have E-PL5 and wanted to go for E-P5, but I'm not paying 1400CHF (+1500 US) for E-P5 kit with standard 14-42 lens! Crazy!
Sure, there are also other cheaper online shops around, but still, who would pay such a prices, where you can get 5D mkIII or other professional DSLR (D800?) for less!? Portability is nice, but not if I'm ripped off for it...

Just think about hype and than debacle of Sigma SD1 (Merrill) a few years ago. Sigma could have reached top sales with it, but they decided to poker to high on it....

Now, I'm selling some Oly/Pana primes and leave m4/3 photography for a while.

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