E-M5s from Amazon USA

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gulffish
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E-M5s from Amazon USA
May 5, 2012

Anyone getting lucky yet? My black 12-50 was ordered on Feb 8 at 10:00A, nothing yet. Groan!
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In reply to gulffish, May 5, 2012

gulffish wrote:

Anyone getting lucky yet? My black 12-50 was ordered on Feb 8 at 10:00A, nothing yet. Groan

I received my black E-M5 + 12-50 last Tuesday from Amazon. I ordered mine in the first hour of availability on the 7th.

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Michael Dodge Thomas
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Still nothing on my Silver 14-12, ordered early 2/8.

I placed an order with Cameraland.com this morning, it appears that I may be able to get one from a shipment coming in Monday or Tuesday - would be nice as I'll be in Amsterdam for two weeks starting next Sunday.

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gulffish wrote:

Anyone getting lucky yet? My black 12-50 was ordered on Feb 8 at 10:00A, nothing yet. Groan!
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I ordered on Feb. 7. Hopefully we're getting close to getting it.

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In reply to caver3d, May 7, 2012

Has anyone who's ordered a 12-50mm kit through Amazon (black or silver) received a ship notification today? There were rumblings last week that at least some retailers were expecting to receive new stock today or tomorrow.

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In reply to Thatironicsmile, May 7, 2012

Have my black 12-50 kit ordered through a local dealer... just waiting for the call
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In reply to gulffish, May 7, 2012

Nothing, but my order was 2/11. I doubt I'll ever pre-order from Amazon again, since it seems the little guys are getting the orders filled more quickly.

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Pikme wrote:

Nothing, but my order was 2/11. I doubt I'll ever pre-order from Amazon again, since it seems the little guys are getting the orders filled more quickly.

Seems like the larger outfits (Amazon, B&H, Adorama) were flooded with far more preorders than they could get stock, and were unable to fill them with the first shipment. Lots of people are making similar statements about the other large retailers, but I'm pretty sure most people who ordered from them are still sitting and waiting due to the simple math of it. Some people have gotten lucky by getting in orders at smaller shops, but obviously if the huge number of preorders that the big guys received were shifted off, that wouldn't work very well either.

There just simply aren't enough E-M5s out there yet for everybody.

(... and I'm sitting here waiting for one I preordered on 2/29.. going to be a while.)

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Why is Olympus unable to supply the product?
In reply to gulffish, May 7, 2012

Why is Olympus unable to fill these preorders... was it weather related issues in Asia impacting supply chain or poor management of the product rollout?

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In reply to sparklite, May 7, 2012

Obviously, they simply underestimated how popular it would be, and they don't have the line capacity to make them any faster. I'm sure it's frustrating for those who preordered, but I'd much rather have Olympus in THIS position than have had them ramp up capacity and stockpile units that no one wants to buy... As an "Apple guy," I guess I'm just used to this hype-madness-wait period!

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In reply to gulffish, May 7, 2012

Ordered mine on Feb 12. Never would have guessed I'd be waiting this long. I'm only in the US for another week and a half. If I don't get mine in the next few days, I'll probably pay a premium and order from ebay.

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