panasonic lens 45-200 $99.00

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pocoyo
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panasonic lens 45-200 $99.00
Feb 23, 2013

Sorry for my english guys, i ordered oly lens $99 sale but i cancelled it.

then i found BESTBUY online selling pany lens 45-200 $99 brand new,made in japan lens,lens firm 1.2

IN STORE ONLY pick up. check store and type zipcode.

mine in got it in simi valley,cali.

CHECK IT OUT GUYS THANKS

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In reply to pocoyo, Feb 23, 2013

Good find: Thanks !

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In reply to pocoyo, Feb 23, 2013

almost ordered it it's a great deal but I  think I'm going to wait for the 40 to 150. its much lighter and no need for the ois with an omd. however, for panny body users this is the better deal.

good info on the deal.

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In reply to Just Having Fun, Feb 23, 2013

Thanks for the link.  checked the stock on line for about local 10 BB's, and they were all out of stock.

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In reply to vincent filomena, Feb 24, 2013

Thanks for the info

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In reply to pocoyo, Feb 24, 2013

Many, many thanks to both Pocoyo and Just having fun!

Most of my lenses were stolen last week :(, and with the info you both provided I was able to find and buy a replacement for my 45-200. It wasn't my favorite lens, but I used it fairly often. Fingers crossed that the one I picked up this afternoon is a good copy. Now, just four more lenses to go...

thanks chaps!

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In reply to pocoyo, Feb 24, 2013

This lens already was a best buy for the price and quality, now with that offer id for free.


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In reply to Aleo Veuliah, Feb 24, 2013

I just ordered the 45-175 couple days ago :(. I missed such a great deal

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In reply to Ron Outdoors, Feb 24, 2013

Ron Outdoors wrote:

Thanks for the link. checked the stock on line for about local 10 BB's, and they were all out of stock.

+1.

Same for 20+ stores around Houston, TX. Probably not a co-incidence

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In reply to pocoyo, Feb 24, 2013

Thanks pocoyo. I just had my brother pick one up for me.

I had just gone online to Amazon to order the G5 kit + 45-150 that was on special, only to find that they terminated the deal and the 45-150 was no longer part of the deal. Then I recalled seeing your posting....

So at the moment I have a lens but no camera body! But that will be changing soon as I will get the G5 in the coming days.

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In reply to pocoyo, Feb 24, 2013

Thanks for the link. I had one earlier, sold it and then this price was a no brainer. I was able to get one from the local Best Buy. Of about 20 stores in the area, only one had it and that too it was the last one.

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In reply to ravinj, Feb 25, 2013

How does it compared to the Olympus 40-150? I was thinking of buying it, but now I'm considering this one.

I have an OM-D.

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In reply to pocoyo, Feb 26, 2013

I thought I would try to purchase this lens. I don't lust for it like I do the Oly 75 but @ $99 it seems like a good addition to my lens collection.

Went to the Best Buy web site and There are no stores in Seattle that have the lens. There are two stores in the Tacoma area but I'm not driving a 100 miles round trip for this lens. Went to the closest store and attempted to have them send the lens from a Tacoma store to Seattle. NO JOY.

Turns out the on-line information is not correct. There are no lens in the state of Washington. This may be a good deal but if there aren't any lenses, how good a deal can this be?

For the record, the BB store had no Olympus or Panasonic m43 cameras or equiptment. I dislike BB and this experience does not make me love them anymore. BB continues to be a showroom for amazon is in the process of following circuit city. Good ridance BB.

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In reply to renttoown, Feb 26, 2013

renttoown wrote:

Went to the Best Buy web site and There are no stores in Seattle that have the lens. There are two stores in the Tacoma area but I'm not driving a 100 miles round trip for this lens. Went to the closest store and attempted to have them send the lens from a Tacoma store to Seattle. NO JOY.

I went to Puyallup, Washington store, which said they had it in stock. Got there and the one they had was reserved for another customer (had no idea you could reserve them over the phone). So I had them re-check Tacoma store, which also listed them as in stock. They said they had 3 of them in the store, and 2 were available. I went ahead and purchased it so they would put it on hold.

When I got to Tacoma, the guy mentions what a great deal it is, and then hands me a box that had obviously been opened. I checked the box and the lens hood was missing. The guy initially gave me some crap about not having any more, but when I informed him that it was against the law to sell an open box item as new, he magically came up with another one.

I know that BestBuy employees are notorious for snapping up the bargains before customers, and I suspect that was what was going on here. Regardless, I left with one that at least has all the parts. Will try it out this weekend.

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In reply to renttoown, Feb 26, 2013

I tend to agree. Same situation where in Houston/Spring/Woodlands area. I'm here in Afghanistan now and when I read the post, I went to look at Best Buys around where I live. 3 stores says "available" on their web site. So i text my wife and daughter to go get one for me. There's a BB within 3 miles from the house and it is one that said has some available on their website. When my wife got there, the salesman said that they just ran out and that they have an "open box" item with no box, paper works and who knows what else is missing. My daughter lives in downtown Houston and went to a couple of BB too and she was told that they just sold out and same story, the sales person mentioned that they too have an "open box" item but were missing the lens hood and all scratched up. They also mentioned that they have a returned item but no one knows when it was returned and why it was returned. My daughter then called her bf which lives near the Woodlands to go check the BB there. He called and was informed that they do have it in stock. When he got there, Lord and behold, yes they do have one, and again an "open box" item and missing some items.

I don't like shopping at Best Buy (Circuit City was far better) but on occasion like this where a supposedly excellent bargain happens every so often, Best Buy don't deliver. Scratch Best Buy from my list of shopping store.

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In reply to One_Oldman_4U, Feb 26, 2013

I found one in nebraska; mind you i don't live there or know anyone else who does but there is one waiting to be purchased

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the 30 or so bestbuy near myself (and relatives) don't have it

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In reply to Jake21, Feb 26, 2013

I called La Crosse WI. They said they don't carry that lens but then got one for me from another store that had one in stock.

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Their website said there was one about 20 minutes away from me. One hit out of maybe 12 Best Buys in my area. That's a lot of BB's. However, I wasn't interested in it and someone else bought it today, Good.

For $99, do you care that it's open box, floor demo, or the hood is missing, as long as it works?

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In reply to baxters, Feb 27, 2013

baxters wrote:

Their website said there was one about 20 minutes away from me. One hit out of maybe 12 Best Buys in my area. That's a lot of BB's. However, I wasn't interested in it and someone else bought it today, Good.

For $99, do you care that it's open box, floor demo, or the hood is missing, as long as it works?

As long as it works, if that was my only option, I would have kept it. Actually, I would have made them sell it to me at the open box price of $85. But I'm glad I got one that has all the parts.

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