Shoicked by Olympus Canada

Started Jan 12, 2010 | Discussions thread
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erichK Veteran Member • Posts: 5,452
Shoicked by Olympus Canada

Calgary's The Camera Store is the best photo retailer I have had the pleasure to deal with in four decades of photography. Most recently, I bought an E620 kit from them at a very reasonable price. I was therefore shocked to find the following statement on their website today, and all their remaining Olympus items being cleared out.


"We regret to inform our valued customers that we are no longer abe to supply Olympus products at this time. We appreciate all the business that Olympus users have given us.

Olympus manufactures many fine products that we have been proud to represent, yet we have frequently been at odds with the marketing methods employed by Olympus Canada for the last few years. It remains our philosophy that a retailer should be able to earn a consumer's business without any advantage or influence provided by the supplier to any other particular retailer. Our many attempts to voice our objections throughout this time has brought no satisfactory responses.

We look forward to when we can once again sell Olympus products and will let you know when this is possible. Please sign nup here if your wish to be notified of any changes in this situation.


I am appaled, because this is a store of such caliber that chains like Henry's and Don's have been unaible to draw customers from it. Their integrity and professionalism is, in the opinion of top photographers - many of whom give classes and seminars for there - (as well as my personal experience) outstanding.

This suggests that Olympus Canada, about whom I have heard frequent complaints from local retailers, may not share such qualities, and may be giving priority pandering to chains and mass-marketers.

We NEED high-quality specialty stores like Calgary's The Camera Store to carry Olympus much more than we likely need the current management of Olympus Canada.

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saskatoon, canada
(a 35 year Olympus user)

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