(FT2) Olympus cleaning E-3 stocks in Germany?

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Just received that mail:

For a couple of months now, I am closely following an Olympus- Authorized marketplace on Ebay.de, which recently increased significantly the offers of B-ware E3+12-60 & E3+14-54 kits.

http://stores.shop.ebay.de/OlympusMarket

Items are auctioned.
The E3+12-60 sells for about 1100 to 1200 EUR. The E3+14-54 – for less than 1000.
Last night I purchased one. Waiting for delivery.

The sales agent in Germany is LIMAL and here is what it says on their website:
“Olympus chose LIMAL to operate the German eBay-Shop OlympusMarket and handle all logistics and sales transaction”

The items are claimed to be “Manufacturer Checked and Approved” and looking at the feedback on the seller it seems to be confirmed.

For me, it is a clear sign that Olympus is cleaning out the stocks. Hopefully, making space for the successor of the E-3 monster.

Thought you should know.

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  • Emmm… all I can say is woooooooho! This IS a sign and I am sure. It is a reasonable thing to do so I think it starts… If in one or two weeks you will keep getting only E3 news in a month we will see it as a finished masterpiece ^^

  • rob

    i dont see the 12-60 and e3 item

  • matt-

    To me it is not a sign: there has been bodies and kits (not only E3, but everything from E1, E3xx, E4xx, E5xx, E620, E30) for a while in this shop, with some times a lot of products at a time and some others a few only like nowadays.

    As this authorized ebay shop sells B-stock and refurbished items, this is not cleaning out the stocks: shall we say Apple’s recent iMac 21.5″ is to be discontinued because there are always some on their refurbished items e-store?

    Anyway, there should be some announcement during the next weeks, even if it really seems that Oly is putting all efforts in the m4/3 branches (bodies and lenses) and none in the 4/3 branch anymore, so let’s hope 🙂

  • patrick

    We already saw this several months ago. Large german dealers sold E-3 for as low as 800,- EUR. However, most offers now are around 1000 to 1200 EUR, body only.

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