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European E-3 promotions detailed

Buy an E-3 by the end of the year and you could net some freebies

Olympus Europe is promoting its new E-3 hard; they want both users of rival systems to transfer and for existing E-System camera users to upgrade. There have been rumours of some great promotional deals and now we have the details.

You don't yet have an E-System camera, but you want to buy an E-3

A registration service at your Olympus country site* is being provided to enable you to register your interest in the E-3. If you then purchase an E-3 by the end of the year, you get a free camera E-System rucksack/backpack, which is described as professional grade and rain-resistant camera case, with a laptop slot, worth 130 (just under 200 Euros).

You have an E-System camera and you want to buy an E-3

As above, you need to register your interest at your local Olympus country site*. If you then follow through and purchase an E-3 by the end of the year, you qualify for a free HLD-4 power grip - as well as the backpack! You will be asked for the model and serial number of your E-System camera, but the great news is that owners of any E-System camera model are eligible for this promotion.

In both cases, once you have bought your E-3, you need to provide details of your E-3's warranty card and purchase receipt/invoice in order to claim your freebies.

To be eligible for this offer you need to register on an Olympus site by the end of November. At the time of writing, the Olympus UK site wasn't yet taking registrations, but I'm told it's imminent and the Olympus Germany registration is up and running.

*Apparently not all European countries may be running this promotion, so please check with your local Olympus representative for local confirmation

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European E-3 promotions detailed

Four Thirds User editorial team European E-3 promotions detailed
Some persuasive incentives to go for an Olympus E-3, especially if you already have an E-System came... (more)

Monchee10 Re: European E-3 promotions detailed
Anyone heard if this will be extended to the U.S. markets as well?... (more)

dario_fb Re: European E-3 promotions detailed
So you pay 1700 and you get E-3 + grip (if you do so before 2008)... In the states (correct me i... (more)

Monchee10 Re: European E-3 promotions detailed
You've got a point there. I never even thought of doing the math. Joe... (more)

thestickman Re: European E-3 promotions detailed
In the US there is a rebate offer worth $100 ( [url]http://olympus.rebateaccess.com/detail.php?o=114... (more)

RogerMac Re: European E-3 promotions detailed
At the exchange rate of 1Euro = $1.43 the price you quoted of $1900 = 1328Euros, hardly a "lot... (more)

Ian Re: European E-3 promotions detailed
I understand the price of a HLD-4 when bought with an E-3 body is 150 instead of 200. The 1... (more)

dario_fb Re: European E-3 promotions detailed
But you'd only have to pay taxes for Europe if you bought it via amazon or b&h, for example. If some... (more)

Ian Re: European E-3 promotions detailed
Technically, you are obliged to pay import duty and VAT - which in the UK amounts to over 20%... ... (more)

marcof Re: European E-3 promotions detailed
Note that if you already have an e-system camera, you are elegible for BOTH promotions. So, in fa... (more)

Beardedwombat Re: European E-3 promotions detailed
The "free backpack" registration link is up on the Olympus site: [url]http://www.olympus.co.uk/consu... (more)

PeterD Re: European E-3 promotions detailed
Just spoken to Olympus UK. They say the UK promotion announcement was premature. They expect to make... (more)

thestickman Re: European E-3 promotions detailed
I hope that doesn't meant he shipping date is slipping... there are already rumours of it being Dece... (more)

PeterD Re: European E-3 promotions detailed
Phil, I have tried to use the website to register my interest dspite what I was told on the phone. ... (more)

Ian Re: European E-3 promotions detailed
Nobody at Olympus UK has said anything to me about this - I'm sure they would have. Ian... (more)

PeterD Re: European E-3 promotions detailed
Ian, I was told that they had received a number of phone enquiries and reception checked with mar... (more)

thestickman Re: European E-3 promotions detailed
I've registered too. So it seems to be live, perhaps they just aren't making a formal press release ... (more)

PeterD Re: European E-3 promotions detailed
Hi Phil, I am still awaiting my E500 registration details so I can claim the battery pack Let ... (more)