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    G1 for $599 straight from Panasonic

    For those who have not seen it:

    http://www2.panasonic.com/consumer-e...00000000005702

    + a case and a 4gb card...

    Doug

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    Re: G1 for $599 straight from Panasonic

    just couldn't sell those red ones huh?

    if I was in the USA I'd buy one!

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    It includes the kit zoom and shipping is free!

    I'd run for it...

    Cheers!

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    I ordered one for the GF but havwe not seen any movement
    as to billing oe shipping yet......
    http://hodad66.com Sony A7r,A7II, Sony 70-300G, Rokinon 14/2.8, Leitz Wetzler 35/3.5, Leica R Summicron 50/2 & Elmarit 90mm/2.8, Contax N 24-85 & 70--200mm AND Canon FD 20/2.8, 135/2, 500mm 4.5, Minolta 35/1.8, 45mm/2, Nikon 28-50/3.5, 105/1.8, 180/2.8

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    Re: G1 for $599 straight from Panasonic

    Says phone orders only. I do not see a lens listed in the sale though.
    Joe

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    Re: G1 for $599 straight from Panasonic

    In the Technical Specs tab, it identifies the 14-45 zoom lens as included. This is the standard kit configuration offered in the United States.

    "Focal Length - f=14mm to 45mm (35mm film camera equivalent 28mm to 90mm)"

    Quote Originally Posted by ecsh View Post
    Says phone orders only. I do not see a lens listed in the sale though.
    Joe

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    I have been advised that my order is "back ordered" with
    no date for delivery. This is a Christmas present..... hope
    that they get their act together.
    http://hodad66.com Sony A7r,A7II, Sony 70-300G, Rokinon 14/2.8, Leitz Wetzler 35/3.5, Leica R Summicron 50/2 & Elmarit 90mm/2.8, Contax N 24-85 & 70--200mm AND Canon FD 20/2.8, 135/2, 500mm 4.5, Minolta 35/1.8, 45mm/2, Nikon 28-50/3.5, 105/1.8, 180/2.8

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    Re: G1 for $599 straight from Panasonic

    Great price. I paid $799.00 US 2 weeks ago but it's worth the price anyway.
    Good luck all....

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    Re: G1 for $599 straight from Panasonic

    Quote Originally Posted by hodad66 View Post
    This is a Christmas present..... hope
    that they get their act together.
    Well, there will also be Christmas 2010, 2011, ....

    I hope you get it soon !
    Rafael
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    Quote Originally Posted by hodad66 View Post
    I have been advised that my order is "back ordered" with
    no date for delivery. This is a Christmas present..... hope
    that they get their act together.
    Any word on your order yet? I'm thinking about ordering the same thing, but need it before Christmas. They say its in stock on their website, but apparently that is not true.

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    Re: G1 for $599 straight from Panasonic

    They just advised me that they would have a delivery date of
    the 13th for the bag and the 16th for the cam. THE PROBLEM?
    I just ordered from Crutchfield (blue model) and a bag from Ebay
    ....... I'm in the middle of trying to get the Pany order canceled
    for which the young lady is going to return my call.
    http://hodad66.com Sony A7r,A7II, Sony 70-300G, Rokinon 14/2.8, Leitz Wetzler 35/3.5, Leica R Summicron 50/2 & Elmarit 90mm/2.8, Contax N 24-85 & 70--200mm AND Canon FD 20/2.8, 135/2, 500mm 4.5, Minolta 35/1.8, 45mm/2, Nikon 28-50/3.5, 105/1.8, 180/2.8

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    Quote Originally Posted by hodad66 View Post
    They just advised me that they would have a delivery date of
    the 13th for the bag and the 16th for the cam. THE PROBLEM?
    I just ordered from Crutchfield (blue model) and a bag from Ebay
    ....... I'm in the middle of trying to get the Pany order canceled
    for which the young lady is going to return my call.
    You can have them send it to me if you'd like. That way I'd have it before Christmas.

    I'm still deciding if I can live with the red one, much rather have black, or even blue. But the price sure is right.

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    Re: G1 for $599 straight from Panasonic

    I paid 615C$ for a blue one back in June here in Canada. Free delivery, ordered on a Friday & got it on the following Monday via UPS. Have the prices gone up?
    Panasonic G1 & GF1 bodies, Panasonic 14-45, 45-200mm, various Minolta, Pentax, Canon FD, M39 & M42 mount lenses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Evers View Post
    I paid 615C$ for a blue one back in June here in Canada. Free delivery, ordered on a Friday & got it on the following Monday via UPS. Have the prices gone up?
    And back last winter (north of the equator winter) there were a lot of us that bought them on Ebay (from a Canadian store) and got really great prices. Mine was one of the higher ones at $530.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Evers View Post
    I paid 615C$ for a blue one back in June here in Canada. Free delivery, ordered on a Friday & got it on the following Monday via UPS. Have the prices gone up?

    I guess they have. The least expensive blue one I found was $649 online.

    I just got a local dealer who said he'll sell me a black one for $675. I think I'll jump on it.

    Update:
    Just now found all three colors for $591 online.
    http://www.need4digital.com/results....=&sort=3&x=&y=

    Not too sure about this dealer though.
    Last edited by gme109; 9th December 2009 at 11:57. Reason: update

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    Knowing what I know now, I would be more than willing to pay $675. I love my G1 after almost 11 months.

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    Re: G1 for $599 straight from Panasonic

    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Evers View Post
    I paid 615C$ for a blue one back in June here in Canada. Free delivery, ordered on a Friday & got it on the following Monday via UPS. Have the prices gone up?
    Hi Ron,

    Where did you get yours from?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roel View Post
    Hi Ron,

    Where did you get yours from?
    Funny you should ask Roel, from your home town. Carmans FotoSource/Prodigital2000.
    Panasonic G1 & GF1 bodies, Panasonic 14-45, 45-200mm, various Minolta, Pentax, Canon FD, M39 & M42 mount lenses.

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    Re: G1 for $599 straight from Panasonic

    Quote Originally Posted by gme109 View Post

    Update:
    Just now found all three colors for $591 online.
    http://www.need4digital.com/results....=&sort=3&x=&y=

    Not too sure about this dealer though.
    Well, I've never heard of those guys and given NYC's uh, "history" with mail-order only, bait-and-switch shops I would be a bit leery of a place with such a low-ball price. You know, B&H has the blue and red sets in-stock at $639.00 .

    I was originally going to buy the GF1 but couldn't pass up the stellar G1 kit prices. I'm very glad I went that way-- especially now that I have seen the G1 with the 20mm mounted. Pretty darn compact.

    JT

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    The direct from Panasonic sounds like a great deal. That said, also pay attention to E-bay and Bing Cashback. There are usually new or sometimes open box G1s on E-bay from reputable sellers for a little over $600. Bing cashback is usually at 8%, but in the past few days has popped up to 15% and even 20% with the holiday shopping upon us. So, if you are a big time deal hunter and watch Bing like a hawk (or use a notification service) you might pick up a new G1 for under $500... I got my new blue G1 w/8% cashback + 2% ebay bucks for $540 new a few months ago.

    Oh, and I saw at least one person on DPR picked up a new GH1 kit from E-bay while the 20% cashback was on. They got the GH1+14-140 for about the same price as an EP-2, now that was a steal!

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    Re: G1 for $599 straight from Panasonic

    Just got the blue G1 for the GF in from Crutchfield
    and the Pany order got canceled. Cost me more but
    "it's here", wrapped & already under the tree....
    http://hodad66.com Sony A7r,A7II, Sony 70-300G, Rokinon 14/2.8, Leitz Wetzler 35/3.5, Leica R Summicron 50/2 & Elmarit 90mm/2.8, Contax N 24-85 & 70--200mm AND Canon FD 20/2.8, 135/2, 500mm 4.5, Minolta 35/1.8, 45mm/2, Nikon 28-50/3.5, 105/1.8, 180/2.8

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    I got mine from Panny. The camera and card took 10 days from order to delivery, the case took 13 days. A very stressful transaction - one of the worst I have had on the net. They really should outsource to Amazon or the like.

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    An update...... even though they called me and said that the
    order had been canceled, it shipped & they charged my card.
    NOW I have been advised that once UPS delivers it back to
    them with an intercept that my credit card will be credited.

    Glad that they make a better camera that they do business
    on the internet.....
    http://hodad66.com Sony A7r,A7II, Sony 70-300G, Rokinon 14/2.8, Leitz Wetzler 35/3.5, Leica R Summicron 50/2 & Elmarit 90mm/2.8, Contax N 24-85 & 70--200mm AND Canon FD 20/2.8, 135/2, 500mm 4.5, Minolta 35/1.8, 45mm/2, Nikon 28-50/3.5, 105/1.8, 180/2.8

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