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X100s huge price reduction in Sweden (i got mad)

 
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Dec 08, 2014 06:05 |  #1

With nearly 2.000 SEK, going from 9.800 SEK to 7.990 SEK.
In other currency:

£ 673
$ 1052
€ 857

I called up the store last week in anger (but with a nice tone, ofcourse) and explained that i bought a brand new X100s for $1250 less than 3 weeks ago, they claim that they have no idea when a price reduction will be, they get a note about it 1-2 days before they change the price.
The guy i was talking to (one of the biggest camera store chains in Sweden) was nice and did understand my problem and asked if he could talk to the managers and call back this week.

At noon today they still hadent called back so i called up them and asked to talk to the man than i bought the camera from, he was kinda upset that i was upset (lol) but i asked him if i, as a consumer, should ignore the camera stores and instead buy everything at big warehouses like walmart (we have different ones in Sweden, but you get the picture) where they have 30 days price guarantee and other benifits for me as a customer.

After 8-10 minutes argueing about this he finally said (to get rid of an annoying customer i guess).. ok, i can not change your price, i can not take back your already bought camera... BUT, i will give you free of charge, a Telelens TCL-X100. Will that satisfy you?

I was somewhat speechless for a few seconds, that one is roughly $350, but after a few seconds i said..ok, done deal.
No shipping fee and totally free, it's in the mailbox this wednesday (a black shiny brand new..woohoo!) and i will post impressions and maybe a photo or two.

Anyway, besides my story.. for all you Swedes, now is the time to buy an S.. it wont get better than this for a long time :)


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Dec 08, 2014 08:05 |  #2

Glad they took care of you, I'm waiting to check out a X-T1 in person but BestBuy has discounted the X100s to $850 and I'm tempted to get it instead.




  
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Dec 08, 2014 09:09 |  #3

I was planning on going to Sweden early next year. Stuff has got in the way, but if I do, I'll shop around lol.




  
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Dec 08, 2014 17:03 |  #4

mahicks wrote in post #17320131 (external link)
Glad they took care of you, I'm waiting to check out a X-T1 in person but BestBuy has discounted the X100s to $850 and I'm tempted to get it instead.

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Dec 09, 2014 11:30 |  #5

Now the wait begins for it to arrive.




  
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Dec 09, 2014 11:40 |  #6

mahicks wrote in post #17322689 (external link)
Now the wait begins for it to arrive.

Glad to hear, don't forget to update us with thoughts and impression.

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Which color did you get?
While you wait for it...Here is the official sitehttp://fujifilm-x.com/x100s/en/ (external link) to do some reading.


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Dec 09, 2014 13:42 as a reply to  @ bent toe's post |  #7

I purchased the black for $850, for some reason the silver was only reduced to $1150. I would have like a silver but not for $300 more.




  
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Dec 09, 2014 13:57 |  #8

The Black is so sexy, i owned the X100 in silver, but always thought the black is more classic. And it reflects less sunlight aswell... More stealth. :)


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Dec 10, 2014 05:14 |  #9

It has arrived!

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For a converter lens it's amazing how little it affects the photo, no light loss or vignett... the colors are superb aswell.
I do see a bit of softness at the edges that i dont see when it's off, will try and test at f/4 to f/11..

It was free and well worth the phone call fee :p

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Dec 10, 2014 09:59 |  #10

Very nice, I like the look of the camera with the converter on it.




  
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Dec 10, 2014 11:13 |  #11

Im trying to convince my wife to get me one of these for Christmas. That softness you mention my guess is the softness the fixed lens has at apertures between 2 and 4. The 50mm converter just translates the fixed lenses performance. Post up some pics in the x100/s/t thread!!


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Dec 10, 2014 11:39 |  #12

gnome chompski wrote in post #17324652 (external link)
Im trying to convince my wife to get me one of these for Christmas. That softness you mention my guess is the softness the fixed lens has at apertures between 2 and 4. The 50mm converter just translates the fixed lenses performance. Post up some pics in the x100/s/t thread!!

Keep nagging the wife, you need it more than anything :p

Will post some "50mm" photos in a day or two.


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