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Read please before wasting your money on Olympus products...

Discussion in 'The Olympus Outlet' started by Wildcard, Jul 25, 2006.

  1. H2Andy

    H2Andy Blue Whale

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    sounds like a seroius charlie foxtrot

    sorry you're going through this
     
  2. RockyHeap

    RockyHeap Instructor, Scuba

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    <grins> I love my new olympus after going through 5-6-7 different nikon cool pix.

    Bummer for you Wildcard, sounds like a Pain in the *****, but take a dive, take a deep breath, and have a nice day. Life is not over.
     
  3. djanni

    djanni Photographer

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    Bad deal Wildcard. I hate that for anyone and especially for myself.

    However........ I had a better experience and a recent one.

    Olympus PT-023 housing - 1. One of the the pins that holds the port in place broke off while I was putting the port back on. Broke under finger pressure just engaging the clips.

    I sent it in for warranty repair. Couple of weeks go by and I get a letter saying not worth repairing and I can replace it for $200. I call. I'm told the report says it broke from impact damage. Not true may I speak to a supervisor. Supervisor quotes their report but listens to my stroy about how it happened. I asked politely if she would ask the technician will look again at the pin and how it broke out of the housing and I think it'll be obvious it didn't break from being dropped. She agreed to ask the technician to look again based on this new information.

    3 days later she called back saying you're new housing is being shipped today under warranty.

    So, my good luck I guess but I've found their service to be pretty good. Again sorry you had a bad experience.
     
  4. dsafanda

    dsafanda Barracuda

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    I think it&#8217;s good to speak up when this sort of thing happens. Olympus has the right to implement whatever sort of customer service policy they see fit. Likewise, you have every right to publicly voice your opinion and experience. Hopefully, online forums such as this have given customer opinions a bit more weight they had in the past. Ultimately some companies might be forced to re-think the importance of customer service.

    What comes around goes around.
     
  5. SeaYoda

    SeaYoda Solo Diver

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    Location: Florida Panhandle
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    Were you dealing with New York or California?

    I sent my 5050 in for a recall to New York and had a very similar experience. I got the thing home and it had a new fuzzball on the lens. I sent it to California and had it back, good as new, in a flash. Something is very wrong with that New York bunch.
     
  6. Nay

    Nay Solo Diver

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    thanks Yoda that's good to know. I live pretty close to the CA location and I'll make sure to send it there if I run into problems.

    Wildcard, Here's hoping you have your camera back in 7-10 days. They're lucky you haven't bought a plane ticket over there and kicked their ***es.
     
  7. djanni

    djanni Photographer

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    If you're asking me... NY handled it. All Underwater stuff goes to NY.
     
  8. cardzard

    cardzard Orca

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    Well I have been following this thread with my own issues dealing with Olympus.
    See this thread
    http://www.scubaboard.com/showthread.php?t=149788

    However today I must say Olympus did stepped up and stood behind their product.
    If you read the other thread you know I had a pt-015 housing go bad and felt it was a factory flaw. I sent the housing away expecting to get the "IMPACT DAMAGE" beyond economic repair line.

    Bottom line
    They sent me a BRAND NEW housing no charge
    Looks like they still have stock or are making more of them for warranty.
    The box has Japan markings all over it.

    I did send a very detailed letter along with the damaged housing and had a case # before shipping and feel that may have helped.
    I sent the old housing out on July 11 and got the new one today July 26.
    In my book I could have not asked for or received better service.

    PS: The New York repair center handeled this case
     
  9. SuPrBuGmAn

    SuPrBuGmAn Solo Diver

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    It may also be good to know that when I sent my housing and camera to CA, they shipped it to NY :wink: Going through CA caused additional wait time for my camera to be check out and declared damaged beyond repair(flooded in fresh springwater :wink: ).
     
  10. SeaYoda

    SeaYoda Solo Diver

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    Location: Florida Panhandle
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    I still like California better than New York. I got absolutely no run-around from them. Everything they said they would do, they did. I got nothing but static and finger pointing from the NY crew.
     

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