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Gear Talk => Lenses => Topic started by: shtfmeister on September 25, 2012, 08:39:18 PM

Title: Can a refurbished lens be backordered?
Post by: shtfmeister on September 25, 2012, 08:39:18 PM
I just took advantage of the 20% off and free shipping on the canon website and when I checked my email confirmation it told me the lens was backordered.

How is this possible?  don't they fix then sell or is it sell then wait till one comes in to fix?
Title: Re: Can a refurbished lens be backordered?
Post by: robbymack on September 25, 2012, 09:34:04 PM
Probably as they are selling like hotcakes right now with the discount.  I suspect you'll get one in short order. Just curious which lens did you pick up?
Title: Re: Can a refurbished lens be backordered?
Post by: shtfmeister on September 25, 2012, 09:38:44 PM
70-300L
Title: Re: Can a refurbished lens be backordered?
Post by: seƱor Steve on September 25, 2012, 09:59:35 PM
I had the same experience with the same lens.  It showed in stock well after I was given the backorder notice.
Title: Re: Can a refurbished lens be backordered?
Post by: crasher8 on September 25, 2012, 10:28:19 PM
I know for a fact that the EF 40 2.8 is selling like hotcakes.
Title: Re: Can a refurbished lens be backordered?
Post by: robbymack on September 25, 2012, 10:36:49 PM
Nice, I assume they will honor the price, if so sit tight, you'll probably have one in a few days time.
Title: Re: Can a refurbished lens be backordered?
Post by: shtfmeister on September 25, 2012, 10:43:46 PM
Nice, I assume they will honor the price, if so sit tight, you'll probably have one in a few days time.
the price should be locked in thats the reason i'm not to worried
Title: Re: Can a refurbished lens be backordered?
Post by: jdramirez on September 25, 2012, 10:53:58 PM
That's the first I've heard of them doing it.  Maybe they know they have quite a few but they need to be cleaned out for dust... so they sell them before they have them fully prepped for shipping.
Title: Re: Can a refurbished lens be backordered?
Post by: Mt Spokane Photography on September 25, 2012, 11:04:45 PM
They don't accept backorders, but if they accidentally oversold a few they may honor the price.
Title: Re: Can a refurbished lens be backordered?
Post by: klaus912 on October 16, 2012, 11:37:42 AM
Hi all,

first post, driven by frustration... But I love this forum!

Did anyone receive their "backordered" refurbished lense, yet? I ordered mine (70-300L) during the 20% off sale and it is still on backorder even though it showed up as in stock twice already (10/8, and last night). Canon service keeps telling me they had no idea why it showed up and they would absolutely serve existing orders prior to putting items in the online store. I feel like they prefer selling it for the regular price than to me.

What is your experience?

Klaus
Title: Re: Can a refurbished lens be backordered?
Post by: Mt Spokane Photography on October 16, 2012, 11:47:25 AM
Hi all,

first post, driven by frustration... But I love this forum!

Did anyone receive their "backordered" refurbished lense, yet? I ordered mine (70-300L) during the 20% off sale and it is still on backorder even though it showed up as in stock twice already (10/8, and last night). Canon service keeps telling me they had no idea why it showed up and they would absolutely serve existing orders prior to putting items in the online store. I feel like they prefer selling it for the regular price than to me.

What is your experience?

Klaus
Sometimes the lens shows up and then disappears right away when they recognize the error.  They have access to the stock inventory when you call, and if it shows zero, they can't send you one, no matter how much you want to make it read somethinng else.
Title: Re: Can a refurbished lens be backordered?
Post by: klaus912 on October 16, 2012, 11:58:49 AM
Thanks for the quick reply. Last night a lot of refurbished lenses came back in stock, the 70-300L amongst them. Why should that one show up by mistake (happened twice already)? Isn't it a lot more likely that someone else just pulled the trigger and that is why it is out of stock again? This lense seems to be selling very well...

-Klaus
Title: Re: Can a refurbished lens be backordered?
Post by: Mt Spokane Photography on October 16, 2012, 04:22:25 PM
Thanks for the quick reply. Last night a lot of refurbished lenses came back in stock, the 70-300L amongst them. Why should that one show up by mistake (happened twice already)? Isn't it a lot more likely that someone else just pulled the trigger and that is why it is out of stock again? This lense seems to be selling very well...

-Klaus
The 100-300mmL doews not sell quickly, even at 20% off, it did not sell out for 5 days.  When they add new stock, its not just one or two.
Title: Re: Can a refurbished lens be backordered?
Post by: Random Orbits on October 16, 2012, 05:15:35 PM
Thanks for the quick reply. Last night a lot of refurbished lenses came back in stock, the 70-300L amongst them. Why should that one show up by mistake (happened twice already)? Isn't it a lot more likely that someone else just pulled the trigger and that is why it is out of stock again? This lense seems to be selling very well...

-Klaus
The 100-300mmL doews not sell quickly, even at 20% off, it did not sell out for 5 days.  When they add new stock, its not just one or two.

Sometimes I wonder if it's the small size of the 70-300L's market or that it is a fairly new addition to the refurb site.  If it is a lower volume lens, then the refurbished pool would be smaller (in contrast to all the 70-200s).
Title: Re: Can a refurbished lens be backordered?
Post by: klaus912 on October 16, 2012, 06:22:42 PM
Did anyone receive a backordered refurbished lense, yet?
Title: Re: Can a refurbished lens be backordered?
Post by: klaus912 on October 17, 2012, 11:09:36 AM
This morning, the refurbished 70-300L showed up as in stock again and my order was still "on backorder". I called Canon and they confirmed two (!) lenses in stock. The Canon rep also confirmed that for no obvious reason my order was held. After he resubmitted the order, the status immediately changed to "shipment pending" and now is on "warehoused".
So, at least with my order there was a problem and maybe others are experiencing the same thing.

Btw, it seems to be selling quite well. The second lense has been sold already...
Title: Re: Can a refurbished lens be backordered?
Post by: shtfmeister on October 18, 2012, 12:46:51 AM
Finally got my shipping confirmation on the 16th should be here the 19th.
hope everybody elses start shipping soon also