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EOS Bodies / Re: 5DIII pre-order thread
« on: March 21, 2012, 04:56:55 PM »
I'm surprised more people are not ditching Amazon at this point and going with independent stores...

If anyone uses the "tax" excuse, it's just stupid. You have to declare it eventually...
How is saving almost $400 stupid?  Where I live we do not have to report purchases from out of state that we didn't pay taxes on.  I know of very few states that do.

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Checked my email and I have a tracking number as well.  Weeeee.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5DIII pre-order thread
« on: March 21, 2012, 04:24:57 PM »
Ordered from Adorama on 3/5. $50 test charge has been made. Called and the camera will ship today.
Same here except I have a full charge on my credit card.  Got an email saying it has been packed and will ship by end of today.

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My order with Adorama has been marked as packed as well and my credit card has been charged.  I ordered kit on 3/2 at 7:36AM EST.

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Mine still says pending as well.  I ordered 3/2 at 7:36AM EST.

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The 24-105 that comes with the kit.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Upgrading from "x" to the 5D3
« on: March 19, 2012, 06:42:14 PM »
Upgrading from a 5D.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5DIII pre-order thread
« on: March 17, 2012, 01:40:37 PM »
I don't know what everyone else thinks, but this business of the retailers "not knowing" how many units they are getting in the first batch seems very likely to be BS. It could be that the CS do not know because they are not told, but it is close to certain that others in the retailer's organizations DO know. In any case, I suspect many of the retailers that "do not have the cameras until the 22nd", actually have received the shipments but cannot release them. Again, they know how many they have (unless they cannot count boxes).

Pretty clear that management is just trying to keep pre-order customers from jumping ship. Of course that will not work  in the (somewhat unlikely but possible) event that someone finds one in a brick and mortar store. In fact, I plan to check a couple when I go to the nearby medium sized city late next week. You can be sure I will bring the phone and order number for my pre-order retailer with me and would cancel in a heartbeat if I can get one locally for what would almost certainly be the same price.

I can understand your sentiment, but I am not willing to pay the local sales tax.  It would cost me almost $400 more to buy it locally because of it.

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I thought this was normal.

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I think it is going to depend on the store.  Some stores will set some aside for walkins and other will give pteferential treatment to the preorders and only stock what is leftover after the preorders are filled.  My advice would be to talk to the shop owner and see.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5DIII pre-order thread
« on: March 02, 2012, 09:48:52 PM »
I just checked my order at Adorama and it says the status is pending.  I hope that is just because it is not out yet and there is not some other problem.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5DIII pre-order thread
« on: March 02, 2012, 09:11:01 PM »
I prordered mine from Adorama at 7:39 EST this morning.  Really hope I am in the first wave.

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EOS Bodies / Re: someone identify this crazy video attachment/camera?
« on: October 10, 2011, 01:13:20 PM »
What lens hood is that ?

IIRC, both the 24-105mm's and the 24-70's hoods are petal shaped.

It looks like the lens hood I had on my 24-105mm.  It was not petal shaped.

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