« on: March 22, 2012, 10:14:47 PM »
I ordered the kit via JR on amazon. They charged my credit card, and it says shipping soon. I'm hoping that means tomorrow. I'm hesitant to cancel my Amazon body only purchase. I can sell the lens on ebay and break even if I really wanted to.
I would have to agree with others that this is either a "closest to the warehouse that has the stock" thing, or the people who are claiming to get shipments of the BODY ONLY camera are full of it.
The customer service rep was useless at Amazon. She was the dumbest grouping of atoms that I've ever spoken to/at. She said that the item hasn't been released yet and can't be shipping. No help. No advice. She did want to keep asking me if I'd like to cancel the order! Stupid.
I'm canceling my body-only pre-order and hoping J&R comes through.
There are two potential pitfalls:
- They are selling gray market and don't tell you til it's too late... return debacle ensues...
- They don't have them on-hand and make you wait a week.
Having already charged my card though, I am hopeful. Sucks that their fastest shipping means I won't get it until Wednesday.
The way purchasing from a third party through Amazon works is this:
You place your order and have 30 minutes to cancel the order which the status for is "Not Yet Shipped."
After 30 minutes your status changes to "Shipping Soon" and the merchant is notified of the order.
At this point you'd have to contact the merchant to cancel your order or make any changes as this is when Amazon charges your card and gives the merchant access to the funds.
I can't say for sure that placing your order claims one of the available kits in that 30 minute buffer, but I believe it does.