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EOS Bodies / Re: 5DIII pre-order thread
« on: March 22, 2012, 01:22:52 PM »
Why did you cancel with B&H? They are shipping pre-orders today and it does seem that they received a huge shipment! A ton of users including myself have already received credit charges, "Shipped" status changes, and UPS tracking numbers! Updates are being posted on the B&H order Queue thread. So although B&H lost a lot points for lack of communication, they at least made good on the March 22nd deadline  ;)

Must have been too impatient, now they will be waiting longer (unless they didn't place their order with B&H until the 15th or something then they were probably in for a long wait).  ;D

EOS Bodies / Re: 5DIII pre-order thread
« on: March 22, 2012, 10:39:44 AM »
Just called B&H and customer support still don't have the camera ready for shipping even if you are in the early pre-order.  The guy said maybe by Monday.  Sorry that's not good enough since everyone else is already shipping.  I canceled my order and went over to Adorama.  Better you call them so you can make sure they take your order.  B&H totally dropped the ball on this release.  I don't think I will do pre-order with them again.  I would probably order items they have in stock.

In all fairness, B&H didn't drop the ball, the cameras haven't been delivered to them... that's Canon's fault.  It seems that the shipments hit the west coast first which makes sense since it's the shortest route and from there are being trucked/flown eastward.  I've read a few stores in Indy and Ohio have gotten them earlier this week but not sure how that happened and it wasn't wide spread.  Adorama got their shipment yesterday and their distribution center is in NJ so I'm guessing that B&H got theirs last night or will get them today.  Once they get them they have to unload, scan into inventory , then start packaging and then finally ship so maybe by the end of today folks will start getting updates. 

I'm in Seattle and believe me it's been driving me crazy knowing my local stores have the bodies; I could have bought it twice now from my favorite store (seems they've had two shipments not sure of the size though but they are a relatively small store) but I don't want to have to pay the $360 in sales tax (ordered body only, extra battery and pearstone dual battery charger).  In WA I don't have to pay taxes at the end of the year on internet purchases so I do actually save the money.  I have my order with B&H and I will just wait for them to ship it which should be in the first wave based on my order number.

EOS Bodies / Re: 5DIII pre-order thread
« on: March 21, 2012, 07:05:58 PM »
Kenmore seems to have come through !! Just got the tracking number from them, should be with me within 2 days. Called up BH to cancel pre-order, they still dont have a clue when they will get stock or push them out. I ordered on the 6th so wasn't hoping on making into the first cut of people. Now I breathe a little more easier and relax while the camera makes it way to me. Excellent service at Kenmore. Will post again when I have it with me. All the best to the others !!  the wallet just feels lighter all of a sudden :P

Kenmore Camera is great, I live about 15 miles from them and buy most of my stuff there.  Nice group and very helpful. 

EOS Bodies / Re: 5DIII pre-order thread
« on: March 20, 2012, 10:13:06 PM »
B&H just charged me in full for my 5dIII kit.   :D Which means I have to pay  :'( But I get my 5DIII ;D

I have 2 day shipping, so maybe, just maybe, they will ship so I receive on the 22nd. Apple is famous for that.

mind sharing your order number except for the last two digits to give folks something to compare theirs to?

EOS Bodies / Re: 5DIII pre-order thread
« on: March 20, 2012, 10:08:19 PM »
decisions, decisions...local camera store has 5d m3...I preordered thru b&h, mar. 12, pay tax or wait until order fulfilled?
depends how long you want to wait.  within the first week B&H already had 10,000 orders

EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Mark III User Manual (PDF) with no Watermark
« on: March 19, 2012, 04:56:18 PM »
It's like 404 pages, why would you want to print that?  If you buy the camera you'll get the official manual, I loaded it on my iPhone so I'll always have it for reference when I'm out and about.

EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Mark III is in-stock!!
« on: March 19, 2012, 03:39:46 PM »
Just looked at the website for the shop he mentioned, they don't list any 5D's let alone the MIII so I think you may be right.

EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Mark III User Manual (PDF) with no Watermark
« on: March 19, 2012, 03:37:11 PM »
I downloaded this one last week and it doesn't have the 'copy' watermark on it.

EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Mark III is in-stock!!
« on: March 19, 2012, 03:21:22 PM »
GOT MY COPY !!! Thanks Peoria Camera Shop. First in Peoria IL
Post pics or it didn't happen  ;D  Also, was it a kit or body only?

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 5D Mark III in Stock - BestBuy $ B&H???
« on: March 18, 2012, 03:50:02 AM »
those stores may have stock, but Canon USA will not allow stores to sell them until a certain date. same with Canon Australia.

chatted with a B&H rep the other day and they said they will start shipping as soon as they came in, this was in response to me asking if they had to wait until 3-22.

EOS Bodies / Re: 5DIII pre-order thread
« on: March 16, 2012, 05:22:55 PM »
I just called B&H to amend the shipping location. I spoke to two guys, both of whom towed the party line. No word on stock or shipping, but we will be emailed as and when. Lame.

Thanks for the update. I do hope they will update the status soon and send us some ETA emails.

Pretty sure in the next weeks that will be lots of unboxing threads/pics lol.

They really aren't able to do that because they don't know how many they will be getting in each shipment.  However I wish they would tell us where we are on the list so we have at least some idea.  I got my order in 3-1 after it was announced (I'm in Seattle), about 30 minutes after I got my confirmation email I got their mass email with the pre-order links to their site so at least I'm ahead of all those folks.

EOS Bodies / Re: 5DIII pre-order thread
« on: March 15, 2012, 01:32:22 PM »
March 15th, Just got off the phone with BH. I am #118 in the cue, I ordered about 30 seconds after the pre-order page came up on their site. My order was termed a "backorder" but 5 minutes later the page was updated to "pre-order".  Hope that helps with those trying to figure out where they stand in line at BH. I was told there were thousands of orders and after the initial shipment, they should be recieving 5-10 per day... YIKES!!!!

Sounds like I'm pretty close to you in line, it read "backordered" as well.  Saw a link on the forum I was on and placed my order, about 30 minutes I got B&H's mass email with links to pre-order it.  My confirmation email came in at 9:17pm west coast time.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5D Mark 3 Queue @ B&H
« on: March 10, 2012, 08:46:03 PM »
Got my initial order in very quickly RIGHT after announcement (backorder NOT pre-order screen) and I received a confirmation email AND an email with billing info, AND my CC was actually charged.   
When I looked at my CC statement this week, I saw the original bill posted,BUT a few lines later, I also saw a "credit" reversing the original charge ???   Tried to reach B&H to see what's up, but they are closed today.  Have ordered a few other things from them in the past, but never a pre-order (backorder) item like this. 
Should I be more worried than everyone else ??

Same situation as you (but I haven't checked my cc statement regarding the credit), I think B&H ran an authorization to see if the funds were there and your card will actually be billed once it ships, I think that's what the "credit" means.  For confirmation though it is best to check with B&H.  I'll be a little ticked if my order is scratched because I got it in too early but the only email I have received is my order confirmation so I'm assuming everything is good to go.

Someone's a little insecure about something to have to post a pic of cash.

EOS Bodies / Re: *UPDATE* The Next 5D on March 2, 2012 [CR3]
« on: February 29, 2012, 12:10:22 AM »
Just saw this thread, hope it's not true,3705.0.html

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