I would like to say that as an Adorama customer over the years this posting did rub me wrong as I had preordered the lens and was waiting like the rest only to see this posted about Adorama having the lens available. Figured great they must have filled my order but have not sent me my tracking info yet. On Monday - nothing - so I emailed CS and was told that I was still waiting to have my order filled.
So how does that happen then? I don't bash companies online and I was not given a decent answer from the CS rep so I did what I could do and cancelled the order and placed it elsewhere. I felt misled by the posting here and on other forums that said Adorama had it for sale when I was still waiting.
In-stock/out-of stock is subject to a number of variables:
• it can be sitting on a trailer in the yard waiting to be unloaded and shelved.
• it can be in-stock but not yet available for shipping since it has not yet cleared receiving (there is a pre-stocking process that happens before goods hit the shelves).
• it can be en route from the manufacturer – and literally expected within the next day or two, or even the same day
• it can be out-of-stock but on order from the manufacturer - and expected within 7-10 days
Unless the CS rep you speak to has checked these variables for you, (which would involve contacting the purchasing department and getting back to you), they would only be able to tell you what is actually on the shelf in the DC)