I want to buy it now while it is still in stock.
BUT I do not know who will visit India next from USA who I know.
SO I thought I will buy it now and when I know someone is coming, I will get it shipped to that person.
Make sense now?
I guess your reasoning makes sense....I've never dealt with someone trying to buy something in the US, and get it ferried to another country.
But, while I can see your reasoning, I couldn't imagine any
retailer....especially online ones, doing such a thing. They can't afford to put someone in charge of keeping track of your item, sitting it on a shelf somewhere, tracking it...etc.
That's just not something any system for normal retail would be set up for...
A small, mom and pop store...everything done manually, etc....might could do it, but certainly no system that is built for efficiency or online ordering (Walmart or Amazon for example).
Why are you afraid they'll be out of stock when you are ready to ship it? Not sure why you feel you have to buy it now....why not just buy it when you have someone to ship it too.
It isn't like Canon gear is a rare thing that goes out of stock and stays out of stock for more than a day at a time....? (Exception being something just released, but even then, after the initial rush, it will be a commodity like all other products).