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Lens stuck on the dock in California
« on: February 25, 2015, 07:14:43 PM »
I talked to my dealer today and he told me he is not getting inventory because shipments are stuck on the docks in California.

Has anyone else heard this?

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Lens stuck on the dock in California
« on: February 25, 2015, 07:14:43 PM »

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Re: Lens stuck on the dock in California
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2015, 07:37:02 PM »
Customs problems?

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Re: Lens stuck on the dock in California
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2015, 07:52:14 PM »
Customs problems?

No. Docks and all the stuff being held hostage.
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Re: Lens stuck on the dock in California
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2015, 08:40:42 PM »
There are ships stacked up off shore that cannot unload due to the Longshoreman's strike.  A settlement has been reached, and unloading has begun.  It will take at least 2 months to clear the backlog.


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Re: Lens stuck on the dock in California
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2015, 10:28:29 AM »
There are ships stacked up off shore that cannot unload due to the Longshoreman's strike.  A settlement has been reached, and unloading has begun.  It will take at least 2 months to clear the backlog.

Hope only 2 months - I have heard estimates of 3-6 months.

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Re: Lens stuck on the dock in California
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2015, 01:56:49 PM »
There are ships stacked up off shore that cannot unload due to the Longshoreman's strike.  A settlement has been reached, and unloading has begun.  It will take at least 2 months to clear the backlog.

Hope only 2 months - I have heard estimates of 3-6 months.

That's entirely possible, and other factors like a possible dockworkers strike are looming.  Canon is shipping the 11-24mm lens this week, so its possible to get lenses here by air or a alternate surface route. 

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Re: Lens stuck on the dock in California
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2015, 01:56:49 PM »