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Likeacoupon.com on facebook posted a link to the 70-200mm f/4L IS USM for $629 at RitzCamera. I thought at first perhaps the link was rigged so I googled RitzCamera and saw that, still, the f/4L IS is even cheaper than their 4L non is listed! I've been to RitzCamera brick and mortar stores but still this seems fishy.

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http://www.ritzcamera.com/product/541161824.htm
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Re: 70-200mm f/4L IS USM for $629 at RitzCamera -mistake or fake?
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2013, 02:23:14 AM »
I am not sure but ordered one few min back...
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Re: 70-200mm f/4L IS USM for $629 at RitzCamera -mistake or fake?
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2013, 03:30:13 AM »
Saw it and did the same thing. Went to Ritz camera website and saw it listed at $629. Ordered 1.
Hope this is a real deal. If not, do they have the obligations to honor even if its their mistake?
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Re: 70-200mm f/4L IS USM for $629 at RitzCamera -mistake or fake?
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2013, 04:13:17 AM »
Amazon.it (italian branch of Amazon.com) sold a few dozens of 70-200 F/4 IS L for about 600 euros a couple of years ago.
Of course the offer didn't last long.
 
Too bad I had already bough mine at >50% more.
 
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Re: 70-200mm f/4L IS USM for $629 at RitzCamera -mistake or fake?
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2013, 08:21:19 AM »
Hope this is a real deal. If not, do they have the obligations to honor even if its their mistake?

I expect they'll cancel these orders. From their ToU:

Quote from: Ritz Camera
Typographical Errors
In the event a product is listed at an incorrect price or with incorrect information due to typographical error or error in pricing, quantities available or product information received from our suppliers, either on a Ritz Interactive website, an affiliates website or a partner’s website, C&A Marketing Inc. shall have the right to refuse or cancel any orders, including auctions, placed for product listed at the incorrect price or out-of-stock. C&A Marketing Inc. shall have the right to refuse or cancel any such orders whether or not the order has been confirmed and your credit card charged. If your credit card has already been charged for the purchase and your order is canceled, C&A Marketing Inc. shall immediately issue a credit to your credit card account in the amount of the charge.
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Re: 70-200mm f/4L IS USM for $629 at RitzCamera -mistake or fake?
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2013, 09:17:15 AM »
I expect they'll cancel these orders. From their ToU:
Agreed...but, I placed an order anyway in the hopes they actually meant the IS version and not the non-IS.

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Re: 70-200mm f/4L IS USM for $629 at RitzCamera -mistake or fake?
« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2013, 09:34:20 AM »
They're now showing out of stock - they'll have plenty of time to correct their mistake...
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Re: 70-200mm f/4L IS USM for $629 at RitzCamera -mistake or fake?
« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2013, 09:34:20 AM »

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Re: 70-200mm f/4L IS USM for $629 at RitzCamera -mistake or fake?
« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2013, 10:22:37 AM »
The Ritz Camera many of us knew for brick & mortar stores does not exist any longer.
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-09-10/ritz-camera-liquidation-approved-after-second-bankruptcy.html

Not sure if OP's web listing is part of liquidation or someone has taken over their domain.
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Re: 70-200mm f/4L IS USM for $629 at RitzCamera -mistake or fake?
« Reply #8 on: May 06, 2013, 10:48:36 AM »
The Ritz Camera many of us knew for brick & mortar stores does not exist any longer.
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-09-10/ritz-camera-liquidation-approved-after-second-bankruptcy.html

Not sure if OP's web listing is part of liquidation or someone has taken over their domain.

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/c-marketing-opens-eighteen-ritz-190800379.html
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Re: 70-200mm f/4L IS USM for $629 at RitzCamera -mistake or fake?
« Reply #9 on: May 06, 2013, 11:15:17 AM »
Probably found their error - price is now $1149

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Re: 70-200mm f/4L IS USM for $629 at RitzCamera -mistake or fake?
« Reply #10 on: May 06, 2013, 12:04:52 PM »
Back 'in stock' now, too.

Did anyone who placed an order receive an email confirmation with order number?
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Was anyone able to pick up one of these?
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Re: 70-200mm f/4L IS USM for $629 at RitzCamera -mistake or fake?
« Reply #12 on: May 06, 2013, 01:12:47 PM »
I couldn't bring myself to order one, under the just "to good to be true..." theory.  Although I do hope some of the orders are honored (give that Ritz is trying to restablish their name/market), I will definitely kick myself for not being brave enough to give up my credit info.
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Re: 70-200mm f/4L IS USM for $629 at RitzCamera -mistake or fake?
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Re: 70-200mm f/4L IS USM for $629 at RitzCamera -mistake or fake?
« Reply #13 on: May 06, 2013, 01:47:17 PM »
I couldn't bring myself to order one, under the just "to good to be true..." theory.  Although I do hope some of the orders are honored (give that Ritz is trying to restablish their name/market), I will definitely kick myself for not being brave enough to give up my credit info.

I couldn't bring myself to pull the trigger either.  It will be interesting to see if anybody was able to buy one for $629.
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Re: 70-200mm f/4L IS USM for $629 at RitzCamera -mistake or fake?
« Reply #14 on: May 06, 2013, 03:34:08 PM »
I couldn't bring myself to order one, under the just "to good to be true..." theory.  Although I do hope some of the orders are honored (give that Ritz is trying to restablish their name/market), I will definitely kick myself for not being brave enough to give up my credit info.

I couldn't bring myself to pull the trigger either.  It will be interesting to see if anybody was able to buy one for $629.

Here too.  I thought of buy a lens and flipping on Cragis list or ebay for a quick profit

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Re: 70-200mm f/4L IS USM for $629 at RitzCamera -mistake or fake?
« Reply #14 on: May 06, 2013, 03:34:08 PM »