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Re: 70-200mm f/4L IS USM for $629 at RitzCamera -mistake or fake?
« Reply #15 on: May 06, 2013, 03:38:25 PM »
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.

In Germany, there was a recent ruling that obviously mistaken offers are void (like a 5d3 for €3 and not for €3000) no matter if you got an automated confirmation or not. What about the US, if I order from there is the price valid in any case?

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Re: 70-200mm f/4L IS USM for $629 at RitzCamera -mistake or fake?
« Reply #15 on: May 06, 2013, 03:38:25 PM »

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Re: 70-200mm f/4L IS USM for $629 at RitzCamera -mistake or fake?
« Reply #16 on: May 06, 2013, 03:53:40 PM »
I had purchased one and a place was held on my credit card but it seems that has now disappeared.. i assume they cancelled all orders.

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Re: 70-200mm f/4L IS USM for $629 at RitzCamera -mistake or fake?
« Reply #17 on: May 06, 2013, 04:36:24 PM »
I had purchased one and a place was held on my credit card but it seems that has now disappeared.. i assume they cancelled all orders.

As expected.  I would guess the online orders depleted their electronic stock, then a human reviewed it and discovered the price error, canceled the existing orders, and they again had stock.
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Re: 70-200mm f/4L IS USM for $629 at RitzCamera -mistake or fake?
« Reply #18 on: May 06, 2013, 04:43:08 PM »
Hmmm...

Seems they tried to charge my CC the $650 something ($611.09 + 7% tax) earlier today.

My CC co flagged it, and that prevented me from using that card got some car repairs...

They called me, I said it would be OK, and they reactivated my card.

But still no e-mail confirmation, 8+ hours after placing the order...
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Re: 70-200mm f/4L IS USM for $629 at RitzCamera -mistake or fake?
« Reply #19 on: May 06, 2013, 04:44:02 PM »
I remember a story many years ago about a rare baseball card someone had bought. Supposed to be $500 and it was sold for $5.00. The courts ruled in favor of the business whose employee didn't know any better. The customer knew what he was buying and what the value is and was forced to return it.
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Re: 70-200mm f/4L IS USM for $629 at RitzCamera -mistake or fake?
« Reply #20 on: May 06, 2013, 04:50:35 PM »
Just called their CS line... Seems it was a "glitch", and the order will not be fulfilled.  :(

Cancellation notices are supposed to be going out...

Considering my CC co flagged this, I wonder how many "glitches" Ritz has had lately? :o
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Re: 70-200mm f/4L IS USM for $629 at RitzCamera -mistake or fake?
« Reply #21 on: May 06, 2013, 04:55:17 PM »
As the saying goes, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is...
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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 #22 on: May 07, 2013, 09:03:24 AM »
But still no e-mail confirmation, 8+ hours after placing the order...
Had the same thing happen, though I confirmed mine wasnt fraud via email. Finally got my cancellation email last night, which I expected. Oh well

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Re: 70-200mm f/4L IS USM for $629 at RitzCamera -mistake or fake?
« Reply #22 on: May 07, 2013, 09:03:24 AM »