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Re: 5DIII pre-order thread
« Reply #135 on: March 05, 2012, 04:17:28 AM »
you can just call them and cancel at anytime before it ships and you will get a full refund. my credit card sees it as a charge right now too, but b an h assured me it was an authorization and it will go away in a day or so. regardless, you can cancel any time by calling them. they even take returns for a full refund as well if you are not happy with the product.

You can also do online chat to modify/cancel orders.

You guys are missing one of the major points of my post.  Yes, I can cancel my order, but I will receive a refund in US dollars, which means I lose the exchange fees on both the initial charge as well as the refund.  This would be over $100.  It basically means I am stuck with the order unless I want to pay $100 or more to cancel it.

Just to clear something up for other posters: if it wasn't obvious from my post talking about exchange fees and shipping to Canada, I live in Canada.

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Re: 5DIII pre-order thread
« Reply #135 on: March 05, 2012, 04:17:28 AM »

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Re: 5DIII pre-order thread
« Reply #136 on: March 05, 2012, 06:32:16 AM »
I've worked with B&H on a few issues before and they were extremely flexible and accommodating.  Call and talk to them before you do anything- they'll work with you.  Even if you are Canadian. (c:

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Re: 5DIII pre-order thread
« Reply #137 on: March 05, 2012, 09:00:07 AM »
I bought through B&H as well but used paypal to check out so I could use some available USD from lens sales and they already took my money and charged my credit card..... my paypal account shows $0 so it's obviously not a pre-auth as some have stated. how do you pre-auth cash?

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Re: 5DIII pre-order thread
« Reply #138 on: March 05, 2012, 10:05:40 AM »
I pre-ordered from Amazon. Anyone know what date at the end of March they might start shipping? I'll be in Japan last week of March until April 1st and hope it doesn't ship until I get back.
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Re: 5DIII pre-order thread
« Reply #139 on: March 05, 2012, 10:46:55 AM »
Why are you preordering before you know about the IQ, Dynamic Range and high iso noise? (Im not telling you not to just wondering why)I will for sure wait untill I know how much IQ improvement there is from 5D2.
Even if the 5D3 is better at all points than 5D2 it would just be impossible for me to buy if the D800 has higher IQ at both low and high iso and is cheaper. In that case I will keep the 5D2 and wait for 5D4. Perhaps even consider switching.

I usually do the same(waiting for real reviews, before buy). However, once I saw the 5D III has same AF as 1D X , 6fps, plus DigitalRev where Kai said ISO got huge improvement...I know what I have to do....so I did...through BH. ;)
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Re: 5DIII pre-order thread
« Reply #140 on: March 05, 2012, 11:05:06 AM »
Ok just got the following email from B&H in case a few of you had the same issue:

Thank you for contacting the Customer Service Department at B&H Photo Video and Pro Audio.

We only put an authorization for the order. These are always dropped a few days after the order has been placed. Your order is still in place and has not been cancelled. I am sorry, but cannot tell you were in line you stand.

Please let us know if there is anything else we can assist you with.

Thank you, we appreciate your business.


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I was thinking my order had been cancelled!!!
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Re: 5DIII pre-order thread
« Reply #141 on: March 05, 2012, 11:24:46 AM »
After a lengthy deliberation.... and getting mad at Canon for the higher than "I" hoped price... I am giving in  :P just placed my pre-orders at Adorama and BH.

First I was only going to do Adorama, but then they said there's a 2 month wait  :o... then i called BH, they said 4 week ship date (not sure if they baited me): so I placed a pre-order with them too...

It's gonna be a loooong wait now, but I am so excited.


PS: What made me change my mind? Canon delivered the 1 thing I really wanted in a 5D, the ability to do more than 3 AEB's, I asked for 5, they gave me 7  :-*   
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Re: 5DIII pre-order thread
« Reply #141 on: March 05, 2012, 11:24:46 AM »

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Re: 5DIII pre-order thread
« Reply #142 on: March 05, 2012, 11:35:36 AM »
B and H took the 3499.99 charge off my card now, they were correct, the authorization looks like a charge but only stays on a couple of days. its basically so you are approved to be on the list and be charged as soon as they can ship.
I'm sure they get their fill of fraudulent charges from all over the world and its probably just their way of making it more streamlined when they are filling the orders.
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Re: 5DIII pre-order thread
« Reply #143 on: March 05, 2012, 02:12:02 PM »
I pre-ordered from Amazon. Anyone know what date at the end of March they might start shipping? I'll be in Japan last week of March until April 1st and hope it doesn't ship until I get back.

1.  End of March is a very optomistic shipping date, and that is shipping to Adorama.  Expect a week or two slide at least! 

Adorama will work long and hard to get orders out, but even so, it will take perhaps 2-3 days.  Then add in delivery time.

I'd be happy to have mine in my hands by mid April.

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Re: 5DIII pre-order thread
« Reply #144 on: March 05, 2012, 02:47:12 PM »
Thank you for your order. We do not currently have a confirmed delivery date for the Canon EOS 5D Mark III. As soon as this is confirmed by Canon I shall update you and advise about paying the balance.

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I would say it will be mid April too.

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Re: 5DIII pre-order thread
« Reply #145 on: March 05, 2012, 08:32:27 PM »
In regards to your pre order, at this time we have the item on order. However, this is a brand new model and we have yet to receive our first shipment.

Currently, there is no official ETA from the manufacturer. Please bear with us as we are the mercy of the manufacturer. We will ship the item as soon as it arrives. Orders are fulfilled in the order we received them, on a first come first serve basis. We appreciate your patience and loyalty.
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Re: 5DIII pre-order thread
« Reply #146 on: March 05, 2012, 10:00:05 PM »
i've been a long time lurker and have finally decided to register.

On the night of announcement i went to Amazon and refreshed their 5D3 page every few minutes as they updated. As soon as it was available for pre-order i jumped on it. Im within minutes so i hope im one of the very first in line. I shoot with a 7D and have been wanting to upgrade to full frame...and this is the perfect opportunity.

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Re: 5DIII pre-order thread
« Reply #147 on: March 05, 2012, 10:06:14 PM »
Just pre-ordered mine from my local camera store! I will be in he first shipment and I'm told early April. Only hing is I live in Canada so I have to pay the "Canadian" price. I also inquired about the grip. No word yet but I was told suspected price of $399. Personally I can't wait for this camera as I've been waiting for a full frame upgrade for a while and I love the specs on this camera.
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« Reply #148 on: March 05, 2012, 10:16:08 PM »
i've been a long time lurker and have finally decided to register.

On the night of announcement i went to Amazon and refreshed their 5D3 page every few minutes as they updated. As soon as it was available for pre-order i jumped on it. Im within minutes so i hope im one of the very first in line. I shoot with a 7D and have been wanting to upgrade to full frame...and this is the perfect opportunity.

Just out of interest what time Amazons link start working? (and what time. One are you?)

I got the 5d3 in their search soon enough but the page it linked to was a broken link still at 2am EST when I went to bed.

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Re: 5DIII pre-order thread
« Reply #149 on: March 05, 2012, 10:16:23 PM »
I'm in Canada too and was told mid to late March.  After reading all these posts I might have to wait till April too. 
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« Reply #149 on: March 05, 2012, 10:16:23 PM »