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Re: Amazon 5D Mark III Pre Order Shipping & Order Status
« Reply #45 on: March 22, 2012, 04:01:09 PM »
I called my local store here in San Jose (San Jose Camera), CA. and they have it in stock..... I too have Amazon on preorder (3/2) and I have asked to upgrade me to one day shipping FoC (free of charge).  What do I do,.,,,, cancel and buy one from local store?? Tax will kill me.... for $250+ I can buy new battery grip.  :-(

Decision, decision, decision..... to wait or cancel that is the question......  :-)
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« Reply #46 on: March 22, 2012, 04:07:18 PM »
Not all the west coast ... I pre-ordered a body only at 6am PST on March 2nd in Portland, OR, and still no word.


Would the Bellevue, WA or Sumner, WA distribution centers be closer to PDX?

(Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amazon.com#Fulfillment_and_warehousing)

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Re: Amazon 5D Mark III Pre Order Shipping & Order Status
« Reply #47 on: March 22, 2012, 04:11:33 PM »
I'm from PA and still no info. Any others from PA that preordered on the 2nd??
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Re: Amazon 5D Mark III Pre Order Shipping & Order Status
« Reply #48 on: March 22, 2012, 04:16:15 PM »
FL here, ordered at 9:32 AM EST on 3/2, no word from Amazon. Local store has kits, told me that Canon essentially forced him to buy more kits if he wanted any body-only's shipped to him at all. Damn Canon sometimes, man.

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« Reply #49 on: March 22, 2012, 04:20:16 PM »
Not all the west coast ... I pre-ordered a body only at 6am PST on March 2nd in Portland, OR, and still no word.


Would the Bellevue, WA or Sumner, WA distribution centers be closer to PDX?

(Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amazon.com#Fulfillment_and_warehousing)


Not sure which is closer, although I find most of my Amazon shipments come from Nevada or Phoenix. I rarely get anything shipped from WA even though it is closer.

And my order is still not shipping :-(

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Re: Amazon 5D Mark III Pre Order Shipping & Order Status
« Reply #50 on: March 22, 2012, 04:35:26 PM »
I ordered mine from J&R Music and they have nothing in stock and have said they might be getting their shipment next week. Pissing me off....

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« Reply #51 on: March 22, 2012, 04:43:06 PM »
I just noticed that it is IN STOCK at Amazon with the kit. After placing my order there were 10 left, and then I canceled my March 2nd order. I can't wait!!!

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Delivery Estimate: Wednesday March 28, 2012 - Monday April 2, 2012
Shipping Soon

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Only nine left now.
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« Reply #51 on: March 22, 2012, 04:43:06 PM »

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« Reply #52 on: March 22, 2012, 04:44:52 PM »
I ordered mine from J&R Music and they have nothing in stock and have said they might be getting their shipment next week. Pissing me off....

Trying ordering one with the kit. I noticed about my order @ Amazon that it was actually J&R that was the seller for the in-stock camera kit.
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Re: Amazon 5D Mark III Pre Order Shipping & Order Status
« Reply #54 on: March 22, 2012, 04:53:57 PM »
Direct link to J&R if you aren't an Amazon prime member:

http://www.jr.com/canon/pe/CAN_EOS5DMIIIKT/
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Re: Amazon 5D Mark III Pre Order Shipping & Order Status
« Reply #55 on: March 22, 2012, 05:02:09 PM »
I am giving Amazon til the end of today to ship my kit order, if it doesn't happen I'm ordering with somebody else.  The only reason I'm still holding out for Amazon is because of prime.

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Re: Amazon 5D Mark III Pre Order Shipping & Order Status
« Reply #56 on: March 22, 2012, 06:48:24 PM »
I ordered the 5D Mark III body only on March 2nd at 7:30 AM MST. After no updates and several hours wasted at forums/blogs, I decided to contact the customer service through the chat option.

My first conversation ended abruptly due to internet issues but the customer rep credited my account with $5 for the agony. My second conversation resulted in better understanding of where the product is and what's causing the delay. My shipment was also expedited to a 1 day shipping at the end, thanks to a great Amazon rep.

Amazon specific:
Currently they have started shipping the body kit lens for 5D Mark III.
They are still waiting on the sales department from Canon to sync up with Amazon and officially release the batch lot for 5D Mark III. I don't think I have come across any blog/post where somebody received the positive shipping update on the body only order from Amazon (Please correct me if I am wrong).

It could be mishap on Amazon's end or Canon (or even both) but I don't think they will try to keep the orders on hold just to annoy the customers  ;)

Believe me, I am as frustrated as anyone else out there as I have a business to run and would like to use this camera for a corporate event that I am shooting next weekend. But I can't let this ruin every day of my life until I get the shipment.

Let's see what happens in another day or two.
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Re: Amazon 5D Mark III Pre Order Shipping & Order Status
« Reply #57 on: March 22, 2012, 07:01:30 PM »

It could be mishap on Amazon's end or Canon (or even both) but I don't think they will try to keep the orders on hold just to annoy the customers  ;)


I suspect that Amazon is not the one to blame. Amazon has an amazing fulfilment center, and if they had the cameras I'm sure they would be shipping them very efficiently.

However, whether or not the fault is with Amazon (probably it is with Canon), its clear that Amazon is not the best place order from if you want prompt delivery of a new Canon product. Ironically, I went through this same issue 3.5 years ago with the 5DII and didn't learn from my mistakes :-)

I actually don't really mind waiting a few days, except that I leave for a trip on Saturday, and I really would have liked to be able to play with my new camera on that trip. At this point, it seems that there is almost no chance of me getting my body-only tomorrow, so I guess I will be cancelling my order and re-ordering when I get back. Sigh.

Supposedly Canon has a lot of stock, so hopefully I won't have to wait long when I get back.

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Re: Amazon 5D Mark III Pre Order Shipping & Order Status
« Reply #57 on: March 22, 2012, 07:01:30 PM »

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« Reply #58 on: March 22, 2012, 08:12:53 PM »
I ordered the 5D Mark III body only on March 2nd at 7:30 AM MST. After no updates and several hours wasted at forums/blogs, I decided to contact the customer service through the chat option.

My first conversation ended abruptly due to internet issues but the customer rep credited my account with $5 for the agony. My second conversation resulted in better understanding of where the product is and what's causing the delay. My shipment was also expedited to a 1 day shipping at the end, thanks to a great Amazon rep.

Amazon specific:
Currently they have started shipping the body kit lens for 5D Mark III.
They are still waiting on the sales department from Canon to sync up with Amazon and officially release the batch lot for 5D Mark III. I don't think I have come across any blog/post where somebody received the positive shipping update on the body only order from Amazon (Please correct me if I am wrong).

It could be mishap on Amazon's end or Canon (or even both) but I don't think they will try to keep the orders on hold just to annoy the customers  ;)

Believe me, I am as frustrated as anyone else out there as I have a business to run and would like to use this camera for a corporate event that I am shooting next weekend. But I can't let this ruin every day of my life until I get the shipment.

Let's see what happens in another day or two.

The only shipment notifications I have seen from Amazon have been for body only, I have not seen any kit shipping notifications.  I am waiting for a kit from Amazon, so it is what I've been looking for.  The kit seems to be very available at every major retailer EXCEPT Amazon.

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« Reply #59 on: March 22, 2012, 08:32:34 PM »
Just thought I'd share that I tried to cancel my order and received an email from Amazon stating: "We're contacting you about your cancellation request for order # XXXXXXXX. We weren't able to cancel the following items from your order:   Canon EOS 5 D Mark III. When you receive your order, you're welcome to refuse the package. You can also return an unwanted items b visiting amazon.com/returns"

Sounds like it ma be processing fo shipment. BTW ordered at 7:45 AM EST.


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« Reply #59 on: March 22, 2012, 08:32:34 PM »