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Have you received your body only from Amazon yet?

Yes
11 (28.2%)
No
28 (71.8%)

Total Members Voted: 39

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tatsu

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Re: Amazon - 5DIII Body only
« Reply #15 on: March 27, 2012, 02:52:33 PM »
I just received mine today.  So pumped! 

But seriously Amazon, worst packing job for a sensitive $3500 piece of equipment ever!  It wasn't padded at all and who knows what UPS did to it. 

Any ideas about how best to go about testing whether any damage was incurred during transit? 

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Re: Amazon - 5DIII Body only
« Reply #15 on: March 27, 2012, 02:52:33 PM »

tony_e

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Re: Amazon - 5DIII Body only
« Reply #16 on: March 27, 2012, 03:09:12 PM »

Any ideas about how best to go about testing whether any damage was incurred during transit?

Without sounding condescending, best way is to go and take some photos. You would be able to tell pretty quickly if there are some problems. Listen for any weird rattles too

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Re: Amazon - 5DIII Body only
« Reply #17 on: March 27, 2012, 03:11:48 PM »
Placed my order on March 5th around 11:00 PST, status still "Not Yet Shipped."

Update: almost 2 hours after posting this, I received an e-mail from Amazon and the order has been flagged as "Shipping Soon."
« Last Edit: March 27, 2012, 05:18:49 PM by ddashti »

gtowndave

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Re: Amazon - 5DIII Body only
« Reply #18 on: March 27, 2012, 03:29:53 PM »
Ordered mine at 10:30AM (EST) on 3/2. Still nothing. A rep told me yesterday that it hadn't been released. Couldn't explain to me why it had been shipped from their Fernley, Nevada, distribution center if it hadn't been released. I can't seem to get a straight answer. Hopefully we'll all hear some good news soon!

gtowndave

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Re: Amazon - 5DIII Body only
« Reply #19 on: March 27, 2012, 04:03:50 PM »
Ordered mine at 10:30AM (EST) on 3/2. Still nothing. A rep told me yesterday that it hadn't been released. Couldn't explain to me why it had been shipped from their Fernley, Nevada, distribution center if it hadn't been released. I can't seem to get a straight answer. Hopefully we'll all hear some good news soon!

Moments after I typed this, I received my shipping notification via email. She'll be here by Thursday.

PhotoVIC

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Re: Amazon - 5DIII Body only
« Reply #20 on: March 27, 2012, 10:02:57 PM »
Body Shipped!

Ordered 3/3 PM PST

Just received Tracking number 3/27 6pm PST!!

Now moving on from refreshing Amazon's Order Status Page to UPS Tracking Page  ::)

RedShark

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Re: Amazon - 5DIII Body only
« Reply #21 on: March 27, 2012, 10:46:26 PM »
I ordered a body-only Mk III from Amazon on 3/7... not quite instantly like a lot of people, but it has been three weeks already.  Was starting to feel frustrated like a lot of people having heard absolutely nothing about the ship date or how far up I was in the queue, when just today I received an email about my order.

At first I was excited beyond belief as the subject said "Delivery Date for your Order."  Unfortunately, my estimated delivery is listed as May 9!!  That's correct, not April 9th... but MAY.  And I ordered just a couple of days after they went on pre-order.

Sooo... if you're thinking about going to Amazon at this point, just forget it completely... and if you didn't preorder on day 1, even you are probably better off canceling and looking elsewhere.  Super frustrated!!

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Re: Amazon - 5DIII Body only
« Reply #21 on: March 27, 2012, 10:46:26 PM »

curtoneil

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Re: Amazon - 5DIII Body only
« Reply #22 on: March 27, 2012, 11:04:57 PM »
Just got my "update" as well.

Ordered March 8 - delivery estimate is May 8-June 6.

WOW.

FlyACL

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Re: Amazon - 5DIII Body only
« Reply #23 on: March 28, 2012, 01:03:00 AM »
Similar email received here as well... I ordered from Amazon with Prime overnight shipping on March 22 (late to the party) and just now received an email saying my estimated delivery date is May 23rd...

Sucks if it is true and I will be continuing my search for a body only somewhere else. But something tells me this isn't going to be an accurate date. If nothing it does tell me to stop holding my breath.

Good luck all...

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Re: Amazon - 5DIII Body only
« Reply #24 on: March 28, 2012, 01:37:58 AM »
Placed my order on March 5th around 11:00 PST, status still "Not Yet Shipped."

Update: almost 2 hours after posting this, I received an e-mail from Amazon and the order has been flagged as "Shipping Soon."

Amazon will be delivering my order today (March 28th) via One-Day Shipping.

Update: Due to mechanical issues with the UPS vehicle, the delivery date has been delayed a day. Amazon refunded the One-Day Shipping fee.
« Last Edit: March 28, 2012, 05:44:26 PM by ddashti »

ernande

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Re: Amazon - 5DIII Body only
« Reply #25 on: March 28, 2012, 02:59:48 AM »
Pre-ordered from Amazon on March 17th and just received an email estimating delivery May 22nd. Waiting patiently.

Any chance sites like Adorama or Crutchfield would be able to fulfill an order faster?

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Re: Amazon - 5DIII Body only
« Reply #26 on: March 28, 2012, 05:52:22 AM »
Body only -- ordered 3/11.  E-mail update on 3/27 -- anticipated shipping date is 5/15.

Order also placed with BH 3/11 body only (was going to see which would get me one first).  Basically no news on that order (says "backordered" on status).

3rd order with Chicago Mafia.  They said I could have it today, but they want a 58% mark up.


thehallway

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Re: Amazon - 5DIII Body only
« Reply #27 on: March 28, 2012, 09:38:48 AM »
I preordered the morning of March 7 (in AL).  Got the email last night - "Estimated arrival date: May 22, 2012".

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Re: Amazon - 5DIII Body only
« Reply #27 on: March 28, 2012, 09:38:48 AM »

jaspurdue

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Re: Amazon - 5DIII Body only
« Reply #28 on: March 28, 2012, 12:37:24 PM »
Ordered March 2/7:30MST. Shipping update March 27th: Estimated arrival date March 29th-30th.

PhotoVIC

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Re: Amazon - 5DIII Body only
« Reply #29 on: March 28, 2012, 01:44:49 PM »
3/3 4pm PST Order
3/27 6pm email confirmation for delivery
3/28 UPS Status: Out for Delivery!

My Location: SF, CA
Amazon Warehouse location: NV

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Re: Amazon - 5DIII Body only
« Reply #29 on: March 28, 2012, 01:44:49 PM »