Yes, 4/22 order from J&R came in. And even some people who ordered from them as late as last night had them ship today already.
Hey LetTheRight..did you contact August and get it for the $4169 price I had posted? Mine shipped form J&R on Thursday 2 day air so will have it Monday. They got 40 kits in stock on Wed. evening.
So Cayenne they may still have a few left. If you call J&R Order By Phone: 800-806-1115 ask for August at ext 1041 and tell him you saw my note here on Canon Rumors and request it for $4169..he will honor the price. Tell him Anthony sent you. I've not seen any web site discount this. he told me a few folks already called him and he did honor the price as promised.
I just pulled the trigger just now...on the 5D Mark III and the Canon 85mm 1.8 lens from Crutchfield.
I found a good deal there too....with their rewards system.
For signing up , I got 150 points...
The kicker is, I found out from searching the internet...that they also have a special going right now, if you put in a promotional code, you get DOUBLE REWARD POINTS
through the end of April.
The code, if anyone is interested is: 3A923
Now...that gives one point for every dollar spent. So, double purchase points, plus the 150 for signing up, gives me about 9470 points.
If you cash out a bunch of them at once (go to the site to see the breakdown) which I intend to do, you get 5% cash value for those points, so, I basically can now buy $473.50 worth of stuff from them.
Essentially, I've at least bought the new battery grip and a spare battery for FREE.
I also used a CC that gives me 1% back for purchase..so, I get like $47 cash back from that.
Now...I just get to sit and wait for them to get stock....but hey, anticipation is half the fun, eh?
I've waited for about 5.5 months since I started looking for this...I can wait a few more weeks.