Whats local to you? Glad to see Aussie dealers shipped what they had last thursday (based on some posts), I would have expected to see more worldwide release wise but either way anywhere in the world release wise is nice to see.
Locally to me covers a lot of retailers, none have any any sign of the grip being in stock or coming soon but that may change monday with these new updates. B&H, Adorama, abesofmaine, cameta, berger-bros, micro center, best buy, j&r,
71sbeetle, what local dealers do you have access to you can walk in and buy a BG-E11 tomorrow and pick one up? As you pointed out B&H lists backordered, thats local to me, and while i admit im spoiled in most situations because b&h has what most dealers have some the monster dealers "local" to me usually get first stock, i.e. adorama, b&h, cameta on long island. I would love to order one from them. The 3rd party ones are listed as June ship dates, if thats the case and the canon version is shipping spotty world wide im sure they will become more available before the 3rd party ones flood the market.
honestly i would buy the canon grip if i could walk into a local NY dealer and pick one up, but if there is a 3rd party one in china first, cheaper, ill take it and will probably be just as satisfied.
Well, I am able to walk in to my "local" photo store and buy a Canon one, maybe the NY stores have them too (although my B&H order still says backordered) so they really are here.