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Re: Canon EOS-1D X Availability in North America
« Reply #30 on: July 03, 2012, 12:25:18 AM »
I just got off the phone with B&H customer service. He seemed very put out that I was asking about the status of my 1DX order that I placed on 3/16/12. He said queue order for shipping is confidential and is never to be given out. Further, he told me that they had no idea how many cameras Canon shipped or when they shipped them. He even put me on hold when I challenged him with Neuro's information.

Very frustrating to receive this kind of treatment from a company I've spent over $50,000 with over the past few years.

I just hope Neuro is right... It's been a long wait, would love to have this camera for an upcoming family vacation.

Cheers

If you ordered on 03/16/12 you probably have a TON of preorders ahead of you, considering that B&H started taking preorders 2 days earlier and there appears to be a TON of preorders just within the first few hours. So instead of beating up on B&H for not being able to give you detailed information of a preorder that is probaby hundreds if not thousands behind the first preorder you should ask yourself how you missed this important date by over 2 days...

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« Reply #31 on: July 03, 2012, 01:34:55 AM »
If you ordered on 03/16/12 you probably have a TON of preorders ahead of you, considering that B&H started taking preorders 2 days earlier and there appears to be a TON of preorders just within the first few hours. So instead of beating up on B&H for not being able to give you detailed information of a preorder that is probaby hundreds if not thousands behind the first preorder you should ask yourself how you missed this important date by over 2 days...

I mentioned how I missed the day by 2 days, I had to sell my wife on the idea of spending $7,200 (body, spare battery, UDMA7 card) People were able to pre-order the camera for a short time in December, how are people who ordered in March getting the camera this week by your logic? Your guess of "probably hundreds if not thousands" is based off what exactly?

I guess I was hoping a company where I have spent the equivalent of 5 Detroit mansions worth of business could tell me where I stand in the queue. I don't think this hope is a stretch considering that others here are being told they will probably see their camera this week.

I'm not beating up on B&H. read my posts again where I praise the company. I am merely expressing my frustration with inconsistent communication and policy based on the mood of a CSR and a camera company that announced a camera in October then ships in July while in the meantime announces and meets all orders of another entire system (5DIII).

If someone told me, "Sir, there are 2,000 people ahead of you on the list and we're due a shipment of approximately 100 cameras this week"; then I would feel properly informed. There are purchasing agents who know EXACTLY how many cameras have been shipped, when they shipped and when they are due to arrive. Why is it that some folks "get to know" and others don't? Consistency yields trust, trust wins future business.

Off to ask myself again how I missed the important date by over 2 days...

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Re: Canon EOS-1D X Availability in North America
« Reply #32 on: July 03, 2012, 04:01:43 AM »
From a B&H online chat support 'conversation' about an hour ago (names removed):

Me: Hi, any update on EOS 1D X deliveries?

B&H rep:  ...I will be glad to assist you. Please give me a few moments to begin working on your inquiry.

Me:  Ok, thank you.

B&H rep:  There is a shipment on the way to B&H, it will arrive after the 4th of July holiday

Me:  Excellent news! Can you give me any idea if my place in the pre-order queue is high enough that it's likely I'll get one from this shipment?

B&H rep:  Sure will

Me: ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

I can't wait to see your 'unboxing' video.  Cue the narrator!

"He can replace defective neurotransmitters ... with wireless flash transmitters.

He carries an 800mm lens wherever he goes ... in his back pocket.

He once filmed the unboxing of his brand new 1D X ... using his brand new 1D X.

He is ... the most interesting neuroanatomist in the world..."


 ;D

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Re: Canon EOS-1D X Availability in North America
« Reply #33 on: July 03, 2012, 04:18:23 AM »
I got mine since the 23th of June.
from germany.
6299 EUR + 1000 EUR (for the dealer as a gift)

the wait was worth...

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Re: Canon EOS-1D X Availability in North America
« Reply #34 on: July 03, 2012, 07:38:22 AM »
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<strong>They’re coming!<br />


</strong>We have unconfirmed reports that a few retailers in the US and Canada will be receiving their initial Canon EOS-1D X shipments this week.</p>
<p>We have reports they’ve shown up already in Montreal, Canada. I expect to get mine some time this week.</p>
<p><strong>B&H Photo<br />


</strong>We can’t confirm, but we’ve heard B&H Photo has told preorder customers that they expect a shipment this week. The July 4, 2012 holiday may disrupt some shipping though.</p>
<p><strong>Preorder the Canon EOS-1D X at <a href="http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/827036-REG/Canon_5253B002_EOS_1D_X_Digital_SLR.html/BI/2466/KBID/3296" target="_blank">B&H</a> | <a href="http://www.adorama.com/ica1dx.html?kbid=64393" target="_blank">Adorama</a> | <a href="http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?lt1=_blank&bc1=000000&IS2=1&bg1=FFFFFF&fc1=000000&lc1=0000FF&t=canorumo-20&o=1&p=8&l=as4&m=amazon&f=ifr&ref=ss_til&asins=B005Y3T1AI" target="_blank">Amazon</a></strong></p>
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Do you know which store in Montreal got it already?  I finally ordered mine from Camera Canada in Ontario but I will likely not get it for a while because I am not going to Olympic and Canon Canada seem pretty struck on this.  Maybe I can get lucky if BH get a lot and get it from them instead - ok I am dreaming now!
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Yeah baby!
« Reply #35 on: July 03, 2012, 08:34:44 AM »
Yeah! I will be in NYC on the 6th. Hopefully I can pick up Mine at B&H!
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Re: Canon EOS-1D X Availability in North America
« Reply #36 on: July 03, 2012, 09:27:50 AM »
Hey guys, I can confirm again that there is a high possibility that BH are receiving quite a lot of the 1DX in their first shipment. Just chatted with them over live chat, and I was told there is a high possibility for me to receive mine in the first shipment, so lets all wait impatiently! ;D

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« Reply #36 on: July 03, 2012, 09:27:50 AM »

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Re: Canon EOS-1D X Availability in North America
« Reply #37 on: July 03, 2012, 10:00:29 AM »
Hey guys, I can confirm again that there is a high possibility that BH are receiving quite a lot of the 1DX in their first shipment. Just chatted with them over live chat, and I was told there is a high possibility for me to receive mine in the first shipment, so lets all wait impatiently! ;D

What time did you order on March 14th? I am leaving town this weekend and would so love to take it with me...
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Re: Canon EOS-1D X Availability in North America
« Reply #38 on: July 03, 2012, 10:18:20 AM »
Hey guys, I can confirm again that there is a high possibility that BH are receiving quite a lot of the 1DX in their first shipment. Just chatted with them over live chat, and I was told there is a high possibility for me to receive mine in the first shipment, so lets all wait impatiently! ;D

What time did you order on March 14th? I am leaving town this weekend and would so love to take it with me...

I cant exactly remember the time i ordered it. I was on a vacation, and i think it was around 3-4 hours when bh opened their 'doors' for preorder, and I immediately phoned in. My order number is 3801408xx. if you are leaving this weekend, im not very sure of the possibility to get one, because they have told me its higher chances that I will get it next week. gd luck!

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Re: Canon EOS-1D X Availability in North America
« Reply #39 on: July 03, 2012, 10:49:27 AM »
My 1D X order has shipped. I ordered from Crutchfield.

The crazy thing is that I just emailed them yesterday and they said "we still do not have an estimated arrival time"--and then it shipped this morning.

Does anyone else in the U.S. have a shipping notification yet?
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« Reply #40 on: July 03, 2012, 11:11:36 AM »
Yeah! I will be in NYC on the 6th. Hopefully I can pick up Mine at B&H!
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HI, My B&H order number is just a bit lower than yours.....best of luck! I will let you know when mine ships.
I also pre-ordered via the web on 3/16.

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Re: Canon EOS-1D X Availability in North America
« Reply #41 on: July 03, 2012, 11:47:11 AM »
My first one is on a plane headed for a Thursday delivery in Dallas.
JW

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Re: Canon EOS-1D X Availability in North America
« Reply #42 on: July 03, 2012, 12:22:08 PM »
My first one is on a plane headed for a Thursday delivery in Dallas.

From which store?

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Re: Canon EOS-1D X Availability in North America
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« Reply #43 on: July 03, 2012, 01:05:22 PM »
Just picked mine up in the states..  Cant wait to test drive later today.

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« Reply #44 on: July 03, 2012, 01:07:36 PM »
wowoowwo ..congrats!!!!


Just picked mine up in the states..  Cant wait to test drive later today.

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« Reply #44 on: July 03, 2012, 01:07:36 PM »