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Re: Canon EOS-1D X Availability in North America
« Reply #60 on: July 04, 2012, 02:10:29 AM »
Ladies and Gentlemen - My profile below has officially changed.   In LA and a very lucky guy.  My initial review ... wow.

You have to request them to do add the CPS information to the order.

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Re: Canon EOS-1D X Availability in North America
« Reply #61 on: July 04, 2012, 02:39:44 AM »
Here's the beautiful beast.

well we wont be seeing him for a while i bet! :D congrats on finally getting it!
gonna be off shooting no doubt
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Re: Canon EOS-1D X Availability in North America
« Reply #62 on: July 04, 2012, 07:47:29 AM »
mjayadev -- I too am a CPS Gold member, and had that fact and the number added to my order.  I was originally informed that that would make mine one of the first they shipped, and last week I was told they are *not* giving CPS priority.  Could you please contact me offlist?  I'd like a point of reference for when I have my conversation with Adorama's customer service department...

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Re: Canon EOS-1D X Availability in North America
« Reply #63 on: July 04, 2012, 09:44:30 AM »
A few weeks ago I called Adorama to inform them of my CPS gold status and they insisted it wouldn't give me a any preference. I pretty much had an argument with the rep but telling him to put in the info anyway. He said Canon directly informed them CPS status would not be a factor.  I ordered mine last October, too and so far no ship notice.
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Re: Canon EOS-1D X Availability in North America
« Reply #64 on: July 04, 2012, 12:35:00 PM »
So just on a whim I posted on b&h's Facebook page. Asked if they received any. Henry posner replied that they received "some", but not enough to cover all back orders.

Pretty vague answer. Since all backorders include everything from march 14 to today :)

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Re: Canon EOS-1D X Availability in North America
« Reply #65 on: July 04, 2012, 12:42:26 PM »
A few weeks ago I called Adorama to inform them of my CPS gold status and they insisted it wouldn't give me a any preference. I pretty much had an argument with the rep but telling him to put in the info anyway. He said Canon directly informed them CPS status would not be a factor.  I ordered mine last October, too and so far no ship notice.

Yep.  B&H and Adorama do not have a CPS member policy.  In other words, they don't care.  It's first-come first-serve at their stores.  That has been confirmed in discussions with them.  With Canon and the Olympics, well that's different.
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Re: Canon EOS-1D X Availability in North America
« Reply #66 on: July 04, 2012, 12:45:40 PM »
When I called my local authorized dealer again yesterday, they said their computer shows an allotment of 30 1Dx's coming to their store, with the first shipment arriving by the end of next week.  He did mention they don't expect more than a handful in the first shipment though, given their past history of what they were promised and what they got of the 5D3s and D800s.

Any advantages of buying at the local store, other than maybe getting better customer service/support, and supporting your local camera store and local economy?  A high tax rate on nearly $7k adds up to a lot of money wasted, compared to purchasing it through other online retailers which charge no tax.
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Re: Canon EOS-1D X Availability in North America
« Reply #67 on: July 04, 2012, 02:26:41 PM »
Any advantages of buying at the local store, other than maybe getting better customer service/support, and supporting your local camera store and local economy?  A high tax rate on nearly $7k adds up to a lot of money wasted, compared to purchasing it through other online retailers which charge no tax.

Well, I can't tell you yet because I haven't received my Canon EOS 1D X yet (Switzerland!).
However, hearing that most of the early guys here placed their order on March 14th, I had to laugh hard. I pre-ordered mine in December - no kidding. After having a bit of a fight with them, because they said at first that they can't accept pre-orders yet. I insisted and they were like: Okay, if you pay us $1000 (actually it were Swiss Francs but since Swiss Francs and USD are almost the same atm, I'm using it to make your life easier) in advance, we'll give you priority. So I did it. About 5 weeks later I walked into the store again and saw that they now have a EOS 1D X promotion running - if you pre-order and pay more than $300, you get a second battery pack free of charge.

Also I know that in Switzerland (there is no BH or Adorama here!) the Etailers will not have stock for a long time - the real Canon Pro dealers will be the ones having all the priority. Since my local store is a Canon Pro dealer of the city, chances are fairly good that I soon get my hands on my 1D X. Waited long enough for it!
Although I do not know how they'll handle it in other countries, but my guess would be that Amazon will be the last one to be served. This is purely hypothetic, of course.

Regarding availability in Switzerland:
I asked them on the 6th of June the last time about the 1D X, they said that they'd receive their first batch within "the next weeks".
Sounds pretty vague to me - I'll call them tomorrow in the morning and see what they tell me.

Also, as soon as I get mine, I'll take a day off (if my boss doesn't cross that plan  :( ) to shoot with it. Of course if you guys want me to, I'll share some of the shots made.

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Re: Canon EOS-1D X Availability in North America
« Reply #68 on: July 04, 2012, 02:51:32 PM »
apparently some people have posted on FM that their cameras have shipped from b&h; i guess i didn't make the first batch of pre-orders (i placed my pre-order march 14, in the evening)...oh well.

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Re: Canon EOS-1D X Availability in North America
« Reply #69 on: July 04, 2012, 05:09:11 PM »
Just got an email from B&H, my 1DX web order 10198871xx (3/14/12 ~2:30pm eastern) has shipped

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Re: Canon EOS-1D X Availability in North America
« Reply #70 on: July 04, 2012, 06:43:55 PM »
Any advantages of buying at the local store, other than maybe getting better customer service/support, and supporting your local camera store and local economy?  A high tax rate on nearly $7k adds up to a lot of money wasted, compared to purchasing it through other online retailers which charge no tax.

Well, I can't tell you yet because I haven't received my Canon EOS 1D X yet (Switzerland!).
However, hearing that most of the early guys here placed their order on March 14th, I had to laugh hard. I pre-ordered mine in December - no kidding. After having a bit of a fight with them, because they said at first that they can't accept pre-orders yet. I insisted and they were like: Okay, if you pay us $1000 (actually it were Swiss Francs but since Swiss Francs and USD are almost the same atm, I'm using it to make your life easier) in advance, we'll give you priority. So I did it. About 5 weeks later I walked into the store again and saw that they now have a EOS 1D X promotion running - if you pre-order and pay more than $300, you get a second battery pack free of charge.

Also I know that in Switzerland (there is no BH or Adorama here!) the Etailers will not have stock for a long time - the real Canon Pro dealers will be the ones having all the priority. Since my local store is a Canon Pro dealer of the city, chances are fairly good that I soon get my hands on my 1D X. Waited long enough for it!
Although I do not know how they'll handle it in other countries, but my guess would be that Amazon will be the last one to be served. This is purely hypothetic, of course.

Regarding availability in Switzerland:
I asked them on the 6th of June the last time about the 1D X, they said that they'd receive their first batch within "the next weeks".
Sounds pretty vague to me - I'll call them tomorrow in the morning and see what they tell me.

Also, as soon as I get mine, I'll take a day off (if my boss doesn't cross that plan  :( ) to shoot with it. Of course if you guys want me to, I'll share some of the shots made.

Hoi! :)
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B&H will be shipping mine soon
« Reply #71 on: July 04, 2012, 10:30:24 PM »
An order's been sent to the B&H warehouse today, so mine will ship out on Thursday for Friday arrival. They don't have any extra battery packs yet.

My order number was xxxx8855xx (an online order). The wait will finally be over!

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Re: Canon EOS-1D X Availability in North America
« Reply #72 on: July 05, 2012, 01:39:44 AM »
My order - #10207653**  on 06/13/12
Interestingly, how many to me still to wait for sending?

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Re: Canon EOS-1D X Availability in North America
« Reply #73 on: July 05, 2012, 02:12:57 AM »
My order - #10207653**  on 06/13/12
Interestingly, how many to me still to wait for sending?

Im still waiting for BH, mine is a phone order. They told me that I will be in the shipment on friday=D

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Re: Canon EOS-1D X Availability in North America
« Reply #74 on: July 05, 2012, 02:18:02 AM »
My order - #10207653**  on 06/13/12
Interestingly, how many to me still to wait for sending?

Im still waiting for BH, mine is a phone order. They told me that I will be in the shipment on friday=D
Oh. I hope too I will be the lucky. I sent e-mail and wait answer from B&H.