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Canon 1D X Arrived from Crutchfield
« on: July 09, 2012, 04:31:13 PM »
Anyone else receive one from someplace besides B&H or Adorama? Mine just arrived from Crutchfield today to my delight. Unfortunately, I won't be able to enjoy it for a while as I am out of town.

Delivered On: Monday,  07/09/2012 at 1:50 P.M.
Shipped/Billed On:07/03/2012
Type:Package
Weight:8.40 lbs

I just had regular ground shipping. It was sent prior to the 4th of July and arrived today in mid-U.S.A.

Since I am unable to do any tests until I return home, here is a very trustworthy analysis of the 1D X sensor by a well-known astrophotographer:

http://legault.perso.sfr.fr/1DX.html

Astrophotography isn't my field, but it's very interesting.
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Canon 1D X Arrived from Crutchfield
« on: July 09, 2012, 04:31:13 PM »

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« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2012, 06:01:31 PM »
Anyone else receive one from someplace besides B&H or Adorama? Mine just arrived from Crutchfield today to my delight. Unfortunately, I won't be able to enjoy it for a while as I am out of town.

Delivered On: Monday,  07/09/2012 at 1:50 P.M.
Shipped/Billed On:07/03/2012
Type:Package
Weight:8.40 lbs

I just had regular ground shipping. It was sent prior to the 4th of July and arrived today in mid-U.S.A.

Since I am unable to do any tests until I return home, here is a very trustworthy analysis of the 1D X sensor by a well-known astrophotographer:

http://legault.perso.sfr.fr/1DX.html

Astrophotography isn't my field, but it's very interesting.


I just chatted with one of the representatives at Crutchfield and they tell me my order is to be shipped with the next batch:

Vlad.: You will be on the next shipment, we haven't heard from Canon when that will be but we are hoping anytime.

They didn't tell me when the next shipment will arrive. I'm hoping..tomorrow! :D My order was placed on July 5th.

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« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2012, 06:10:32 PM »
Wow, that's a really interesting analysis of the sensors.
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« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2012, 07:55:04 PM »
Update: Crutchfield has shipped the 1D X as of this morning. I should be receiving it soon. Yay!  ;D


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« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2012, 09:47:18 AM »
Update: Crutchfield has shipped the 1D X as of this morning. I should be receiving it soon. Yay!  ;D

Sephknite, congrats! That's an impressive turn around time from order to shipping.  Were they pretty good about providing you with information about expected upcoming shipments and when you might receive your camera?

I ordered from Amazon back on March 16 but have not been able to get any info from them about when my camera might ship. Based on past experience, it might be tomorrow, or it might be several weeks. So, I'm considering placing another pre-order with Crutchfield and seeing which can deliver first.  Any thoughts?

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« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2012, 10:12:47 AM »
Update: Crutchfield has shipped the 1D X as of this morning. I should be receiving it soon. Yay!  ;D

Sephknite, congrats! That's an impressive turn around time from order to shipping.  Were they pretty good about providing you with information about expected upcoming shipments and when you might receive your camera?

I ordered from Amazon back on March 16 but have not been able to get any info from them about when my camera might ship. Based on past experience, it might be tomorrow, or it might be several weeks. So, I'm considering placing another pre-order with Crutchfield and seeing which can deliver first.  Any thoughts?

Thanks! For me, my credit card comany called to confirm a charge. As soon as I did and checked my email, I saw a message from Crutchfield that it had already been shipped. They have a lot of available agents on their website to check your orders with, and they're pretty responsive. I was in the same boat as you with Amazon. After I talked to one of the reps at Crutchfield, I figure I try them out since they won't charge my card until item is shipped--let them race against Amazon. I guess they won!

Both places allow you to cancel. Once I got the UPS tracking updated, I canceled with Amazon since my pre-order was a bit late in May anyway and wouldn't expect the first batch to include my pre-order. I would definitely give Crutchfield a go. Visit their website and chat with their reps online. Good luck!  :D
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« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2012, 10:27:05 AM »
Amazon is a good place to buy cameras that are in stock, but for new models, they are a couple of months behind the other big sellers.

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« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2012, 12:09:42 PM »
Update: Crutchfield has shipped the 1D X as of this morning. I should be receiving it soon. Yay!  ;D

Sephknite, congrats! That's an impressive turn around time from order to shipping.  Were they pretty good about providing you with information about expected upcoming shipments and when you might receive your camera?

I ordered from Amazon back on March 16 but have not been able to get any info from them about when my camera might ship. Based on past experience, it might be tomorrow, or it might be several weeks. So, I'm considering placing another pre-order with Crutchfield and seeing which can deliver first.  Any thoughts?

Thanks! For me, my credit card comany called to confirm a charge. As soon as I did and checked my email, I saw a message from Crutchfield that it had already been shipped. They have a lot of available agents on their website to check your orders with, and they're pretty responsive. I was in the same boat as you with Amazon. After I talked to one of the reps at Crutchfield, I figure I try them out since they won't charge my card until item is shipped--let them race against Amazon. I guess they won!

Both places allow you to cancel. Once I got the UPS tracking updated, I canceled with Amazon since my pre-order was a bit late in May anyway and wouldn't expect the first batch to include my pre-order. I would definitely give Crutchfield a go. Visit their website and chat with their reps online. Good luck!  :D

Thanks! I think I'll give that a shot and see which can produce a camera first.  Given your experience, I wouldn't be surprised if it is Crutchfield.

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« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2012, 12:21:21 PM »
So, interesting update. I placed an online order today and then called to see where I was in the queue.  They said that they currently have only three (3) cameras on backorder, and that I am number 2.  That said, they don't know when they will get their next shipment.

Either way, I have to say that it's a lot nicer to have some visibility to where I am on the list with Crutchfield than to have zero visibility into where I am on the list with Amazon. I am a longtime, and loyal Amazon Prime customer, and they are great, as someone else mentioned, when product is in stock.  But I hate the lack of visibility into when they will receive and ship pre-ordered product. 

I guess we'll see which organization gets a shipment first (or ships mine first anyway). 

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« Reply #9 on: July 11, 2012, 03:53:40 PM »
So, interesting update. I placed an online order today and then called to see where I was in the queue.  They said that they currently have only three (3) cameras on backorder, and that I am number 2.  That said, they don't know when they will get their next shipment.

Either way, I have to say that it's a lot nicer to have some visibility to where I am on the list with Crutchfield than to have zero visibility into where I am on the list with Amazon. I am a longtime, and loyal Amazon Prime customer, and they are great, as someone else mentioned, when product is in stock.  But I hate the lack of visibility into when they will receive and ship pre-ordered product. 

I guess we'll see which organization gets a shipment first (or ships mine first anyway).

Yeah, it's nice to be able to just contact them through their website anytime. They gave the the same answer when I asked when the next batch is coming in--they weren't sure.

I just spent the last hour running around the house and test-driving this bad boy. First thing I noticed was the shutter--it is solid, and just feels great when you press it all the way down. The click sounds louder and cleaner compared to my 7D. I know you'll enjoy it!  :D

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« Reply #10 on: July 13, 2012, 09:20:54 AM »
So, interesting update. I placed an online order today and then called to see where I was in the queue.  They said that they currently have only three (3) cameras on backorder, and that I am number 2.  That said, they don't know when they will get their next shipment.

Either way, I have to say that it's a lot nicer to have some visibility to where I am on the list with Crutchfield than to have zero visibility into where I am on the list with Amazon. I am a longtime, and loyal Amazon Prime customer, and they are great, as someone else mentioned, when product is in stock.  But I hate the lack of visibility into when they will receive and ship pre-ordered product. 

I guess we'll see which organization gets a shipment first (or ships mine first anyway).

I just contacted crutchfield and the CSR said he did not have access to how many preorders have been placed, where I would stand in line, when the next shipment is, and how many would be in the shipment...
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« Reply #11 on: July 13, 2012, 09:53:18 AM »
So, interesting update. I placed an online order today and then called to see where I was in the queue.  They said that they currently have only three (3) cameras on backorder, and that I am number 2.  That said, they don't know when they will get their next shipment.

Either way, I have to say that it's a lot nicer to have some visibility to where I am on the list with Crutchfield than to have zero visibility into where I am on the list with Amazon. I am a longtime, and loyal Amazon Prime customer, and they are great, as someone else mentioned, when product is in stock.  But I hate the lack of visibility into when they will receive and ship pre-ordered product. 

I guess we'll see which organization gets a shipment first (or ships mine first anyway).

I just contacted crutchfield and the CSR said he did not have access to how many preorders have been placed, where I would stand in line, when the next shipment is, and how many would be in the shipment...

That's just weird. But consistent with the same kind of inconsistent responses others have gotten from B&H customer service reps when asking similar questions of them. I suspect some CSRs know how to access the inforamation and are willing to provide it, and others are less experienced (and therefore don't know how to access it), or are just unwilling to do the extra work, so they claim that the "do not have access."  You KNOW the information about orders vs. inventory is going to be in any modern inventory control system, and the only issue would be whether CSRs have access to it or not.  When some report they do, and others report they don't, the most likely explanation for the latter is a knowledge or motivation gap. You might try again with a different CSR, tell them you have communicated with two other people who were given this information by their CSRs and ask if there is anyone else you can talk to, like a manager.

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« Reply #12 on: July 13, 2012, 10:39:16 AM »
Agreed. CSR info can vary wildly; I just thought I'd give it a quick try this morning. I'll be persistent and try a little later on today

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« Reply #13 on: July 13, 2012, 12:21:00 PM »
Was told yesterday that I'm #8 in line on an order placed 7/11/2012 11:10:00 PM.

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« Reply #14 on: July 13, 2012, 01:04:39 PM »
So I went ahead and placed a Pre order. I contacted CS twice more, this time with an order number. "Ciara" wasn't able to help me. I politely said I guess she's just not motivated enough to help and thanked her:)

I'll keep trying; with my luck, all 5 places I have a preorder with will all get them at same time!

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