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Re: Canon Direct Instock Alert Tool
« Reply #15 on: September 25, 2012, 11:16:37 AM »
I missed the restocking of the 70-200mm MK II this morning.  They were gone by the time I got up this morning on the West Coast.
There are some other very good lenses that are still in stock.

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Re: Canon Direct Instock Alert Tool
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Re: Canon Direct Instock Alert Tool
« Reply #16 on: September 25, 2012, 11:21:39 AM »
I missed the restocking of the 70-200mm MK II this morning.  They were gone by the time I got up this morning on the West Coast.
There are some other very good lenses that are still in stock.
Should be instock now if you act quick.
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Re: Canon Direct Instock Alert Tool
« Reply #17 on: September 25, 2012, 11:27:41 AM »
They went out of stock while it was in my cart.  Just seconds ago.  Bummer!
I'm wondering if the Canon e-mail I received was sent out a few minutes before they actually appeared in the store.  I had not considered that.
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Re: Canon Direct Instock Alert Tool
« Reply #18 on: September 25, 2012, 11:43:37 AM »
They went out of stock while it was in my cart.  Just seconds ago.  Bummer!
I'm wondering if the Canon e-mail I received was sent out a few minutes before they actually appeared in the store.  I had not considered that.
Canon's emails are consistently delayed a few minutes past my script. Not sure why though.

Anyways update on canonpricewatch's tracker:

Alright so I setup a bunch of notifications this morning with the canonpricewatch site. It might be a little early to call it but looks like my service is still quicker than theirs. The first one I had setup with both was for the Canon 24-70. I never got an email from canonpricewatch and if you look on the tool it says its been out of stock for 8 hours. However I did get an email from my script. It was instock as of 8:15 EST but was out of stock by the time my script ran again 5 minutes later. My guess is their script didn't check Canon's store during the time it was instock thus no alert.

The second alert I got was for the Canon 70-200 IS ii. I did get an alert from canonpricewatch on this one. However it didn't come until 3 minutes after my script. Right around the time my script sent me an email saying the lens was out of stock again. With as quick as these products are going out of stock, I think I might need to switch to checking more often. Perhaps every 2 minutes maybe.
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Re: Canon Direct Instock Alert Tool
« Reply #19 on: September 25, 2012, 11:48:05 AM »
They still show in stock in the store, but you can no longer add to the cart.  My cart has one in it, but I can't check out, it gives a no loonger available message.
At the low price, I think some are buying the max number allowed to resell.

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Re: Canon Direct Instock Alert Tool
« Reply #20 on: September 25, 2012, 01:24:10 PM »
Alright another update, Canonpricewatch beat mine by a minute this time. I'm changing it to check every 2 minutes now. We'll see how well that works now.
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Re: Canon Direct Instock Alert Tool
« Reply #21 on: September 25, 2012, 05:37:12 PM »
Another update. I've had 3 or 4 alerts come through where my alert is consistently 3 minutes faster than canonpricewatch. Which is considerable since that's about the length of time the products are in stock for. I'm really surprised how often Canon is adding stock to the store. This is a real blow out sale they got going on. Wish I had some more money but the wifey says no :(
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« Reply #21 on: September 25, 2012, 05:37:12 PM »