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01/21/2009 03:36:42 PM · #1
Both my cameras, Canon 10D and Canon 30D were stolen sometime back and now I am looking to buy the 5D Mark II ( the insurance paid for the loss :) ), but I can't find any in stock at bhphoto. Any suggestions where to get it from ?

thanks,
Gaurawa
01/21/2009 03:38:52 PM · #2
they are floating around localy here, my camera store called me up last week that they had one in stock for me on hold but I passed it up...
01/21/2009 03:45:29 PM · #3
Maybe these guys?

Whoa... they have several, but no wonder... they're $1000 over list price.

Message edited by author 2009-01-21 15:46:51.
01/21/2009 03:46:07 PM · #4
I see that Amazon has a couple available. Good luck...it's a great camera!
01/21/2009 03:47:26 PM · #5
darn...scalvert beat me to the punch! :-)
01/21/2009 03:47:30 PM · #6
Originally posted by scalvert:

Maybe these guys?

Whoa... they have several, but no wonder... they're $1000 over list price.


WOW $3699 for the body only O_O

I can get it here for $3099.95 CDN for the body :P
01/21/2009 03:50:26 PM · #7
Originally posted by dknourek:

Originally posted by scalvert:

Maybe these guys?

Whoa... they have several, but no wonder... they're $1000 over list price.


WOW $3699 for the body only O_O

I can get it here for $3099.95 CDN for the body :P


I will wait and not pay that premium price :D
The camera phone does take not-too-bad mug shots
01/21/2009 03:54:34 PM · #8
Originally posted by gaurawa:

Originally posted by dknourek:

Originally posted by scalvert:

Maybe these guys?

Whoa... they have several, but no wonder... they're $1000 over list price.


WOW $3699 for the body only O_O

I can get it here for $3099.95 CDN for the body :P


I will wait and not pay that premium price :D
The camera phone does take not-too-bad mug shots


Tell ya what Ill do, send me enough for the body+tax+shipping+mental stress fee to keep from opening the box, and Ill go get ya one :)

Message edited by author 2009-01-21 15:54:52.
01/21/2009 03:55:53 PM · #9
Maybe here? The price and store ratings seem OK. Worth a call to see if they actually have one.
01/21/2009 04:12:05 PM · #10
you could also try calling B&H or your local camera store and see if they are taking pre-orders or if they have any in stock, a lot of shops around here are not advertising that they have some but if you call or walk in you might get lucky. I got the call for mine 4 days after I got on a waiting list that I was told that I might see one in April...

-dave
01/21/2009 04:38:14 PM · #11
Originally posted by dknourek:

they are floating around localy here, my camera store called me up last week that they had one in stock for me on hold but I passed it up...


Just how much equipment do you buy from them that when they get something new in they think, "Oh, I know who might buy one of these, lets give him a call"???

ETA: Never mind, just saw you answered that in your last post!

Message edited by author 2009-01-21 16:39:07.
01/21/2009 04:41:57 PM · #12
shame you're not in th UK, I have a spare one that i'm sending back to Amazon!


01/21/2009 05:25:03 PM · #13
Originally posted by Covert_Oddity:

Originally posted by dknourek:

they are floating around localy here, my camera store called me up last week that they had one in stock for me on hold but I passed it up...


Just how much equipment do you buy from them that when they get something new in they think, "Oh, I know who might buy one of these, lets give him a call"???

ETA: Never mind, just saw you answered that in your last post!


That wasnt entirely answered but lets say its nice to have friends in high and low places ;)
01/21/2009 06:31:03 PM · #14
Stock on the 5DII is in and out at most stores at this time.

Sign up on the NowInStock 5D Mark II page for alerts (make sure you choose the immediate type). It will email you when stock changes on the 5DII at most of the big stores (Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Ritz, etc.) I got mine buy snapping it up from Amazon 2 minutes after I got the email alert.

DO NOT pay inflated prices. You should only have to watch email alerts for a couple days, max.
01/21/2009 07:53:49 PM · #15
I had mine the morning of November 25th - the very day in which the camera was released. Check out Pictureline as they've been really good about getting them in stock.
01/21/2009 08:03:50 PM · #16
Try Calumet, I only had to wait 2 weeks for mine. It just came two days ago.

Message edited by author 2009-01-21 20:04:46.
01/21/2009 08:04:01 PM · #17
Check your local camera stores. That is where I got mine.

If you don't already have the 24-105mm L lens, a top quality all-purpose lens, then the kit is the way to go. Should cost you $3500 for camera and lens combined.

Good luck!
01/22/2009 05:55:39 AM · #18
Originally posted by scalvert:

Maybe here? The price and store ratings seem OK. Worth a call to see if they actually have one.


Thanks, Will try calling these guys
01/22/2009 05:56:33 AM · #19
Originally posted by dknourek:

you could also try calling B&H or your local camera store and see if they are taking pre-orders or if they have any in stock, a lot of shops around here are not advertising that they have some but if you call or walk in you might get lucky. I got the call for mine 4 days after I got on a waiting list that I was told that I might see one in April...

-dave


I had called bhphoto, the sales representative told me the computer won't let him take any pre-orders.
01/22/2009 05:57:29 AM · #20
Originally posted by smurfguy:

Stock on the 5DII is in and out at most stores at this time.

Sign up on the NowInStock 5D Mark II page for alerts (make sure you choose the immediate type). It will email you when stock changes on the 5DII at most of the big stores (Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Ritz, etc.) I got mine buy snapping it up from Amazon 2 minutes after I got the email alert.

DO NOT pay inflated prices. You should only have to watch email alerts for a couple days, max.


wow! that's interesting. I did sign up to check if it really works :)
thanks for the link!
01/22/2009 11:28:10 AM · #21
Originally posted by gaurawa:

Originally posted by smurfguy:

Sign up on the NowInStock 5D Mark II page for alerts

wow! that's interesting. I did sign up to check if it really works :)
thanks for the link!

Cool - let me know if it works for you, too. Like I said, I only had to wait a day or so, but obviously it's kind of random.
01/22/2009 11:35:30 AM · #22
Originally posted by smurfguy:

Originally posted by gaurawa:

Originally posted by smurfguy:

Sign up on the NowInStock 5D Mark II page for alerts

wow! that's interesting. I did sign up to check if it really works :)
thanks for the link!

Cool - let me know if it works for you, too. Like I said, I only had to wait a day or so, but obviously it's kind of random.

It does seem to work, but I have to keep an eye on the email all the time.. I got an email at 6:21 this morning for availability at amazon at 2699 price. I was a little late, I did see the listing at amazon but by the time I could check out (at 6:29am), it was gone! I guess too many people are getting this alert.

Buying a camera was never that tricky!
01/22/2009 11:36:01 AM · #23
Originally posted by dwterry:

I had mine the morning of November 25th - the very day in which the camera was released. Check out Pictureline as they've been really good about getting them in stock.

thanks. I opted for their email when in stock alert :)
01/22/2009 03:07:53 PM · #24
Originally posted by gaurawa:

It does seem to work, but I have to keep an eye on the email all the time.. I got an email at 6:21 this morning for availability at amazon at 2699 price. I was a little late, I did see the listing at amazon but by the time I could check out (at 6:29am), it was gone!

Yes, it's definitely tricky. I'm lucky because have a desk job so email is always right there.
01/25/2009 10:59:10 AM · #25
Originally posted by gaurawa:

Originally posted by dwterry:

I had mine the morning of November 25th - the very day in which the camera was released. Check out Pictureline as they've been really good about getting them in stock.

thanks. I opted for their email when in stock alert :)


It is worth you being aware that with high demand items such as this, frequent delivery and dispatch times mean that items can come in one door, be packaged, and out of another within a couple of hours - so real time inventory is often not possible.

Unless the items actually hit the shelves, our computer system generates an automatic message indicating that it is out of stock.

We are expecting another delivery in, I think, about a week but of course customers who have placed back-orders will get precedence.

If you ever have any queries regarding an order or purchase from Adorama Camera or AdoramaPix, you are always very welcome to contact me directly: helen.oster@adoramacamera.com.

Sincerely

Helen Oster
Adorama Camera Customer Service Ambassador

helen.oster@adoramacamera.com
//www.adorama.com

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