I just thought you'd all like to know. It was still listed as pre-order on their site, but on the details page of the product it said "In Stock". So I decided to call them and get the exact story. As it turns out, they have a lot of them in stock. I put an order in on mine and they confirmed it will ship out Tuesday (since Monday is a holiday). Anyway, it seems like they might be your best bet if you're looking to pick one up real soon.
#2. "Already got mine at Circuit City" In response to Reply # 0
Saturday night I called one of my local Circuit City stores - I figured what the heck, give it a shot - and asked about the status of the D80. After a few minutes the girl came back and said they had four in stock. After a moment of recovery time followed by serveral are you sure it's a D80 type comments I was off to the store 1.5 hours before closing.
Got to the store, tracked down an employee who couldn't seem to track down the cameras - they're went on the shelves as yet. He then tracked down two managers who were still unable to locate the cameras. They did however, confirm that another local Circuit City had three and if I wanted I could pay for now and pick it up the next day at the other store. For my trouble, they gave me a $50 discount.
As they were writing up the order the stock guy comes running from the back - a job saving maneauver I'm sure - crying out I found them! Sure enough in his hot little hand was one bright yellow box bearing the D80 kit graphic. Sign me up says I along with the $50 discount! I had a body only on pre-order from another source but simply couldn't resist. Mine appears to be a pretty low serial number 3010XXX.
Test shots are still in the works weather permitting. For now, I couldn't be happier. It truly appears to be a D200 Light - same great taste 35% less cash!
#7. "RE: RitzCamera.com has D80's in Stock!" In response to Reply # 0
It's good to hear that you all are getting D80's and that they are "physically" in stock. It'll be nice to start seeing pics and learning how it hanldes, etc. And the best thing is they all come with a battery because those bad boys are certainly hard to find right now... but that is another thread if you know what I mean!
---------------------------- A picture is worth a thousand words! I took a photograph and couldn't think of that many. I guess I'll keep trying!