That's odd, because I successfully ordered one at 2:29 PM EST. But if someone put a bunch into their shopping cart just to see how many were in stock, the ordering system might easily have "reserved" those items pending completion of the order, then released them back to stock when the customer abandoned the shopping cart.
At 11:45 AM PST the website has now reverted back to "Approx. Availability November". Not sure what's going on.
I wrote a program that monitors the web site and pages me when the availability changes. That's how I knew within minutes, and ordered mine. I have a confirmation number. Only time will tell if they actually ship.
I was just trying to help out fellow Nikonians that aren't on the short list somewhere...
>I hear ya. I don't like that it keeps going back to the >available November line.
My guess is that for that product they had customized the "out of stock" response to "Approx. Arrival November," and they just didn't think to change it when they added a quantity of stock for that product. So as it stocks out, the customized "out of stock" line pops back up instead of saying "out of stock."
I'm not especially worried about it. I'm confident enough that I canceled my preorder at Berger.
Too bad that I was out shopping today. I checked B&H before I left and after I got back with no luck.
My local dealer only received 5 D3's. I think that they had something like 50 pre-orders. I think that I was number 30 or something like that for the D3. So at this rate, I don't have too much hope of getting one there any time soon. So if anyone finds B&H has them in stock again, let me know! Thanks.
I came home to an email from Ritz online that said my D3 shipped today. Order date was 8/24, so I must have been pretty high on the list. No pre-email like there was with the D300. Hopefully this is a good sign and they are not in as short of supply as some people were/are fearing.
I am glad to hear yours is on the way. I pre-ordered through Ritz on 10/30, and did live-chat today to check on the status. The rep said that they had no information on the D3. I suppose they have been getting bombarded with inquiries - like many of the photo sites.
My 24-70 2.8 shipped today though, so I am happy about that!
I've pretty much had it with B&H. Although I ordered a MC-36 remote switch last night. Shutting down their computer ordering over the Sabath makes no sense. I respect religious conviction but what does a computer taking orders have to do with Sabath reverence? I ordered my last two cams from elsewhere as I just happened to make the decision when they could not be bothered.
This BUNK with the D3 is way out of line. I'm so glad I didn't depend on them. I don't even care I went to my local brick and mortar store and paid and extra $375 in tax. At least somebody responsible cares about me and their product. B&H has a lot of competition out there these days and I have had no problems ordering from onecal to name just one. Fast and responsive to the max.
You do? It sure doesn't seem like it since you feel the need to gripe. I guess this "respect" only holds true if it does not inconvenience you in any way. This self-centered thinking is just too far common these days unfortunately.
People will split hairs all the time to justify their actions but that does not mean it is right. It is easy to rationalize that since only computers are working then there should be no problems. Well on a conceptual basis, business is still being transacted when that order is being submitted regardless if it is a computer or a human taking the order.
I am not of the faith of the owners of B&H Photo. I do not have any problems with their closings and actually do respect that they do follow their convictions without any compromise. I find this rather refreshing in an age that practicing double-standards seem to be far more common. They do not try to find ways to skirt around the "rules" but they actually look at the "intent" behind the rules and act accordingly.
Now all this said, the fact that B&H Photo schedule is based on their religious convictions is not the reason I do business with them. I have spent 10s of thousands of dollars with them and their service is outstanding. I have just learned to "plan" and work around their closings. If something should slip and I forget to order something and I find their website is closed, I do not gripe about them but gripe at myself for failing to plan.
>I've pretty much had it with B&H. Although I ordered a >MC-36 remote switch last night. Shutting down their >computer ordering over the Sabath makes no sense. I respect >religious conviction but what does a computer taking orders >have to do with Sabath reverence? I ordered my last two >cams from elsewhere as I just happened to make the decision >when they could not be bothered.
Your comment is out of line, Scott.
Let's all keep this thread free of any religion-related remarks, please.
This forum represents helpful, respectful individuals who share a common passion/profession. Your comment is offensive on so many levels I cannot recall its equal on Nikonians.
> Shutting down their >computer ordering over the Sabath makes no sense.
Makes no sense to you or makes no sense in absolute terms. By the way, what religious customs and laws in your opinion do make sense?
>I respect religious conviction but what does a computer taking orders have to do with Sabath reverence? I ordered my last two >cams from elsewhere as I just happened to make the decision >when they could not be bothered.
Thus the implication is that people follow their religious convictions just because they cannot be bothered doing their jobs?
> At least somebody responsible gives two poofs in a windstorm >about me and their product.
Notwithstanding your innovative imagery, is your point that people may follow their religious practices as long as it does not inconvenience you.
It matters not one jot to me the religion of the owners of a company. I do, however, respect that B&H are willing to sacrifice profit for what they believe in. That they have built a world wide brand with loyal customers suggests that there are others who think likewise.
Finally, you may wish to consider the concept of 'the negating "but"'. Most people are able to decode the constructs:
"I respect religious conviction but" "I have no problems with gay people but" "I think women can be doctors but"