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(Tomorrow) (Today)Yesterday was April 16...are you still holding your breath?

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by okinana, Apr 15, 2012.

  1. okinana

    okinana Mu-43 Veteran

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    Sep 21, 2011
    Philadelphia, PA
    As per B&H website, April 16 is the expected availability date (whatever they mean by that :confused:) of the OM-D E-M5.

    Surprisingly, no one is fretting about tomorrow's "big event". Seems like our EQ (emotional quotient) has logarithmically improved in a span of a few days. :rofl:
     
  2. aikidoka

    aikidoka Mu-43 Regular

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    Jul 18, 2011
    Montreal
    talking about holding breath; i am leaving to asia on the 21st, i do hope henrys (canada) could ship the package and it arrives before that date.
     
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  3. lowincash

    lowincash Mu-43 Regular

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    Mar 6, 2012
    Los Angeles
    When did you order yours? I think B&H probably already have some in stock. On dpreview a couple of people who pre-ordered in early February says they got word that theirs will be shipping soon while folks who pre-ordered later got word that none's in stock yet.

    When I called to cancel my order this morning the guy told me they don't have any in stock, maybe because I ordered on March 6th and probably didn't make their first or second batch =/

    But yeah, I had placed an order with another smaller shop on April 5th and mine will be here tomorrow :D
     
  4. nueces snapper

    nueces snapper Mu-43 All-Pro

    Easy for you to say. :cool:
     
  5. recasper

    recasper Mu-43 Regular

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    Feb 12, 2012
    Alameda, California
    I'm definitely shaking with anticipation. I contacted them this afternoon, fishing for info on how far down the list I am.

    Thankfully I got my order in a few days after the announcement in February, which the kind fellow reassured me by stating I was near the top of the pre-order list. Wooo Hooo!... He also said that their shipment is supposed to come in tomorrow. I can only hope he was correct in that statement, now as long as there are no issues with the silver-body only shipments, things will be great soon. ;-)
     
  6. kevwilfoto

    kevwilfoto Mu-43 Veteran

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    Sep 23, 2011
    Colorado
    I just got my notice from Amazon on my pre-order:

    We're still trying to obtain the following item you ordered on March 16, 2012 ... We will make every effort to get the delayed item(s) to you as soon as possible. ...

    Aaarrggh! NOOOoooooo!

    Looks like I'll be shopping for someone to have it in stock tomorrow. :(
     
  7. photoSmart42

    photoSmart42 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Feb 12, 2010
    San Diego, CA
    Still waiting for the magic email from Adorama...
     
  8. elduderino

    elduderino Mu-43 Regular

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    Nov 22, 2011
    I pre-ordered from BH in the end of Feb thinking they'd get a ton of them. I should have ordered elsewhere, as my order status now shows backordered. F.. I've been waiting for a camera for months now, after canceling my Nex-7 pre-order. I'm bummed, and I'll have to start looking elsewhere.
     
  9. heedpantsnow

    heedpantsnow Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jul 24, 2011
    I ordered from J&R, Amazon, and Olympus. Still no camera. I live overseas and my window of people coming over is about to dry up. So now I've got a friend of a friend who goes to HK once a week looking for one for me there. Sheesh...all this for a camera.
     
  10. stuntman

    stuntman M43 FOR THIRDS 4 EVER

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    Jul 6, 2011
    Connecticut
    ED
    Just talked to B&H and they have not recieved any EM5's yet. FYI
     
  11. elduderino

    elduderino Mu-43 Regular

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    Nov 22, 2011
    Got the same result as you earlier in the day, Stuntman. This sucks. I figured they'd be the first place getting them. Next time I guess it'd pay to order with a smaller shop.
     
  12. okinana

    okinana Mu-43 Veteran

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    Sep 21, 2011
    Philadelphia, PA
    In retrospect, the advantage of ordering from B&H is the 0% tax and 0 shipping. Is it also the same in the smaller sellers? Maybe not.

    This delay is giving me a window to ponder upon canceling my order.
     
  13. lowincash

    lowincash Mu-43 Regular

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    Mar 6, 2012
    Los Angeles
    If you buy from a store out of state then they don't charge you tax. I ordered mine from Texas and just have to pay for shipping.
     
  14. okinana

    okinana Mu-43 Veteran

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    Sep 21, 2011
    Philadelphia, PA
    Thanks for the information. Have you gotten your camera? Or is it on its way? I am now on the brink of canceling my preorder and just stick with my E-PM1 which I am immensely enjoying.
     
  15. artsifrtsy

    artsifrtsy Mu-43 Regular

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    Jul 2, 2011
    Ozarks
    In the scheme of things a few days or even weeks won't affect my overall experience. Of course I want mine yesterday - but I plan on enjoying it for years and B&H is the best I've dealt with.
     
  16. rstrader

    rstrader Mu-43 Regular

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    Apr 12, 2012
    Colorado Springs
    I thought about ordering a Nex-7 as well, but I have the Nex-3 and haven't liked using it nearly as much as my EPL3. This shipping delay however, is probably a good thing for Sony.
     
  17. lowincash

    lowincash Mu-43 Regular

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    Mar 6, 2012
    Los Angeles
    Mine's out for delivery, so I should get be getting it later today. If it wasn't for a basketball tournament, I don't know how I would have gotten through this weekend waiting lol
     
  18. okinana

    okinana Mu-43 Veteran

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    Sep 21, 2011
    Philadelphia, PA
    Looks like they are shipping, albeit in limited quantity.


    om-d
     
  19. recasper

    recasper Mu-43 Regular

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    Feb 12, 2012
    Alameda, California
    Just received the same information a moment ago on the phone. Very disappointing. Oh well, I have put out some calls to local stores. We'll see what happens and whose faster.
     
  20. M4/3

    M4/3 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Sep 24, 2011
    And the no hassel return policy. You can return for ANY reason within a month and get a full refund (except USP Ground return charges) as long as there are not a huge number of shutter releases and you repackage the camera the way it came from the factory). I returned a $800 camcorder simply because the focus was a bit off and got a full refund in about 10 days. Because of that great service I order most of my camera gear from B&H.
     
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