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Is Amazon getting out of selling Canon L Lenses??

 
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Jan 26, 2012 18:56 |  #16

It could also be that Canon raised prices to a point where Amazon is holding out for Adorama or someone else to fill the inventory.




  
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Jan 26, 2012 19:20 |  #17

Kirill wrote in post #13771088 (external link)
people may be abusing their return policy to get "sharp" copy or borrow lens for an event - their computer system may see that they may lose money on this product category and try decided not to keep much stock.

It's not abuse of the return policy it's 'customer service'.


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Jan 26, 2012 21:09 |  #18

K6AZ wrote in post #13774910 (external link)
It's not abuse of the return policy it's 'customer service'.

I disagree. Returning lenses until you get one that is absolutely perfect with your camera when all of them have been more than acceptable is abusing the return policy.


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Jan 27, 2012 00:15 |  #19

vrjosh wrote in post #13775373 (external link)
I disagree. Returning lenses until you get one that is absolutely perfect with your camera when all of them have been more than acceptable is abusing the return policy.

You missed the quotes around customer service. It most certainly is an abuse of the return privilege as well as the guys who 'buy' certain lenses for a shoot and return them instead of renting them.


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Jan 27, 2012 01:00 |  #20

I just ordered another 70-200 mkii to replace my stolen one =[The lens arrived with and it appears that it has been mounted before and the physical lens box was crushed on one side =[It's going back as soon as they have them in stock.


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Jan 27, 2012 13:13 |  #21

tnguyen600 wrote in post #13776579 (external link)
I just ordered another 70-200 mkii to replace my stolen one =[The lens arrived with and it appears that it has been mounted before and the physical lens box was crushed on one side =[It's going back as soon as they have them in stock.

If you are just seeing some faint marks on the mount, that could be from Canon QA.

It's also very common for lens boxes to be "crushed" on corners, especially if enough packing material was not included with the double boxing (happens with Amazon many a times) unless it's a-truck-ran-over-it kinda crushed!

You can always test the lens and seek a replacement if it doesn't work as designed (slight focusing issues excluded which can be taken care of by sending the lens in to canon for a calibration)

That said, I can understand your position. I have had to return a Nikon 14-24 and a Canon 85L once because of obviously missing accessories/paperwork.




  
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Jan 27, 2012 15:53 |  #22

Amazon is likely out of stock because they had a crazy sale just before christmas where they heavily discounted a bunch of L and non-L lenses (forget which ones, but the 16-35 and 24-70 were among them).

About the box - I just got my Rokinon 35, and they barely packed it. The box is dented, but not broken.

BTW - if you send your lens in for calibration by canon, is there a charge? how much and how long does it take them? thanks


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Jan 27, 2012 16:37 |  #23

^^^^ Exactly. I highly doubt ANYTHING could hurt their sales. They are a recession dodging company. They are in amazing profits. They dont have a worry in the world.... Aside from the effort to enforce CA sales tax! lol


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Jan 27, 2012 19:31 |  #24

I won't buy lenses or bodies from them. While I was still a darksider I purchased a Nikon lens from them and the packing was horrible. I know some swear by them for photo gear but I'm not one of them. I do buy from them but no photo gear.


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Jan 27, 2012 20:18 |  #25

You sure it was Amazon and not a 3rd party seller on their Marketplace? I'm over the sea from you, but Amazon has always sent me items very well packaged through the post.


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Jan 27, 2012 20:24 |  #26

In my case it was direct from Amazon, I avoid third party sellers there. Other items have come poorly packed as well.


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Jan 27, 2012 20:29 |  #27

Odd - might be a US/UK difference or maybe it just your more local warehouse that is poorer than average (I assume Amazon USA breaks up distribution over the whole nation into different warehouses)


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Jan 27, 2012 20:37 |  #28

Amazon has several regional warehouses. The one that serves me most of the time is horrible with the packaging. Most of the time I can get a better deal at Adorama with Mr. Rebates so lately just about everything I buy new has come from Adorama. Helen helps too. ;)


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Jan 27, 2012 22:31 |  #29

K6AZ wrote in post #13781016 (external link)
Amazon has several regional warehouses. The one that serves me most of the time is horrible with the packaging. Most of the time I can get a better deal at Adorama with Mr. Rebates so lately just about everything I buy new has come from Adorama. Helen helps too. ;)

how does this mr. rebate thing work?


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Jan 27, 2012 22:57 |  #30

You go here and sign up for an account:

http://www.mrrebates.c​om/ (external link)

Then every time you want to buy something from Adorama, Canon Direct, J&R, and many others you click on their store link through Mr. Rebates. The rebates for photo dealers generally range from 2-6%.


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