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Feb 16, 2011 08:13 |  #1

Life plays dirty tricks on you at times, today I've gone from the most excited man around to feeling like complete C**p.
Ordered myself a 70-200 f/2.8 ISii from Amazon , waited 3 days for it to arrive , get a call today to say Customs have it , pay GST and you can collect it.

So I pay, drive down the delivery depot and collect it.
first thoughts of the Amazon box was.. 'its light', don't know what all the fuss is about, regarding weight'..:rolleyes:

Then driving home , it pops into my head, 'What if they sent the F/4?'
get home, open the Amazon box 'phew!' its the 2.8 IS ii box... excitedly pick it up...'Yeah its not heavy ' I thought..

I carefully open the the box, lift the case out, pull down the zip and pull the..........wait fort it.... 70-200 F/4 NON IS...:eek::mad::cry:

Nooo, I took the afternoon of to play and have spent the last 1hr on the phone with Amazon because she can't find the post code of my workplace to get it collected..:cry:
to top it off, they seem to out of stock of the 2.8 IS ii's

Yeah there are more important things happening ,but this hurt.:cool:


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Feb 16, 2011 08:18 |  #2

How on earth did an f/4 non is get into the box??!!


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Feb 16, 2011 08:20 |  #3

Mike wrote in post #11853728 (external link)
How on earth did an f/4 non is get into the box??!!

You got me?, funny enough , Amazon has an option via the contact process that says ' you recieved an the correct packaging but incorrect item'

so it must happen a lot?


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Feb 16, 2011 08:21 |  #4

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How on earth did an f/4 non is get into the box??!!

Amazon worker in the warehouse either screwing up or trying to pull a short one. It's an international order so they might have figured they get away with it.


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Feb 16, 2011 08:22 |  #5

Sad to hear something like that happening. Did you buy it off Amazon or a seller on Amazon? I always find that the sellers on Amazon are no good, causing trouble in most cases.


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Feb 16, 2011 08:24 as a reply to  @ kokakaste2's post |  #6

this is the 2nd thread I have read about this in the past month or so this happened ordering from Amazon.


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Feb 16, 2011 08:24 |  #7

uOpt wrote in post #11853752 (external link)
Amazon worker in the warehouse either screwing up or trying to pull a short one. It's an international order so they might have figured they get away with it.

International?

It was Amazon UK, as much as I'd love to order cheaper gear from Amazon.com, it says I need a US address..I've tried...:D


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Feb 16, 2011 08:25 |  #8

kokakaste2 wrote in post #11853755 (external link)
Sad to hear something like that happening. Did you buy it off Amazon or a seller on Amazon? I always find that the sellers on Amazon are no good, causing trouble in most cases.

Amazon direct, I avoid 3rd party sellers as they don't take VAT off, but Amazon do.


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Feb 16, 2011 08:26 as a reply to  @ kokakaste2's post |  #9

Sorry to hear of your troubles. Hope Amazon get it sorted pronto.

I have used some sellers on Amazon. Folk like Morris Photo, Camera King and Avides Media are first rate.


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Feb 16, 2011 08:27 |  #10

*Jayrou wrote in post #11853774 (external link)
Amazon direct, I avoid 3rd party sellers as they don't take VAT off, but Amazon do.

Have to remember this, though of ordering new camera from Amazon. Looks like it won't be from Amazon lol :D


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Feb 16, 2011 08:28 |  #11

05Xrunner wrote in post #11853763 (external link)
this is the 2nd thread I have read about this in the past month or so this happened ordering from Amazon.

+1.

Either Amazon is having issues with employees swapping lenses, or they're taking back returns with the wrong lens in the box.
Amazon needs to address this problem.


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Feb 16, 2011 08:36 |  #12

Houston1863 wrote in post #11853785 (external link)
Sorry to hear of your troubles. Hope Amazon get it sorted pronto.

I have used some sellers on Amazon. Folk like Morris Photo, Camera King and Avides Media are first rate.


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Thanks, its not that I've got anything against them, but I live in the Channel Islands (Non EU) so dont get charged VAT, Amazon take it off the price, but other sellers don't/won't.

in this case VAT was £300 so I only paid £1495 for the lens (Which turns out 3 times more the cost of the F4 Haha...:cool::lol:

if it was the 2.8 is I'd have got a bargain..:D


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Feb 16, 2011 08:49 as a reply to  @ *Jayrou's post |  #13

Sorry about your bad luck.

I bet its from the previous buyer he switched the lens and kept the 2.8 IS II.

Amazon should learn to check the serial and model numbers of all return so they match.

If Amazon is smart they should check who was the previous buyer and go after them for thief and fraud.

I'm sure they have the serial number in their system.


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Feb 16, 2011 08:54 |  #14

Damn, I would be so ticked I would have to get someone else to call them.

Sorry to hear about your luck. :(


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Feb 16, 2011 09:43 |  #15

I've read this exact same story here a few weeks ago... kinda weird and suspicious.


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