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HD-DA 55-300 WR's (new) - $146.95 at B&H
Posted By: disasterfilm, 03-01-2018, 08:58 AM

This is $250 below their normal price. This is beyond plausibly cheap for a really fantastic budget zoom lens.

Though I don't need one, I'm having a hard time not buying.

Pentax HD Pentax-DA 55-300mm f/4-5.8 ED WR Lens 22270 B&H Photo


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03-28-2018, 07:40 AM - 2 Likes   #106
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QuoteOriginally posted by Dipsoid Quote
It's been so long since I've placed my order, it's said that the item will be restocked in 7-14 days the whole time. I wonder at this point if I will get a notice that the lens has been discontinued with my order cancelled.

if they are actually selling at a new higher price, they are legally obligated to fill accepted back orders

I have no reason to believe they won't but

if it was me, I would call and talk to a real person or a supervisor about my back order

but then I am pushy and not shy about my legal profession

good luck

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QuoteOriginally posted by Dipsoid Quote
It's been so long since I've placed my order, it's said that the item will be restocked in 7-14 days the whole time. I wonder at this point if I will get a notice that the lens has been discontinued with my order cancelled.
When I spoke with them via chat, I was advised that they anticipate receiving stock on or about April 11th, and will fill orders from there.
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my limited experience with B & H is that they have knowledgeable and friendly staff

willing to converse with you via chat, email or voice to:

answer questions

give advise

and support

I have had no reason to complain about them
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Thanks all, they told me my order is being shipped.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Dipsoid Quote
Thanks all, they told me my order is being shipped.
Unless you get a tracking number ASAP I would expect not to see it until after the 9th. Passover has started and B&H and Adorama are closed Today and all of next week.
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QuoteOriginally posted by SirTomster Quote
Unless you get a tracking number ASAP I would expect not to see it until after the 9th. Passover has started and B&H and Adorama are closed Today and all of next week.
I did get a shipping number, thanks.
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It looks like B&H got a batch this week and shipped out at least 5 more orders. Seems like they're still waiting for a batch big enough to fulfill the remaining orders.

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Still waiting for mine. Anyone else?

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Me, if mid April still not get it shipped , i will cancel the order
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B&H is closed this whole week for Passover. So nothing is shipping from them or Adorama until Monday.

So it could have arrived, but there will be no updates until after Passover. Shipping resumes on the 9th.
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Meh, I don't understand the angst over shipping delays TBH.

The lens was backordered, but I knew since the payment went through, just a matter of time, and a week or two ago, I received a notice about new shipments going out the 11th. If I wanted/needed the lens right away, I would've gotten the PLM version - it's just the better lens, but also not $146+S&H, so I'm willing to put up with late arrivals.

Also, the weather is still awful out, so I'm not exactly chomping at the bit to be outdoors ATM. Figure this lens, plus my 16-85 will make for a really nice backpacking WR combo.
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I got an email this morning saying "the following is still out of stock". It has my order date and order number and apology for any inconvenience. No angst here and I'm glad they let me know the status. This is the second time they have sent me an email on the status and I'd say that is good customer service. Patiently waiting.
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I deeply regret not getting in on this sale; I sure wouldn't mind waiting for delivery at that price!

I would also say, I've always been very pleased with dealing with B&H, and also Adorama! We are most fortunate to have these two businesses!
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QuoteOriginally posted by foxandcrow Quote
I got an email this morning saying "the following is still out of stock". It has my order date and order number and apology for any inconvenience. No angst here and I'm glad they let me know the status. This is the second time they have sent me an email on the status and I'd say that is good customer service. Patiently waiting.
Ditto here. Still holding out!
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Got the same email today, so I sent a follow up asking when it'll be back in stock. B&H replied April 10th so here's hoping that date is still accurate. It'll be just in time for spring here in Alaska and I'll my new lens in time for the Park Road to open in Denali National Park.
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