What's the longest you ever had to wait on a backordered lens?

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CreeDo
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Re: What's the longest you ever had to wait on a backordered lens?
In reply to Gato Amarillo, 5 months ago

Gato Amarillo wrote:

here's one that says "Usually ships within 2 to 5 months" - I had this on order from another dealer, but lucked into one from another source.

http://www.amazon.com/Sigma-350963-Black-Micro-Thirds/dp/B00CMRTVFE/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1405967292&sr=8-1&keywords=sigma+60mm+micro+four+thirds

Usually its a matter of a few weeks, in my experience, but there's really no way to know. Sometimes it's days, sometimes it turns out the item is discontinued but the dealers were not notified. You might get a honest estimate from the dealer (if they know) or from the manufacturer - or you might not.

So in the past you've cancelled the order and get it faster elsewhere, and there was no hassle with that? I actually gave the retailer my credit card number so I kind of think I'm committed now, though if I wanted to make a huge deal out of it, I probably could cancel. Right now there's no point as it seems to be backordered everywhere.

Both the dealer and Tamron gave me the same answer: "There was more demand than we expected but we're shipping out batches as soon as we can and orders are being filled first-come first-served"

At least I know it's not discontinued or anything. I just wish someone could have given an educated guess on the timeframe.

Anyway thanks for the reply. I'll keep on sitting tight.

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