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I suppose I didn't make the cut. I verified they were in stock with Adorama staff and ordered immediately afterwards. Several hours later, the page was changed to show not in stock and projected to July 24th (later changed to July 26th) and the following day I received a backorder notification. A little ticked at their operation but I will leave my order for now. I also have email notifications for several places set. I'm headed out Aug 1st on vacation and hope to have on in hands by then. We will see.
Firstly, I want to say how sorry I am that you were inconvenienced by this; I agree with you 100% that it would be great if we could show immediate stock updates and apologize for any disappointment that this has caused
Unfortunately this happens when an item is unexpectedly popular and the orders we receive outpace our website's inventory update system.
When there is a greater demand for an item than anticipated, and we are already low on inventory and then receive several orders within just a few minutes via the various portals such as BizRate, Amazon and buy.com, plus via our own website, the 'phones and in store, it isn't immediately obvious to our stock-keeping system which customer is going to be disappointed. This is compounded because we do not ever make a charge until an item has actually shipped.
The best solution with hard-to-get / highly sought after items, is to call an order in to the sales team, rather than to check stock with CS and then order online.
All that being said, unless there are supply chain shortages about which the manufacturers have not kept us up-to-date, it is unusual for out-of-stock items not to appear back into our inventory within 10 days of a customer placing a back-order.
Adorama Camera Customer Service Ambassador