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Canon - 180mm f/3.5L Macro - $200 hurry

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Shawn Thompson - Lake Superior Photographer is a group administrator Shawn Thompson - Lake Superior Photographer says:

Well, the chances of them honoring this price are slim, but I said fugggit and ordered one anyways. This is a $1300 lens.

www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=8794931&st=can...
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Karl W. is a group moderator Karl W. says:

I'm going to take my chances and buy one also. Thanks for the tip!
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Karl W. is a group moderator Karl W. says:

the greed is setting in, maybe I'll buy two >???
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peteSwede is a group administrator peteSwede says:

werd.

what'll happen if they don't? refund and email i assume.
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N. Lindstrom Photo is a group administrator N. Lindstrom Photo says:

Man if I had an extra 200 that I could possibly have in limbo for a while I would be all over it.

EDIT I caved......
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Shawn Thompson - Lake Superior Photographer is a group administrator Shawn Thompson - Lake Superior Photographer says:

They don't charge until they ship.
What will most likely happen is they will send an email stating something along the lines that there was an error and blah, blah, blah, too bad fr you, but here is this nice $50 gift certificate for your troubles.
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HBRstudios is a group administrator HBRstudios says:

Best Buy? Give you a reconcilliation gift??? I'll believe that when I see it.
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N. Lindstrom Photo is a group administrator N. Lindstrom Photo says:

Right, more like "...if you pay the $1100 difference we will include the extended warranty for an additional $120...."
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Karl W. is a group moderator Karl W. says:

I think I've received reconciliation gifts before? But it might have been like a 25% off coupon or a $25 gift certificate.
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manley.josh is a group administrator manley.josh says:

ordered...oh crap i have spent a lot on lenses this weekend...
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maxcaven is a group moderator maxcaven says:

anyone get shipping confirmation or anything? I'm not gonna get one but I wanna see how this plays out, you guys could be into some real profits hah.
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N. Lindstrom Photo is a group administrator N. Lindstrom Photo says:

Says it will ship between 6-9 and 6-18
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MF Charlie Chan says:

I just ordered one!!! God I hope this works! Daddy needs two L-series lenses.
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troy danger says:

also just ordered one
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Shawn Thompson - Lake Superior Photographer is a group administrator Shawn Thompson - Lake Superior Photographer says:

Just checked my bank account, they did ding me for $219.
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JustinSinks is a group administrator JustinSinks says:

WOW, this is awesome!
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N. Lindstrom Photo is a group administrator N. Lindstrom Photo says:

Hmph, why did I get charge $225 and not $219?
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MF Charlie Chan says:

Tax I think.

I think I figured out what happened. It's listed under Point-and-Shoot. So, I'm thinking that some webmaster or whatever posted it wrong and didn't notice it because it was under a different category.


Hmm?
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N. Lindstrom Photo is a group administrator N. Lindstrom Photo says:

I saw that too. Hopefully we get some lame p&s.......
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Hambone Lewinski is a group administrator Hambone Lewinski says:

I'm going to laugh and laugh when you guys get jacked by BB en masse.

Jason
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N. Lindstrom Photo is a group administrator N. Lindstrom Photo says:

Ill feel better when you get a beatin' from an angry mob that was jacked by BB : )
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Richard- says:

I don't think it was a very good idea to post this and my suggestion is to take it down immediately. The odds of any of us getting this lens now that so many people have mobbed the site are slim.

I know this sounds selfish but it would be best if orders for the lens trickled in to best buy rather than flooded. They'll catch the error quite quickly now.
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Hambone Lewinski is a group administrator Hambone Lewinski says:

"Ill feel better when you get a beatin' from an angry mob that was jacked by BB : )"

Oh yeah? Well, I'll feel better when you... and... yeah, your mom.

Jason
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Hambone Lewinski is a group administrator Hambone Lewinski says:

"I know this sounds selfish but it would be best if orders for the lens trickled in to best buy rather than flooded."

It's worse than selfish, it's intentionally disingenuous. Just my opinion. Best Buy is the bad guy, but "two wrong"...

Jason
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Shawn Thompson - Lake Superior Photographer is a group administrator Shawn Thompson - Lake Superior Photographer says:

Richard,
This has been posted on extremely large forums by others before I posted it here. Having it here isn't going to hit the breaking pointnas it has already been hit.
I appreciate your suggestion, but I am not going to take the post down.
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Richard- says:

No, problem, just a suggestion. We'll see how things work out tomorrow.

But, I stand by my suggestion that telling everyone and his mother may mean that no one will get the lens.

No one is the bad guy, not Best Buy and not the OP, it's a matter of not overwhelming them with orders at one time which will no doubt lead to them figuring out why and fixing the mistaken price.
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Shawn Thompson - Lake Superior Photographer is a group administrator Shawn Thompson - Lake Superior Photographer says:

Unfortunately I heard about this on a large photo forum that got it from an even larger photo forum. I didn't think posting it hear would hurt anybodies chances.
I hear you and see where you are coming from though.
I appreciate your input.
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peteSwede is a group administrator peteSwede says:

i'm egging our local bb if i don't get this lens for the advertised price.
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Shawn Thompson - Lake Superior Photographer is a group administrator Shawn Thompson - Lake Superior Photographer says:

Ha ha, I will bring an 18 pack and join you.
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Shawn Thompson - Lake Superior Photographer is a group administrator Shawn Thompson - Lake Superior Photographer says:

18 pack of eggs that is.
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Richard- says:

Do you think they even have in stock the number that have been ordered? And, does anyone in this thread buy enough from them to know if they will honor a mistaken price? It's not like this particular lens is a huge seller even though it's coveted by many of us, the rest of the Canon world would never think to buy one at any price.
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Shawn Thompson - Lake Superior Photographer is a group administrator Shawn Thompson - Lake Superior Photographer says:

I would bet they have minimal in stock and actually order them from canon if needed.
The chances of them shipping is slim to none.
What I am hoping to get out if it is a gift certificate or a X% off on a future purchase code.
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Randall Cottrell is a group moderator Randall Cottrell says:

i was at work when nate told me about it this morning. called my girlfriend and gave her my credit card info to order one. lets see what happens...
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MF Charlie Chan says:

Looks like they are sold out now.
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Karl W. is a group moderator Karl W. says:

I should have bought two........ : (

lol
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JustinSinks is a group administrator JustinSinks says:

ah, the page is now missing. Looks the caught on and took it down completely...
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Shawn Thompson - Lake Superior Photographer is a group administrator Shawn Thompson - Lake Superior Photographer says:

People are getting canceled order notices. It is only time until everyone does.
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Shawn Thompson - Lake Superior Photographer is a group administrator Shawn Thompson - Lake Superior Photographer says:

Speaking of....
Dear Shawn:

There's been a change to the status of your order.

Your order has been canceled at your request.

The credit card (or Gift Card) used for this order has been credited. If you used a Gift Card for this order and no longer have it, please call us toll-free at 1-888-BEST BUY (1-888-237-8289) and we'll send you a replacement.

If you used a Reward Certificate for this order, points will be reissued to your Reward Zone Program account with in 3-5 days.

Item details are listed below.

If you have any questions about this cancellation, call us toll-free at 1-888-BEST BUY (1-888-237-8289) . For faster service, tell us the order number when you contact us.

Thank You.
Best Buy Customer Care


__Right, I requested it to be canceled.....
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manley.josh is a group administrator manley.josh says:

just got the same email...did you bitch yet?
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peteSwede is a group administrator peteSwede says:

i'm calling.


for fun.
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Karl W. is a group moderator Karl W. says:

do'h....
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duluthiscool is a group administrator duluthiscool says:

yes indeed. they finally audited the web content put up by their disgruntled contractor :)
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Shawn Thompson - Lake Superior Photographer is a group administrator Shawn Thompson - Lake Superior Photographer says:

Others have bitched and got the cold Shoulder.

Brian was right all along.
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Randall Cottrell is a group moderator Randall Cottrell says:

well at least we dreamed big though...
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N. Lindstrom Photo is a group administrator N. Lindstrom Photo says:

bush league
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Karl W. is a group moderator Karl W. says:

I got $5!

haha suckers.
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N. Lindstrom Photo is a group administrator N. Lindstrom Photo says:

!?!
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Karl W. is a group moderator Karl W. says:

The lady on the phone said I didn't sound as upset as people who ordered 10 lenes. So I got $5 I guess for my troubles.
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MF Charlie Chan says:

It was fun for one night, sort of like christmas but with more fraudulent motives and no present in the end.
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N. Lindstrom Photo is a group administrator N. Lindstrom Photo says:

Bling I just got a $5 digital coupon via email.
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Shawn Thompson - Lake Superior Photographer is a group administrator Shawn Thompson - Lake Superior Photographer says:

Ha, me too.
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N. Lindstrom Photo is a group administrator N. Lindstrom Photo says:

What are you going to spend yours on?!
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Shawn Thompson - Lake Superior Photographer is a group administrator Shawn Thompson - Lake Superior Photographer says:

Hookers and Blow.
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peteSwede is a group administrator peteSwede says:

bastards.

with that "cancelled at your request" crap, then this:

"Unfortunately there was a pricing error on the item, as a result your order will be cancelled if you haven’t already cancelled it, and you will not be charged for this item."

eggs are ready.
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Shawn Thompson - Lake Superior Photographer is a group administrator Shawn Thompson - Lake Superior Photographer says:

Lets go.
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manley.josh is a group administrator manley.josh says:

hooray for $5 digital coupons, thats all i really wanted anyway, not some $1300 lens for $225.
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Karl W. is a group moderator Karl W. says:

I guess I had my money glasses out to earily.... : (
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N. Lindstrom Photo is a group administrator N. Lindstrom Photo says:

Yeah, I saw that it was 1100 less than it should be so I went ahead and cancelled it. I felt guilty.
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manley.josh is a group administrator manley.josh says:

i think we all did, you know us DPGers are a honest group that would not want to take advantage of a mom and pop shop like Best Buy. they need all the profits they can to keep afloat.
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Karl W. is a group moderator Karl W. says:

especially in times like this
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Randall Cottrell is a group moderator Randall Cottrell says:

yay for $5!
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MF Charlie Chan says:

I say we get everyone to chip their 5 buck coupon in and get the lens and then have a dance off, winner taking the lens and honors.
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peteSwede is a group administrator peteSwede says:

not bad. i'd enter knowing that i'd never dance anyway, but at least it's good use of the funds.
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Karl W. is a group moderator Karl W. says:

so like 8 people bought the lens so....

$40?

$1,300 - $40 = $1,260

Almost there!
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